Episode 026 - Print vs. Digital + Libraries vs. Owning
By Book Club for Masochists
Our attempt to be super efficient in deciding the winner of Print vs. Digital and Library vs. Owning fails. We read off a bunch of Chuck Tingle ebook titles, so if our listeners might have small children in earshot...just maybe consider not. Seriously. UBC archives a pizza box (see link in the notes). Libraries have so many great things, you all! Finally, we end by discussing eating vs. consuming of library materials. Don’t eat library materials! In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray Books & Magazines (which we’ve read) The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum (I think this was the one I read, it’s here on Project Gutenberg - Matthew) Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (2003...I was sure I read this earlier, you can download it for free here - Matthew) Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow Red Moon by Benjamin Percy Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein Psychology Today Scientific American Mind New Scientist Nintendo Power (Wikipedia) Library Resources Adobe Digital Editions is a program that allows you to read ebooks on your computer, eReader, and some tablets or which is sometimes used to transfer library ebooks to eReader devices when they cannot be wirelessly downloaded directly onto the device hoopla is a resource some libraries have for borrowing audiobooks, movies, ebooks, and comics Zinio is a resource some libraries have that allows library patrons to access full-color, digital versions of popular magazines Playaway individual audiobooks loaded on a small, simple mp3 player The elephant in the library ebook lending room that we don’t really mention is OverDrive Things & Stuff E-ink vs. tablets screens - for health and lifestyle An old but informative and interesting article about why it is soooooo hard to borrow ebooks from libraries (Digital Trends) Chuck Tingle (no he did not win a hugo) (Wikipedia) Chuck Tingle’s Space Raptor Butt Invasion, the Hugo Awards, and the Sad Puppies/Rabid Puppies (Vox) My Billionaire Triceratops Craves Gay Ass….in audiobook, you all! (This should not have surprised us, but it did.) Chuck Tingle’s Amazon ourve - for reading off all the amazing titles yourself Preferring ebooks for certain reading experiences (Book Riot) popSLATE is an E-Ink screen case for you phone The ebook market in Japan and Manga (and the market in 2016) Radish short/serialized fiction app for your phone Cell phone novel (Wikipedia) Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference Pocket is a cloud service and app for saving and organizing online articles to read later Sarah Scribbles deeply understands us Gulliver’s Books in Fairbanks, AK is a great used bookstore! We meant to discuss sometimes deciding to buy print books to support Independent Bookstores, which recently came up on Book Riot Archiving a pizza box at UBC! Notice the previous post is about archiving a “bejeweled hornet’s nest” Pew Research on 2016 reading trends in the USA Teens prefer print to ebooks/ereaders & independent bookstores are bouncing back Check out our Pinterest boards and Tumblr posts for books people in the club read (or tried to read), follow us on Twitter, and join our Facebook Group! Join us again on Tuesday, April 18th, when we will inflict upon you the “genre” of Non-Fiction Audiobooks! Then on May 2nd we’ll be back for the second of our bimonthly “non-book club media” episodes.