Category: Musings

Why I prefer “good” endings

Why I prefer “good” endings

A few weeks ago, I read Paper Fury’s post about books that don’t have conclusions, books where there’s a problem and it doesn’t get solved. She likes them even when they frustrate her. I can’t stand them even if well written. In trying to formulate why I feel that way,… Read more »

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He’s Dead, Jim

He’s Dead, Jim

Spock is dead. And I am crying. When I was growing up, Spock was one of my favorite characters on Star Trek. I loved that he was smart and didn’t have to hide it, and I loved the humanity that lurked beneath the cool Vulcan exterior. I loved the usually… Read more »

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Not again! Print books vs. ebooks

Not again! Print books vs. ebooks

This showed up on Facebook recently, shared by an author who doesn’t agree with it. I have to say that I’m getting tired of this argument. The content is the book, and the book is the content. Paper or electronic is just the medium. It’s fine to prefer one medium… Read more »

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Sony closes its Reader Store

Sony closes its Reader Store

Yesterday, I got an email from Sony informing me that they are closing their Reader Store as of March 20th.  The Reader Store is Sony’s ebook retail store, and sells ePub books to customers with any ePub device, not just Sony Reader owners.   The closure affects the US and Canadian… Read more »

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Jim C. Hines’ “Fake Writer Girls” rant

… is sarcastic, satirical fun.   You may know Jim Hines as the author of Libriomancer, Codex Born, and the Princess series featuring Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White as three-dimensional, kick-a** heroines.  Or maybe you know him as that guy who dresses up and poses like the women on SF… 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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