Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Reader Alert: Open Library

I am still navigating Open Library but here is what is exciting:

  • Over a million free e-books
  • Books can be read or read-to (there is a nice audio integration) - Gutenberg + Librivox say
  • Signing up is free; it gives you the ability to add or edit stuff
  • You can create lists (woo hoo! though I wonder why I need another listing service for)
  • A small but growing lending library

Signing up already? That's what I thought...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lore Segal - The Reverse Bug

I cannot recommend this story enough. Listen to the wonderful New Yorker podcast where Deborah Treisman discusses Lore Segal's The Reverse Bug with Jennifer Egan.

Also take a look at Lore Segal's website for more information on her works.

Originally posted here.