Category Archives: Ebooks

Monday Miscellany

The Best Book You’ve Never Read: ‘Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age’ On the Publishers Weekly blog Gabe Habash describes what can be an elusive concept, narrative voice: Books that are voice-driven are, of course, dependent on the strength of … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

I’ll be traveling for the next three weeks. Therefore, updates here will be sparse. The 9 Best Books That Don’t Exist From Publishers Weekly: It’s time to make you really sad: here are 9 great books…that don’t actually exist. But … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

The Bestselling Books of 2013 Publishers Weekly has gathered some interesting statistics about last year’s book sales. Among their findings: “fiction is the genre of choice for customers who read e-books” and movie adaptations created demand for several titles, including … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

Why GR’s new review rules are censorship – Some thoughts Late Friday (US time) Goodreads announced a change in review and shelving policy, and immediately started deleting readers’ reviews and shelves. In doing this they became censors. Limiting readers’ ability … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

Amazon’s Kindle Matchbook Program Much of last week’s book-related news involved Amazon’s announcement of a plan to bundle ebooks and print versions of the same title. Here’s a lot of commentary: Amazon’s announcement The New York Times Publishers Weekly The … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

Little Libertarians on the prairie Christine Woodside argues that Laura Ingalls Wilder’s daughter, journalist Rose Wilder Lane, edited her mother’s reminiscences into books that project a Libertarian point of view: A close examination of the Wilder family papers suggests that … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

The Best Births In Literature In honor of the birth last week of Britain’s Royal Heir, The Atlantic compiled this list of the five best birth scenes in literature. Are there any others you’d add to this list? Literature’s Fight … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

Happy New Year! And welcome back. Read ahead for 2013 Jane Sullivan of Australia’s The Age clues us in on books (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) to be published this year. Announcing the 2013 Tournament of Books To add to your … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

For Your Holiday Gift-Giving Now that the winter holiday gift-giving season has officially arrived, here are a couple of items to keep in mind: Holidaze, Book Riot’s Pinterest Board 100 books for holiday gift-giving, courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

Some interesting takes on the literary world this week. Out of Touch: E-reading isn’t reading Slate caused quite a stir recently with its publication of this excerpt from Andrew Piper’s recent book Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times (University … Continue reading

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