Glad you are liking the kindle. I love mine too. I found myself reading a lot more because of it.
I picked up the bike today. I didn't bother yesterday because of the heavy rain, though it was still raining today but not quite as bad. I only rode it about 4/5 mile back from the shop but I love it already. It's so smooth and easy to ride and looks great too. Yes the wheel size and set up is just much more practical than the racer so it had to go. Looking forward to getting off road on a few trails in the spring as well. I think the hybrid offers the perfect balance between road and trail so it is the bike for me.
That looks a great bike. Mines a hybrid too. A bit more robust in the wheel department I find.
I got a kindle for my birthday recently too. It's as you said - marvellous
Hey, I'm picking this bike up tomorrow, a Trek hybrid:
I've been after a hybrid since the summer as my racer is just not becoming practical anymore. It's a bargain really as they are knocking over a hundred quid off just because it has got a few scratches on the top bar. I know it's a decent bike as well. I went to pick it up today but it wasn't ready as it is being moved from the Chesterfield branch, so I ended up waiting for it in town drinking coffee and reading. I was a bit annoyed because they said it would be there, but it's just one of those things, hopefully it will be ready tomorrow anyway.
OK cheers. I know what you mean, I do it quite a lot with books as well. I've got 1000s of pages of Icelandic stuff yet to read amongst others! I'm trying to stick to one novel at a time on the kindle though, but at the rate I'm reading fiction at the moment one novel will last me a month. I might start that Shelley book, if I do I'll let you know as well.
No I haven't. I'm awful at buying books that then take me months and months to read, as i slot others in that take my fancy. I'm reading The Glass Bead Game at the moment, which I have had around for a year. I'm a bit pressed for time, though did get through The Deerslayer recently - J Fenimoore Cooper of Last of the Mohicans fame. A pretty good novel.
I'm getting in a bit of reading at night too, and with the bad weather, on the bus.
If I ever get round to it, I'll let you know.
There was one thing I have been meaning to ask you actually. Did you get around to finishing that Mary Shelley book, The Last Man is it? I've nearly finished the Mayor of Casterbridge and looking for another novel after that. If I remember correctly it sounded interesting but a little hard work, but I like Shelley's style in Frankenstein so I could maybe give it a go if it is worth it. I'm only getting in about 30 mins reading at day at the moment max because of the chess (reading about 10 chess books at the same time) but I like to unwind from 11.00+ with a chapter or two.
All the best, Neely.
I was thinking of you a week last Saturday when I was passing through your fair city.
It was half past eleven and a rainbow appeared over to the North. It made up for the showers. I'd been on a night out with my two brothers in York. My youngest brother lives in a village near there, and I was travelling back south on the coach.
I just thought I'd drop you a line as we haven't spoken for a while. Been very busy reccently.
No problem, great stuff. I hope she enjoys the crime novels, the Eastrepps one and Blueprint for Murder were our particular favourite of the bunch.
I am down town tomorrow so I'll have a look. I'll see if I can get hold of The Devils in particular. It is a hit and miss store but you can find some cracking books in there for cheap.
Let me know how the books go down - oh and that Mary Shelley book you've got, let me know if it's a good one.
All the best.
Hi Neely. Thanks for the heads up about the crime novels. i got Mrs P three a few days ago.
Yesterday I also got three great books from The Works - part of a classic collection that was in the Leamington store, but not Coventry.
I got Deerslayer by J Fenimore Cooper, The Devils by Doestoyevsky and Confessions of an Opium eater by De Quincy for the same 3 for 5 pounds. Brilliant. I'll have to stop going in there. I've got books galore to read. They've got a wider collection than that though, with a number of titles you don't often see for that price. Pleased I was.
I'll also be growing carrots - I'm planning on raised beds - 18 inches high and the carrot flay won't be able to get them. Also the usual veg - runner beans, broad beans, perhaps sweetcorn, though it hasn't done too well over the last two years, and courgettes. We did well with those last year.