olgitgooner wrote:I'm going to be reading a lot more books from now on.
My daughter bought me a Kindle for my birthday.
Brilliant. Download any new book for two or three quid. Also read the first chapter for free before you decide to buy or not.
Fantastic isn't it, although in truth I prefer the 'feel' of a physical book.
Have to agree, there's something about the feel and fragrance of books that adds to the reading experience. However,
having said that I realise that the |Kindle and all other electronic readers will soon begin to replace paper books AND save many trees etc - which is a good thing.
I have a book collection of around 800 books and so I need to have a sort out and keep my top 100 or so favourite reads - those books I re-read every now and then, I also have a few 'autographed originals' - which might be worth a good price once the Kindle thing becomes everyday for the majority.
Books I'm reading at the mo;(I've always got more than one on the go)
Bees - by Rudolph Steiner (Brilliant Mind and a Genius)
Ghost Rider - Neil Peart (The Drummer with Canadian prog rock band"Rush"...sad and uplifting in equal measure.
The Children of Hurin - Tolkien (had this for over 3 years now and have only just got around to reading it)
Birthday pressie to myself - The Poems - W.B Yeats - Hardback luxury edition....a pleasure to hold and read..poetry just doesn't seem to read as well from a kindle etc as it does from an actual page/book....the last thing I usually read is a poem before going to sleep, really adds to the Deaming