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My Ratings Scale - Debbie's Spurts. I have no clue what the ratings scale on booklikes is (I asked).

My Ratings Scale - Debbie's Spurts

I realize most sites use a version of the amazon ratings but the bulk of my reviews came over from goodreads which are always one star less than amazon. In my case, since goodreads did not do half stars, I did wind up rounding up a lot (for some reason I had a lot of books between "like" and "really like" which on goodreads was a ★★★½☆). So here is what I've come up with for my own use: ★★★★★ = All Time Favorite ★★★★½ = Extraordinary Book. ★★★½☆ = Really Liked.★★★☆☆ = Liked.★★½☆☆ = Liked parts; parts only okay. ★★☆☆☆ = Meh. ★☆☆☆☆ = Loathed It. ½☆☆☆☆ = So vile was a DNF or should have been. The Reading Room, I did find out, does use the amazon style scale where 3 stars = okay (although they avoid "hate it"). Fractured Era Series — Autumn Kalquist. The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written. Young readers prefer printed books. A new book called Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World cites surveys that say that young readers increasingly prefer to read books from paper, not screens.

Young readers prefer printed books

More than that, though, they find ebooks and printed books complementary. Printed books are good for protracted reading and comprehension. Ebooks are good for subsequent reference and convenient access. I started arguing this in 2008, and it certainly reflects my own experience. The future composts the past. By the same token, books are becoming more booklike. The Washington Post report on the book is interesting, if problematic for its use of the loathsome phrase "digital native". The preference for print over digital can be found at independent bookstores such as the Curious Iguana in downtown Frederick, Md., where owner Marlene England said millennials regularly tell her they prefer print because it’s “easier to follow stories.”

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. The Secrets Of Writing Smart, Long-form Articles That Go Absolutely Viral. Note: BuzzFeed publishes several long and excellent feature stories every week, as you can see on their Big Stories page.

The Secrets Of Writing Smart, Long-form Articles That Go Absolutely Viral

We did not intend to belittle the work of the editors and writers there, and we regret if that was the takeaway. — Noah Robischon, Executive Editor. Over the last several years many professional writers and journalists have lamented what's been called the BuzzFeedification of the Internet. This is an Internet where, it seems, a steady stream of churn-and-burn content is king, and anything of substance is only second best. It’s an Internet where if you want to get a job writing for one of the hottest media companies on the web, your knowledge of how and why information is shared online is as important as your writing talent.

"Long-form writing is great," an editor at one of these major new-media publications once told me, "but no one shares it. " At the time, I couldn’t. The Internet Gave Up On People. Formatting Guidelines. Version 1.8, generated June 1, 2005 Formatting Guidelines in French / Directives de Formatage en français Check out the Proofreading Quiz and Tutorial The Primary Rule "Don't change what the author wrote!

Formatting Guidelines

" The final electronic book seen by a reader, possibly many years in the future, should accurately convey the intent of the author. We do change minor typographical conventions that don't affect the sense of what the author wrote. Planet Publish » Free PDF eBooks Archive by Planet PDF. Download Free Ebooks, Legally. 484,473 Free Books, World's Largest Online eBook Library. Best Sites for Free eBooks, Audiobooks, Textbooks, etc.

Below is a list of popular websites to get free ebooks.

Best Sites for Free eBooks, Audiobooks, Textbooks, etc

All are reputable and have been around for several years. Major ebook retailers often have free ebooks as well, classics that are in the public domain, and promotional titles that are often only free for a limited time. Make sure to check out The eBook Reader Blog for promotional free ebooks from Amazon, Sony, B&N, and others. Here are some links to four major ebookstores with a healthy selection of free ebooks that will work with free apps as well as ereaders, and some are cross-compatible between devices.

Project Gutenberg The first producer of free electronic books, Project Gutenberg has over 30,000 titles to choose from, over 100,000 if you include its affiliate and sister sites for worldly books. Tad Williams. Chip & Dan Heath - NYT bestselling authors of Made to Stick and Switch Heath Brothers. Shelley Adina. Lindsay Buroker. NYT Bestselling Author Crista McHugh. Home Hello, and welcome to the website of Crista McHugh, Award-Winning Author of Fantasy and Romance.

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