October 2009

The Hunger Games

I found myself reading more this week as I monitored my son’s illness (watching for H1N1} and really enjoyed Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins as well as The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. I’m moving on to Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman now as I review what looks good from this week’s list of [...]

Apple iPad Touch

Why are schools so slow in incorporating technology? My children’s schools boast state-of-the-art computer labs, yet they still ban the use of iPods in most settings. Millions of students own mp3 players. Imagine what could be accomplished if teachers were willing to incorporate them into the classroom. Audiobooks, podcasts, and so much more might just [...]

Audio books with headphone

The interesting disparity between traditional book and digital book sales has some publishers seeking ways to manipulate consumers towards purchasing paper versions. Last week, I mentioned that Wal-Mart, Amazon, and Target are among those who are offering presales of bestselling authors’ new releases at under $10. Audiobooks have apparently not yet figured into the big picture. [...]

Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn

By now, you may have had an opportunity to check out the Nook from Barnes and Noble. If not, check out their website. Of particular interest is the comparison between the Nook and the Kindle. I have submitted a question regarding the use of audiobooks with the new device and will hopefully have the answer [...]

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