Tag: barnes & noble

  • Book Review: “A Storm of Swords” by George R.R. Martin

    Book Review: “A Storm of Swords” by George R.R. Martin

    (The epic adventure continues) Genre: Fantasy – In this, the third book of the “A Song and Ice and Fire” series, Martin takes us on a rousing adventure covering many of the territories, islands, and venturing far north of the wall. This book is way to long to summarize in a short blog entry. Needless […]

  • Glow in the Dark Nook

    Rejoice Nook readers!  The darkness will no longer stop you from reading, A new version of the Nook Simple Touch Reader comes out in May with built in lighting so you can keep reading without bothering anyone else.  Or finagling with those external lights that 1. Were not really made for the Nook (despite what they say) […]

  • Nook Simple Touch for Christmas 2011

    A couple of years ago, I was DEAD set AGAINST e-readers.  I thought the world was ending and I made it perfectly clear that I would NEVER stop reading a “real book”.  The smell and feel of a good book….sorry I will never get an e-reader.  NEVER! Fast forward a year or so, and Lori […]

  • Book Review: “Dreams of the Dead” by Perri O’Shaughnessy

    Book Review: “Dreams of the Dead” by Perri O’Shaughnessy

    Genre:  Thiller  (I LOVE Nina!) At one time, I considered Perri O’Shaughnessy my favorite authors.  In 2004, we took a day trip to Carmel, CA to meet them, get autographs, a picture (which they asked me to take off this blog a few years later) and hang around Carmel.  It was a great day. Before […]

  • Book Review: “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin

    Book Review: “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin

    Genre:  Fantasy (brutal, epic) “A Game of Thrones” is the first of five books in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series.  Galen at the Tracy, CA Barnes & Noble told me it was a great book (he was right) and that I really should expand beyond spies, killing and murder. With “Harry Potter” […]

  • The New Barnes & Noble Nook: Taking it for a Spin

     (Barry Eisler rocks!) Sandra at the Tracy, CA Barnes & Noble held this up for me to see when I sat down in my favorite spot.  I jumped up, took it, and spent 30 minutes or so playing with it. VERY nice! Having the old Nook; I found out that this one is much faster, […]

  • Barnes & Noble Introduces a New Nook

    Surfing the Internet today I spotted this article from the NY Times stating that a new Nook eReader has been introduced! Very cool. Here are some basics of the $139 eReader: It is WiFi only, it uses e-ink technology so glare will not be a problem, the entire display is touch screen, they claim the […]

  • The eBook Bookstore

    The eBook Bookstore

    I ran across this article on CNN this morning. Very interesting and very scary for those of us who LOVE books, but, the changes in how bookstores evolve in the next few years will be interesting to watch. To summarize the article:  Borders is going under chapter 11, and Barnes & Noble stock is down […]