Toot toot

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005, 11:57 am

Had 2 more columns and a book review published the last few weeks, see the links on the left if you’d like to check them out. For some reason I got stuck really bad writing the review of Ace on the River, for no particular reason. Liked the book very much, provided much to think and write about, but couldn’t seem to get my fingers moving across the keyboard. When I finished the review I felt like someone very large had just stepped off my diaphragm. And I was like that for 2 weeks. A problem I’ve rarely had, and I hope it stays rare.

Tell you what, there are a lot of poker books out there these days. I mean, you knew that already, but I remember when I first started blogging that Iggy recommended Gary Carson’s Complete Book of Hold-Em Poker, and I had a hell of a time finding it. One day I was killing time in Borders and, lo and behold, there was a solitary copy bookended by two copies of Super/System. I grabbed it–I mean, I reached out with both hands and plucked it from the shelves like I’d just discovered some ancient artifact and didn’t want anyone to see me stuffing it into my rucksack so I could sell it later on the black market.

I bought poker books and felt edgy–now I feel trendy. I hate trendy. Our culture moves too fast these days. Oh well, for a bibliophile like me the fact that there are more books on the shelves is an absolute good. And, with just a cursory search through Amazon, there are more poker books on the way. Seems like the question poker players will be asked in the future won’t be “How many bracelets do you have?” but “How many copies has your book sold?”.

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2 Responses to “Toot toot”

  1. TripJax Says:

    I was in B&N last night and walked past the poker book section to see if any were on sale. I noticed Annie Duke had a book out. The end is near.

  2. Terry Says:

    Ace link not working on the left. You DID finish the review right?

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