Ender’s Game is one of my favourite books, and I reread it before seeing the film. They made a good …

Ender's Game is one of my favourite books, and I reread it before seeing the film. They made a good attempt, but the film fell very short. I appreciate they needed to condense the story but the tension was lost, the twist given away, and the main character although well played never defined sufficiently well. Shame. Doubt we will see any of the other Ender or Bean books made into films. via Public RSS-Feed of Stuart Moore. Created with the PIXELMECHANICS ‘GPlusRSS-Webtool’ at http://gplusrss.com Read more […]

I love my Kindle, a great way to read books and more convenient than dead tree books. I also slee…

I love my Kindle, a great way to read books and more convenient than dead tree books. I also sleep better when I resist using something with an emitive display (smartphone, tablet, tv) late in the day the [blue?] ) light from which fools the brain into a daylight run mode so to speak. Amazon's interest in tablet and app based Kindle offerings though may mean they stop selling e-ink devices.Also, if I fall out with Amazon for some reason or they have a sudden change of heart about a particular Read more […]

No future for colour e-ink

With so much action in the tablet space, it is hardly surprising that there is little competition in the e-ink space, as this article by Georgiana Apetroaei makes clear. I am deeply disappointed that we are unlikely to see good quality colour e-ink displays. Clearly, the LCD screen is too compelling a proposition and has far greater commercial promise and hence backing. Whilst monochrome is great for traditional books, I like photography and books on this topic therefore tend to feature colour Read more […]

Amazon book reviews and the average reader

I do find it amazing how many book reviews on Amazon claim that the book isn’t for the average reader. To quote from my recent comment on this: I do wonder who this “average” reader is that anyone posting on these feedbacks seems to consider themselves to be above. My guess, and it is no more than that (I have no reliable information on “average” reading abilities in USA or UK) is that the vast majority of basically educated people in the developed world with some secular religious education Read more […]

The end of the long commute and audio book experience

I recently came the end of a long term assignment that had me travelling to Swansea every week and living in a flat three, four and sometime five nights a week. The drive at the beginning and end of the week was somewhat draining as it took at least three hours, more usually four allowing for a break and sometimes, when very tired or weather bad, five or more. Typically I drove down on a Monday morning in time to get started at 10am and left on a Thursday around 4pm.I am not sorry to have come to Read more […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-08

Peer-to-Peer Viral Backup: Cucku 2.0 Definitely Scores Points for Imagination http://shar.es/0a6Es # Photographer located in Mocksville, North Carolina http://ff.im/-oIHXM # Reading: http://twitthis.com/otpk9v # Untitled http://post.ly/ptfq # Books drying in the lounge. http://post.ly/ptfq # Main lounge looks like one of those fancy literary coffee-bookshop places. Fanned (recently dried books) are perched on all useful surfaces. # Wet books are being hair-dryer dried in kitchen by my wife Read more […]