I read books on my Kindle which I’m not interested in keeping on my bookshelf or when I’m traveling a lot.
- 2013 - 6 Kindle, 5 finished. (1 paper)
- 2012 - 16 Kindle complete (29 paper)
- 2011 - 21 Kindle complete (8 paper) [Kindle purchased]
- 2010 - 19 paper
- 2009 - 6 paper
Obviously in 2011 I was addicted to the Kindle. It’s a great deal, especially with how much cheaper the books are. I do love Amazon & their AI for choosing books, but I often pickup books in small bookshops or used bookstores which have no relation to what I’ve purchased before. Which is where the AI of Amazon falters.
From: What Kind of Book Reader Are You? A Diagnostics Guide - Entertainment - The Atlantic Wire
The Bookophile. More than reading, you just love books. Old ones, the way they smell, the crinkles and yellowing of the pages; new ones, the way they smell, too, the crispness, running your hands over a stack of them at the bookstore. You like books rescued from the street as much as signed first editions; you like drugstore paperbacks, you like hardcover new releases, you like it all. You just like books. To you, they are an object of beauty, and you would never, ever hurt them in any way.
It’s been a great readers weekend. I’ve finished three books & may even finish a fourth by the weekend’s close.
Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm by Erin Byers Murray (If you love food, cooking, farm2table, oysters, New England)
The Man Who Loved China: Joseph Needham & the Making of a Masterpiece by Simon Winchester (If you’re interested in China, science, discovery, history)
- Essays by Wallace Shawn (A collection of thoughts as wide ranging from theatre to war. A quick & interesting read) [Side note: I see Wallace all over NYC, seems we like the same restaurants.]
- Yes, Chef: A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson (If you love food, cooking, chefs, cultural connections) [1/2 finished]
“The library his father has built up at home was prodigious, and books spilled off the shelves in almost every room. Young Joseph was captivated by the collection, and consequently his reading habits were precocious in the extreme —-he remarked that he was only ten when he swallowed up Friedrich Schlegel’s The Philosophy of History in one go (learning to speak German en route).”
No internet & TV till morning = #beer & #books (Taken with instagram)
A #books from yesterdays wander. (Taken with instagram)
So I was thinking of reading this book, since I just saw Killer Elite. Yeah, I’m doing it in reverse. I like espionage & foreign lands. But WTF, why are the prices that high?? Might as well put in a bid for a Gutenberg Bible.