Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Joy of Books Viral Clip

Check out this YouTube clip that has gone viral. A must see for all booklovers. A great parody of the fashion industry as well.


I will be interested in your reactions :)

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sleeping with a Good Book

All good and true book-lovers practice the pleasing and improving avocation of reading in bed....No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over. ~ Eugene Field, Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac (1896) 

What a great quote. I always read in bed before going to sleep and it has been a nightly ritual for me from my earliest years of reading. The bed becomes a magic carpet to whisk you away into the world of the book. And now with eBooks I can read under the covers without waking my wife!!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My Top 10 Writers - Share Yours

My current Top 10 Writers/Poets (as of today) are:

1. Virginia Woolf
2. John Fowles
3. Philip Larkin
4. Graham Greene
5. Jasper Fforde
6. Maurice Gee
7. C.K. Stead
8. Ernest Rutherfurd
9. Allan Ginsberg
10. Frank O'Hara

Let's see how this list morphs over time.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Jasper Fforde - Alternative Novelist

 I got a recommendation from a blog I read that led me to the works of Jasper Fforde. Jasper Fforde (born 11 January 1961) is a British novelist. Fforde's first novel, The Eyre Affair, was published in 2001. Fforde is mainly known for his Thursday Next novels, although he has written several books in the loosely connected Nursery Crime series and has begun two more independent series: The Last Dragonslayer and Shades of Grey.

I started with The Eyre Affair and went from there. His books are well written and present an alternative literary reality. Thursday Next one of hios characters has to find the villain who has stolen Jane Eyre out of her book. Forget about reality, but the book is a great read for those who like dystopian and alternative reality writings.

Highly recommended author. I just found out today that he is 51 years old (or young). I got the sense from reading the book that he was much younger.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

The eBook is dead - a Tale of A.Mazon

It was late in the year 2097 when a dreadful computer virus hit. The virus caused every eBook in existence to dissolve on the owners devices (remember the cloud). Consternation and panic were rife, all knowledge had disappeared. eBook sellers went out of business, the panic was widespread. Since the 2050 Physical Book Destruction Act had been enacted and brutally enforced, all physical books had been burnt as archaic artefacts.

All the great libraries had been digitised and the smelly, old ancient manuscripts had been destroyed to save space. Librarians had been reassigned to other duties.

But a far seeing merchant called Mr A. Mazon had hidden a treasure trove of physical books in a secret location and then got a team of Russian programmers to write an eBook destruction virus that would be deadly to eBooks. He was onto a winner, he sold his p-Books at inflated prices and made a mint.

The moral of the story is that whatever happens A.Mazon will still make a profit.

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