Monday, June 29, 2015

Hurray for e-books!

Obviously, I can connect to the Net right now. I usually can. It's my main source of information, entertainment and time wasting. But what do I do when I'm too far out in the boonies to get online? I read.

Some of my recent reading

I've done a lot of reading this month. I've read until my eyes couldn't focus anymore. I've read myself to sleep.

That's curious, considering how much I hated reading when I was a kid. I thought it was such an inefficient way to communicate, and that the stuff they wanted me to read didn't seem worth the effort.

As I headed out on the road, a friend let me copy a hard drive full of e-books onto my computer. Hundreds of books. Even so, I've purchased more e-books. And more e-books.

My teachers would be so proud—though they might not be thrilled with the types of books I'm reading. Not too much "literature." Not much from before the 20th century. I have a crapload of classics. I'll get to them someday. In the meantime, I have some non-fiction and some pulpy stuff calling my name. Yes, Elmore, I'm on my way!


  1. For me eBooks replaced the library when we went on the road. Now that we are parked again I still read eBooks. I get most of mine free from but most of my mysteries come from Amazon. Still cheaper than paperbacks.

  2. I have a Merriam Webster dictionary in my cell phone. I find that remarkable!
    (I'm an old guy)


  3. Have you read any Paul Theroux?