Looking at my side bed desk I can see several kilos of books and magazines. The physical weight and the cost of shipping in/out of Timor-Leste of the books, make me think about getting a Kindle, or another eReader. Here is the list:
- Particulas Elementales, de Gerard´t Hooft
- Che Guevara, Una Vida Revolucionaria, de Jon Lee Anderson
- Out of the Shelter, by David Lodge,
- The Origin of the Species, 1st Edition, by Charles Darwin (already read the 6th Edition in Spanish, but you must read the 1st)
- The Voyage of the Beagle, by Charles Darwin (read! but documenting notes and quotes - starting on my tweet feed soon)
- The Greatest Show on Earth, by Richard Dawkins (read also! But needs quoting!)
- What Evolution Is?, by Ernst Mayr (read! needs quoting)
- In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, by Daniyal Mueenuddin
- Statistics Hacks, by Bruce Frey
- Sciam of Febrruary 2011, November 2010 and October 2010
- National of December 2010 and July 2010
Ok, I can put all them in a Kindle, or another reader, and take them with me almost weightless! That´s a good reason! Also is very good that you can take notes, save clippings and quotations and highlight passages! That´s a lot of good reasons!
But having a library that can hold 100 or 1000 times the number of books of my actual physical library, it just scares me too much! As a junkie book buyer, I love to walk and browse bookstores, and I always walk away with some more 2 kilos to transport in/out of Timor... But the physical representation of the books impose a physical limit of the amount of books I accumulate in my back log to read. But with an eReader.... I will walk less the bookstores, and I will have zillions of books in my virtual library...
eReader? No yet, thanks....