Cointstar == Book Magic!


Many of us have a big jar of coins at home. My jar was a Hansen’s Grape juice (originally purchased at the Trader Joe’s on 9th and Harrison in SF in 2002). Over the last 3 years I’ve been filling that jar and finally topped it off. Now, rolling this into coin rolls would be a distinctly un-fun and laborious affair. Likewise, Coinstar takes an 9% cut out of what you bring in….until now!

Coinstar recently partnered with some major e-tailers such that they will waive their tax and give you 100% provided you convert your coins into the goods of an e-tailer….including Amazon. Now amazon sells everything, so why not go with them.

So I took my voucher for $180.00 last night and went a bit nuts. Here is the product of my mania.

“The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives”

“The Sandman Vol. 8: Worlds’ End”

“The Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones”

“The Sandman Vol. 10: The Wake”

I already have v.1-6

“Batman: The Dark Knight Returns”

Recommended by The League

“Eddie Izzard - Dress to Kill”

This is so funny it hurts

“Harper’s Magazine” It’s a very smart magazine

“The Prize : The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power”

**Trying to understand Dick Cheney


“The Kite Runner”

**Trying to understand the Afghan mind


“Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America”

“Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden,

“Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons

“Colossus: The Price of America’s Empire”

“Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror”

“The Death and Life of Great American Cities (Vintage)”

**How to undo what 8 years of Bush government will have done


“The Fall of Constantinople 1453 (Canto)”

“The Sicilian Vespers : A History of the Mediterranean World in the Later

“A History of Venice (Vintage)”

“A Short History of Byzantium (Vintage)”

**Studying the Fall of other Empires



“Revolution in The Valley”

**The High Tech Marketplace of the Future, and Past


“The Burial at Thebes : A Version of Sophocles’ Antigone”

Classic Tragedy

“Germany: A New History”

“The Worldly Philosophers : The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great