Tag: Kindle

Ten things that make me happy

I recently got tagged by Fed to write my own version of his post '10 things that make me happy". But I got the notification while I was lying on the beach in Sitges, so there was no way I was going to touch the keyboard until I was back here in London. As for ...

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2014: My Year in Review

So, the end of another year. While I'm not a huge fan of celebrating New Year's Eve - people do tend to go over the top in making rash life-changing promises, while others get quite maudlin - I do find it useful to look back over the year and reflect on what I've really enjoyed ...

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Some really “amazing adventures”…

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 ...

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Review: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union

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.  Set in an alternate history ...

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My 2014 Reading List

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 ...

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Chasing sleep…

And it's back. My insomnia, that is. Despite a pretty full-on day yesterday, including lots of walking around, and feeling quite tired by bed-time, I spent three hours wide awake on the couch, reading. I did actually fall asleep a little after 12:30am, but woke with a jolt not long after. No idea what it ...

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The case for Kindle

Quick question: what's the last thing you look at before turning the lights off at night? If you're like me (or may of my friends), it's probably either a tablet or a smartphone. Before this blog was decimated by a meltdown of epic proportions, I used to blog quite enthusiastically about my Kindle. And then ...

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iPad Mini: A Keeper

I've now had the iPad Mini for just over a week and thought I'd share my thoughts on using it now that I've put it through its paces for both work and play. Based on my last post, I'm sure you can tell I'm loving the iPad Mini. I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say it's ...

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Holiday reading

I made sure I packed my Kindle 3 when I went to Canada last month. I had two long transatlantic flights and lots of planned down-time in parks and beaches for reading. So what follows is a brief review of what I managed to get through (which is not at all as much as I’d ...