Staff Picks: Books

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL catalog.

Digital Dickens

Suddenly eBooks, and the associated devices that display them, seem to be everywhere, in the media and on the minds of many avid readers and the holiday gift givers who love them. As the way we think about books changes, KPL’s services to readers will change as well, but always with a focus on providing the titles that our community are interested in, no matter the format. To that end, I want to be sure our digital book reading patrons know that KPL has literally thousands of ebook titles available for checkout and download. From high demand bestsellers that can be placed on hold using your library card to public domain titles that are always available, the KPL eBooks webpage is sure to guide you to something you will enjoy reading as well as explain the service to those new to eBooks. There is something slightly incongruent to me about reading classic literature on an ebook reader, but that is exactly what I will be doing this holiday as I reread A Christmas Carol for the first time on a KPL Sony Reader. I have been reluctant to embrace the eBook experience, but as Mr. Dickens said himself: “An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.”

Book

A Christmas Carol
0763631205
mykyl

Comments

Nice choice of quotes at the end of your blog. Very fitting. Good luck with the eReader experience...
You might enjoy http://www.digitaldickens.com - an online version of Great Expectationswith tons of extra content, including video with experts on the social, literary and historical context of the novel and information about the author.
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