My Favorite Lit-Blog Things: July 29, 2010

Why the iPad Hasn’t Killed the Kindle (Newsweek)

Free Pale Fire! The next big Nabokov controversy. (Slate)

If you haven’t learned by now, the Booker longlist is out:

KfC is a great place to turn for Booker coverage.

another cookie crumbles is looking for suggestions as to which longlisters to read.

The Mookse and The Gripes will be weighing in on at least two more (for a total of four), maybe all of them. Stay tuned.

ANL LitLovers LitBlog and Whispering Gums have the scoop on award news from Down Under (another must read author whom I have not yet read….).

Happy Birthday, Kim of Reading Matters! With a list of birthday essentials

The Desert Reader has “Five Reasons to Read the Classics“.


7 Responses to My Favorite Lit-Blog Things: July 29, 2010

  1. You are very assiduous with these posts Kerry … I really appreciate your highlighting what’s going on around the traps.

  2. I have an iPad and I agree – I don’t think it’ll replace the Kindle. For me, it’s like a computer screen – love reading the news on it, but that’s about it. I have a couple of “free” books (Peter Pan, Art of War, Pride and Prejudice) downloaded on it, and while it’s fun to swipe the screen to turn the pages, reading on it isn’t really fun. Again, I’m one of *those* people who still believe reading should include “real” paper and not electronic paper.

  3. Kerry says:

    Thanks, Whispering!

    I agree with you, anothercookie, and the article on the Kindle. The iPad really has a different niche than the dedicated ereaders. The ereaders cannot do what the iPad and imitators are (will be) able to do, but the electronic ink/paper is so easy on the eyes for sustained reading. I may give up my Kindle, but only for something with a screen that is as eyestrain free.

  4. I don’t have an e-reader yet. Was waiting for the iPad but I’ve pretty well decided that the iPad is like a superduper mini laptop (and I’d love it for that) and an e-reader it really ain’t as you say. I want something that is easier on the eye. I see Amazon is about to release the new generation Kindle. I’m thinking this might be it for me.

    • Kerry says:

      The price is looking right with the new models Amazon has released. I do like the idea of an iPad for nearly everything besides reading full length novels. Only, then maybe I would never get anything done, reading included…..

  5. Lisa Hill says:

    Just joining the chorus of thank yous for these posts of yours, Kerry – you always find something interesting for me to read!

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