Not My Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


The link below is to a book review of ‘Americanah,’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/apr/11/americanah-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-review

Article: World Book Night


The 23rd April 2013 is World Book Night. The link below is to an article that reports on the first World Book Night in the USA in 2012.

For more visit:
http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/04/world-book-night-april-23-2013/

Article: What Readers Owe Authors


The link below is to an article that expresses a fairly strong opinion on the matter of what readers owe authors.

For more visit:
http://bookriot.com/2013/04/11/readers-dont-owe-authors-shit/

Article: Forgot How to Read a Book?


The link below is to an article that looks at forgetting how to read a traditional book.

For more visit:
http://gizmodo.com/5994307/the-day-i-forgot-how-to-use-a-book?post=58824191

Article: Digg’s Google Reader Replacement Progress


The link below is to an article that looks at progress being made by Digg for Google Reader.

For more visit:
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2013/04/11/digg-targets-google-reader-replacement-at-hard-core-users/

Article: Do Readers Owe Authors?


The link below is to an article that looks at the question of whether readers owe authors anything or not. I owe authors what it costs to bye their books/ebooks and that’s about it. Whatever I owed them has been paid for through the sales price of the book – I think that is the point of paying for a book. Any author that thinks more is owed than that has an inflated opinion of who they are. 

Sure, readers may become fans of writers and admire certain authors, which I think is a totally different kettle of fish. I am a fan of a good number of authors and admire a number of them, but I don’t believe I owe them anything.

What do you think? Please respond to the poll I’ll post on this issue and/or leave your additional thoughts in the comments on that post. Look forward to hearing the responses.

For more visit:
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2013/04/11/readers-dont-owe-authors-diddly-squat/