Escaping to the world of books.

Escaping to the world of books.

Reading for me brings alive a whole different universe in my head.

I was discussing with my mother the other night, our completely different tastes in literature and entertainment. I tend to like the thrillers and horrors and whodunits and she prefers light, comedic, feel-good kind of stories. It is her long standing opinion that what you fill your mind with is what you will live; and she has constantly been afraid of my becoming dark and evil because of the kinds of books I insist on reading.

I explained to her that for me, the Stephen King’s

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Storytelling Reinvented By A New App & The iPad

Things are hopping at the App Store as a new little app that takes a new approach to storytelling has landed at the top of the heap.

Storytelling on the iPad has been evolving and now the new app Papercut launched by London-based developer Ustwo is taking it to a whole new level. Papercut combines video and sound as well as text to make stories come to life in a whole new way.

The idea behind Papercut was to use the simplicity of of the iPad’s capabilities and create an easy to use enhanced reading experience. Written text

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Booktrack™ – sound and musical effects for eBooks?

Last week saw the launch of a new company called Booktrack™. Their claim to fame is that they will publish your eBook to the accompaniment of music and/or sound effects … which may or may not be enticing for eBook readers.

Imagination vs forced aural effects?

Come now! Be serious!

Traditionally, the whole idea of reading was to fuel the imagination as well as broaden the vocabulary and general knowledge, wasn’t it?

As a child, it gave me great pleasure to imagine an entire world of my own built around the images, sounds and smells that authors would

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