Have you ever heard of Public Lending Right in the UK & Ireland? I hadn’t! It’s the right for authors to get paid (like royalties) when their books are lent out by public libraries. It boils down to this: A representative sample of libraries (with membership that rotates over time) reports its aggregate lending data each … Continue reading Public Libraries in the UK
All of a sudden it’s March, and although I am always happy to see warmer weather and promises of sunshine (seriously, Aachen must be payback for the six years I lived in San Diego) I am a little sad to see February go. I forgot to mention a couple awesome things about my birthday: 1. … Continue reading What Happened To February?
Today I took my A2 German test. Assuming all goes well, by Friday I will officially be an A2 German speaker. Woohoo! After finishing the test, I wandered across the street to the Mayersche Buchhandlung. I started browsing their sale books: €3 for one book, €5 for two. I looked for novels or other easy … Continue reading Reading in German