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This Week’s Recommended Articles (3/18-3/24)

This Week’s Recommended Articles (3/18-3/24)

1) Finally, there’s evidence to support what I’ve always known: reading fiction is good for you!  The New York Times Sunday Review published an article by Annie Murphy Paul entitled “Your Brain on Fiction,” which looks at how neuro-imagery (such as fMRI scans) is being used to study which parts… Read more »

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How fast do you read?

How fast do you read?

Staples has a short reading-speed test which you may find interesting or perhaps amusing: Source: Staples eReader Department There are only three short passages to read; you read one, answer three questions on it, get your speed report, then see how long it would take you to read various books… Read more »

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Printable dust jackets

Printable dust jackets

If you prefer to protect your print books while reading them (or just want to hide the cover), bloggers Sarah Enni, Tracey Neithercutt, and Erin Bowman are offering a clever series of printable dust jackets (PDF format) designed by Bowman. You download the cover(s) you want, take them to your… Read more »

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This Week’s Articles (3/11-3/17)

There were some interesting articles about ebooks this week, including a few new approaches I hadn’t come across before.  To begin with, there’s Digital Book World’s “When Growth In Children’s Ebooks Hits the Poverty Line”, which argues that children’s ebooks may be outstripped by ebooks for adults for some time… Read more »

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Science Ebook Review Website

Science Ebook Review Website

If you’re interested in science and you read e-books, there’s a new review site specifically for science e-books called  Download the Universe.  Their reviews are well-written, well-edited, substantial, and apparently fair, or at least there is a reasonable ratio of positive to negative reviews. The website (or blog) looks professional… Read more »

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“Copper Beach” by Jayne Ann Krentz

“Copper Beach” by Jayne Ann Krentz

Copper Beach by Jayne Ann Krentz Series: Dark Legacy #1 Published by Putnam on Jan. 10, 2012 Genres: Paranormal romantic suspense, Romantic suspense Pages: 324 Format: Hardcover Source: the library Goodreads Also in this series: Dream Eyes Also by this author: Dream Eyes, River Road, Secret Sisters, Eye of the… Read more »

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This Week’s Articles (3/04-3/10/2012)

Here are some articles I’ve found of interest this week: New research from Library Resource Services indicates that test scores are higher in schools with an endorsed librarian (as opposed to a library staffed solely by parent volunteers and/or a library aide.) — School Library Journal “No Surprise, E-reader Use… Read more »

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“All Wound Up” by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

“All Wound Up” by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

If you’re a knitter, or just live with one, you’ve probably heard of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, AKA The Yarn Harlot.  Pearl-McPhee writes one of the most popular knitting blogs and is the author of several books on knitting, including Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot’s Bag of Knitting Tricks, Yarn Harlot: The… Read more »

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