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sherry-parnell's picture
Sep.21.2012
Watch out for that Plot Hole! Reading good fiction is like taking a long car trip when the weather is fine.  You experience the thrill of unexpected curves, the sense of freedom in taking the journey and the pleasure of a smooth ride.  The beautiful scenery envelops you, entrances you and...
dale-estey's picture
Sep.19.2012
All power to the authors of YA (Young Adult) books. I do not mind who is reading these books as long as books are being read. Perhaps the designation of the reader audience might be a bit skewed, but people in this broad(er) age range will keep on reading books. This is the important thing.  ...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Sep.16.2012
    All Sails Set is the the third book of the Canadian Reading Development Series, used in the 40's to the 70's, all across Canada to teach school children to read and to promote Canadian nationalism.   I've written posts about Bunga of Malaya, the first story in the Geography book...
mark-miller's picture
Sep.06.2012
Sarah Price, popular author of Amish fiction, is also a contributor to the One series, which is regularly posted about on this blog. Her story, The Power of Faith, is currently available for ONLY 99 Cents with author proceeds going to a great cause. You can get it here:http://goo.gl/...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.12.2012
There are some of the usual suspects here (not that there is anything wrong with that - t0 get teens to read any novel is a plus in my books). Still, I am  pleased with many of the selections which show there is much more than flash and glitz and publicity. 3...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Aug.09.2012
It was glorious weather, and the book market got busier and busier, full of total strangers who were very interested, fans, good friends from days gone by, very elderly aunts who worked their way through a 125,000 strong crowd, and one character out of a novel. The Dutch are a bit blunter than the...
kathleen-heady's picture
Aug.02.2012
One of the parts of being a writer that I like most is conversations with readers about my books, especially when they have questions about the characters, or want to know what is going to happen in the next book! Their comments motivate me as a writer, because I want to keep my readers...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.12.2012
So, maybe those who choose to actually read a book are getting their jollies in a more rarefied manner. With Sixty Shades of Grey outselling Harry Potter and all else in its path, here are the passages most in demand by those who read it on a Kindle through Amazon. There are also links to the most...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.01.2012
It is fine (more than fine) to get new readers hooked on books via Potter and vampyres and all the shades of grey but ... we want them to keep on reading - and reading further and further. There is lotz o' literature written before the 21st Century. Yes, there is! So, though not exactly...
farzana-versey's picture
Jun.07.2012
He is the contradiction of his own statement. Salman Rushdie at the Hay Festival in Wales is still "joking" about a two-decade-old fatwa. Yet, he maintains: "The reason why books endure is because there are enough people who like them. It's the only reason why books last. It's the people who...