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February 4, 2011

The Newly Complicated Zora Neale Hurston

The discovery of three “lost” stories by the Harlem Renaissance author is detailed in this engrossing essay from the Chronicle of Higher Education.  Differing dramatically from her better known works, the stories unearth an intriguing new side to the Southern folk writer.

A Bestiary of the Evolving Book

The influence of e-readers on the types of books that will be created in the future is detailed by Scholarly Kitchen.  Starting with the “Classic E-book” on our Nooks and Kobos, this tech-savvy article explores “Enhanced Books,” “Muscular Books,” “Social Books,” and 140-character “Staccato Books.” 

The Virginia Woolf You Never Knew

Flavorpill celebrates Virginia Woolf’s birthday with 59 little known facts about the extraordinary author including: 1) Her childhood nickname was “The Goat;” 2) She was a formidable bowler; 3) She and her husband owned a pet monkey named Mitz. 

A Birthday Tradition Nevermore

A mysterious yearly ritual at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe seems to have come to an end.  For 60 years, an unknown visitor would emerge from the shadows on Poe’s January 19th birthday to toast the macabre writer with three roses and a half bottle of cognac.  Now, for the second year, the visitor has failed to appear.

My Kobo ebook Reader: A gateway drug to Kindle

January 29, 2011

I’m going to be in so much trouble here—with librarians, with library users, with my coworkers—well, just about everyone I have talked to in the last six months.  In my household, we are now the sheepish owners of a Kindle with Global 3G and wifi (as well as a Kobo, and ipad).

How did this happen, you might ask?  How did this librarian who loved her Kobo so much give into the hype, and purchase the least library compatible device out there??? Continue reading “My Kobo ebook Reader: A gateway drug to Kindle”

A great ebook comparison chart

November 10, 2010

Now everyone who knows me knows that I LOVE my Kobo ereader.  I love the company philosophy, I love that I can download library books, and I love that I can buy books from almost any ebook store.  I also love the feel of this reader (I also own an ipad, and it’s just too heavy to throw in my purse for reading on the train).

I know this is from the Kobo site, but I thought this chart provided a great comparison of the various readers and what they offer.

-Juliette S.

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