3/365/2018 Aragog by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Ruby has a rule for Harry Potter: if you want to watch the film you have to read the book. This was the case with The Philosopher's Stone - which she loved reading and watching - and will be an ongoing rule through all of the [...]
244/365 Dahl by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Ruby has been devouring books during the summer holidays. When she hasn't been reading Harry Potter with me she's been reading lots of Roald Dahl on her own. This one was read front to back in two days.
"97/365 American Gods" by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA The TV version of American Gods is imminent and I am yet to read the widely-praised source book by Neil Gaiman. So, I have bought it and I will read it it before starting the series. I've heard great things about this book, so I'm [...]
https://flic.kr/p/RQMMvw Ruby had some money left-over from Christmas on a couple of Waterstones gift cards, so we had a trip into town to see if there was anything that she took a fancy to. Her first port of call was the sticker books. She loves stories, but for some reason she loves putting stickers in [...]
https://flic.kr/p/RMQbRo I like to learn new things and I have a number of books sat on my desk aimed at increasing my work knowledge. This pile is increasing in size, not least due to my inability to actually pick one up and read it. It is not a consequence that one of these books is [...]
Nest of books, originally uploaded by rutty. Via Flickr: 85/365 Ruby has many interests - food and sleep being the prime two - and, happily, one of her favourite activities is reading. Well, looking at books. We approve of this.
Digital Economy Bill bill could 'breach rights' An influential group of MPs and peers has said the government's approach to illegal file-sharing could breach the rights of internet users. The Joint Select Committee on Human Rights said the government's Digital Economy Bill needed clarification. It said that technical measures - which include cutting off persistent [...]
Cory Doctorow: Special Pleading Six years ago, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom couldn't be counted as a real success for open publishing because I was too obscure to feel the cost of the lost sales. Now, I'm too successful, someone whose name is so widely known that I am uniquely situated to benefit [...]
Giving It Away The thing about an e-book is that it's a social object. It wants to be copied from friend to friend, beamed from a Palm (nasdaq: PALM - news - people ) device, pasted into a mailing list. It begs to be converted to witty signatures at the bottom of e-mails. It is [...]
To Newspaper Moguls: You Blew It The Newspaper Association of America is meeting in San Diego this week and they're preaching up at their own choir loft with angry, self-righteous fire and brimstone about their plight. They need to hear a new message, a blunt message from the outside. Here's the speech I think they [...]
''Hello America, I'm a British Muslim' When British businessman Imran Ahmad was made redundant in January, instead of hitting the Job Centre he decided to arrange a one-man speaking tour of the United States to spread his message of peace and Muslim moderateness. God 'will not give happy ending' God will not intervene to prevent [...]
A Christian friend of mine lent me a copy of The Shack a few months ago and I figured that I'd read it. I might be a bit of a heathen but I have quite an interest in theological things. This book has an enormous following around the world with well over a million copies [...]