Archives for: February 2011
You are costing the library an extra $30 by reading that book…
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…At least you are if you are the 26th person to check out an e-book by certain publishers.. In a letter to its library customers, OverDrive CEO Steve Potash announced the changes to the terms, writing: “To provide you with the best options, we have been required to accept and accommodate new terms for eBook lending as established by certain [...]

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Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something different?
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This is a good one!  I haven’t thought about changing the name of this blog yet, however it took me about 5 different names to finally come up with this one.  My idea was to only post reviews on Sunday, but that quickly changed.  Turns out Sunday is the busiest day here at the blog in terms of hits, so [...]

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An Interview with Todd Keisling
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Todd Keisling is a two-time recipient of the Oswald Research and Creativity Prize for fiction. Born in Kentucky, he now lives with his wife and son somewhere near Reading, Pennsylvania. Contrary to popular opinion, he is a cat person. Where are you from? I was born and raised in Corbin, Kentucky, but I outgrew the place, so now I call [...]

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Buddy, Can You Spare an eBook? Adventures in Kindle Lending
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Last week I wrote an article on two new e-book lending sites.  Kathryn Lively, author of Dead Barchetta, and a presenter at this summer’s Indie Book Event, joined them both and was nice enough to write her thoughts on the process and outcome. Are the new lending models made available through Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook opportunities for [...]

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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Lemmon
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Rating 4 out of 3 – That’s right, it is THAT good. From the second page you are hit with the realization that people’s lives are affected by what is going on in the Middle East. We tend to tune out the war stories we hear on the news now, and this book does an amazing job and personalizing it [...]

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An Interview with Gayle Lemmon
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Gayle is the deputy director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Women and Foreign Policy program.  Prior to joining the Council, Ms. Lemmon covered public policy and emerging markets for the global investment firm PIMCO, after working for nearly a decade as a journalist with the ABC News Political Unit and “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Gayle has reported on entrepreneurs [...]

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“Scars” is being challenged and I am giving away 3 copies
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Scars is being challenged at Boone County Public Library in KY. This makes me sad and angry. Preventing any teen or reader from reading a book that might help them, might speak to them, seems so wrong to me. See complete article here. ABOUT THE BOOK: Kendra, fifteen, hasn’t felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood [...]

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An Interview with Lindsey Gray
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Lindsey Gray was born with a fascination for the written word. By the time she was 12 years old, she had typed several short stories on her parents’ Apple IIE computer. Like many young writers, her early aspirations were eclipsed by every day life. The itch to write however has always lingered in the background and over the last few [...]

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What book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?
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The last book I read was The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Lemmon.  I would love to see that turn into a movie. “What book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?” Share this:

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An Interview with Fred Venturini
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Fred Venturini grew up in Patoka, Illinois, where he survived being lit on fire by a bully, a neck-breaking car accident, and being chewed up by a pit bull. His fiction has appeared in places like River Styx, The Death Panel, Sick Things, Johnny America, and Necrotic Tissue, and he is a two-time Chuck Palahniuk anthology finalist. He lives in [...]

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Can I borrow your Kindle book please?
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Ever since Kindle announced its “lend” feature, new sites have been popping up for just that purpose.  The lastest one being Lendle. With sites like Lendle and BookLending.com cropping up, and them not being affiliated with Amazon, the lending process is being stretched. You visit their sites, find the book you want, borrow it, read it, and it is automatically [...]

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The Case Against Book Segregation by Roy L. Pickering Jr.
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Roy Pickering was born on the idyllic island of St. Thomas and currently resides in a quaint New Jersey town with his wife and daughter. His debut novel, Patches of Grey, has been published by M.U.D. House Books and his novella “Feeding the Squirrels” is published by SynergEbooks. Roy is currently hard at work on a second novel along with [...]

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