Everything Books: Online Books to E Books, Audio Books to Paper Books

Reading is Fun, Improve Reading Skills

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

Somewhere along the road of Xboxs and iPods, texting and DVR, reading landed itself a bad rap. It tried to keep up with our obsession for technology with the invention of the ebook and ereader, but the number of people who read is still shockingly low. Half of the kids today probably have no idea that the Harry Potter movies were books before they were movies. The mentality of most is: why bother reading when the good books will be turned into a movie? Well, because reading is fun! Sure a movie is fun to watch but why watch someone elses' interpretation of a book when you can make your own in your head? Reading a few hours a week can also improve your reading skills and your vocabulary. Besides just improving your reading skills or your vocabulary, there are a number of reasons why reading should become your new favorite hobby.

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Ebooks vs. Paper Books: Children's Books

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

To some of us, it's still shocking to see that 7-year-old walking around texting on their smartphone while listening to their brand new iTouch. It's no surprise that there are a number of things this iPod Generation won't find any need for that was so beloved to our own youth. Remember Saturday morning cartoons? They won't. The growing obsession with the Internet has even lowered the percentage of hours kids watch on a real television because they can watch “tv” shows online. They won't know desktop computers, landline phones, email, or even CDs. This growing dependency on technology has left parents with a dilemma between ebooks vs. paper books in regards to children's books. Both have a number of advantages, but they also have their disadvantages. You want your child to be up to date with all the new technology, but there's just a certain sense of tradition that's lost when you read your kids Dr. Seuss off of an ereader rather than a traditional paper book.

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E-Book Readers: Download Free Books

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

As our lives get busier and our free time becomes a few minutes here and there, most people don't have the leisure time to physically go to a bookstore, shop around for a good book, then actually engage in reading that book on their free time. Fortunately, someone recognized the need for easy access literature for people who need all the convenience they can get. E-book readers have made it incredibly simple to read a book whether you're in a traffic jam, travelling, or just enjoying your free time sitting at home. Not only are e-book readers perfect for that busy lifestyle of yours, they're also loved by your wallet as they offer the option to download free books!

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School Books: Buy Cheap Books, Sell Used Books

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

Don't you just love getting your syllabus every school year and noticing the long list of mandatory books for all five or six of your classes? Of course, every professor insists that the ten books on their syllabus are absolutely necessary to the learning process, but in a lot of cases you might open that book once. Most schools will give a rough estimate of how much textbooks will cost, but as the years pass you learn to multiply that number by five or six for the real total. When thinking about how much school will cost that year not only should you be thinking of tuition, but go ahead and tack on an extra couple hundred dollars for books. Sure some schools will offer to buy back your textbooks at the end of the year, but don't let them fool you. That $150 textbook will most likely be bought back for a whopping $20 or $30 dollars. Let's be real, in today's world that'll only get you about two sandwiches and maybe two carmel frappuccinos at Starbucks. The cost of going to school is already high, so stop over paying for your school books.

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The Future of Books: Electronic Books

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

A little over sixty years ago people talked about the future in terms of flying cars, space travel, and holographic television. While we're not exactly packing our bags for the moon, we've managed to come a long way in terms of technology since the 1940's. We may not have flying cars but we have battery powered cars or cars that parallel park themselves, smartphones that can respond to your voice and actually understand what you mean, and have managed to digitally consolidate millions of books and make them readable on computers or other electronic devices.The electronic book allows you to download most books instantaneously, it's portable, and it doesn't have restricting store hours. The evolution of the electronic book doesn't necessarily mean we're heading in the extreme direction of Ray Bradbury's Farenheit 451, but with sales increasing every year, electronic books are most definitely the future of books.

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