Audio Books: ‘The Long Tail’

“The Long Tail,” by Chris Anderson. Read by Christopher Nissley. Unabridged, 8 hours. Hyperion Audio Books. $39.98. Anderson’s book-length expansion of the 2004 article he wrote for Wired, where he’s the editor in chief, offers a compelling argument for the vitality of his theory of the Long Tail, or what he calls the rise ofContinue reading “Audio Books: ‘The Long Tail’”

Celebrate Black History Month: Poetry Reading

On Thursday, February 15 at 7:00PM Albany Poets and The Sage Colleges will again come together to present an evening of Black history-inspired poetry at the Opalka Gallery Lecture Hall featuring The Poet Essence and others from Albany Poets and the Sage College community. This event is free to the public from 7:00 – 9:00PM.Continue reading “Celebrate Black History Month: Poetry Reading”

Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and the Times Union Books Blog will be celebrating by highlighting one book each day from the rich African-American literary tradition. From slave narratives to the latest best-seller from Eric Jerome Dickey, and with plenty of essays, poems and novels in between … from writers like Frederick Douglass, Gwendolyn Brooks,Continue reading “Celebrate Black History Month”

Steven King on audio books

I’m not alone in my enjoyment of audio books! Here’s Steven King’s take on them from an October Entertainment Weekly. Some critics — the always tiresome Harold Bloom among them — claim that listening to audiobooks isn’t reading. I couldn’t disagree more. In some ways, audio perfects reading. One friend of mine likes to tellContinue reading “Steven King on audio books”