Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The time machine
Managed to get a copy of the King Solomon's Mines by Henry Rider Haggard. The book was originally published at 1855, more than 150 years since I am reading it. I'm sure that it would transport me back in time revealing how people lived and the problems that they faced.

Of course, you can get the text in an electronic form from the Project Gutenberg for free, but I prefer the traditional form of reading where you can 'shutdown' any time and 'restore' in a jiffy.

The other book that I have in reserve is The Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne (1864).

There are so many classics that you can get access to for free if you do not mind staring at your display or PDA. But don't miss them out.