I’ve never written a novel or a movie script, but I’ve sure consumed a lot of both and enjoy both. I’ve always been excited when a book I have read becomes a movie. Validation of a sort I guess – I like something popular! But really it’s a chance to see it. Yet I’m almost […]Read more "Movie Adaptations of Books"
Tom Clancy died yesterday. I’ve been reading his books for a long time and I think I’ve read them all more than once. It was good entertainment for sure, it was fun to watch characters evolve and to watch his writing evolve, and it was interesting to see him translate the challenges of the real […]Read more "Farewell Tom Clancy"
Recently I installed the Android version of the Overdrive Media Console on my Nexus 7. It’s a free app. Install via the Play store and it’s ready to go in a minute. You enter your zip code to help locate your library, pick the library you use, and then enter – at least where I […]Read more "Ebooks From The Library–Overdrive Media Console"
Since I bought a Nexus 7 (two of them, I broke the first one) I’ve been interested to see if and how it would change my reading habits. I still have a preference for printed books, based mostly on a lifetime of reading a printed book a week, but also because I’ve always been a […]Read more "Kindle vs Library"
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I like reading and while I read more on an e-reader than I used to, I still prefer the printed kind and with that comes some old fashioned thoughts about how books are treated. I’m on the flight to Seattle as I write this and I glanced across the aisle to see a man circling […]Read more "Marking Up Books"
Here are some things I’ve run across in the past few weeks you may find interesting: FailCon. Billed as a one-day conference for technology entrepreneurs, investors, developers and designers to study their own and others” failures and prepare for success. Talking about and sharing failure is powerful, I think worth the $79 entrance fee. Quickly […]Read more "Varied and Interesting Links"
Hour of the Horde by Gordon R. Dickson ($1-$5 @ Amazon) is an interesting story. The basic plot is that one day the Sun turns red, an alien spaceship the size of Rhode Island shows up, and the aliens announce that the Horde is on the way, the Horde being one of those great alien […]Read more "Book Review: Hour of the Horde"
I finished reading Make the Impossible Possible: One Man”s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary ($12 @ Amazon) by Bill Strickland a few weeks ago. I found it browsing at the library and the title definitely caught my attention, and I’m glad it did. It’s in many ways a biography, […]Read more "Book Review: Make the Impossible Possible: One Man''s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary"
I visited my local book store this weekend and was greeted by an author doing a book signing. I was in my own world and didn’t pay much attention, but once I settled in for some note writing I stopped and went over to chat for a minute. She had written two books, both for […]Read more "Book Signings & Book Marketing"