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And the markedly anti-real.

Posts Tagged ‘The Great eBook Debate’

  • The Last Word

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    I have always wanted to have the last word only I am not the sort of person who comes up with it on the spur of the moment. For me, to write is to think..

  • Parchments, Paper and Palimpsests

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    The word ‘palimpsest’ is not usually found in an eleven-year’s vocabulary, even a word-loving kid, as I was. I learnt it only because my family were living in England My mother had, with the idea..

  • Drawing Dragons

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    In P3 (as grade 3 is known in Northern Ireland) my teacher began reading Tolkien’s The Hobbit. It probably comes as no surprise to anyone who knows the books I’ve illustrated that it left an..

  • Paper Traces

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    Recently my boyfriend and I broke up. When the recriminations and the laments were done, my parting request was that he return my copy of Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem. He’d borrowed it months earlier,..

  • The Lost Art

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    I am a reader.  I don’t mind how or where I read a book as long as I can lose myself in a story. Reading allows me to escape to another time and place; makes me..

  • The shape of books to come

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    My name is Nick and I’m a gamer. I enjoy playing games, and I enjoy making them. I’ve spent the last 15 years working as a video game developer and now myself, and two of..

  • Lost Treasures

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    It was like a small death – a lemming leaping over the precipice with the mob because someone thought it was a good idea. Only to survive and wonder how you could be convinced such..

  • A View of One’s Own

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    I am not tremendously for or against ebooks – they simply are but one more form that stories can take. Unlike newspapers, I think there will always be a market for printed books, and that..

  • A pernickity book worm

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    From the moment my mother first introduced me to the written word I have been a book worm. Always curious, always questioning and always devouring new stories and adventures – eager to dig in and..

  • E-books: a love-hate relationship

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    E-books are brilliant. I don’t like e-books. These two statements sum up my feelings about e-books, and rather than try to resolve the paradox by choosing one side or another, I’m going to let the..