Mel Oliver and Space Rover Online…

Seetee Ship arrived about a week ago.  No problems, looks as I expected it to, which is quite good value for what I paid.  After my recent disappointments, that makes me feel good.

To what the subject of this post is about, I found another GP title – William Morrison’s Mel Oliver and Space Rover on Mars – online.  Online in several places actually.  I added a link to the Scribd version on the Gnome Press Books Online for FREE page.  Get it while you still can as I’m not sure that it’s a title that should be in the public domain…  I downloaded a copy and converted it to a .mobi file to read on my iPhone via the Kindle for iPhone app.  This leads me to talk about the Kindle.  I have never liked reading digitally.  Whether its on the computer screen or on my iPhone, I just can’t seem to concentrate well and it gives me a headache.  I’d never been enthused about the Kindle or other eReaders for those reasons despite never even having seen, let alone tried to read anything on one.  I have heard people I know talk about, and of course I’ve read a lot online about how good the Kindle is and how it recreates the ‘real’ reading experience quite well.  So I thought I’d give it a go – I got Kindle app for my iPhone and gave it a whirl and see what people are talking about.  The iPhone is no Kindle obviously, the screen is like, really small for a start, so I wasn’t expecting a whole lot, but I was very surprised.  Despite the limitations of the iPhone as an eReader, I seemed to have no problems reading at all.  No headache, no loss of concentration, it was great.  I purchased a copy of Big by Lloyd Pye over on Smashwords (just to give Lloyd a plug, he does some great work trying to get the Starchild Skull resolved..) and the reading experience for the entire novel was a breeze!!  I can only imagine on a dedicated eReader, or something like the iPad, it would only be better – bigger screen, bigger words etc.  So for my current iPhone/Kindle endeavor, I’ve started to read Mel and Space Rover.  Actually, I just spent an hour this evening wandering around E-Mart (a big Korean supermarket/homeware chain) doing the groceries with the GF, her brother and his GF (I’m the trolley pusher, which suits me fine), reading the book.  No problems.

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