Book Review: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / April 8, 2014

The murder / mystery is interesting but not the center, or the strength of the story. The characters are also interesting, it takes awhile to get to know them which is not necessarily bad, but are also not the strength of the book. The book is strong with describing a society gone amok.

Fun Facts Friday: Maya Angelou
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / April 4, 2014

Today we celebrate the birthday of notable author and poet Maya Angelou (4 April, 1928). Her life is an inspiration to many people and she is known for captivating the audiences through her magical lyrics and beauty of her words in her poems. Books by Maya Angelou The author’s birth name is Marguerite Ann Johnson Ms. Angelou’s older brother nicknamed her  “Maya,” shortened from “My” or “Mya Sister.” Ms. Angelou’s grandmother took in her grandchildren for several years due to their parents’ divorce. The kids lived with their grandmother, a smart and honest store owner, for several years in Stamps, Arkansas. Ms. Angelou was abused at the age of 8 by her mother’s boyfriend. The man was found guilty, spent one day in jail (?) and was murdered a few days after his release. Ms. Angelou was She was active in the Civil Rights movement, and worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. King was assassinated on her 40th birthday. Ms. Angelou’s jobs when she was younger included a table dancer and a madam for lesbian prostitutes. Ms. Angelou’s first album, Miss Calypso, produced (1957), was made possible due to the popularity of her nightclub act. Ms. Angelou…

R3: A New Bill in the Senate Would Change eBook Pricing for the Worst, No More Indie Pub
Latest Posts / April 1, 2014

With R3, eBook publishers will be able to create different purchasing platforms, and will be able to charge readers per page, per time allocation, per usage or per download. For example, publisher X might charge it’s users a penny a page (or more), while publisher Y might charge a penny a minute (or more). On the other hand publisher P might want to charge the reader per download (PC, Kindle, etc.) or they might decide they like the current structure and not change a thing.

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