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Posted in Literary works, Reading, tagged Friendships, Huck, Huckleberry Finn, Jim, Mark Twain, reading, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain on March 4, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Libraries seem to be an institute that was going the way of the dinosaur. But now they have e-books for their members to borrow. This has to be the saving grace that keeps them in business by keeping with the times. For those who do not use the library then how do you read without breaking the bank? I must read more than twenty books in six months. By the end of the year I am getting close to fifty books read.
The downfall of e-books from the library is the small amount of selection of books. They do not have all the books on your list you are wanting to check out. So now what? You could wait and see if they can order it for you. Or if you can’t wait, then buy the e-book through Amazon or Nook, whichever one is your preference.
A lot of companies will be disappearing by the end of 2014. Those that made the list are: JC Penny and Barnes and Nobles Nook ( http://247wallst.com/special-report/2013/05/23/ten-brands-that-will-disappear-in-2014/2/ ). It is daunting to see some of the companies go but we have seen them struggle for too long.
If you know of another business on it’s last leg share it here. There have been many publishing companies merging with other companies but this seems to make good bedfellows. No big publishing companies are even hinting of shutting their doors. Thank goodness!
Posted in Reading, Writing, tagged Amazon, Amazon.com, art, Barnes & Noble, Book, Fiction, Goodreads, Jamie McGuire, Nucleus ambiguus, publishing, Shopping, Short story, USA Today, Young-adult fiction on November 6, 2013| 1 Comment »
With the changes in the publishing industry to accommodate writers, who are breaking in whether through traditional or e-pub, there is a wave of new things to cover.
First there are new genres.
The new writing styles have been put into these new categories to help readers find these books. The changes seem minuscule and sure there are categories above I left out. But you can find them on your own by visiting Amazon or Goodreads and searching through the many categories.
So what are the headaches to come with these changes.
But here is the plus side to all this for authors out there. We can now have our works more specifically categorized. Which in turn will help all those readers out there who know what they are looking for in a good book.
So read on, fellow book enthusiast. And may the writers imagination be forever endless.
Posted in Reading, Uncategorized, Writing, tagged Academic term, Back to School, Colleges and Universities, Education, iTunes, Maine, New York, The New School, United States on August 13, 2013| 1 Comment »
I do have to say that I am as excited as my young kids that school is starting again. The smell of crayons, glue, new pencils, erasers and fresh paper has me all bubbly inside. With the new classes comes new challenges of meeting higher expectations. For some students the challenge is taken head on. But for others the mountain top looks unreachable. So how do you prepare students for the new school year?Sorry I am not giving out any answers to this dilemma because for everyone who is a parent knows that people deal with problems differently and not one answer is always right. So good luck to all the parents out there and bring on the quiet house!
With a quiet house comes many hours of great writing. Sitting at my desk uninterrupted writing and reading will be heaven. Some authors say they write with any kind of distractions but silence is my best friend. If the silence becomes a little much I turn on my play list. I love to play my music list on iTunes and get carried away in a story.
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