Month: October 2006

  • Nightfall ONE (Isaac Asimov)

    No need to go rushing out to buy this one, it’s not available any more. I found it in a second hand bookshop and bought it because I’ve enjoyed Asimov’s previous work. This is a collection of 5 short stories (Nightfall, Green Patches, Hostess, Breeds There a Man…?, C-Chute) written in the 1940’/1950’s and originally…

  • Spam again – at least this one can read, if not write

    One of the many spams recieved today was titled: easily, enough I am HARI SELDON and his eyes all. Hari Seldon was a character in Issac Assimov’s Foundation series. So, we now know that the spammer can read, perhaps his writing skills will improve with practice.

  • How much do books weigh?

    How much do books weight? Why would you want to know? Well, at work ( we are frequently asked to supply book shelves. Remembering that every book is different, a typical selection of cookery books (at least, the selection I had to hand at the shop) weighed a total of 2.25Kg and occupied 100mm when…