Barack Obama’s excellent book recommendations

Whether you agree with former President Barack Obama's politics, nobody can doubt that he is a remarkably well-read individual. I've found very few of his recommendations to be less than worth my time: From his Facebook post of December 28, 2018: "As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and … Continue reading Barack Obama’s excellent book recommendations

Best books from the Canadian perspective

With the volume of new books published each year on top of the splendid universe of books from previous years, it can be SO easy to stop with the books that are published in your own country. We've enjoyed Canada's actors and singers for decades. I think it's time to look a little more at … Continue reading Best books from the Canadian perspective

Not all classic books are ancient

These writers are already predicting that these 20 books are going to stand the test of time. Sometimes longevity is less a test of quality than of the latest fads, but this is an excellent list to check for books you might have missed. More than half of them are books I've either read or … Continue reading Not all classic books are ancient

Six free audiobooks read by celebrity authors in Apple Books (formerly iBooks)

Don't know how long this offer will be available. If you like these classics, you may already have them in either print or audio but they deserve multiple versions. Why not? https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/17/apple-books-releases-six-free-audiobooks-read-by-celebrity-narrators/

Ongoing dispute between reading and listening to books will never be resolved

There are some books that are simply glorious listened to -- my first example is always Jim Dale reading all seven Harry Potter books -- but there always a few people who insist that hearing the words doesn't have the same value or merit as absorbing the information thru your eyes. I say "hogwash." Which … Continue reading Ongoing dispute between reading and listening to books will never be resolved

Buy Reese Witherspoon’s book in Kindle format, not on paper

Reese Witherspoon, a Renaissance woman of many talents, has written a book on many topics titled "Whiskey in a Teacup."  And, if you want to own it, you should buy it in Kindle format, not paper. I've sometimes said the reverse (for example, for books with lots of charts or photos), but this is the … Continue reading Buy Reese Witherspoon’s book in Kindle format, not on paper