On the 21st of September a very resourceful group decided to set up thelondonpaperlibrary on the London Underground circle line. As the London Paper free newspaper was forced to close on the 18th, the organisers saw this as an opportunity to inject another free choice for the London commuter to read.
It was a mobile library- set up by the organisers and volunteer librarians. Books were proped up along the windows; each with a library card inside, which read:
Welcome to thelondonpaperlibrary
Now that you have a book in your hands, it's yours to enjoy on your commute from work or wherever.
Read it till the next stop. Take it with you till the last page. Return it so we can all do this again.
To continue enjoying free libraries and a different commute:
The cards also had a list of links to websites for community events and other mobile libraries. It was slightly tongue in cheek concept by the performer Shane Solanki, but It's a great idea and hopefully there will be another event soon!
The bookshops have more deals than you can shake a stick at.
Every talk show has a "book club".
They have designed a big calculater-looking thing that is a book. Well, actually it isn't a book - it is just a big calculater-looking thing, but it is allegedly the future. I don't buy it. Anyway.....................
I'd like to know what book you have a) just read, b) currently reading, and c) want to read next.
Alastair Humphreys explorer/adventurer extraordinaire has very kindly sent us one of his books to add to our ever expanding 'geeks corner'.
here's a little bit about it from the man himself......
“I had so much time on the road to reflect on why I was doing my ride, what had motivated me to begin, what I was learning on the way, and what challenges I hope to take on in the future.
In this book I have broken down these lessons into 10 simple chapters, illustrated with experiences from my journey and stunning photography that is sure to inspire and encourage.
10 simple points that led to the accomplishment of the biggest adventure of my life (so far), an accomplishment that in the beginning I felt was beyond me.
Why only 10 lessons? Because we all have just one life, and the clock is ticking fast. We can’t spend too long theorising about how we are going to live our lives. Better that we get out and live them! So 10 lessons should be enough for now. Let’s get on and ride the roads we have always dreamed of riding, before it’s too late.”