Reading in the Age of Screens

In Guest Contributors by Chad W. Post

Editorial by Chad W. Post Contemporary life is lived through screens. Initially, it was the TV that invaded our families and took over our free time. Now it’s computers, smartphones, tablets; it’s email, digital files, the cloud. For better or worse, the past quarter-century (or more) has powered a move away from the physical and into cyberspace — especially in …

Do Book Reviews Need a Numerical Rating System?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Most book reviews rely on a star system to rate books, but wouldn’t a more precise numerical system be better? By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead editorial Chad Post wonders whether book reviews that offer a clear numerical rating system would be more engaging to readers than reviews that don’t offer a clear “numerical baseline” against which readers can react. …

What are the Best International Social Reading and Criticism Sites?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead article discusses the launch of Sens Critique, a new social bookmarking, criticism and reading site. In the the United States we have Goodreads, Shelfari, LibraryThing and other similar sites. Do you have something similar where you live that you recommend to book lovers? What does the ideal social reading site look to you and why? Let …