Monday, December 26, 2011


Well I've had a most wonderful Christmas, family and friends have been around, copious food and drink has been consumed and there have been no fights, spats or general unpleasantness that sometimes seems to follow in the wake of some family get together's I've heard of, though fortunately never witnessed.
One thing though that I did enjoy was my main present. Unlike a lot of guys I'm amazingly easy to buy for, books or technology will do (socks and undies at a pinch) and this year my good lady came up trumps with one of the new generation of Kindle's. To say I was delighted would be an understatement as I'm an avid reader of books in one form or another including online novels, articles. blogs and various other sundry written words. It's not as if I even have to shell out and buy stuff from Amazon, there are masses of DRM (Digital Rights Management) free novels out there in a format that the Kindle can read and it's not as if I'm going to stop buying books either as for as good as the Kindle is, I still love the feel of a real novel in my hands too and many novels aren't available as Kindle books (including for some reason all the Harry Potter stuff) and possibly never will be. So it's a bit of a trade off, though my quieter moments at work will no longer be free from reading material, or rather I won't have to carry my own weight in books around with me any more.
As for my good Lady, well she thinks she's doing well with a gold necklace with pink sapphire and diamond gems, I think I came out the better of the exchange.
Serious blogging will return probably on the 28th,not sure what I'll do for tomorrow, but I still have a lot of family stuff to be getting on with.

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JuliaM said...

"...and possibly never will be."

I think they'll slowly start catching up - on Amazon, there's a 'I'd like this in Kindle version' button that will register demand with the publisher.

So, who knows? Maybe eventually, everything'll be available.