Tag Archive | ebooks

Publishing 101

It’s the end of a busy week of lineups, schedule changes, bookstore browsing, and discussions about writing, publications and design. It’s the end of the first week of Centennial College’s Book and Magazine Publishing program, which will probably  take over my life for the next eight months. Before entering the program, I had many conversations […]

Social Reading: Ebooks of the Future?

After a series of debates with myself, regarding the accessibility of English books while living abroad versus the perceived merit of tangibility (paper, pages, fresh book scent), the accessibility side eventually won out and I found myself the new owner of a Kindle. I should mention that thrown into those debates were considerations about supporting a […]

The Age of Miracles: “Not Fear, but a Thrill”

The Age of Miracles – Karen Thompson Walker, Random House, 2012, 320 pages This book was a breeze to get through – the plot unravels so smoothly you could sit down to read it and be halfway through before you’ve even glanced up at the clock. At least that’s what I did. This coming of […]

The List

In grade twelve our Lit teacher asked us to imagine that all the books in the world were going to be wiped out. All written literature, philosophy, accounts of science and medicine and psychology and sociology and anthropology, records of languages, religions, cultures, thoughts, lives. Nothing would be left – except for ten. Ten books. […]