Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo e-reader lines

Kobo has joined the big players in more ways than one.  In addition to being (apparently) the third main competitor to Amazon in ebook sales (behind Barnes & Noble and Apple), Kobo will now offer a whole family of e-reader devices, according to a September 6 announcement.Kobo already had an… Read more »

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Ebook Piracy and Copyright Revisited

On the ebook piracy front: Earlier this summer, NYT commentator David Pogue tried to buy The Bourne Identity in ebook form so his son could read it at summer camp.  But Ludlum’s books aren’t commercially available as ebooks, due to a dispute over royalty rates between Ludlum’s estate and his… Read more »

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Canadian Rockies travel guides

Canadian Rockies travel guides

As I mentioned back in this post in July, we spent several weeks this summer in Banff and Jasper National Parks in the Canadian Rockies.   It was an amazing, wonderful trip, thanks in part to the several travel and trail guides we used both to plan the trip and… Read more »

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Concerning Hobbit Movies

Concerning Hobbit Movies

If you’ve been following the official Hobbit blog, you already know that the producers have decided to make the movie in three parts, rather than two. Peter Jackson announced the change in plan on July 30.  After the initial shrieks of protest from several members of our household (mainly my… Read more »

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Random jottings

Random jottings

Photo by Gregory H. Revera, from Wikimedia.  Used under CC license. If there’s anything you’ve been putting off, or something you only do once in a blue moon, today is your chance.  Tonight is the second full moon within this calendar month, making it a blue moon by the modern… Read more »

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Review: Dream Lake, by Lisa Kleypas

Review: Dream Lake, by Lisa Kleypas

Category: Contemporary romance Series: Friday Harbor (Nolan family) #3 Book source: Public library Excerpted from the back cover: Alex Nolan is as bitter and cynical as they come. One of the three Nolan brothers who call Friday harbor home, he’s nothing like Sam or Mark. They actually believe in love;… Read more »

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Review: Catching Fireflies, by Sherryl Woods

Review: Catching Fireflies, by Sherryl Woods

Catching Fireflies by Sherryl Woods Series: Sweet Magnolias #9 Published by Harlequin MIRA on July 31, 2012 Genres: Contemporary Romance Format: eARC Source: the publisher through NetGalley Goodreads Also in this series: Midnight Promises, Where Azaleas Bloom, Swan Point Also by this author: Midnight Promises, Where Azaleas Bloom, A Seaside… Read more »

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