Friday, July 12, 2013

The Hi Ho, Silver! Away! Weekly Link Round-Up

This will be an abbreviated round-up this week because-- frankly, m'dear-- Denis and I spent the week down in Bisbee, and for once I got all my posts written and scheduled ahead of time. A week in the mountains where it's at least twenty degrees cooler. A week with nothing to do but sit out in the shade and read and watch all the critters come up for a visit. Positively decadent, ain't it?  *grin*

Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff

Book Candy

I  ♥ Lists

That's it for this week. Don't forget to stop by next weekend when I'll have a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure!


  1. Cathy - Have a great trip to Bisbee, and thanks as ever for the links. Must check out that one on reading rules and personality!

    1. We did have a wonderful trip to Bisbee. Thanks, Margot!

  2. Sounds like a great trip. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Nice post too.

    Silver's Reviews

  3. Just a few comments about that "Amazon the monopolist" linked article. I was underwhelmed by the data presented to support the case, e.g. Amazon sells about 25% of new books....I didn't see any mention of Amazon's support of the DOJ's position in their case against Apple and book publishers re conspiring to fix prices, a case that Apple et al lost and is now appealing claiming they did nothing wrong. Maybe the article author is an i-P (phone, pad, pod) lover. Finally, I am really getting tired on these whining commentaries against Amazon. I love bookstores, newspapers, magezines etc. as much as the next guy but they are dinosaurs, and when the next Borders or print Newsweek bites the dust I'll shed a tear, jump to my Kindle, order a discounted book, and start reading it in seconds, comforted by the knowledge that competitive advantage doesn't last forever. Ask AT&T. Regards, Ken

    1. I know plenty of people who'll whine and cry if all the bookstores go belly up. They won't have any place to use as a showroom to "test drive" the books they go home to buy online. I don't happen to think bookstores are dinosaurs, but they do have to be willing to change. I also buy things from Amazon, but I don't view it as a company that's the greatest thing since sliced bread.


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