Friday, September 26, 2014

One last post about banned books

There's always room for one more post in honor of Banned Books Week, right?

I know the graphic doesn't fit on the page well, but if you hover over the left side of the books' spines, you can read the little box that pops up saying when and why each book was banned.  If you can't make it work, though, you can go to its original location to view the Banned Books Week infographic.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Silly reasons for banning books

There have been a number of interesting articles on banned books this week, in honor of Banned Books Week.  I didn't get to repost all of them, but I especially liked this one, compliments of Barnes & Noble:

11 Books That Were Banned for Completely Ridiculous Reasons

Monday, September 22, 2014

Banned Books Week 2014

It's that time of year again -- Banned Books Week!

This year's Banned Books Week is September 21-27.  This week always sneaks up on me every year, so as always I made a last minute decision (last night) on what I am going to read.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Are Nookbooks becoming less portable?

It's been a long time since I've blogged here, and while there have been many things to make me think "I should blog about that" -- the new Samsung Nook tablet among them -- this is what got me motivated enough to write a blog post:

B&N Removes Download Option

It used to be that when you were in your Nook library on the website, there was a button for downloading an epub file for each of the books in your library.  Apparently Barnes & Noble has decided to nix the portability that used to be part of their platform -- the fact that you could download your ebooks on your computer and sideload them onto other compatible devices (or onto your Nook's SD card, if its main memory was too full).  In other words, my major reason for liking Nook so much -- the fact that they weren't trying to tie you to one device, the way the other major players in the game (Apple, Amazon/Kindle) seem to be doing -- just went away.