Author: Lark_Bookwyrm

Recommended: “The Future of Reading,” by Tom Peters

For a thoughtful and thought-provoking look at where books may be headed, I recommend Tom Peters’ “The Future of Reading,” published on Library Journal’s website. Peters clearly lays out the challenges and issues facing the publishing industry and introduces readers to new trends and innovations made possible by emerging technologies,… Read more »

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Libraries Without Books?

Recently, my attention was drawn to a Boston Globe article about Cushing Academy, a New England prep school. It seems that headmaster James Tracy has made the decision to remove almost all books from the school’s library. The library will instead be a place where students can access information electronically…. Read more »

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Recommended: Baker on the Kindle

Apropos of my earlier post about e-books, I recommend Nicholson Baker’s “A New Page” in The New Yorker‘s Aug. 3, 2009, edition. The article discusses e-books, e-book devices in general, and Amazon’s Kindle in particular. Baker explores the history and marketing of e-paper and the Kindle as well as his… Read more »

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“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (movie)

After waiting on tenterhooks since last summer and enduring Warner Brothers’ 8-month delay in releasing the film, my daughter and I finally saw “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” yesterday. I went in with high expectations, and came out with mixed feelings. I’ve tried to write this without including spoilers,… Read more »

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