Category: Miscellany

Women dominate this year’s Hugo Awards

Women dominate this year’s Hugo Awards

Women dominated the Hugos this year, winning all the fiction categories as well as graphic story and best related work. At least four of them are women of color, making this year’s Hugo Awards a resounding YES to diversity in science fiction and fantasy. N. K. Jemisin won Best Novel for… Read more »

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Happy 37th Birthday, Harry!

Happy 37th Birthday, Harry!

26 years ago, a giant stepped through a door and told a small, unloved boy, “Yer a wizard, Harry.” Happy 37th birthday to the Boy Who Lived. Twitter Facebook 0 Pinterest 0 StumbleUpon 0

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The Library Extension app

The Library Extension app

Have you ever heard about a book and thought, I wonder if my library has it? You hear about a book from a friend, or read a glowing review. I want to read that, you think, and head off to Goodreads to learn more. Yes! you say after reading the book blurb and more… Read more »

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Children’s Book Week 2017

Children’s Book Week 2017

Children’s Book Week, May 1-7, 2017 It’s Children’s Book Week again! This is the 98th anniversary of Children’s Book Week, and the Children’s Book Council, Every Child a Reader, and local bookstores and libraries have lots of events planned! But you can celebrate at home with any of these activities. (A… Read more »

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An E-Ink Tablet? Well, Sort Of

reMarkable? Initially, the reMarkable looks pretty cool for people who prefer paper over digital screens, or merely prefer paper for certain tasks (sketching, taking notes…) But the company makes a point of saying reMarkable doesn’t have all the functions of a regular tablet. It’s more like a limited e-ink e-reader combined with a pad of paper… Read more »

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Goodreads Rolls Out Rereading. Yes, Really!

Goodreads Rolls Out Rereading. Yes, Really!

Goodreads has finally added tracking for the books you reread! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been wanting this feature since I first joined Goodreads. I’m so excited! To use the new feature, just mark a book you’ve already read as “Currently Reading.” Goodreads will remember the date(s) when you… Read more »

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Books on a Budget

Books on a Budget

  Last fall, I talked about the cost-per-entertainment-hour for books, and how most of us probably use some strategies for keeping our overall book spending within limits, whether we do it consciously or not. Today, I’m going to talk about some of the strategies you can use to stay within… Read more »

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