Saturday, August 30, 2008

eBooks or not to e

I find myself on holidays for a week with plans to read, relax, walk on the beach and have tea with friends... I've set up my new PDA with mobibook so I can read ebooks. So far it's been great for me - the benefits have included carrying less books/diary etc in my handbag, reducing my luggage, being able to listen to music while I read.... but now I'm nearing the end of my very enjoyable read, Kathy Reichs - Deadly Decisions, I'm not quite sure how I can give my 'used' book to my mum? I thought going e would be environmentally friendly, but now I'm challenged with my sense of sharing with my community. Being able to reuse books by sharing them is also a strong sustainability characteristic and its also about contributing to comunity. If any one has any ideas on how to share eBooks ethically, let me know. The jury is still out 'e or not to e'??

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Place to Read

My inspiration for starting this blog is my dear friend, with whom I have all sorts of conversations. In one of her recent blogs, she reflected on one of our conversations about Reading Spaces, see BookBath. I was struggling to find a space that encouraged my to get engaged in a good book. If you've seen much of my friends blog you can see I'm not short of inspiration to read, or advice on what's good and what's not. My favourite space (near my home) is my garden, and while I cant spend too much time out there in winter, I can dream about being out there, and I can share it with others.
My Garden is one part of my dedication to Mother Earth and to the future for my nieces and nephews. I look forward to blogging about how I spend time in my garden.