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Destroying Books with: Oven – Does Paper Really Burn at 451 Degrees Fahrenheit? [video]
Posted 15 June 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

Once again I purge Facebook for suggestions about how to destroy books. And once again I don’t have a valid reason for wanting to destroy books. It’s who I am. Lay off me!

Today’s request: “Put “Fahrenheit 451″ in an oven set to 452…. Let’s test this….” Can do.

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TBR + TBD: To Be Read + To Be Drunk | June [video]
Posted 9 June 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / General News/ Video

It’s June. How did I do with my May TBR+TBD? And what do I have planned for June? Watch to find out.

What I’ll be reading:

  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (still)
  • The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny by Peter McGraw , Joel Warner (almost finished)
  • White Noise by Don DeLillo
  • Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin

What I’ll be drinking:

  • Avery Anniversary Twenty One from Avery Brewing
  • Milk Stout from Duck-Rabbit
  • Imperial Stout from Samuel Smiths
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter from Horny Goat
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Girl Found Alive at Bottom of Swimming Pool. Seeks Vengeance.
Posted 9 June 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Publication Announcements


I haven’t been writing much lately (aside from general outlines in prep for YouTube video making…but I wouldn’t count that). So when fellow Write Club alum Gayle Towell approached me about contributing a story to her new Microfiction Monday Magazine project, I hesitated. But then, I figured 100 words (the limit for stories to appear on the site) wouldn’t be too difficult to squeeze out. And while that ended up being partially true, I also very much experienced how rusty I had become even in the short few months since I’ve last written any fiction of substance.

Well, my effort–a story about a man and woman being scared of their child–which I am pretty proud of, went live today. Click over to Microfiction Monday Magazine to read my story “When Susan’s Daughter Sank.” It’s visceral, dark, and language heavy, just like I like ’em.

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Books Are Perverted [video]
Posted 4 June 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

When we read books, we think about them. Sometimes at length. We discuss them with friends. We review them online. But what if the books had thoughts about us? I took some time to observe, and what I discovered is shocking.

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Destroying Books with: a Goat [video]
Posted 27 May 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

I’m back with another convoluted way to destroy books. Once again I took to Facebook to ask for some suggestions about how best to destroy a book. This time: A goat. I’m with you, I never thought of a goat as much of a destruction machine, but apparently Amanda Gowin does. Watch as some very finicky goats refuse the delicious meal I offer them.

Book destroyed: Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin. Buy it!

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Destroying Books with: Fire [video]
Posted 18 May 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

I consulted the TwiBookPlus (Twitter, Facebook, Google+) asking for ways to destroy books. Dakota Taylor eloquently said “fire.” So, that’s what this video does.

This will probably be a series, so look forward to more book destruction in the future.

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