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So I organized my books last Saturday.

It was a lot more work than I thought it would be, as it seems I have accumulated far more books than I thought I had over the course of many, many years. And it was well into the fourth hour of my clean-up — I kid you not, it took literal hours to do this thing — that I realized I only had a limited amount of space in the apartment I share with the rest of my family.

There really was really only one thing left for me to do: Sell my books.

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Book review: Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler’s “The Future of Us”

There is no doubt that Facebook has become one of the, if not the most, ubiquitous aspects of modern life.

Since it was created in 2004, Facebook has grown rapidly and ingratiated itself into all aspects of our online and offline lives. Want to know more about that cute guy you’ve been crushing on? Look for him on Facebook and see if you have mutual friends. Impressed by a certain company or product and want to know more about it? Like it on Facebook.

Facebook’s influence is such that its creator, Mark Zuckerberg, was named Time’s Person of the Year in 2010. He was made even more famous – or infamous – by the movie “The Social Network”, which won three Academy Awards. The highly contentious non-fiction book upon which the movie was based, Ben Mezrich’s “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal”, debuted at number four on the New York Times Bestseller list.

Given all that, it really should come as no surprise that in Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler’s new book, “The Future of Us”, Facebook plays a pivotal role in the lives of its two main characters. Is this going to be the Facebook novel, or will it make readers and Facebook users wish for a dislike button even more?

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Victory!

I don’t know about you guys, but I found 2011 to just be a very bleurgh year, to say the least. It seemed like there was just a general malaise that seemed to infect the world the past year — earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, flooding. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one happy to see the back of last year.

And yeah, there’s that whole Mayan apocalypse thing that’s supposed to happen this year, but you know what? I’m going to be a freaking optimist about the whole thing. World’s going to end? Then I’m going to read ALL the books.

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