Commentary

Reading Technology

My father bought some books online recently. Doesn’t seem all that unusual, really – he told me he was waiting for the package to get there, because he thought they should have arrived already. Then he said they were for sale on Amazon, but he’d bought them from the Kindle store “because they were cheaper.” Sure. But my dad doesn’t… Read more

Bad news for romance authors

A friend of mine pointed this story out to me: All Romance E-books closing down and ripping off its authors The gist of the story is this: the website, All Romance E-books (ARe) is closing down as of 12/31/2016. That would be bad news no matter what – I love the way that ebooks and self-publishing have given us such… Read more

Sharing a great deal from Tor.com

A friend of mine pointed this out and I wanted to share it with you – check out this deal from Tor.com:   Tor.com is happy to announce the TOR.COM EBOOK CLUB, which we, as people who can’t stop reading, writing, and publishing stories, are very much excited about!   Check out Tor’s website for more information! I’ve already downloaded my free book… Read more

I’m back!

It has been a nice vacation. Work has been very busy and I spent about 6 weeks in May/June on the road. That means I got a lot of reading done, but not a lot of writing. The list of book reviews I have to catch up on is scary, but I read some great stuff that I really think… Read more

2016 Book Club Calendar

Looking for some good book suggestions? Who isn’t? I’m always looking for interesting ideas, and Algonquin Books has some great recommendations. Check out their 2016 Book Club Calendar, filled with “new titles, old favorites — and recent books you might have missed. Topical, timely and timeless, these books will give you plenty to talk about.” And what more could you… Read more

Is your dictionary sexist?

I found this article really interesting: Why People are Calling the Oxford Dictionary Sexist – And Why It Matters That last bit is really important. Reinforcing stereotype of “a nagging wife” doesn’t merely reflect use, it actively reproduces sexism. @OxfordWords pic.twitter.com/O5NLIPecCQ — Michael Oman-Reagan (@OmanReagan) January 23, 2016 That’s the key here: people look to the dictionary for definition and… Read more