Author: Lark_Bookwyrm

An Open Letter to Kobo

Dear Kobo, I started buying books at Kobo because you were the best of the open-device e-book stores selling ePub books, and your prices usually (though not always) beat those of other ePub retailers.  But your website has some drawbacks, especially compared to Amazon and Barnes & Noble‚Äôs sites.  I… Read more »

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Sherryl Woods’ Chesapeake Shores series

Sherryl Woods’ Chesapeake Shores series

The Chesapeake Shores novels by Sherryl Woods tell the romantic stories of various members of the O’Brien clan, a large, somewhat dysfunctional, but loyal Irish-American family living in the fictional Bay town of Chesapeake Shores.  The characters are human, individual, and for the most part likeable; their family and romantic… Read more »

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Resolutions

Sometime last year, I made the decision to try to read more “new” books.  (To be clear, by “new” I mean a book I haven’t read before.  When things are stressful — and sometimes when they’re not — I tend to reread old friends.  I think I’ve mentioned this before.) … Read more »

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Recommended: Recent Articles

Recommended: Recent Articles

There have been several interesting articles on the future of publishing, e-books, and tablet computers recently.  Over at CNN, Amy Gahran writes about the potential market for smaller tablets, looking primarily at the Kindle Fire, Nook Color, and forthcoming Kobo Vox.  At PBS’s MediaShift, Jenny Shank gives 5 Reasons E-Books… Read more »

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Book Collectorz cataloging program

Book Collectorz cataloging program

A year or two ago (probably closer to two), I received Book Collector, a book cataloging program from Collectorz, as a gift.  I had researched a number of options for cataloging my books, from online catalogs like LibraryThing to shareware programs. Book Collector looked like the best bet, largely because… Read more »

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Book-A-Minute

Book-A-Minute purports to offer “ultra-condensed” versions of the classics you know you should have read, along with an extensive selection of SF/Fantasy and children’s books, so that you can read them in considerably less time than the full-length version would require.  In fact, this is a humor site, strictly for… Read more »

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