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A short comment, the reverse is happening too. I have been finding much more books written by Chinese lately and of different generations.
After reading this article from the New York Times web article (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/19/books/19harding.html.) I had to share it. I find it amusing and also frustrating that Paul Harding’s novel was rejected by many of the publishers that he sent his Pulitzer winning manuscript too. Makes me wonder if they really read what is sent or do they immediately change the top of rejection letter name and send it by snail mail so that the next Pulitzer Prize winning author can add one more rejection letter to his or her stack of mail.
I loved the article on the iPad. This is something I am considering and am still researching. I have not crossed over to an ereader as of yet but am always watching for the right product.
I also likes the info on Amazons rare and collective book store. I love beautiful and rare books…. I will be checking this out more.
As my time is limited these days helping with my first grandchild, In the Book News was even more valuable to me. I am thankful for the Pulitzer article so I now want to hunt down the fiction winner,Tinkers. The ideal sanctuary for readers about iPad is thought provoking but also valuable by defining iPad's benefit for readers. Read Kiddo Read certainly brings to light some interesting info on Patterson's involvement in all this. And lastly, the "rare and collectible" at Amazon is a cautionary tale of what to watch for. Considering the sellers of these books put the details in their description, I have found it important to caution people that the descriptions hopefully are true but also many sellers tend to mislead..I know I would be hesitant to pay a large amount for a book I have not physically seen with my eyes and have in my hands. Again a fascinating and valuable post! Thanks!
Thank you both for your great comments!
Colleen … I too was amazed with everything the editor became involved with. I know that getting your first book published is an amazing step and not a easy step. The wife has tried to get children books published and the frustration of finding a publisher to even look at your work is daunting. BTW … I have enjoyed reading your comments.
I found the article “The iPad is for readers” to be interesting. I have the same problem with the iPhone in that it will not multitask and that is frustrating at times. I am surprised that this day in age that Apple has introduced a new device that doesn’t support multitasking, but with that said I will most likely still go with the iPad if and when I decide to gear up and start reading books electronically.
The article about the 2010 Pulitzer winners was also very interesting. I haven’t read Paul Harding’s debut, “Tinker.” This book does sound like an interesting read. I also found out that Paul Harding is a former drummer for the rock group Cold Water Flat. I have enjoyed many of their songs and now I am going to find out more about his writing ability when I read his book.
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