Dec 19, 2014

RAW 141219


This weeks RAW offerings to enjoy with your favourite beverage.  This weeks beverage recommendation is Bicerin.  If your a fan of Mocha Latte / Cafe Mocha, then this is one for you. 

Let me take this time to wish all my readers a joyous Christmas and pray that you remember the reason for the season.  The first two article listed below may help you during this time.
  • Bilbo’s Last Goodbye
  • Home for the Holidays: Your Survival Guide
  • Kids Experiencing Massive Problems with Book Discovery
  • The Bookseller's Books of the Year
  • B&N Expects Brick and Mortar Bookselling to Wither Over the Next Decade




Bilbo’s Last Goodbye


desiringgod.org - This is it for the Bagginses. At least for now, on the big screen.  The great insight of Tolkien’s “On Fairy Stories” is that the Christian story “is the greatest and most complete conceivable eucatastrophe" The Birth of Christ is the eucatastrophe of Man’s history. The Resurrection is the eucatastrophe of the story of the Incarnation. This story begins and ends in joy.  Read more...




Home for the Holidays: Your Survival Guide


psychologytoday.com - Forgiveness... it’s the key to living a life that is full and rich and free! So, knowing you’ll be seeing some folks that have been difficult for you, prepare yourself. Rather than focusing on how irksome they still might be and how you can “defend”, spend some time using whatever forgiveness process works best for you. Read more...


Kids Experiencing Massive Problems with Book Discovery


goodereader.com - Book discovery is a pressing issue in the print and digital world. Major online stores are hard pressed to keep up with the sheer amount of new content being published on a daily basis and the brick and motor locations tend to focus on bestsellers and adult content. Kids have the hardest time in discovering new authors and new books to read because no one exclusively caters to their needs. Read more...

The Bookseller's Books of the Year


bookseller.com - The main question we asked when compiling the second Books of the Year list, was: what are these sort of lists good for? Until last year, in its previous 155 years The Bookseller eschewed this kind of listing, partially because it was felt that, as the august Organ of the book trade, we were to be somewhat above the fray and should not be picking favourites. Read more...




B&N Expects Brick and Mortar Bookselling to Wither Over the Next Decade


the-digital-reader.com - When B&N announced in January 2013 that they expected to shrink for the next decade, many pundits including this blogger started singing dirges for B&N's imminent demise.  But it now looks like B&N's plans aren't as simple as shuttering hundreds of stores. Read more...