Recently, we asked on our Facebook fan page whether there was a book or series of books that other people around you were raving about but that you didn’t care for. The responses were varied, but we got the feeling that there were many people who didn’t like the “Twilight”and “Harry Potter” series.
Recently, a friend of mine posted a book review of the “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and asked if anyone had read the series and could comment favorably to counteract the growing image he was developing that the books were overrated and under par.
We asked the following question on our Facebook fan page recently: “This was on my mind this morning too. If you could ask your favorite author a question, what would you ask? Oh and who is your favorite author?” Among the responses were sentiments such as “who inspires you?”, “what drives you?” and “are you a mason?” The last response, I assume, is in reference to Dan Brown’s uncanny attention to detail and the specifics surrounding the concept of religious secrets being kept from the public at large in places such as the Vatican.
The conversation got me
And just as we were getting comfortable with the Kindle Touch, here comes a rumor that Amazon is getting set to produce color e-Ink devices sometime this year.
In 2009, there was speculation about a color e-Ink Kindle in the offing while the first generation Kindle stock started dwindling to nothing. It was shot down by Bezos himself saying that he had seen the mockups and they weren’t pretty. He went on to say that a color e-Ink Kindle was “multiple years” away. This is 2012 and not, by any stretch of the imagination, “multiple” years … a