Do you own the ebooks you “buy”?

This article focuses on the narrow issue of ownership vs possession. For most people, the easiest way to avoid DRM protection on books is to borrow your reading material from libraries. Costs nothing except the annual donation and you have no ownership rights to be concerned about. One issue that is simply omitted is the … Continue reading Do you own the ebooks you “buy”?

Mysterious origins of Sherlock Holmes

bookriot.com/was-sherlock-holmes-a-real-person/ THE MYSTERIOUS ORIGINS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES Tika Viteri Jun 3, 2021This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Since his initial appearance in A Study in Scarlet in 1887, Sherlock Holmes has been a focus of fascination and speculation. He and his companion, Dr. John Watson, have been … Continue reading Mysterious origins of Sherlock Holmes

Andy Weir and the squishy science of language

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/05/andy-weirs-project-hail-mary-and-the-soft-squishy-science-of-language/ Andy Weir’s Project Hail Mary and the soft, squishy science of language A deep dive into xenolinguistics, pragmatics, the cooperative principle, and Noam Chomsky! LEE HUTCHINSON -  5/28/2021, 7:30 AM This piece is filled front-to-back with spoilers for Project Hail Mary. You have been warned! Andy Weir's latest, Project Hail Mary, is a good book that you'll almost certainly enjoy if you … Continue reading Andy Weir and the squishy science of language

Books you shouldn’t donate to the library

bookriot.com/dont-donate-these-books/ PLEASE DON’T DONATE THESE BOOKS Tirzah Price Jun 8, 2021 As readers, we all have reached that inevitable point in our lives when our shelves runneth over, and there is absolutely, positively no more room for any new books. What are we going to do, stop buying books? As if! No, it’s time for a … Continue reading Books you shouldn’t donate to the library

15 Authors on which book they’d choose if they could have only ONE

https://www.bookbub.com/blog/books-recommended-by-bestselling-authors? 15 Authors Tell Us Which Book They’d Choose to Read for the Rest of Their Lives By Johanna Golden•Updated: May 25, 2021•2 min read One of the best things about reading is that it offers an infinite source of entertainment. But what if you had to choose one book to read for the rest of your … Continue reading 15 Authors on which book they’d choose if they could have only ONE

Looking for fresh perspectives in your business — try this fiction

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/30/skip-the-business-books-this-summer-these-fiction-reads-will-offer-fresh-perspectives.html Skip the business books this summer, says leadership expert: These 7 works of fiction will offer fresh perspectives Published Sun, May 30 202110:00 AM EDT Business books may be able to explain why it’s important to leverage diverse perspectives, but they tend to be too model-driven to adequately reflect the complexities of the real world. For … Continue reading Looking for fresh perspectives in your business — try this fiction

Love books? Discovered BookTubing yet?

Before reading this article I was totally ignorant about even the concept of BookTube. That may be generational given the apparent ages of the participants featured in this article. As an avid reader myself, I'm thrilled to see any approach that encourages people not to stop reading anything but periodicals after they leave school. Now … Continue reading Love books? Discovered BookTubing yet?

Here’s a beach read for you

http://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/20/books/review/summer-on-the-bluffs-sunny-hostin.html? When Your Name Is Sunny (Hostin), Your Beach Read Belongs on the Best-Seller List Sunny Hostin’s first book was a memoir, “I Am These Truths.”Credit...Miller Mobley By Elisabeth Egan May 20, 2021 SUNNY SIDE UP Wherever she goes, Sunny Hostin leaves stacks of books in her wake. In a phone interview, the co-host of “The View” described her … Continue reading Here’s a beach read for you

13 Powerful standalone epic sci-fi novels

Now I'm embarrassed. I've only read three of these. https://theportalist.com/standalone-sci-fi-books? 13 Powerful Standalone Sci-Fi Books These self-contained reads are just as epic as any series. PROMOTED BY OPEN ROAD MEDIA | By Jena Brown | Published May 10, 2021 Science fiction tends to tackle big, complicated ideas within complex societies, explored on an epic scale. This usually means stories captured over the span … Continue reading 13 Powerful standalone epic sci-fi novels

“Parable of the Sower” new selection for LeVar Burton’s book club

I’m disappointed to report that joining this book club requires a membership (at $9.95 a month) in the reading app Fable, mentioned below. I thought it would be available to the public without charge like those of Oprah Winfrey or Reese Witherspoon but I was mistaken. So enjoy this announcement but be aware of the … Continue reading “Parable of the Sower” new selection for LeVar Burton’s book club

Illuminating interview of Stacey Abrams — tax lawyer, political strategist, and fiction writer

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/06/stacey-abrams-novelist-while-justice-sleeps/618716/ The Story Behind Stacey Abrams’s Fiction Career How she became a novelist, what politics and writing have in common, and why, at the end of every good story, someone’s got to dieAYANA MATHISJUNE 2021 ISSUE LAUREN TAMAKI This article was published online on May 11, 2021. On the afternoon of my first conversation with Stacey Abrams, … Continue reading Illuminating interview of Stacey Abrams — tax lawyer, political strategist, and fiction writer

12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Amazon Kindle

https://gizmodo.com/12-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-do-with-your-amazon-1846824490 12 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your Amazon Kindle https://gizmodo.com/12-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-do-with-your-amazon-1846824490 David Nield May 5, 2021 8:00AM Your Kindle e-reader isn’t the kind of gadget you upgrade all that often, and you might have one that’s been serving you well for years. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you know everything that Amazon’s … Continue reading 12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Amazon Kindle