Feb 6, 2015

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Welcome.  Below is this weeks offering of random articles across the web.  This weekend I'll be enjoying a simple Chemex prepared filter coffee.  Enjoy.


  • The ebook is dead. Long live the ebook. 
  • eBook Adoption Continues to Increase in Australia.
  • The February Science Fiction And Fantasy Books You Can't Afford To Miss.
  • Powerful Words: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.


As I am still in holiday mode, here is an article from the archives:

Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham


wolfsbooks - Day of the Triffids was a book which I had to read for school and apart from the C.S Lewis' The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, it was the only book I looked forward to reading.  Read more...

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The ebook is dead. Long live the ebook. 


theguardian.com - Reports that physical books are gaining ground at the expense of digital are just plain wrong. Has the ebook had its day? If you’ve skimmed a newspaper over the past month you could be forgiven for thinking just that.  Read more...

Further reading on subject: Long live the ebook – it’s a champion of the printed word



eBook Adoption Continues to Increase in Australia


Ink, Bits & Pixels - While there is a growing dispute over the  size and scope of the US ebook market, in Australia there's no doubt that adoption continues apace. Read more...




The February Science Fiction And Fantasy Books You Can't Afford To Miss


io9.com - 2015 is already off to a crazy start, as far as science fiction and fantasy books are concerned. And your to-read pile is about to get much bigger. Read more...




Powerful Words: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy


tor.com - There are words and phrases from what one reads that stick with you throughout your entire life. From the moment you read them they inspired or changed you. The now clichéd “Carpe Diem, Seize the Day” from the film Dead Poet’s Society is one.
There are a million turns of phrase that the late Mr. Adams wrote over the years that stick with me:
“Don’t Panic.”—the words inscribed on the guide itself. Read more...