Tag: books

  • Tempted by an older Monster Manual edition

    I popped on to the Book Depository site to check out the availability of the D&D Monster Manual, and spotted a 12 year old edition: I don’t think I ever used that older edition, it’s not available, but I still felt a little tempted!  Even though I prefer digital formats when it comes to […]

  • Reading more Arthur C Clarke books

    I grew a little bored with my current books, so I thought I’d read some classic science fiction. I picked one of Arthur C Clarke’s early books, “Childhood’s End“, and read it pretty quickly. Despite the slightly dated technology references, the story is really well written, and kept me engaged right to the end. I […]

  • This article about Agatha Christie looks like a great read! Also on: Twitter

  • “I believe that repressing ideas spreads ideas”

    I read a Brain Pickings article about Neil Gaiman’s thoughts about writing, fiction and ideas this morning. I had to share some of my favourite quotes with you.

  • A gentle bedtime story from Jennifer Garner

    Jennifer Garner reads a new bedtime classic in a gentle, but firm style that many parents will appreciate. It’s a wonderful book for 21st century parents, not prudes.

  • If you enjoyed The Expanse on TV, read the books

    I’ve been reading The Expanse book series by James S.A. Corey and enjoying them. I thought I’d share my reviews here as I go.

  • Will these libraries appeal to our kids in a digital future?

    I noticed this post on Facebook about 6 buildings that are helping to redefine libraries. I wonder: will these libraries appeal to our kids as much as the more traditional libraries in our cities appealed to us when we were young and lacked the digital devices our kids have? In an age when Google can replace […]

  • Bookless libraries

    I just read an article titled “Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future” about a library that has no paper-based books. Instead, it has rows of iMacs and tablets which lenders can take out with books loaded on to them. This may horrify book lovers who love the feel of paper and all the other […]