I'll be doing several longhaul flights over the next few months, which was one of the reasons why I got a Kindle. I like reading on planes (when I'm not sleeping), but there isn't much space in the seat pockets for anything more than a Penguin paperback. Lugging the Steve Jobs biography back and forth across the Atlantic in December was "fun". Next month I'm heading to … [Read more...] about Good Reads For Long Flights?
I'm not sure exactly when the site opened its doors, but Amazon Italia is now open for business. It may not carry the full range of products that the UK or US site carry, but it does carry a good selection of titles.Some of the features that I would use don't seem to be available at present, so there's no way, for example, to setup a wishlist.I guess these and other features … [Read more...] about Amazon Italia Now Live!
I was brought up in a household that cherished books and reading. It's something that I'm very thankful for. Unfortunately I tend to read in bursts. I can easily go for several weeks without reading a book, though I am constantly reading periodicals and online content. When I'm travelling I find myself reading in my hotel room quite a bit, as it's a nice way to wind down after … [Read more...] about Reading Material
Image via WikipediaSeth Godin has organised a free ebook which features thoughts from seventy "big thinkers".Similar to some of his own recent books, the ebook's format lends itself to being dipped into ie. you don't need to read it cover to cover.It's only 82 pages long, so it's not exactly a chore to read it anyway!You can grab it here or read more about it on Seth's blog. … [Read more...] about Seth Godin Gives It Away
I'd read a couple of Andy McNab's earlier books and found them to be reasonable reads, so when Brute Force appeared on a list I grabbed a copy.I'm not convinced that it was a wise move.The story follows one of McNab's characters - Nick Stone. Stone used to be in the UK special forces, but is now in retirement when he comes under attack. The rest of the book is Stone trying to … [Read more...] about Andy McNab’s Brute Force