This Week’s Articles — 9/16 to 9/22/2012

A new study of iPad owners shows that parents prefer paper books for co-reading with or to their children — except on trips.  The survey also goes into parents reasons for not co-reading on the iPad; their perceptions about the value of added animations, audio narration, and other features; and… Read more »

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Libriomancer, by Jim C. Hines (review)

Libriomancer, by Jim C. Hines (review)

Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines Series: Magic Ex Libris #1 Published by Penguin on August 7th 2012 Genres: Fantasy Pages: 368 Format: Hardcover Source: the library Goodreads Also in this series: Codex Born Also by this author: Codex Born Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of the secret organization… Read more »

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YA Giveaways (elsewhere)

YA Giveaways (elsewhere)

Several of the blogs I read have great giveaways going on this week:  The Book Smugglers have two books available: an ARC of Libba Bray’s The Diviners (through Sept. 22) and an ARC of Phoebe North’s YA SF novel, Starglass (through Sept. 29.)   The Midnight Garden is giving away… Read more »

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Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman (review)

Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman (review)

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman Series: Seraphina #1 Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on July 2012 Genres: Fantasy, YA (Young Adult) Pages: 499 Format: Hardcover Source: the library Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository Goodreads Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and… Read more »

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More Hobbity Goodness

More Hobbity Goodness

This is Tolkien Week, and Tolkien enthusiasts will have several reasons to celebrate!   First, the new (next) trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. ET.  I’m hoping for some new footage that we haven’t seen yet! Next, September 21 marks… Read more »

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This Week’s Articles — 9/02 to 9/15/12

I apologize for missing last week’s article roundup.  It’s been another very busy two weeks, complicated by problems with my computer which kept me off it for days.  So here are some of the last two weeks’ articles of interest:E0book Pricing Settlements: The biggest book-related news of this two weeks… Read more »

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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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