Jul 31, 2015

Random Articles - RAW 150731


Hey, Hey it's that time of the day (or week, I should say), where I offer my list of selected articles, about random topics... Not all about books, not all about technology, just stuff I read and liked.  And before you think one of these articles is a hint about the future of this blog, no, I ain't calling it quits, I just found the article Why Bloggers Are Calling It Quits to be very interesting.  I too, pray that social media will mature, although I'm not holding my breath.   So sit back and enjoy some of these articles or your favourite book this weekend with your preferred choice of beverages.  Maybe you would like to try Sparkling Long Black.  Enjoy!


  • 10 (Sci-Fi) Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)
  • 5 Completed Series to Read While You Wait for WINDS OF WINTER
  • Major Publishers Might Revise eBook Pricing for Libraries
  • How To Make Your Bookish LEGO Dreams Come True
  • Why Bloggers Are Calling It Quits 





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10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)


io9 - Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books—but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it’s easier to fake it. We asked some of our favorite writers, and they told us the 10 books that everyone pretends to have read. And why you should actually read them. Read more...




5 Completed Series to Read While You Wait for WINDS OF WINTER


bookriot.com - It’s that time of year again: Game of Thrones finished its season in June, and of all the A Song of Ice And Fire readers are wondering when George R. R. Martin is going to finish his next book so we can all head back to Westeros. Sadly, there’s no Winds of Winter in sight. Not yet, at least. What’s a fan to do? Read other series, of course. But there’s a problem with that as well: so many other great fantasy series are also unfinished. Read more...



Major Publishers Might Revise eBook Pricing for Libraries


goodereader.com - The Association of American Publishers has just released their annual data report and e-book sales are not doing that great. In the first three months of 2015 they have plummeted 7.5% from the same period last year. In all of 2014 e-books have more or less stabilize with only 3% growth from the year prior and this is forcing publishers to evaluate their policies on selling e-books to libraries. Read more...



How To Make Your Bookish LEGO Dreams Come True


bookriot.com - Have you ever wandered around the LEGO area of a toy store and wondered, “I wish they would make LEGO sets with the characters and settings from .”  Read more...








challies.com - I have been blogging for 12 years now. For at least 11 of those years, people have been predicting the end of the blog. The reasons have changed, but the predictions have been consistent: It is only a matter of time before the blogosphere collapses.  Last month Christianity Today ran an article by Amy Julia Becker titled “Why Bloggers Are Calling It Quits.” She points to high-profile bloggers Andrew Sullivan and Heather Armstrong. Both of them have recently decided to walk away from their blogs at the very height of their popularity. Read more...




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