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    Best Books of 2016 Compilation

    Maybe 2016 was an all-out Dumpster Fire for you. Maybe it wasn’t. Either way, you probably missed some great books as the months sped by. I have compiled a resource list to help you choose your next book (a best book) before 2017 takes over and you have to keep up with those. I have broken them into some categories to make it easier to peruse. Perhaps you like Award winners. Committees form, discuss, celebrate a winner. Man Booker Award winners are usually great books for me because they are often quirky. However, they do not allow Americans to enter, so if you want an American experience, go instead with…

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    Thoughts on E-Readers vs. Books

    Thoughts on E-reading versus paper-and-glue books: the short version. Pros of the e-Reader phenomenon: I have a ton of books with me, and it is only a pound.  Great for traveling, if you read as much as me.  Lots of free and discounted books, including the service called Oyster, which bills itself as the “Netflix for books.”  (I do subscribe, and I admit that I read things on there that I would never, ever buy, so it is definitely a beneficial service for those of us who might need to expand our horizons. Also, with the online self-publishing, there are so many more writers who are writing, and can develop…

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