The new Whispersync for Voice (ability to alternate between an audiobook and kindle book and keep your place) requires you to buy both copies. Here are several deals for the combination as well as a link to several dozen classics that are completely free. (Children's books, Romance, Thriller, Prayer, Contemporary Fiction, Diary of Anne Frank, Hunger Games, more.)
Walter Isaacson's bio of apple guru makes me wonder if buying the next new iPhone model is a mistake. The era is over, for better and for worse. Fascinating portrait. Steve Jobs
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Steve Jobs Biography To “Launch” In November #Apple #SteveJobs
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson ($8.46) http://www.amazon.com/Steve-Jobs/dp/B004W2UBYW%3FSubscriptionId%3D%26tag%3Dhpb4-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D1789%26creative%3D390957%26creativeASIN%3DB004W2UBYW&rpid=jt1391891145/Steve_Jobs This book is a biography of Steve Jobs the founder of apple by Walter Isaacson. - I think most people who may not fully understand a product or its technology will still be able to get the idea of its importance in the scheme of the story. - I would highly recommend this book to anyone as it is detailed but well written and a great read.
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Amber Dermont imagines a complex teen hero, facing the horrors of prep school society, in a book that bears comparison to Catcher in the Rye--but more contemporary: The Starboard Sea: A Novel
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The Starboard Sea: A Novel: Amber Dermont
Possible book club read.
Charles Mann synthesizes a lot of research and thinking about history in this eye-opening take on global interdependency--1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
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I adore Latin American history
. . .also worth reading
Author: Charles Mann ISBN: 0307278247 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of the Columbian exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City the center of the world. Price: $16.95
A pre-teen narrator faces the end of life as we know it: The Age of Miracles: A Novel (9780812992977): Karen Thompson Walker: Books
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Such a good book, and an easy read ! definetly worth reading! The Age of Miracles: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker - On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. (Bilbary Town Library: Good for Readers, Good for Libraries)
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker - a coming-of-age story set in a time when the Earth is slowing down. Literally. Days are suddenly getting longer and we’re experiencing it through eleven-year-old Julia. Put it on your summer reading list! #books #reading
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Afternoon Book Club - July 11, Noon, Conference Room . You can check out the book at the Circulation Desk if you don't already own a copy. New readers are always welcome - just read the book and show up! The Age of Miracles: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker. Karen Thompson Walker’s The Age of Miracles is a luminous and unforgettable debut novel about coming of age set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world.
The Age Of Miracles by Karen Walker, recommended by Toronto Star, July 2012
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Wendy told me about this one. Teacher alert!
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Great art book.
Share this new book, “Draw It With Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment,” published by Paper Monument with your favorite teacher. A collection of art teacher folk wisdom — the best classroom assignments that the contributors, most of them artists or art teachers, have given or received or even heard of.
A wealth of information in this obit, about a tradition nearly lost, then found.
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Joe Thompson Dies at 93 - Fiddler of String Band Legacy - NYTimes.com
The print counter-revolution? An archive for printed books.
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"As founder of the Internet Archive, an online repository of web pages and other texts that is open to the general public, Kahle is committed to preserving information and knowledge for future generations. But as the New York Times writes, he wants to do more than simply scan old books into electronic format. While the world increasingly relies on digital data, Kahle believes that our best bet for long-term preservation may lie in old-fashioned bound paper and ink."
Brewster Kahle, the founder of the The Physical Archive of the Internet Archive hopes to eventually collect 10 million items, and it has started taking in films as well.
Global book archive NYTimes Feb. 4
I want the full not-a-set!
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Coffee cup art !
Love and economists at Wharton! Seems oxymoronic but it's a great story.
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Economics of Family Life, as Taught by a Power Couple
Justin Wolfers and Betsey Stevenson, power couple of Princeton economics faculty. Plus young daughter Matilda, dog Max.
Dotty Brown on Donald Drake's play, Choice, about dividing conjoined twins to save one of them. The picture is of C. Everett Koop, who had such a case on which the play is based, and who attended the reading at the Painted Bride.
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This is one crazy book, with lots of interwoven stories of people and their hidden pasts, amidst a milieu that includes the music industry falling down the toilet.
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A Visit from The Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan Not only did this book win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction this year, but it’s also been lapped up by the critics. The book is broken up into a series of short stories, many of which involve the character Bennie Salazar. Bennie is an aging rock executive who is getting more self-destructive as he gets older. The stories shift back and forth in time, vaulting from the late Sixities to the present day.
On my reading list! A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.
A video book review of A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. One of the top picks from In the Stacks librarians for your book club to read and the Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction in 2011.
loved this story. definitely the kind of book worth reading a few times to fully grasp the time and setting changes and how each character's stories become woven together.
This is one of the best books I’ve read in a while. I kept it in my purse and read most of it on the subway! It explains how the United States came into being, and describes tumultuous times between indigenous Native populations and white settlers. This eloquently written and fascinating insight into our country’s history makes a great gift for the readers in your life.
Great book about the rise and fall of the Comanches, thanks to multiple forces of migration and technology. The mostly Texas history is a magnifying glass for the invasions of Indian lands. Duplicity and savagery on all sides.
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Comanche history all over Texas and Oklahoma. Great and interesting read.
Guy read this book and certainly has loaned it to many! It explains how the United States came into being, and describes tumultuous times between indigenous Native populations and white settlers. This eloquently written and fascinating insight into our country’s history makes a great gift for the readers in your life.
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History: S. C. Gwynne.
just finished. loving my native american roots and learning amarillo history.
Your cell phone is a trove of info for evil commercial and political empires--more precautions than I could have imagined when traveling.
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China, and the art of electronic thievery...
digital theft and how to travel overseas.
Assignment in Russia or China..Traveling Light in a Time of Digital Thievery
Pinned Image Karen Heller got me laughing this morning about the birth control brouhaha. As for the bishops, they're trying to distract their flock from kiddie abuse. Ach. I hate politics sometimes.