“A Discovery of Witches” sequel announced

“A Discovery of Witches” sequel announced

Browsing the Bloodstained Bookshelf’s list of upcoming mysteries, I was excited to see that a date has finally been set for the sequel to Deborah Harkness‘s riveting (and best-selling) A Discovery of Witches. Harkness’s first novel was a potent brew of academe and the paranormal, true history and fantasy.  Her… Read more »

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Resolutions

Sometime last year, I made the decision to try to read more “new” books.  (To be clear, by “new” I mean a book I haven’t read before.  When things are stressful — and sometimes when they’re not — I tend to reread old friends.  I think I’ve mentioned this before.) … Read more »

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Great Winter Books for Children

Great Winter Books for Children

We’re almost a week into December and nearing the official start of winter in the northern hemisphere. Whether you’re eagerly awaiting the first snowfall or already up to your knees in it, here are some of my favorite books about winter and snow for children of all ages: Picture books:In… 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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Recommended: Recent Articles

Recommended: Recent Articles

There have been several interesting articles on the future of publishing, e-books, and tablet computers recently.  Over at CNN, Amy Gahran writes about the potential market for smaller tablets, looking primarily at the Kindle Fire, Nook Color, and forthcoming Kobo Vox.  At PBS’s MediaShift, Jenny Shank gives 5 Reasons E-Books… Read more »

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Book Collectorz cataloging program

Book Collectorz cataloging program

A year or two ago (probably closer to two), I received Book Collector, a book cataloging program from Collectorz, as a gift.  I had researched a number of options for cataloging my books, from online catalogs like LibraryThing to shareware programs. Book Collector looked like the best bet, largely because… Read more »

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Book-A-Minute

Book-A-Minute purports to offer “ultra-condensed” versions of the classics you know you should have read, along with an extensive selection of SF/Fantasy and children’s books, so that you can read them in considerably less time than the full-length version would require.  In fact, this is a humor site, strictly for… Read more »

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Replacing My Print Library?

Joe Konrath, successful thriller author and promoter of self-publishing, recently blogged about getting rid of some of his [paper] books.  According to Konrath, he has replaced a number of them with e-books, and plans to replace many of the remaining books. Judging by the 150-plus comments he’s gotten, he struck… Read more »

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