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message 1: by Dan (new)

Dan | 354 comments
Word Horde published Livia Llewellyn's Furnace. So they must have something going for them.

message 2: by Dan (last edited May 28, 2018 11:42AM) (new)

Dan | 354 comments If you are correct about books going the way of the perforated postage stamp, and I don't think you are, we will lose something irreplaceable. Namely, a measure of reading comprehension. Personally, even when I get material from an electronic source, I often go to the expense of printing it before I read it.

Why, you may ask? Because numerous studies are coming out showing that humans when reading retain content from print better than when reading it from screens. I am no exception. Retaining and engaging with my reading material is important to me. The revelations I gain from my reading often become a part of me.

Here's one good article (among many possible to choose from) that references some of the studies proving my comprehension and retention point:

message 3: by Bill (new)

Bill Hsu (billhsu) | 1432 comments I'm not sure how you guys got on this ebook vs paper tangent. Word Horde publishes paper books too. I'm the happy owner of Furnace, on paper.

message 4: by Dan (last edited May 28, 2018 03:10PM) (new)

Dan | 354 comments And I am a happy owner of their paper The Fisherman, which sits on my shelf waiting to be read some day. Word Horde has good production values. The Fisherman is a beautiful looking book.

My second Word Horde read would be the book I mention in message one above. The way you guys talked up her short story in the other thread makes me curious how good Furnace must be.

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