In Praise of eBooks

One of the things about doing a bit of a retrospective of where you’ve been in the last year is that you occasionally realize things that sort of slid by you when you were actually experiencing them. While compiling my list of top 10 recommendations of books I read in 2016 , I did a count … Continue reading In Praise of eBooks

Rollicking Reads from 2016

It is the time of year for retrospectives.  And rather than recap celebrity deaths (Prince, Bowie, Mariah Carey’s career), I thought I’d pick a handful of materials I’ve checked out from the library that gave me hours of enjoyment this past year of 2016. They were not all published in 2016, but 2016 was the … Continue reading Rollicking Reads from 2016

Listen & Learn

Many years ago on a road trip with my two kids I discovered something pretty amazing.  I discovered the power of listening to a story.  I know how hard it is for parents to keep the kiddos occupied on car trips - been there - still doing that.  You know, those long hours in confined … Continue reading Listen & Learn

9 Innings: Baseball Books, Movies, and More

Spring is upon us and that means baseball!  My earliest baseball memory is watching Mark Fidrych beat the Yankees on a tiny black and white tv, and I have been a fan ever since.  Now back in those youthful days we would buy packs of baseball cards for a quarter, scrounge for any sort of … Continue reading 9 Innings: Baseball Books, Movies, and More

They Ate My Brain: 15 Top Zombie Reads

By Chris Zombies!  They just won’t go away, both in the stories featuring them and in popular culture.  Now we could engage in a long discussion as to why zombies strike a chord with us, how they reach a primal part of our psyche, how an unrelenting, implacable, remorseless enemy that cannot be reasoned with … Continue reading They Ate My Brain: 15 Top Zombie Reads

There’s an app for that

By Amy I love playing with apps- you can always find something you never knew you needed! There's a few that help you make the most of your library - OverDrive and OneclickDigital help you load your device with ebooks or audiobooks (visit NCLive for even more information and sources for eBooks). Worldcat, the world's largest library catalog, has … Continue reading There’s an app for that

Check-in with Yourself, Check-out a Book

By Amy So it's January 15th, how's your new year's resolution coming along? By this time in the New Year, 30% of resolution setters have already given up. But that doesn't mean you have to! Back in September, I wrote "Happy New You" where I talked about how to set SMARTER goals. One of the things you should … Continue reading Check-in with Yourself, Check-out a Book

‘Tis the Season…for Lists. Here’s a List of Lists.

By Jeff Every year, this time of the year, I actually look forward to all the "best of..." and "most notable..." lists that come out.  I have two reasons for seeking out these lists.  First of all, they inevitably "fill the gaps" for me.  No matter how hard I try to stay on top of … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season…for Lists. Here’s a List of Lists.

Library ebooks on your Nook Color or Kindle Fire

Checking out library ebooks has just gotten easier for owners of Nook Color, Nook Tablets, and Kindle Fires.  Overdrive, the vendor that provides our library ebooks, has recently released two new apps for Nooks and for the Kindle Fire.  These apps allow library users to download Adobe EPUB formatted books directly to their Android based ereaders. … Continue reading Library ebooks on your Nook Color or Kindle Fire

The “New” NC LIVE eBooks Portal Page

NC LIVE is pleased to announce a new eBooks Portal webpage available now from the NC LIVE website. The portal replaces a previous eBooks page that simply linked to each of NC LIVE's eBook Collections. This new eBooks Portal makes it easier for users of the NC LIVE website to browse and search all of NC LIVE's eBook … Continue reading The “New” NC LIVE eBooks Portal Page