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August 10th, 2009

Do I Love Books or Do I Love Reading?

“Do I love books or do I love reading?” is the question posed by Ann Kirshner in her thoughtful and well-written¬†article on The Chronicle of Higher Education web site. Kirshner writes: “When my book group picked Little Dorrit, I found myself asking that question….I decided to read Little Dorrit four ways: paperback, audiobook, Kindle, and…

July 9th, 2009

Awful Library Books

My friend Wendy brought this fun site to my attention: thank you. The About the Site description begins: Awfullibrarybooks.wordpress.com is a collection of the worst library holdings. The items featured here are so old, obsolete, awful or just plain stupid that we are horrified that people might be actually checking these items out and depending…

July 9th, 2009

A Diagram that “Speaks for Itself”

One of the great features of blogging is where what appears to be a single entry is in fact a combination of two, or, in this case, of three different “articles.” My Google newsfeed directed me tonight to an interesting blog entry by literary agent Kristin Nelson titled “Is Publishing Just About To Be Disrupted?”…