Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Books and mushrooms

A desk made from books in the Netherlands.  More here

There have been endless discussion about e-books in the Book Trade digests.  Both current new books and backlists are going out as ebooks. For instance, you can now buy all Joanna Trollope's fiction on e-books from Random House, not that I need to as I have them all in the flesh, as it were. More here.    Have you bought an e-book reader?  Having been Luddite at first, I think I'm tempted.

If you want to read about poor Nicholas Evans (Horse Whisperer) whose kidneys were wrecked when he ate poisonous mushrooms, see the Daily Mail article for pictures of the rare mushroom which is found in pine forests in Scotland (much more common in Scandinavia.)

8 comments:

callmemadam said...

I've bought a Kindle and I love it. I've no time for all these 'the end of the book' wails. I fully intend to have e books *and* my groaning shelves.

Susie Vereker said...

Well, that's dashing. Does the Kindle read everything?

Debs said...

I still haven't succumbed to the Kindle stage yet.

Poor Nicholas Evans and his family. He must feel so guilty for causing them such pain and damage, how horrible for all of them.

LindyLouMac said...

That desk looks brilliant! Yes I have succumbed to a Sony E Reader love it although it will never replace the real thing definitely in addition.
http://lindyloumacbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/06/sony-e-reader.html

Ms Mac said...

I use the Kindle App on my iPad and was surprised by just how much I enjoy reading with it. If you ask me, all paper books should come with a free link to download it to your e-reader!

Lane said...

Making a desk like that might solve my piles of books problem:-)

What happened to Nicholas Evans and his family was awful wasn't it.

Bluestocking Mum said...

Fabulous desk!

I've not been seduced by kindle yet. But it's inevitable.

warm wishes

Dark Puss said...

Yes I have the large-screen Kindle DX but I don't use it for reading novels I use it for reading scientific papers, PhD theses, long reams of administrative documents etc. Only the DX works for these since you need to be able to display a complete page of a pdf file at a time else it is just too painful.