The other day I started to prepare for our impending hoday by stocking up on some reading matter. Our last holiday was a bit of a disaster in that department: Jayne took one book, thinking it would last her but finished it after a couple of days. I thought I was better prepared with my Sony Reader but hadn’t read the manual so when I plugged it into a USB mains adaptor it sucked the remaining power out of it instead of recharging.
This time we both have Kindles, which you can charge without a computer, though with a full charge before setting off we could go the whole time without needing to charge.I have a few unread books on my Kindle, but some are not holiday reading: a couple of JS Mill books, Christopher Hitchens, a couple of ‘lost’ Shakespeare plays, the Koran. There is also a bit of Dickens and Sherlock Holmes which are always good for emergencies. Apart from that I have a few books that I snapped up while they were free downloads but which I have read in paper form. I would rather read something new, but they are a good fallback, and I als have loads of already-read books on there too just in case.
The new stuff is mostly science fiction and The Life of Pi, which doesn’t appeal to me so I started downloading some new books, a mixture of free books, special offers and normal-priced, but I’m really wishing I had left it to the last minute because I opened one of the new ones just for a look, and how I am halfway through it already.
I ought to download some more, but am practically paralysed by the choice. WHy do I get the feeling I will end up with PG Wodehouse, Dickens and Sherlock Holmes (again)? I am open to suggestions.