Thursday, February 28, 2013
Part of the reason I was so eager to read this book next was because of how much I loved the first book of Flynn's that I read, Gone Girl. I actually read that book months ago, but when I got this one from the library, I realized I hadn't ever blogged about Gone Girl.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Kushiel's Dart, I knew I needed something faster-paced and more mindless as my next read. Originally I was going to read Les Miserables, one of the books on my 2013 reading list, but I knew it would be too heavy to follow Kushiel's Dart. Instead I chose Still Missing, a thriller I'd bought as an ebook on sale months ago, probably as far back as the summer.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Amazon -- whom many of my readers will already know that I despise -- has made a surprising decision. Apparently, even though they use the thousands of free books as a selling point for their Kindle, and in fact, promote the advantages of making your book free for indie authors who self-publish through the KDP select program... Apparently, despite all this, Amazon has decided to punish affiliates who promote "too many" free books.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Last night I came across a fascinating article, about a DRM Lawsuit Against Amazon. Apparently three independent booksellers are suing Amazon and the Big Six (the six major publishing houses) because they claim that the Kindle's proprietary format and DRM create a monopoly: Independent booksellers can't sell DRM-protected ebook files that can be transferred from one type of e-reader to another, so consumers are being forced into buying almost exclusively from the big booksellers that produced their devices, such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
I grew up on the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder: autobiographical books about growing up on the frontier, told in third-person story format for young readers. So I was interested to see an NPR headline today that says Laura's sister, Mary Ingalls, who in the book went blind from scarlet fever, may have actually gone blind from viral meningoencephalitis.
Friday, February 1, 2013
One of the things I love about ebooks is that no matter what, I always have that file. Even if something happens to my Nook, I have the ebook files on my computer, as well as on the BN.com and Kobo clouds. But I'm a little behind on backing up lately, so this is a good reminder to me to back up again.