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February 27, 2017

Get What You Pay For

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There is a strange tendency of mine to go onto the Kindle store and see what all is being offered for free on the store. I’m almost never impressed with anything that I find, but I keep hoping that something will change. That I’ll find a diamond in the rough somewhere, and find a good book that I can read and enjoy, and review for higher than 3 stars.

But the likelihood that I’m going to be able to do that is slim and none. I find more books of generic ideas and formulaic nonsense that it makes me want to throw my Kindle across the wall. It’s absurd. But here’s what I don’t understand. Who is buying these books?

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February 1, 2016

Age of the Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore

I’ve made it fairly clear in the past (I believe) that I stand firmly on the fence in regards to paper books (or dead tree books, as my family is wont to call them) versus e-books. I love my Nook and my Kindle, but I also still will go out of my way to buy paper versions of books that mean a lot to me. I don’t expect that my opinions on these will change any time soon, but I’ve heard a lot of unfortunate issues arising with brick-and-mortar bookstores–and this article sounds like all of them. But in reading this, there was something that caught my attention that I didn’t much care for.

If you’d like, go ahead and read the article before continuing on.

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July 31, 2014

On the Subject of Books

So I came across something on Tumblr the other day which really set me off. Someone had shared a picture which said “No one should be shamed for reading” and it had a picture of a little paper book and an e-book reader holding hands. Very cute.

No one should be shamed for reading!

Adorable, no? I’m absolutely loving this.

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