Monday, September 16, 2013

Remember eBooks?

Oh, I know, you're probably thinking something like "eBooks are still a big deal, you dork, prissy articles about them get published all the dang time even though it's like almost 2014" but what I mean is remember when ebooks (and, eh, internal capitals) were like a thing in my life, and I had a Kindle and whatnot?

(If that's our standard, then remember blogs, those were a thing once upon a time and where did they goooo, is what you're thinking sarcastically (don't think I don't know) and I say to you

shameless Alice pandering
but also yeah, ok.)

BACK TO ME. So there I was sitting on the train the other day, fiddling with my phone and thinking about how I had Les Miserables in the Penguin Gorgeous Brick Edition sitting at home, when a lady got on the train with her Kindle and I had a wistful moment.

That was the nice thing about the Kindle, it made an excellent commuting companion because you didn't have to decide what to bring with you or whether or not your shoulder could stand it; it was just you and the text and a consistently dainty extra thing in your bag.

My Kindle is currently in my parents' basement after losing my page one time too many. Ultimately, I don't miss it that much. And I'm halfway through le brique and I've got a shelf of physical books I should get through, so, you know.

I do always like a good accessory, though, so here are some new e-reader cases from the British Library to ogle. They have a weird adhesive thing that sticks the device into the case (see it in action), and what they don't seem to have is any kind of closure dealie. But they have one that says "A Very Naughty Girl" on it so I guess you have to weigh it yourself.

especially about the way to end a post


  1. ooh, I loved Les Miserables. I read it (in English) after taking my first course of French in college. And I had nothing like the lovely edition that you're reading it. I'm sure the pretty cover makes it a better reading experience, if nothing more than to add to your self-satisfaction.

  2. Nooooo the little pug in the chaaaair.

    And omg. I like ALL those cases.

  3. Woe, I cannot see the cases! But I suppose it is best that I do not become inspired with desire for a case that would be of no use to me because I have a Nook not a Kindle. (I love my Nook but I also have to spend a lot of time on the subway. Subways are good places to have Nooks.)