Sunday, September 21, 2008


This exercise was interesting - mainly because although I've heard about ebooks I've never taken the time to look at some of the sites to see what is on offer.
I picked the book 'The adventures of Tom Sawyer' and checked out Project Gutenburg, LibriVox and the Google book search websites.
Tom Sawyer was easy to find on all of them, while I'm typing this I'm listening to the audio version on LibriVox. It is very easy to listen to it - I wonder how many of our patrons use or would use this format??
I found the Google print and layout easier on my eyes to read! than on Project Gutenburg but both sites were user friendly. (I think they only offered the book version.)

What can one say re ebooks versus print! I stuggle to read a long email! so ebooks are not for me at all. I love the feeling of paper in my hands but there is a market out there for them and it may well grow with the resources on offer advancing all the time but to what extent I'm not sure?

1 comment:

Biblio Chick said...

Nice to meet you online! I'm hooked on Kindle as I see it as a great space saver for my old age when I am confined to one room, but by then we will probably be able to plug ourselves into our PCs and get all the "stuff" we want via a hotline directly to the brain a la Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.