The bookshops are open!
The shackles have been relaxed a little and the shops have reopened, including Waterstones the bookshop – yay!
I’ve just finished reading my 100th book of the year so what better way to reward myself than a little restocking. Three very different non-fiction books – a true crime, an autobiography and some history/politics.
I’m currently reading Dictators, by Frank Dikötter. It’s an examination of eight twentieth-century dictators. Fascinating stuff with astonishing parallels with the personality of the current American president. It’s enthused me to make an effort to read more history.
My local high street was heaving, due no doubt to the relaxing of the Covid restrictions as well as being not-long-to Christmas. And with Debenhams about to shut, the scavengers were out looking for a bargain.
Politics, politics, politics
Three new books for the shelf.
Waterstones points card
Here’s a handy tip for spending the £10 you’ve earned by collecting 10 stamps on your Waterstones Plus reward card.
The new Waterstones loyalty card
Waterstones, how is this possible?
So, Waterstones, how is it possible for a new paperback to have markings in it? Interestingly there are none after page 40, which is just about where I gave up with the book! (Obliquity by John Kay).