I got three actual paper books for Christmas from family members. I fairly raced through them all inside of two weeks; something of a record for me.
Off course there were special circumstances involved – my Internet activities which have dominated my time in recent years, were severely curtailed by being limited to my smart phone because of er other circumstances which I’m embarrassed to divulge. Okay, I was stupid enough to “mislay” all my chargers and power cords for my various devices, because I had them all in one package while on holiday.
And so, not being able to troll online, I had all this time on my hands…
They were all great books really, but so clumsy to read. I haven’t held a real book in my hands for quite some time, and they felt awkward to handle. My reading method of choice is the Kindle. It just feels right. I wonder for how long real books will still be around. I feel bad for all those book stores where I’ve spent many hours in the past, browsing.
I’ll post reviews of these books in time to come, when I’m back behind a real keyboard again. Posting from my newly acquired tablet is as awkward as reading paper books.
In order read:
1. The Saga of the Volsungs – The legend of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer and the magic ring of power, translated from Old Norse by Jesse L. Byock
2. A More Perfect Heaven – How Copernicus Revolutionised the Cosmos, by Dava Sobel
3. An Appetite for Wonder – The Making of a Scientist, by Richard Dawkins
Aaaand, I’ve just started reading my paper book copy of Carl Sagan’s The Demon – Haunted World, again…