These are difficult times
for the world of libraries and our many friends therein. Thank heavens the
great and the good seem to be galvanising some kind of mass reaction.
Ten days ago Philip Pullman
gave an impassioned speech in Oxfordshire where the current plan is to close 20
of the view...
In reading group 1 the other day - or was it 2? – we got
onto the ‘why buy books from bookshops when there’s Amazon, charity shops,
friends to borrow from’ debate. And I surprised some of the others by railing
slightly at all three.
I’ve left libraries off view...
You’d think a gadget boy like me would have jumped onto the
Kindle/e-reader bandwagon by now, but no. Anything with an Apple logo on it has
me drooling from the mouth and here at newbooks Towers my colleagues are
amazed I haven’t found an excuse to buy an iPad yet.
I've had the good fortune to sneak away for some winter sun
and found myself a quiet corner with a pile of books. So to get my journal
entries off to a cracking start for 2011, I can already claim to have finished The Fountainhead/Ayn Rand – loved it
although a little didactic in parts; view...