Author: Lark_Bookwyrm

And the Earth Shook…

And the Earth Shook…

You don’t expect earthquakes in Virginia.  It’s true that central Virginia is slightly more likely to have seismic activity than a lot of the rest of the East Coast, but that’s not saying much.  There is a fault line running through Virginia, part of what was once a tectonic plate… Read more »

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“The Pun Also Rises” by John Pollack

“The Pun Also Rises” by John Pollack

Puns are everywhere, from Shakespeare (“Now is the winter of our discontent / Made glorious summer by this sun of York”) to marketing (a camping store’s off-season slogan: “Now is the winter of our discount tent”.)   In The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and… Read more »

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Announcing: Harry Potter e-books

J. K. Rowling has announced a new website, which will officially open in October.  It will offer interactive online versions of the books, beginning with the first book (including Sorting Hat questions and a Wand Chooser.)  The second book will be added to the site in 2012.  In addition, the… Read more »

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Anthem for Doomed Youth by Carola Dunn

Anthem for Doomed Youth by Carola Dunn

Anthem for Doomed Youth by Carola Dunn Series: Daisy Dalrymple #19 Published by Minotaur Books on April 29, 2011 Genres: British mystery, Cozy Mystery, Historical Mystery Pages: 289 Format: Hardcover Source: the library Goodreads Also in this series: Gone West, Heirs of the Body, The Corpse at the Crystal Palace… May 14, 2011 Book Reviews 0 ★★★

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Russell-Holmes e-novella coming soon!

Russell-Holmes e-novella coming soon!

Random House will release a “Beekeeping for Beginners”, a new Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes story by Laurie R. King, on July 6, 2011.  Part of the pre-release publicity for King’s The Pirate King, the e-novella re-examines the meeting and early days in the relationship between Holmes and his young protege, Mary… Read more »

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Gatekeeping in Publishing

The Digital Reader blog has posted an interesting opinion piece on the value and role of gatekeeping in e-publishing.  The author, Rich Adin, makes an interesting point: sales rank and/or sales figures for an e-book title (particularly one with a low price point) do not necessarily correlate to number of… Read more »

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E-book Sales Overtake Traditional Formats?

CNN reports that, according to an Association of American Publishers study, February’s e-book sales topped sales for “all other formats” for the first time ever.  This isn’t particularly surprising, given the number of e-reader devices and e-books currently available.  Unfortunately, the figures are less than informative.  The study depended not… Read more »

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