Are your e-books biodegradable?

Yes, I’m aware of the digital revolution in reading material. But I never wanted or needed its plastic fragility and be-near-a-charger hassle. I’m comfortable in my biodegradable ways. Let’s put aside the pros and cons of readability, affordability …

Should people who buy books online be forced to wear a big red “A”?

Maybe it’s part of my metabolism. I’d rather support local people working in a locally-owned bookstore than the bosses of a minimum-wage slave in a huge warehouse miles away. Damn. If only it were that simple. There are …

Yesterday: autumn leaves drift by my windows. Today: it’s just a screensaver.

The digital revolution has come close to destroying one of my favourite reading haunts – the leave-one/take-one shelf in local coffee shops, small hotels and hostels. For years I’d leave home with one or two books, enough material …