A podcast that I follow, called The Light in Every Thing, recently devoted a few episodes to the emerging technology of Extended and/or Augmented Reality, which is like Virtual Reality on steroids. In the very near future it's going to be widely possible to "step into" the electronic world and experience it with all our … Continue reading Will Extended Reality replace reading?
Now that they've published two titles by Diana Wynne Jones (see my post on the latest, Castle in the Air), the Folio Society has surely seen the wisdom of producing more. But which ones? House of Many Ways, which has been marketed as the third book in the "trilogy" that started with Howl's Moving Castle, … Continue reading What Diana Wynne Jones book should the Folio Society publish next?
Alternatives to Goodreads come up now and then, and I check them out because I'm not wild about the Amazon monopoly. I'm not sure how my using GR would profit Amazon since I almost never buy books from them, and my reviews don't attract lots of views and excitement. Still, I am always interested in … Continue reading Is there an alternative to Goodreads?
If you use WordPress, you know that a while ago they pushed upon us a new way of viewing and editing our posts, called the "Gutenberg Block Editor." I always resist changes in my computerized life, having usually just gotten used to the last innovation by the time the next one appears. So I stuck … Continue reading How are you doing with the block editor?
During this pandemic year, I've taken a lot of e-courses. They were already a part of my life, but during lockdown my usage expanded enormously! It was a way to keep learning and interacting with people in some way, even when in-person instruction was not possible. And as I'm sure you've all experienced yourself as … Continue reading Are e-courses better than books?
If you enjoy seeing plays in the theatre, it's likely that you can't see as many as you'd like -- especially at the moment, due to pandemic closures. An alternate way to experience a play script is to read it, trying to bring it to life in your mind. It's a different activity than reading … Continue reading Do you read plays?
My reading pace varies, but I usually finish between three and twelve books per month. I've gone through phases in my life where I record at least the title and author of every book, and since I started blogging seven years ago, I've kept that up. I've never written a review or even jotted notes … Continue reading Do you write about every book you read?