January 8th, 2014

Kindle

Yet another reason to love my Kindle

I know some people are still resistant to the whole idea of e-books, but consider this. I had a £5.00 Amazon gift certificate and in the past few days I’ve bought:

The Pure Gold Baby, Margaret Drabble
Dear Lupin, Charles Mortimer, Roger Mortimer
Love, Nina, Nina Stibbe
The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt

and I still have another £1.04 to spend. How else could I get these recently published books so cheaply? Unread books on the Kindle will be rivalling my TBR pile soon, but they take up no house room.

goldfinch
countrygirl

Nature Watch: the bizarre butterfly

Amazingly, after the horrors of yesterday, the weather is mild and sunny today. I was just about to Hoover in the spare bedroom (housework has been much neglected, lately), when I saw a tortoiseshell butterfly basking on the bed. It wasn’t at all keen to be caught in the spider catcher and I of course wasn’t keen on damaging its delicate wings. At last I caught and released it, knowing that there are still nectar-providing plants outside. The mystery is: how did it get in, when windows have been firmly closed against the weather?