Following the FGR #35 I knew my reading list would get longer with titles I’d been meaning to get around to, but what I didn’t expect was to run across such great recommendations not just in English, but in other languages as well. Guess I need to work on my French.
With so many great suggestions coming in neither Robot nor I wanted to shut the conversation down by posting the wrap, but maybe in your comments to this post we’ll get a few more suggestions to sustain us through the fall and winter.
It was nice to see that the recommendations weren’t dominated by VeloPress titles. As great a job as that publisher is doing, it would be a shame if folks thought there catalog defined cycling literature. Also interesting to note was how the recommendations to a book leaned toward the literature end of things rather than Graham Watson picture books (of which I have a few in my library).
And while we don’t usually ask new questions in the wrap, I’m going to pose one. In a recent conversation with former Torelli CEO Bill McGann of the masterful Tour de France histories and www.bikeraceinfo.com revealed that sales of the electronic editions of his books are soaring, thanks to Amazon and the Kindle.
How many of you have begun to read books in electronic form and what device are you using?