Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Even though I now have a Kindle...

I still found myself unable to pass the library without picking up a little something...

just in case I happen to visit Greece in the next few weeks.


Blogger Anne S said...

Ha Clare, I'm the opposite, seeing as how I have not even received my Kindle yet.

I've been exploring the Project Gutenberg sites, seeing what freebies are on offer. I've been pleasantly surprised. On the Australian Project Gutenberg site you can actually download the complete Remembrance of Things Past by Proust - the Scott Moncrieff translation, which I must admit I already have in paperback Chatto & Windus editions, acquired in the 1960s.

I'm looking forward to downloading the complete ouevre of Josephine Tey which I notice is also on that site.

But you're right. I'm sure I'll continue to acquire the newer books in hard copy, especially by my favourite authors.

Fri Sept 17, 11:09:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Oooh, now Proust would be ideal on Kindle, I should think, Anne!

I think in this way at least we truly are in a fortunate age with even more of the literary world accessible to us at the touch of a button.

Fri Sept 17, 04:37:00 pm  
Blogger cromercrox said...

I can't resist a real book. As I work for a publisher it's hard to leave the building without them, and there are few things that stir the soul more than a well-filled bookcase.

Fri Sept 17, 09:29:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

I agree, Cromercrox - and yet I read somewhere that estage agents actually advise against them because they look fusty!

Fri Sept 17, 10:01:00 pm  

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