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About tagesmann

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    Start every day with a smile and get it over with.
  • Birthday 12/01/1964


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    53° 20' N, 1° 17' E
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    Reading, Music, Wine, Beer, Gin.
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  1. Yes, they are. In the early days of digital music this was also the case. And I have some music that is no longer accessible. I've stripped the DRM from all of my book purchases so that they will always be available to me. It's not legal, but I feel it is my right.
  2. I've converted them to epub format so I can load them onto the kobo. And I can still access them using the kindle app on my iPad.
  3. I lost my Kindle. So I replaced it with a Kobo Clara HD. I decided that I need to borrow more books from the library and you can't do that on a Kindle.
  4. A quick trip to Oxfam during my lunch break resulted in: Nutshell - Ian McEwan Pope Joan - Donna Woolfolk Cross The Rider - Tim Krabbe Merckx - William Fotherington Detective Inspector Huss - Helene Tursten The Torso - Helen Tursten
  5. Wow! Doesn't time fly... Nice one Luna. I love the fact that so many of us have stuck around for so long. I think forums are going to be the next big thing.
  6. Having insomnia (and still waiting for the autopsy results) but thanks for all of the good wishes.
  7. Young Guns (Go For It!) - Wham!
  8. I wonder if we read ebooks more quickly than physical books. When I'm reading a physical book I am (obviously) aware of how far I have read and how much I have left. With an ebook it is a concious decision to check progress. So, I may pause with a physical book, take a break, whatever. This is especially the case at the end of chapters and sections. But with an ebook I just keep going, just keep turning the virtual pages. And before I know it I've been reading without a break for a couple of hours. Girl from the Sea is 306 pages in paperback. So not that short.
  9. I have just finished this. I found myself involved with stories of the various characters and involved in them emotionally. A nice, simple, uplifting (in the end) story.
  10. My TBR is getting too big. So I'm going to tackle these, in no particular order (once I've finished the 4 that I'm cuurently reading). The Day the Sun Dies - Yan Lianke Solaris - Stanislaw Lem The Argonauts - Maggie Nelson Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman And Another Thing - Eoin Colfer The Star Diaries - Stanislaw Lem Good Omens - Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman (before or after the tv series?) Killing Comandatore - Haruki Murakami The Perils of Perception - Bobby Duffy The Children's War - JN Stroyar A Change of Regime - JN Stroyar Becoming Them - JN Stroyar
  11. I picked this book up from the Oxfam book shop . a few days after Christmas. This book is so open and honest about doping. Despite knowing quite a lot of the background to the events, and an understanding of the doping culture in cycling; I still found this book fascinating. It's well worth a read.
  12. The Secret Race - Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle Crimson - Niviaq Korneliussen Nocturnes - Kazuo Ishiguro The Hydrogen Sonata - Iain M Banks Birthday Gril - Haruki Murakami The Buried Giant - Kazuo Ishiguro Pope Joan - Donna Woolfolk Cross Frost at Christmas - RD Wingfield Good Omens - Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman Lenin on the Train - Catherine Merridale Zoo Station - David Downing Silesian Stayion - David Downing Stettin Station - David Downing Potsdam Station - David Downing Lehrter Station - David Downing Masaryk Station - David Downing Thirteen - Steve Cavanagh Jack of Spies - David Downing One Man's Flag - David Downing Lenin's Roller Coaster - David Downing The Dark Clouds Shining - David Downing March Violets - Philip Kerr The Pale Criminal - Philip Kerr A German Requiem - Philip Kerr
  13. The best book that I read this year was - On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan I haven't been to the cinema this year. My favourite tv series was - Doctor Who My favourite album was - Dove by Belly The best concert I went to was - Belly at The Leadmill, Sheffield.
  14. My Dad died on Friday. He had been in hospital for three months. They let him go home on Thursday and he died that night. It's been a horrible couple of days.
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