Be still my beating nerdy heart. The world of Little House on the Prairie is about to get oh-so-adult. I remember very distinctly when I found my mother’s Little House boxed set in the attic and read them cover to cover. More than once. Between my mother and I, we wore those paperbacks out and … More Laura Ingalls Wilder’s full, unedited story to be published
. . . Print’s long history is riddled with errors and strikethroughs and rewrites— a fact worth celebrating and in some ways emulating, actually. In the earliest days of the book, writers and readers gathered around mistakes as a means of discourse about the work. When books were new, people saw them as fluid, changeable. … More The mindset of mistakes and technology
I somehow missed that this movie was a legitimate and happening thing. The Book Thief is probably one of my favorite books of all time. Markus Zusak is up there on my list of favorite authors as well, although if you asked me to rank them (my favorite authors that is), I would fail miserably. There is … More ‘The Book Thief’ MOVIE?!?!
So last night my friend messaged me a link to a description of a brand new reality show called Capture with her added tag “Real Hunger Games.” Before I got a chance to read the description, I was slightly worried that we were letting people kill each other on TV now and calling it entertainment. … More Real life Hunger Games? Not cool humanity!
What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though. ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye Have you … More On excitedly meeting authors (but not stalking them because that is bad)
E-books, in other words, may turn out to be just another format—an even lighter-weight, more disposable paperback. That would fit with the discovery that once people start buying digital books, they don’t necessarily stop buying printed ones. In fact, according to Pew, nearly 90% of e-book readers continue to read physical volumes. The two forms … More We need a bookish revolution
Today, it’s de rigueur for major publishers to print both hardcover and paperback books. And of course, there’s a new “pocket book” transforming reading habits, the e-book. Now that Amazon—and the other online booksellers who followed—have untethered e-books from computers by offering inexpensive e-readers, the e-book revolution has done de Graff’s brilliant distribution scheme one … More Watch out for those paperbacks!