Sunday Bookish Round-up


Here are a few bookish headlines that caught my eye this week!  I'd love to hear your thoughts on them.

*Looking for a summer book?  This flowchart from Teach.com will help you find the perfect book for you, whether you want recent or classic, fiction or non-fiction, light or dark.

*A recent study shows that only 12 per cent of e-book users have downloaded from the library.  Because of this some major publishers are limiting the books they're making available to the library.
I haven't borrowed one from the library yet, though I've checked it out.  Have you borrowed an e-book from your library?  Do you think it will pick up in time?  Do you think what the publishers are doing is a good idea?


*The Canadian Women in the Literary Arts numbers are out and it's not good.  As Jennifer Weiner has pointed out, women are reviewed less than their male counterparts and these numbers paint the same picture of gender inequality here in Canada.

*Reading Rainbow is back!  But not to your television screen, to your iPad.  At $9.99 a month or $29.99 for six months, it's a little pricey.  
My children enjoy using our tablet but since they broke the volume button off, they haven't been allowed near it.  So I don't think I would pay this much money for an app for them.  But boy does this bring back memories.  Would you buy this app for your child?


Comments

  1. I don't think I would mind if publishers stopped supplying libraries with Ebooks, because what I love about libraries are their actual, physical books! It's a shame less women are reviewed though!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  2. No, no, no! I don't want to hear they're limiting the books they supply to the library. I LOVE borrowing e-books from the library. That's where I get all my great YA. It is so easy to borrow a kindle book from my library so I always check there before buying anything.

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