Sunday Morning Book Reviews
Good morning, and welcome to the Book Reviews.
Please post any reviews of books you have been reading, classics, beach books, your favorites, etc. We'd like to know what's on your bookshelf.
Please note the Austen Reviews today, and the book is "Sense and Sensibility." Please post your review of this book too--as well as Lost Clown's thoughtful and historical review of this book--so we can have as many viewpoints as possible.
Does anyone have any thoughts about doing a multiple Vinge review? I thought several had "voted" for that. Is there a particular book that you would like to review or would this be an author review with many selections? Please let me know your thoughts.
Meanwhile over at Slate, Jack Shafer says, what is killing newspapers is that they no longer provide information for people to talk about, like, say, the sports page used to provide a"few cents" of social currency to exchange with others.
"Not that long ago, the daily newspaper was an indispensable coiner of social currency, and it gave its readers piles of the stuff in each edition. The phrase, which comes from sociology, is often used to describe the information we acquire and then trade—or give away—to start, maintain, and nurture relationships with our fellow humans."
Is that partly our mission too? Or are we just finding good books to read?
BTW, he also says Facebook is "the Federal Reserve Bank of social currency." RL bank failings aside, do you agree that Facebook replaces newspapers? Does Facebook have many book reviews?
Save the dying (newspaper) Book Review at Correntewire, review a book.