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The Top Small Presses To Watch This Year

Posted on July 12th, 2013

Various readers regard audio books as a way to multitask, allowing them to listen to a book and perform another action at the same time. However many would argue that this diminishes from the traditional reading experience, from a normal book. One of the reasons why audio books do not diminish the reading experience and may in fact enhance it, is due to the dramatic reading experience audio books may provide you. When narrators read the book on an audio tape, satellite TV, scenes in the book will seem more realistic as they are being read in a dramatic tone. However, the traditional reading experience is also considered to be much more immersible than you would experience from an audio book. Since most audio books are listened to while performing other tasks, your attention is divided and you can not listen to the book properly and become emotionally wrapped around the inner workings of the book. A hard cover book is considered much more captivating simply because it can easily capture your imagination if you focus on the book. Hard cover narratives also are considered traditional, and have always been the standard for reading. However, as we are reaching a more digital age, we can conclude that audio books may diminish the reading experience.

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The Hunger Games: Is the movie true to the book?

Posted on April 20th, 2013

Have you read The Hunger Games? If so, you’ve probably seen the movie and compared the book to the new movie – but if you haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for? It’s shown on movie channels from http://directtelevisionpackages.com all the time, so get on board and join the debate about the book and movie comparisons.

The Hunger Games trilogy has been a bestseller for years, and the transition from the pages of the novel to the big screen was closely followed. The record-setting movie premiere generated a considerable amount of press, and many people learned about the book after hearing about the movie. However, some people are interested in how closely the movie followed the book. Was the Hunger Games movie true to the book?

In terms of overall plot and development, the movie closely follow the book. In addition, much of the dialogue from the book was translated directly to the movie. By avoiding major plot changes and other traits common to movie translations, the producers kept most fans of the book satisfied.

However, some elements of the book were left out. By condensing a reasonably large book into a two-hour movie, some elements that fans consider important failed to make the cut. In addition, the book relies largely on its protagonist’s thoughts, and the movie did not offer a running dialogue of what she was thinking. Because of this, some of the nuance of the book was lost in translation, which has led many fans to come to the conclusion that the book was superior to the movie.

That said, most fans were pleased to see their favorite characters fleshed out on the big screen, and critics of widely hailed the casting, scenery and pace of the movie. While no book can be translated in a manner that will satisfy all fans, most agreed that the Hunger Games translation was done well. Still, fans of the movie will want to take the time needed to read the book so that they can understand much of the subtext that was lost in the translation.

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Is Amazon Actually Hurting The Publishing Industry?

Posted on March 28th, 2013

When you think about purchasing books, you probably at least give a passing thought to looking for prices and reviews on Amazon. Amazon has become an incredibly popular online bookstore, and countless people have turned to purchasing most or even all of their books on this popular site. Although you certainly can’t argue with the convenience that goes along with purchasing books on the Internet and being able to read online reviews, you have to wonder if Amazon is actually hurting the publishing industry.

A lot of people argue that the site has hurt the publishing industry Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Are American Libraries Losing Their Funding?

Posted on August 22nd, 2012

Public libraries are struggling to stay relevant. And in our society, where there is no relevance, there is no money. The problem is public libraries are currently operating in ways that were successful years ago. However, if public libraries do not begin to examine ways to gear their infrastructure to today’s times, they will soon become extinct all together.

We are in the midst of the technological age. It seems that everything today must be down loaded and viewed through a computer screen. If an entity is not keeping up Read the rest of this entry »

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The Life Of Pi’s Film Debut

Posted on August 19th, 2012

For anyone that hasn’t read Yann Martel’s book Life of Pi, you better hop to it! Coming this holiday season, Oscar Award winning director, Ang Lee is bringing this story of hope and struggle to a big 3D equipped cineplex near you.

The story revolves around a young Indian boy named Pi, whose family is selling off their zoo and moving to America. Several of their animals they plan to sell in the states and so Pi, his family, and a menagerie of wild creatures, hop aboard a freighter ship bound for the Read the rest of this entry »

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The Ethical Issues Behind Ghostwritten Books

Posted on August 16th, 2012

There are various reasons as to why a person would want to be a ghostwriter or to use a ghostwriter. Ghostwriters can look outside the box and know exactly what the author wants to say and how they want to say it, especially a ghostwriter, who is helping to write a biography. They can see where the story is going and how best to write your book.
For example the popular book, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” that won Read the rest of this entry »

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Has Peter Jackson Stayed True to Tolkien’s Vision?

Posted on August 14th, 2012

Director Peter Jackson announced that his originally two-part movie The Hobbit is now going to be a trilogy. The Hobbit is a much smaller book than The Lord of the Rings. The question on many minds is: how can he do this while staying true to Tolkien’s vision?

After viewing a cut of the first and second film, Peter Jackson was faced with a dilemma. He swears there is enough information for a third. But how can there be? Well, Jackson Read the rest of this entry »

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Audio Books: Do They Diminish The Reading Experience?

Posted on August 12th, 2012

Various readers regard audio books as a way to multitask, allowing them to listen to a book and perform another action at the same time. However many would argue that this diminishes from the traditional reading experience, from a normal book. One of the reasons why audio books do not diminish the reading experience and may in fact enhance it, is due to the dramatic reading experience audio books may provide you. When narrators read the book Read the rest of this entry »

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