Friday, October 24, 2014

An Amazon rant

A couple days ago, my attention was drawn to this lovely rant about Amazon's power-grubbing business practices.  I still don't like Amazon; my list of reasons why has only grown over the years.  I still try to avoid shopping there as much as possible, and you'll never catch me owning a Kindle.  I'm not even sure I want to publish there when I self-publish my books, although many self-published authors report the majority of their business comes from Amazon, so I probably will... reluctantly.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Every Day by David Levithan

This is the first post I've written about an actual book in quite a while.  It's also one of the few books I've read this year, and the first book I read in 24 hours in a long while.  I saw David Levithan's Every Day over the summer in a booklet for parents with book recommendations for kids, and I finally checked it out from the library this past week.

I could not put it down.  I read until 2am the night I started it, even though I had to be up early.  And then I finished it the next evening, roughly 24 hours after starting it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Your responsibility as a book borrower

Barnes & Noble posted a column on Facebook today:

I Ruined a Borrowed Book, Do I Have to Replace It?

I couldn't even believe this question was being asked.  Yes, of course you have to replace it!