Growing Up In a Home Full of Books is Good For You


The link below is to an article that looks at a new study that confirms growing up in a home full of books is good for you.

For more visit:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/559956/new-study-confirms-growing-home-filled-books-good-you

Article: iPhone Apps for Cataloguing Your Home Library


The link below is to an article that looks at iPhone Apps for personal library cataloguing. 

For more visit:
http://bookriot.com/2013/08/05/iphone-apps-for-cataloging-your-home-library/

Article: Attention Span of Children Prevents Reading


I doubt too many people will be surprised by the article linked to below. Children of the entertainment age are no longer reading because of short attention spans and a lack of reading in the home.

For more visit:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9342391/Children-with-short-attention-spans-failing-to-read-books.html

Article: Bookshelves and Stairs


The link below is to an article reporting on storage room under stairways. Some of the ideas here have to do with bookshelves. Some ideas for the home library perhaps?

For more visit:
http://freshome.com/2012/04/12/30-under-stair-shelves-and-storage-space-ideas/

Article: Art Piece – Home


The link below is to an article about an art piece in the MagnanMetz Gallery in New York City called ‘Home.’ By the way, it’s made of books and looks like an igloo.

For more visit:
http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/an-igloo-for-book-lovers/
http://milerlagos.com/en/proyectos/24/

Ebooks: Not There Yet?


The following article Wired lists five reasons as to why ebooks are not there yet. I would say that ebooks will never be the same as traditional books and they probably are never meant to be the same. I would also say you should probably never expect them to be the same. Television is not the same as going to the movies and never will be. I think waiting for ebooks to be the same as traditional books is to ensure you never use ebooks all that much. Just my opinion.

There are some useful considerations in the five points raised in the article – but there are also some fairly ordinary ones also, which suggest to me a bias against ebooks from the start. Being concerned that ebooks don’t allow you to use them in home design – I mean, really??? If that is a major concern with ebooks – you have to be kidding.

Some years ago I never thought I would ever like ebooks – I love them now and I don’t even have an ebook reader (I use by laptop) at this stage. I can see myself buying one in the near future – that would make ebooks so much more convenient to me. I could read one on a bus or ferry, I could read at work without too many difficulties (in my breaks of course), etc.

How many books can I now own? For a bibliophile like me ebooks are a dream come true. I have well over 1000 traditional books and I will soon eclipse that number in ebooks – many of which are old and out of print works which are very precious to me. These brilliant old books are now so accessible to me and I can store them all in such a small place. Fantastic I say.

See the article mentioned above at:
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/06/ebooks-not-there-yet/all/1

 

This Little Church Went to Market, by Gary Gilley


I have just bought three books by Gary Gilley, two of which I already owned (and had forgotten that I did – probably because of the move, storage and other issues over the last few years). The three books, which I intend to read back to back as it were, are:

  1. This Little Church Went to Market – Is the Modern Church Reaching Out or Selling Out?
  2. This Little Church Stayed Home – A Faithful Church in Deceptive Times, and
  3. This Little Church Had None – A Church in Search of the Truth

As can be seen by the titles of the three books, they all have to do with the modern church and its current state.

So today I start on the first of the three books, ‘This Little Church Went to Market.’