From the Campaign for the American Reader, by Marshal Zeringue
What is J.T. Ellison reading?
Her entry begins:
I’ve just started The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr. Fellow author and friend Jeff Abbott suggested it, knowing that I’m struggling with the knowledge that I’m reading less and spending more time online. Twitter and Facebook and blogging and the omnipresent “author marketing” has me flummoxed. I used to read at night, now I Tweet. I want to take back my time.
Hamlet's Blackberry, a brilliant book by William Powers, made me cognizant of just how much time I was spending online. The Shallows is giving me a deeper understanding of why I’m doing so. And, I hope, will give me the tools, the willpower, or at the very least, permission to step away from the Internet, and reclaim my mind from the influx of constantly streamed information on my tiny little screens.
The Page 99 Test: 14.
The Page 69 Test: 14.
The Page 99 Test: Judas Kiss.
My Book, The Movie: the Taylor Jackson series.
The Page 69 Test: The Cold Room.
My Book, The Movie: The Cold Room.
The Page 69 Test: So Close the Hand of Death.
Writers Read: J.T. Ellison (March 2011).
Writers Read: J.T. Ellison.