If book readers and lovers of the printed page felt a disturbance in the force this weekend it may have been due to the latest fatality in the battle for tangible reading materials.
A bookless library opened this weekend in San Antonio. Yes, you read me right—a bookless library.
I’ll begin my analysis of this development with a question: What’s in a library? Read the rest of this entry
We each have an untold number of influences in our lives. They come in many forms—people, experiences, books, movies—and alter our perception, be it for better or worse.
A new book and study called, “”Harry Potter and the Millennials: Research Methods and the Politics of the Muggle Generation,” makes the claim that the tale of ”the boy who lived” has altered how our generation views on politics. Read the rest of this entry
The Hunger Games trilogy has brought forth a plethora of emotions since it became the next big thing a few years ago. Reactions have ranged from outrage to intrigue to utter obsession. Read the rest of this entry
We’re well into the summer vacation season, and with the extra sun and downtime comes summer reading.
It’s that time of year when our inner bookworms get to come out, and we can finally catch up on that stack of novels that’s been piling up on your nightstand (or more likely your Kindle).
Okay, so maybe actually making it through our summer reading list is actually a pipe dream for most if us. In spite of that, we thought we’d share our personal summer reading lists…or at least what we would read if we had the time: Read the rest of this entry
We did it! Page turning enthusiasts, the speculation of the death of the e-reader has begun!
Momentarily remove your noses from your books to rejoice, you bookworms you!
We have a new nemesis—the tablet.
For those unfamiliar with the tablet, you may want to put down your book and pick up a paper (occasionally) or even glimpse a headline on Twitter every now and again. But essentially they’re e-readers on steroids.
I admit, I have no qualms with the tablet, until they legitimately threaten my bound friends. Now, it better stick to its Angry Birds and Words With Friends and watch its back. Lovers of the written word are watching you.
Sure the tablet may lure you in with its convenience and apps. It may be portable and sleek and come with multicolored keyboards, but can it give you a paper cut? Read the rest of this entry