This Week’s Articles (06/10 — 06/16/2012)

I’ll be going on vacation for almost a month beginning around June 20.  I won’t have Internet access (or even electricity!) for a good portion of that time, so the “This Week’s Articles” feature will be in abeyance until I return.  I do have some reviews and other posts scheduled… Read more »

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TOP TEN BEACH READS

TOP TEN BEACH READS

“Top Ten Tuesday” is a weekly blog feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Beach Reads.  This is the first time I’ve participated. First a confession: I don’t really like the beach.  I don’t like being hot, I sunburn quite easily, and I’m… Read more »

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“The Proposal”, by Mary Balogh (Review)

“The Proposal”, by Mary Balogh (Review)

The Proposal by Mary Balogh Series: Survivors’ Club #1 Published by Delacorte Press on 2012-05-01 Genres: Historical Romance Format: Hardcover Source: the library Add to Goodreads Also in this series: The Arrangement, The Escape, Only Enchanting, Only a Promise Also by this author: The Arrangement, The Escape, Only Enchanting, The… Read more »

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E-readers vs. Print Books, or, Why I Refuse To Take Sides

E-readers vs. Print Books, or, Why I Refuse To Take Sides

Copyright Kara Pekar 2012. All Rights Reserved. This past week I read a matched pair of essays on e-readers vs. print books, from opposing points of view.  The first, by Katy Guest (The Independent) is decidedly anti-e-reader, pro-print.  The second is a satirical response by Nate Hoffelder (The Digital Reader… Read more »

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Farewell to Ray Bradbury

Farewell to Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury, considered with Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein to be one of the iconic figures of the classic science fiction era, died June 5, 2012, at the age of 91. I first came across Bradbury’s stories in middle school, and was captivated (if sometimes mystified, given my age) by The… Read more »

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