Accessory Review: Tablift Tablet Stand

By Juli Monroe
August 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Okay, yes, I admit the first time I saw this, my reaction was something like: weird steampunky fusion of tablet and mechanical spider. I don’t know which of us started singing “Spider Thing” to the tune of “Spider Pig” from the Simpsons, but both my husband and I have [ on]

App Review: Google Play Books for Android

By Chris Meadows
June 17, 2014 // 10 Comments

I hadn’t paid much attention to Google Play Books before. I’d installed and even paid for readers like Aldiko and Moon+ (TeleRead review), and snagged a couple freeish ones like UB Reader, but Play Books just sat in my app drawer, unused, like most of the pack-in Google apps. But when I came [ on]

Gadget Review: RAVPower Dynamo-On-the-Go

By Juli Monroe
June 13, 2014 // 2 Comments

I’ve been a fan of RAVPower ever since they sent me a 14000 mAh external battery to review. So when they offered me a [easyazon-link asin=”B00KKCQ7SC” locale=”us”][2-in-1] RAVPower® Duo 7800mAh Portable Charger[/easyazon-link], I said, “Yes please!” [ on]

Review: SwiftKey Note for iOS

By Juli Monroe
May 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of the things I love most about the Android platform is the ability to use third-party keyboards, like SwiftKey, which has an uncanny predictive ability. Unfortunately, iOS doesn’t allow third-party keyboards. The stock keyboard is okay, but it doesn’t have crazy good prediction. [ on]

N2A card on Nook HD: Two weeks later

By Juli Monroe
March 11, 2014 // 5 Comments

I reported a few weeks ago that I had purchased an N2A card running Android KitKat for my Nook HD. I’d planned to use it for at least a week as my (close to) sole tablet and report back on my findings. I’ve now used it long enough to make some recommendations, and I made a few [ on]

Review: Tarot for Writers by Corrine Kenner

By Chris Meadows
February 28, 2014 // 2 Comments

If you type the words into Google, you’ll find that random story generator sites are everywhere on the Internet. It seems like people have discovered the randomness of computers can help them shuffle up a bunch of basic archetypes and come up with a plot outline they can write to. But there’s a [ on]

Book Review: Undead & Unbound

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Undead & Unbound: Unexpected Tales From Beyond the Grave, put together by the horror and dark fiction authors and serial anthologists Brian M. Sammons and David Conyers, is anything but your usual grab-bag of selfies from the zombie apocalypse that fill the horror aisles these days. No surprise [ on]

Book Review: Nathan's Run by John Gilstrap

By Juli Monroe
September 26, 2013 // 3 Comments

I’m late coming to John Gilstrap, which is too bad. He’s an excellent thriller writer. I burned through a couple of his Johnathan Graves books, and just finished Nathan’s Run, which was his first published novel. Until I read the Afterward, I hadn’t realized it has been a [ on]

Book Review: 'The Dragon Masters' by Jack Vance

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 31, 2013 // 0 Comments

Thanks to Jack Vance, my early teens were haunted by dragonish monstrosities with such names as Termagants, Striding Murderers, Juggers, and Blue Horrors. These weren’t drawn from a young adult story, but from one of Vance’s most concentrated, intensely imagined and effective evocations [ on]

Book Review: Yesterday's Classics E-Book Collection

By Joanna Cabot
August 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s my last week of summer vacation, and I’ll be spending it planning for the coming school year. I have been delighted to find a growing niche of publishers that are targeting the back-to-school market with specialized e-book collections, and this e-book collection comes from one such [ on]

Book Review: 'Just a Geek' by Wil Wheaton

By Joanna Cabot
August 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

I got this book from the recent Humble Bundle, and I went into it expecting to like it. I was a huge “Star Trek” fan back in the day, and I never ‘hated’ Wesley Crusher the way some fans seemed to. I’ve also enjoyed his recurring bit part on “The Big Bang [ on]

Book Review: 'Dust' by Hugh Howey

By Joanna Cabot
August 20, 2013 // 3 Comments

“Dust” is the final instalment in indie darling Hugh Howey’s Silo Saga, which began with “Wool” in 2011 and concludes with this just-released title. I picked it up on release day because I enjoyed the previous two volumes and also because Hugh Howey sells his work free [ on]

App Review: Duolingo for iOS

By Joanna Cabot
July 30, 2013 // 1 Comment

Duolingo is a learning app that promised to ‘gamify’ language learning. As a language teacher, I was ready to roll! I downloaded the app, picked my desired language, and … and I lasted about an hour before I was bored and annoyed. Sorry! The App Setup The app is set up with a [ on]

Book Review: 'Collected Poems' by Lynette Roberts

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

Lynette Roberts (1909-1994), Welsh by name, descent, and election, in fact sprang from far more twisted roots than her association with the Dylan Thomas generation of modern Welsh poets might suggest. Although her two published books of poetry, “Poems” (1944) and “Gods with [ on]

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