Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Audio book jogs memory

Listening to Bill Bryson's Notes from a Small Island I was reminded of the Union my Dad belonged to. FOr most of my formative years I believed that Nat Sopa was his freind and or boss.... never realising it was an acronym... ahhh the innocence of youth.


Sunday, 21 February 2010

I'm loving it....

So my favorite activity right now is meeting the GAB and going down to the beach at 10pm, a bottle of chilled white wine, some nibbles and depending on how hot the day has been, either enjoying the breeze or standing knee deep in the bay and watching the moon set.... This is most definitely the life!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Baloons over Parkdale

OK technically they are over Moorabin airport (its quite a small airport BTW) but very pretty at 7.30am from the bus stop.

Ahh the joys of surburban living.....
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Friday, 12 February 2010

iPad vs iPhone

I have had my iPhone 20 days and I love it - it could very easily replace my Husband in fact. Do I feel the need to upgrade to a iPad? - not at all; I lose the phone function - and its the only plus I can see - get a larger typing area. My iphone does everything at the moment - and its a phone (needless to say I mostly text and e-mail), calendar, music player and e-book, records voice, text and keeps me entertained - even provides neck massages (cough). Will the ipad take off - undoubtedly; but I will wait for the 3rd or 4th Gen before buying, if then as my girly bag is already too full of 'stuff'.

Monday, 1 February 2010

More on eBooks

oh how I despise the sellers who ramp up the cost of eBooks - I would happily buy a book for $5, specially as an eBook does not have the 'overheads' of a printed book. But MacMilland vs Amazon just proves that publishers are happy to cut off their customers to spite their authors. (God that's a good line!)

So - grab fanfiction from the web (content is free) and convert it to an eBook yourself, visit Project Gutenberg for out of copyright books and try out the 'I just want my book out there' freebies at ManyBooks. Go get em folks and crush the totalitarian publishers!