The link below is to a book review of ‘Cold Comfort Farm,’ by Stella Gibbons.
Originally posted on Gigaom:
There’s a stack of e-readers sitting on the coffee table in my apartment. From bottom to top: A broken Nook, an old Kindle Touch, a first-generation Kindle Paperwhite and, as of this week, a review unit of the Kindle Voyage — Amazon’s latest e-reader, which starts at a whopping $199.
I read about two books a week, but the e-readers don’t get a lot of love around here. When I went to turn on the Kindle Touch and Kindle Paperwhite to compare them to the Kindle Voyage, I discovered that both had run out of battery at some point, and I had to recharge them. The broken Nook belonged to my husband, and when it finally stopped working he decided to start reading on his iPad instead of upgrading to one of the other e-readers we already owned.
This isn’t about…
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Originally posted on TechCrunch:
In 1935, Sir Allen Lane and V. K. Krishna Menon founded Penguin Books, a company dedicated to producing high-quality, small-format paperback books for the world market. These small, well-made little books introduced some amazing fiction, philosophy, classical thought and spiritualism to a hungry audience, and the low price made it easy to build a library of amazing titles that could fit into a milk crate. Penguin, it can be argued, brought about an intellectual sea change, bringing us both the post-war writers of note and, in another direction, the Beats and the spiritual riot of the 1960s.
Why was Penguin so popular? And why is the 6-inch Kindle Voyage its emotional successor? Both revolutionized the physical notion of books.
In Penguin’s case, the medium was truly the message, and the writing inside the small, pocketable books allowed for portability and encouraged collection. In the Kindle Voyage’s case, Amazon has created a…
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The link below is to a book review of ‘Ordinary,’ by Michael Horton.
The link below is to a book review of ‘The Bible Tells Me So,’ by Peter Enns.
The link below is to a book review of ‘Homespun Gospel,’ by Todd Brenneman.
The link below is to an article that looks at research that suggests ebooks encourage reading.