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Love or Hate for Twilight?

JILLIAN LOVEJOY LOWERY: Vampires are big again, and, sure, I get it. Who doesn’t kind of dig the idea of immortality, of retaining one’s beauty, of basically being a species in many ways superior to our own? Also, vampires are sexy, cunning, smart, strong — things that many people spend most of their lives striving toward.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I never intended to read the Twilight series, but a friend of mine sent a copy to me in the mail. Really. I’m not making that up to defend myself. She called and asked if I’d read them yet, and a week after I answered “No, why would I?” an Amazon.com box with the first book landed on my doorstep. As is the case with many addictive substances, the first one is free because once you’re hooked you’re willing to pay anything. ANYTHING. Lucky for me the next two books were already in paperback, but I actually forked over $24.95 for book 4, which at the time was only available in hardcover. I’m not proud to admit that I elbowed a tween in the face to grab the last copy at my local Borders. Continue reading

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The Death of Print: A Travesty/Finally, Clean Hands!

TED BERG: You can’t use your Kindle for kindling. You can’t roll it up and smack it on your wrist to let the dog know he’s been bad and you can’t line your hamsterrarium with it. You can’t use it as a blanket or umbrella in a pinch, and you certainly can’t purchase one for less than a dollar. [MORE]


Sure, I’d like to be able to defend print; in fact, nothing would make me happier. I have fond memories of curling up with countless books; I’ve spent many enjoyable Sunday mornings lingering over a cup of coffee and a newspaper. But when you get right down to it, those are the same boring, predictable pleasures which readers of printed material have been experiencing for centuries. Print, what have you done for us lately? [MORE] Continue reading

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