eBook ripoff

As I have a handful of M&S vouchers and money from Christmas I was perusing the M&S site to see what they had. One thing that caught my eye was the Sony eBook reader. It’s not cheap at £200+, but what’s worse is that the eBooks are often more expensive than the paper equivalent. For example the latest Jeremy Clarkson book is £10 in hardback, and £14 in electronic format.

I think I’ll stick with killing trees for the moment.


My Christmas bike project is nearly ready for me to start building. It’s an ex-demo Peregrine frame and fork from Sam at Singular Cycles, and despite trying to do this cheaply there’s a pile of new parts including mudguards, disk brakes, bars, bar tape, headset, and cables sat on the sofa. There will also be a new rear wheel arriving early next week once it’s been built. I am at least re-using a front wheel, drive train, seatpost, saddle, stem (until I sort out the length), and tyres (provided they fit).

All being well it’ll be up and running for the new year.