Friday Links: Perspective, E-Libraries, and Cool Products

Perspective

Happy Friday! How was your week? I was finally able to crawl out of a flu-induced hibernation.  While trapped at home and in my sick body, I finished reading Her Fearful Symmetry. The most interesting part of the book was seeing from a very realistic and sympathetic point of view of a ghost. Books do indeed give you a better perspective.

Here’s a round-up of some favorite book links from around the web:

This guy reads over 100 books a year. Impressive! I totally get his sentiment that “he will never be able to stop reading several books simultaneously because he never wants to reach the end of a good book…And he admits to the pleasure of picking up a casual book when you know you should be trudging on with a classic.”

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A library without books? Blasphemy! But also pretty cool. Library

I don’t have an i-phone, but if I did, I’d totally want this cover.

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This one’s super cute too!

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An illustration of one of my favorite lines from a poem. Print

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8 thoughts on “Friday Links: Perspective, E-Libraries, and Cool Products

  1. I’ve been ill all week aswell with fever which really sucked, but it did help me get through a lot of my christmas books including Seekers which I realized how much I loved and had forgotten about it 🙂

  2. Hope you’re all better! (You can tell I’ve been spending time with the grandkids.) Great quote about books, and I complete agree about the concept of bookless libraries.

  3. Nice collection of interesting bits. The e-library info got me thinking…I can’t help feeling that those who are 30 and over are the last groups who will be attached to books and libraries in the form they are now. Kids who are 3 and 4 will most likely not have the attachment to the traditional dead-tree book. I love books. But I suspect dead-tree books will become more a hobby, a collectable, like those early forms of recorded music on wax cylinders. I’m sorry to see them go. But my sentimentalism is no match for the connivence of fully digital libraries. But because of my profession, I hope picture books stay around the longest!

    • I may be overly optimistic, but I think picture books will be viable for years to come! I’m hoping that the 20-30 year olds now will pass on their love for books to their children (like I plan to!), thereby securing the paper form for at least a few more decades. This e-library does make a lot of sense, but the need/want for the traditional library is still very much alive (I just walked into a very crowded library earlier this week).

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