Category: Musings

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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Tablet and e-Reader Comparison Charts

PaidContent.org has posted a nice table comparing the features and capabilities of a number of tablets and e-readers from Amazon (various Kindles, including the Fire tablet), Barnes and Noble (various Nooks, including the Nook Tablet), Sony (the WiFi reader), and Kobo (Touch and the Vox tablet.)  It’s a good place… Read more »

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Finding Free, Bargain, and Best-priced e-Books

Free and bargain-priced e-books are a good way to try a new author, but what if you don’t have time to troll the various e-book retailers looking for the latest available freebies?  Likewise, it can be time-consuming to check multiple retailers for the best price on a title you’re interested… Read more »

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First DRM e-books on my Sony Reader

I’m very proud of myself!  I figured out how to:  1)       download Adobe Digital Editions, so I could download ePUB books with DRM from the Borders and Kobo bookstores (both free books and books I buy.) 2)       authorize my computer on Digital Editions, so I can actually open DRMed books… Read more »

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Dipping a Toe in the e-Book Pond

Dipping a Toe in the e-Book Pond

Well, I finally broke down and bought an eReader. I’ve done a lot of research and a lot of thinking about e-books since the Kindle first came out. I still have reservations, particularly about the cost and ephemeral nature of e-books, but I decided it was time to get my… Read more »

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