This is my new phone; The Samsung Galaxy Note and I LOVE it! Go and check out what it can do!!! http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxynote/index.html?type=find
Now I’m one of those rare people who still like to buy BOOKS… real books! Yes I downloaded an e-book on my phone; The Lifted Veil by George Eliot, because, as you do, I was up until the wee hours of the morning playing with my new gadget… I may even read it. But the truth is, there ain’t nothin’ like a book, my friends! I enjoy going to the book store and browsing through the many bookshelves, coming home with one (or in my case, a few) and having it sit on the coffee table for a week or so before deciding that it needs a proper home in our little library and placing it where it belongs…with other books! For those interested, a synopsis for The Lifted Veil:
First published in Blackwood’s Magazine in 1859, “The Lifted Veil” is now one of George Eliot’s most widely read and critically discussed short stories. A dark fantasy drawing on contemporary scientific interest in the physiology of the brain, mesmerism, phrenology, and experiments in revification, it is Eliot’s anatomy of her own moral philosophy. Narrated by an egocentric, morbid young clairvoyant man, the story also explores fiction’s ability to offer insight into the self, as well as being a remarkable portrait of an artist whose visionary powers merely blight his life. Published as a companion piece to “The Lifted Veil,” “Brother Jacob” is by contrast Eliot’s literary homage to Thackeray, a satirical modern fable that draws telling parallels between eating and reading. With an illuminating introduction by Helen Small, this Oxford World’s Classics edition makes newly available two fascinating short stories which fully deserve to be read alongside Eliot’s novels.