What do you do on your lazy days? As for me, I love curling up in bed with a good book and reading until I fall asleep – not because the book is boring (I did say it was a good book) but because I’ve done nothing but read all day.
I used to be a sucker for novels. Now I’m a sucker for graphic novels and comic books. Maybe it’s because I did so much reading back in college that I don’t find reading long blocks of just text fun anymore, but there’s just something about seeing the images right then and there on the page rather than just having to imagine it all in your mind.
Here’s an encyclopedia that even a baby can finish in just one sitting. Just skip to the pages where the dots are, because the rest of it is black. The set isn’t meant for reading though – Astronomical is a scale model of our beloved solar system in the form of twelve 500-page books.
It’s taken over half a year since you could find ’em, but these illuminated Lightsaber Bookends are available for pre-order again. You might have noticed – if you have keen eyes – that this lightsaber is none other than Darth Vader’s.
As Wired‘s Charlie Sorrel said, books contain much of human knowledge, but they are quite hard to preserve or archive compared to other media. A setup invented by professor Masatoshi Ishikawa and his team at the University of Tokyo could change all of that.
There are a lot of wonderful classic novels available in the public domain, and they’re just sitting there, available for you to download and read at your leisure. Using homebrew software, you can even put those novels on your Nintendo DS.