Posted: February 28th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Indeep Media | Tags: Book Review, CINDER, Cyborg Romance, Marissa Meyer, New York Times Bestselling Author, Read A Book, Standout | Comments Off
It’s almost impossible to miss, spend 15 minutes on the internet and your sure to bump into some mention or other of Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, a new dystopian novel placing a pot of cyborgs, magical powers and evil stepmothers on the boil.
Cinder is the debut novel of New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer . The story is loosely based on the classic fairytale “Cinderella”. Though Cinder is aimed squarley at a young adult/scifi audience, it’s a surprising good read for those of us who have managed to grow facial hair. Cinder was selected as one of IndieBound’s Kids’ Next List for winter 2012. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 25th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Read A Book | Tags: Read A Book | Comments Off
Libraries have always embraced technology, from the Dewey Decimal System, computerised cataloging and solid public internet access, libraries are a hive of techo-activity. The row upon row of racked books have left libraries with an image of stuffiness, hiding the technological machinations behind their operation. The ability to search a catalog online means readers no longer have to trip down to the local library to see if the book we’re after is available or not. Just to prove they are in the swing, libraries across the U.S. are now allowing bookworms to borrow a book from the comfort of their favorite armchair. More than 10,000 local libraries in the U.S. are set to lend eBooks that can be viewed on Kindle eReaders as well as devices running the Kindle App. Read the full article »»»»