The Good:

Here’s an idea that may be of interest to anyone who’s looking to buy an ereader in the near future:  Amazon is now offering free downloads of software (Beta) in their Kindle store which will allow you to read Kindle books on your PC.  The software is labeled as Beta which I imagine means they’re still working out the kinks but I’ve talked to a couple of authors who’ve already tried it and they’re impressed.  I’ve been thinking about buying an ereader for a long time but can’t figure out which one I want.  They all have their good points but they all also have their bad points so…I think I’ll just keep reading ebooks on my laptop until someone comes out with an ereader that I can’t live without.  But I really like that I can sort of test drive the Kindle with this program.

The Sad:

We lost another great author this week, J.D. Salinger, the author of The Catcher in the Rye.  I’ve read quite a few articles on his life and death, but none touched me as much as the one posted today on AOL.  Searching for J.D. Salinger, Finding Something More is written by Francis Storrs and it tells of his journey to Salinger’s home in New Hampshire and what he found while he was there.  Interesting and intriguing and the author’s closing thoughts just might bring a smile to your face as they did to mine.

The Ugh-ly:

‘Weekend at Bernies’ Tries to ‘Weekend at Bernies’ Itself meaning some fool is doing another remake.  Ugh!  Please, Hollywood, I’m begging you, stop it!  Just. Stop. It!  Take a creative writing course instead and see if you can’t come up with an original idea.  Or better yet, read some of the great books that are being published these days and pay some deserving author a boatload of money to make their idea into an original movie.  I can almost guarantee you you’ll feel a lot better about yourself–not to mention the end product you come up with.

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