Nov 28, 2014

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Four articles, plus1, for you to peruse this weekend over your favourite beverage.  This week I would recommend an Affogato!

  1. Can e-Books Ever Overtake Print?
  2. Study finds readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper
  3. Harry Potter Book Series More Influential than the Bible According To Facebook
  4. Commentary on popular post: No, You Are Not Running Late. You Are Rude and Inconsiderate!

The plus1, if you are considering what to read next try:

Two Reasons To Stay Up Past Your Bedtime


wolfsbooks.com.au - Here are two e-Books I read and thoroughly enjoyed.  Both of these books were written in such a way that I didn't want to put it down, so I stayed up well past my normal bedtime eagerly reading.  I am now recommending them to you to read.  Let me know if you have read them and if so, what you thought. I could say that the author approached me personally and invited me to read this book... Full Article...







Can e-Books Ever Overtake Print?

goodereader.com - A number of analysts have been proclaiming that within a few years digital eBooks will overtake print. PricewaterhouseCoopers is one of the most notorious, who recently said this will occur in 2018. Is this possible? Full article...



Study finds readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper


theguardian.com - A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were "significantly" worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitisation on the reading experience. Full article...


Harry Potter Book Series More Influential than the Bible According To Facebook


bookbear.info - A recent study conducted by Facebook revealed that author J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter book series has been more influential in people's lives than the Bible.

For the past year, a meme circulated around Facebook has asked people to list books that have influenced them, which is how two researchers, Pinkesh Patel and Lada Adamic, were able to compile their data composed of 130,000 user updates to create their list.  Full article...

Commentary on popular post: No, You Are Not Running Late. You Are Rude and Inconsiderate!

challies.com - Like most epic and enjoyable rants, we can all identify with the heart of the issue.  In many ways I am inclined to agree with Savage. I can very easily see a link between promptness and character, where people of mature character tend to be the ones who show up on time. But there is always one nagging little thought in the back of my mind: Jesus was late Full article...