Two nights ago, I finished what is now my favourite book of the year (so far!): Michael Chabon’s “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay”. I read his “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union” earlier this year and loved every page. “…Kavalier and Clay” was even better. Set before the USA decided to join in the fun […]

I finished this book last night, while struggling with an incredibly uncomfortable hotel bed. I can say without reservation that “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union” was a joy to read from start to finish. From the opening page to its final sentence, it kept me hooked – which is no mean feat. 

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Catching up with some reading and watching, geek-style. Owing to a particularly busy work-week, I have a stack of excellent comics awaiting me. I’m particularly interested to see how ‘Original Sin‘ pans out after last issue’s cliffhanger ending. I spent some remaining iTunes vouchers on the latest season of Falling Skies (never seen this one) […]

  Ah, Kindle love…I’m so glad I went back to a Kindle keyboard model. I’ve been tearing through books since I got it. It’s just so light and perfectly proportioned in the hand. I didn’t take to the on-screen tapping required when using the Kindle Paperwhite and much prefer physical buttons. It sounds silly, but the […]

People who know me associate me with gadgets and the frequent updating thereof. This usually takes the form of moving to new and more advanced versions of each piece of tech as they are released, so I can take advantage of each new aspect of functionality. Tech launches somehow (sadly) make me feel like I can’t live […]

I love to read. The advent of the Kindle has been a god-send for me, as it allows me to read any number of books while on the go. I’m slightly unusual (slightly?) in that I like to have a few books on the go at any one time. For the last few years, I’ve […]

After that last epic post, some other assorted FAQs regarding 2013. Now I don’t hold myself up as an arbiter of taste, but I do enjoy reading about what other people have enjoyed – so maybe you’ll find something interesting in this list… Favourite film of 2013: That would have to be a tie between […]

The last few days spent in Spain have really underlined for me all the benefits of being a Kindle user. For one thing, I didn’t have to hoof over a load of different books in my luggage. For another, I’ve been able to abandon my planned reading list and download several books as I encountered […]