[Smashy the Hammer] [An Aspiring Luddite]
I carry no phone
An aspiring Luddite
In a wired world.
[Jeff Berry]
Jeff Berry is an early adopter of the Internet and the Web, a late adopter of Twitter, and declines to adopt Facebook or Livejournal. (Although he did succumb to the lure of Google+.) He hates cell-phones.

Books, Bibliography and Other Things Bibliophilic

Bibliophilia, bordering on bilbiomania, seems much of a piece with the general theme of this whole website - hey, "aspiring," remember? While the advent of e-readers does not offend me in the way that, say, a table full of people in a restaurant ignoring each other while they text does, I personally have little interest in them. I like books, physical objects that don't require batteries or wi-fi.

Manscript studies and palaeography feature strongly in my academic career, and they deserve their own page.

For a few years now, off and on, I've been writing book reviews for The Armchair Critic. Almost none are of new books. Some are classics, some are old favorites and some are, quite frankly, pretty random. You can start with this double review of two books by George Macdonald Fraser if you like.

Reviews

Related Odds and Ends

Bibliography for This Site