Sunday, March 17, 2013

Books, books, books

I love books.  I love paper books, I love shopping at bookstores.

But sometimes you just can't beat an e-reader.

I am soon going to Africa for five weeks.  The places I will going be don't have bookstores or libraries.  In the old days I would have had to take an extra suitcase for all the books. For a long flight I'd need three books just in my carry on luggage. Two to read, and one extra in case one of them wasn't any good.

Now,I can just load up my e-reader.

Because I worked all those years in the computer business I know all about backups and rates of failure.  Thus I own a Kindle AND a Kobo. And a new iPad.

I'm prepared for any eventuality.

In case you're interested here's the list of book I've bought to get me started.  Note that I haven't read any of them yet, so I'm not making any recommendations, just a list of what looked interesting, and varied.

The Christie Curse by Victoria Abbott
A Little History of Philosophy  - Nigel Warburton
The Impostor Bride - Nancy Richler
Human Croquet - Kate Atkinson
The Light Between Oceans - M.L. Stedman
Dead Water - Ann Cleves
Wolfe Hall - Hilary Mantel
Half Blood Blues - Esi Edugyan
Seven Days - Deon Meyer
The Broken Shore - Peter Temple
An Inquiry into Love and Death - Simone St. James

Hum. 11 books.  34 days.  4, 8-hour plus flights.

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