Free Book: The Story of Shackleton’s 1914-1917 Expedition eBook – Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton


South: The Story of Shackleton’s 1914-1917 Expedition (Kindle), by Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton is currently available for free on Amazon. More than likely this is only for a limited time.

Visit:
http://www.amazon.com/South-Shackletons-1914-1917-Expedition-ebook/dp/B000JQUB04/

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Video: Anna Karenina


The Novel by Leo Tolstoy has been made into a film and the video in this post is the trailer for it.

Facebook Page: At the BookShelf


I have been working on a Facebook Page for At the BookShelf. This is now live and has been for a little while. I am looking at ways to broaden the horizon for At the BookShelf and a Facebook page is a good start. I still need to add a cover picture and profile picture – if anyone has a suggestion please feel free to let me know via the page.

Please follow on the Facebook page (by liking the page) via the link at the right of the Blog. Thanks all 🙂

Visit the ‘At the BookShelf’ Facebook Page at:
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Just something I posted on another of my Blogs.

Random Thoughts

I don’t often buy music any more. On the odd occasion I may, if I believe the price is reasonable, grab a CD or these days something of the iTunes site. Generally though I stopped buy music a long time ago. Why? Well, in my opinion it was far too overpriced. A CD with just 8 songs on it or perhaps even less than 8, for the price they were charging – no way!

Now I have a subscription to Spotify and I can stream (and save playlists to my lap top) music for a very reasonable price. Not everything is on Spotify, but I will still buy something from iTunes should I wish to – such as a couple of The Voice Australia songs.

For me, buying music or not buying music was never about could I get a pirated version. I stopped buying music because it was too…

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Article: Hanging Book Rack


The link below is to an article about a ‘bookshelf’ of sorts. It’s really a hanging book rack. Not something I would use for my books, but perhaps others would.

For more visit:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/95128603/custom-made-wooden-book-rack-in-wenge#

Article: Libraries Begin Fining People for not Picking up Holds


The article linked to below concerns libraries in Canada fining users who fail to pick up their ‘hold.’ What do you think about these sorts of fines? They are meant to keep books available for those who actually will use the books kept on hold.

For more visit:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/06/06/toronto-city-libraries-new-fines-for-holds.html

Article: Book Art – Alexander Korzer-Robinson


The link below is to an article featuring a number of photos of book art by Alexander Korzer-Robinson. In the comments section of the article there are comments regarding the destruction of old books in book art. What do you think of destroying old books to make book art? Share your thoughts in the comments here.

For more visit:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/9211702/Book-sculpting-by-Alexander-Korzer-Robinson.html.

Article: Unglue.it Seeking to Convert Books to Creative Commons


The link below is to another article concerning Unglue.it, which has been mentioned on this Blog a short time ago. Unglue.it is currently seeking creative commons rights for books through crowdfunding. 

For more visit:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/unglueit-asks-donations-convert-books-creative-commons-updates/