The behemoth/warehouse styles of book stores are definitely having problems competing with Amazon, but my neighborhood indicates that there's still room for the curated, personalized book store. This one is expected to open this week. https://www.westsiderag.com/2018/05/22/what-to-expect-at-the-upper-west-sides-new-shakespeare-co-bookstore-and-cafe What to Expect at the Upper West Side’s New Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore and Cafe Posted on May 22, … Continue reading Another bookstore about to open on the Upper West Side of Manhattan
Everything needs a label.... Well, no it doesn't. Books labeled science fiction have, from the beginning, described futures where mankind or nature (or both) have produced a very different world. A number of these books are not recent at all. However, if labeling them cli-fi produces more sales, bravo. https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Cli-Fi-Books-45479861 Never Heard of Cli-Fi? Here … Continue reading Oh goody! Another genre of fiction. We NEED one of those. Cli-fi and a short list.
Climate Change and Its Staggering Refugee Crisis Research confirms that massive migration, into the millions, will be an inevitable consequence of global warming. Todd Miller posted Oct 17, 2018 Before 2005, when Oxford ecologist Norman Myers announced that there would be 25 million climate-fleeing migrants by 2012, there wasn’t the research to back it up. … Continue reading Where will all the climate change refugees go?
If you transfer personal documents to your Amazon Kindle, you may be using one of two easy methods that can be put the item on your Kindle and in your archived content at the same time. Unfortunately, neither the Send to Kindle app method and emailing it to the Kindle currently work. They stopped working … Continue reading If you transfer personal documents to your Kindle, two usual methods currently unavailable
I had questions related to my Kindles that were sufficiently complex that I had the honor to talk to a live person in their technical department. That doesn't happen often so I asked three questions that have been bugging me. (1) Selected Amazon Kindle devices require you to use a BlueTooth speaker to listen to … Continue reading Kindle quirks if you want to listen to Audible books on a Kindle thru Bluetooth speakers
Reese Witherspoon is selling frilly Southern womanhood, and I’ve been sucked in, y’all Actress Reese Witherspoon poses for photographers. (Joel C. Ryan/Joel C. Ryan/Invision/AP) By Monica Hesse Columnist October 30 Pretend you’re a supervillain. Your goal is to lure a bunch of middle-class white women to an arena for a nefarious plot. I have gamed this … Continue reading Reese Witherspoon as a role model — fun article
The Best Fantasy Audiobooks to Listen to on Your iPhone Right Now Magic and adventure are at your fingertips with these incredible audiobooks. Books | By Carolyn Cox | 26 Oct 2018 So many epic fantasy sagas to devour, so little time. If your to-be-read pile is looking more like a to-be-read mountain, audiobooks may be the solution. … Continue reading Fantasy audiobook suggestions from The Portalist