Category Archives: Jean AAR

Nook Update: It’s Great! Not.

This cartoon from Edward Lear’s Laughable Lyrics perfectly illustrates my feelings about the recent Nook Color (NC) software update: A man, sitting on a fence, with a bucket over his head. When it comes to technology, sometimes I feel exactly … Continue reading

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The Best of Both Worlds

Development is a natural part of any civilization, but I think most people accept that the past few decades have blown the other millenia out of the water.  I swear, I blink and my cell phone grows another set of … Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble Nook Color: A Review

Unconditional love – that’s what I give my lovely Nook Color.  I’ve now had it for three weeks, even though the device has been out since November, and I’ve got a fairly good idea of its capabilities.  First, it must … Continue reading

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Let It Snow

Even though there’s still snow on the ground, I can feel spring around the air.  Unlike many people, I mourn the loss of the winter when spring comes – I’m not really one for rain and flowers.  So as I … Continue reading

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Apple Has Caused a Ruckus. Again.

But this time it’s not over the latest iPod iteration or another generation-defining device.  Nope, now they’re pissing people off with their new subscription rules. The facts are these: Consumers can now subscribe to magazines and newspapers through the iTunes … Continue reading

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Steam Away

I don’t know about you, but I am sick – sick sick sick – of Regencies and paranormals.  I’m not the only one: Lynn wants Italy, I want France, and LinnieGayl wants post-WWI.  But we’re saying much the same thing … Continue reading

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No Personal Jet Packs Yet, But Still

According to the experts, there was very little or nothing particularly new at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show.  Well, pooh on you, you jaded roosters – I found it plenty fascinating. It’s not just the whole tablet thing, although there’s … Continue reading

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Yet Another eBookstore…with a Difference?

The news has been floating around for a while, but Google finally made it official on Wednesday: Google Editions, their eBook store, launched on Monday. What’s the big deal?  Well, as many of us agree, the proprietary formats are just … Continue reading

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Vive la France!

This subject has been on my mind for a while, but two recent-ish blogs got me writing: Joanna Bourne’s musings on the topic, and Lynn’s request for Italian-set romance novels. See, I love France.  I love the food and the … Continue reading

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The Best? Or the Favorites?

When I submitted my entries for the 2007 Top 100 Romance Poll, my exposure to romance novels was still fairly limited.  But in the past three years my reading has expanded in both breadth and depth, stretching across genres and … Continue reading

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