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It’s “Banned Books Week 2013” – what are you reading?

I start my days with checking in on Facebook. This is probably not very wise since Facebook is the epitome of a black hole for time. Nevertheless, I started out this Monday morning with a scan of my news feed and spotted the post which said that Banned Books Week started on Sunday the 22nd. That’s this week!

It seems a little sad that I have never heard of this awareness campaign before this year. It seems as if it ought to be something every reader (and writer) should be aware of. The practice of banning books is

Digital or physical books? How about both?

Stumbled onto “Confessions of an E-Book Virgin” at the Huffington Post yesterday and was at first amused at the way in which he approached the issue of eBooks taking over from physical books. He outright says that staring at another screen all day makes him ever more resistant to adopt the digital book. Which just goes to show how much he doesn’t know what an eInk display actually is.

Choosing the physical over the digital? Why a choice?

As one who didn’t embrace digital reading until the advent of the Kindle, and one who stuck to

What’s your reading poison?

Every reader is drawn to a particular type of genre. Most hardcore readers read just about anything you put in front of them, but we all have a favourite calling when it comes to books.

Where did you get that book?

I suppose that your choice of genre is influenced by the type of book you first read. Whether you have a built-in appreciation for a type of genre that is fed when you find the your first book that interests you, or the first book you read plants the seed is a topic for debate.

In my

Opinions, Opinions… What’s Yours?

The secret to living a passion filled life? As my friend Alan Cohen shared it all comes down to how your make decisions in life. Alan introduced the idea that anytime you need to make a choice in life, to make sure you remain on the path that’s true to yourself, it all boils down to either a “Hell Yes!” or a “Hell No!”.

In other words when making any choice, from what to have for dinner to which city to live in, if your choice doesn’t totally light you on fire and make you excited then it’s

Battle of the Sexes and their eReaders…

While many male politicians have been noted in the news for their use of technology to distribute questionable pictures and having them spread everywhere from phones to Twitter women have been quietly using their technology, mainly eReaders, to silently devour provocative titles such as, “Maid for a Billionaire”, and “My Horizontal Life”.

Those titles are a glimpes of the lusty titles that are on the top of Amazon’s current bestsellers list. Its no secret that women like their romance novels, but while technology has been generally associated with the four eyed nerd types, those stereotypes are rapidly fading