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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Pottermore Website – Finally!

Pottermore Website – Finally!

J. K. Rowling at the Pottermore announcement event Pottermore, the official interactive website for Harry Potter fans, will finally open its virtual doors to the public in early April, according to the Pottermore Insider blog. (No specific date has been announced.)  Pottermore has been in beta testing since September with… Read more »

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, won this year’s Oscar for Best Animated Short Film, and deservedly so.  It’s a lovely, magical little film: a fable for and about those who love books and those who write them, which begins with an… Read more »

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Christie Film and Television Adaptations

Christie Film and Television Adaptations

Since my post on March 4 focused on Agatha Christie’s writings, I thought this might be a good time to discuss the numerous theatrical, television, and film adaptations which have been made of her works.    Christie herself wrote several plays, including Black Coffee and The Unexpected Guest, and adapted… Read more »

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Audiobooks, Free and Otherwise

Audiobooks, Free and Otherwise

Years ago, the only “books on tape” were produced for the visually-impaired.  Then someone got figured out that there might be a market for audio recordings of books, and the audiobook was born.  Audiobooks have been gaining in popularity over the last decade or so, in part because of the… Read more »

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