How to not go broke with an e-reader, aka why I heart the public library

One of the perils of misspent youth: Financial troubles. Although I had my share of credit card debt, do you know who my most pernicious creditor was back in the day? The Sacramento County Public Library....more
Oh I know the whispernet debt! As a reading addict, my kindle (beloved though it is) has made it ...more

5 reasons for why the Kindle isn't that bad

We have fully entered the digital era; we use technology for everything. But in recent years, a new phenomenon has taking the book industry by storm: E-readers. I’m sure that like me, you were adamant that ‘E-readers’ were a sham and that the idea would blow over after a year. And yet, kindles and other electronic devices are still booming, over a year after their release, much longer than my early predictions. This article will explore the advantages to electronic devices like the Kindle, a more than year after their release into the commercial scene....more

Summer Reading

Have you made it through your summer reading list?  At the beginning of the year, I set a goal on Goodreads of 121 books to read for the year.  No special reason for the number, just pulled one out of thin air.  So far, I've read 101.  That only leaves 20 for the rest of the year so this is actually one goal that I know I will be able to accomplish!...more

The Never Ending TBR

I am a reading addict.  Since the advent of e-readers, it's gotten worse.  I've tried to behave.  Really, I have!! ...more
 @Kraken "Love Unfinished" by Darian Wilk...I've been meaning to get to it for a ...more

TBR

Before the advent of e-readers, most people's TBR (To Be Read) consisted of a precariously stacked mix of hardback and paperback books on the nightstand.  At the high end, we're talking maybe 10 to 20 books.  I know my own TBR frequently crashed to the floor when it got out of control. ...more

Amazon Blazes Into Tablet Race With Kindle Fire

This week Amazon announced a new low-price Kindle for $79, a $99 Kindle Touch and entered the table marketplace with their $199 7-inch Kindle Fire. Supported by their new browser, Amazon Silk, the Kindle Fire will allow users to read, watch movies, download apps and listen to music. It's currently available for pre-order and will start shipping November 15, just in time for holiday gift-giving. ...more
I have a Kindle, bought it when it was $250 (first generation). It was very quickly replaced by ...more

e-Reader + Library Card = Endless Reading Possibilities

 I'm frugal. Or cheap. Po-ta-to po-tah-to. The point is, I like to get a good deal, especially when it comes to my tech. And my obsession with books. So, when I recently bought a Kobo Wifi, I realised that there was no way I was going to afford buying books as often as I would need to. The Kobo came with 100 free books but I want to read more than just the Classics. Enter my library card. Turns out that our local library has a Digital Catalogue that offers audio and e-books....more

How I Took Charge of My Life and Career

In February 2010, I was laid off from our local newspaper, my second layoff in two years. I decided it was time to take charge of my life and career and to stop being someone else’s employee, writing and publishing other people’s stories, and getting let go when the work ran out....more
This is absolutely encouraging. As someone who is flirting with the idea of ebooks, this is ...more

.WWF "Green" File Format Won't Reduce Your Printing (But E-Ink Could)

World Wildlife Fund sent a newsletter out earlier this week for Earth Day which encouraged people to reduce printing by adopting a new file format: .WWF It would seem that the "Think before you print" campaign and the increasing digitization of the workplace have not realised the elusive "paperless office" we've been hearing about since computers entered our lives....more