Category Archives: You Can’t Judge a Book

You Can’t Judge a Book: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

With special guest Mignon Fogarty, AKA Grammar Girl

With special guest Mignon Fogarty, AKA Grammar Girl

With special guest Mignon Fogarty, AKA Grammar Girl

When I reconnected with a high-school friend after publishing my first novel, I was delighted to discover that she was also a published author. Grammar Girl joins me in this interview to discuss what she’s reading and tell us a little bit about her latest book.

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Follow Mignon Fogarty on Twitter—@GrammarGirl
Like Grammar Girl on Facebook—https://www.facebook.com/GrammarGirl
Listing to the Grammar Girl podcast: Quick and Dirty Tips

You Can’t Judge a Book: The Small-Mart Revolution

ycjb-cover-SmallmartRevolutionThrough the wonder of Twitter, I connected with Robert Humes who wanted to share The Small-Mart Revolution with me. After some Twitter tag trying to work out our schedules, we finally sat down over Skype one afternoon and had the following conversation. I’ll apologize in advance for the low volume following the introduction. This was the first Skype interview I recorded, and I had some challenges with getting the volume right. I recommend turning the volume up after the introduction.

Listen to You Can’t Judge a Book: The Small-Mart Revolution.

Meet Robert Humes, MSHR—@BobbyHumes
Olympia, Washington · http://www.RobertHumes.WordPress.com
HR Multihyphenate; Sourcer and Career Coach; Crew Scribe

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You Can’t Judge a Book: Making Ideas Happen

ycjb-cover-makingideashappenThough I’m partial to fiction, I quickly discovered that not all human beings are cut from the same fabric. I had a chance to visit with Mathias Eichler, owner of Einmaleins in Olympia, Washington. Mathias took roots in Olympia in 2007 where he opened Einmaleins as a European lifestyle retail store. He quickly made his mark in Olympia as a small business owner with a heart for the revitalization of downtown Olympia. He sponsored such great events as A Table for Olympia and Craft x NW. After several years in retail in the midst of a struggling economy, Mathias made a bold move and switched from retail to Web design and multi-media. He kept his name and has collaborated with some hot talent in Olympia, once again making his mark on the business community. I had to know what Mathias was reading.

Listen to You Can’t Judge a Book: Making Ideas Happen.

You can learn more about Mathias and Einmaleins here:

http://einmaleins.co/

http://einmaleins.tv/

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You Can’t Judge a Book: Racing in the Rain


I caught up with my friend Tom Plaster last summer and asked him what he was reading. Tom has a rather eclectic taste in literature and a passion for reading. He told of a couple books he was reading, one was fiction told from the point of view of a dog. The other explored ancient history inspired by a recent trip to Rome.

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You Can’t Judge a Book: Prairies to Dunes


Last summer I got bored with the books I had on my bed stand, and I started asking people what they were reading hoping to find some inspiration. Being a long-time fan of sci-fi and fantasy, I quickly discovered what a sheltered life I have led. I decided to start documenting the variety of literature that people were attracted to. You Can’t Judge a Book is an experimental interview that’s as much about the people as it is about the books they are reading. In this case, the title is both a metaphor and literal.

My first attempt at an interview was with my mother. She’s an 84-year-old widow with seven children, 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild due any day now. I often borrow books from her, so her choice in literature is no surprise to me. You might find this Kansas farm girl’s taste in literature unexpected.

Listen to You Can’t Judge a Book: Prairies to Dunes