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“Go the F–k to Sleep” audiobook version currently free from Audible

By now you’ve probably heard of the new pseudo-children’s book “Go the Fuck to Sleep”, which was conceived as a joke by the author for his friends, but then turned viral and was transformed into an actual book. If you’re … Continue reading

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Borders employees amuse Internet with snarky sign humor

Buzzfeed has a fun/sad page of 13 different signs recently found in Borders stores across the U.S. Some of them convey the sort of opinions you imagine bookstore employees are usually forced to keep private, which is always fun to … Continue reading

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New Kindle commercial is possibly also a tampon commercial

The Kindle is so light and carefree that when you’re using one, you can run and jump and hold hands and collapse into a laugh-ball with your other literate friends. The Kindle can absorb far more words than your grandmother’s … Continue reading

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Does a Kindle make a good prison bribe? No, it does not.

The Los Angeles Times reported today that when a prison official returned from holiday vacation last month, she found a new Kindle on her desk. It had been given to her by Fabian Nuñez, former Assembly Speaker for California and … Continue reading

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Is a Kindle bullet proof? There’s one quick way to find out.

“Can a book save your life?” That’s what Tom Shillue of the literary journal Electric Literature asks in the clip above, and you can tell he should be taken very seriously because he does that TV news journalist walk toward … Continue reading

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Today’s bargain book: “Zombocalypse Now” by Matt Youngmark

“Zombocalypse Now” by Matt Youngmark Price: $2.99 / Lending enabled Amazon Summary: You’re a stuffed bunny and it’s the end of the world. Between you and your objective are forty or fifty ­zombies gorging ­themselves on the flesh of the … Continue reading

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A reminder that not everyone likes to receive a book for a gift

That Kindle holiday ad now running on U.S. television warms me like a cup of hot chocolate, but I suspect it’s something of a Christmas miracle. For contrast: Once, while I was working at a mortgage company back in college … Continue reading

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Amy Sedaris mocks ereaders in funny promo clip

After finally turning her new book, “Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People,” around so that the cover is upright and facing the camera, the always hyperactive comedian Amy Sedaris says, “For many of you young readers, this is a book.” … Continue reading

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