Penguin Books have made the first chapters of a fairly impressive number of books available for free download, under the name Penguin Tasters (presumably a poetry will soon do a similar range called ‘Poetasters’… hmm, maybe not).

Anyway, they’re available here – they’re PDF files, but if you have an eBook reader or similar, you can download eBook versions here.

Incidentally, if you do have a Sony eReader or Amazon Kindle or the like, what’s it like? Every time such an item is launched I see various reviews and promo pieces, but I don’t think I know anyone who’s ever actually used one. So, a first-hand report would be interesting – anybody? Anybody? Bueller?