Apologies for the lateness of the post, but I couldn’t think what to write about last night and then had work today.  It was a successful working day – I telephoned a fax machine and discovered the existence of World Psoriasis Day.  Sounds like banter.

Anyway, on the walk home it occurred to me I could do a liveblog of a night in with the kindle, noting down my observations on the thing as and when they come into my brain.  Perhaps this will help me decide whether I think it it A Good Thing or not.

So far this has gone preposterously badly – having reached the house I was compelled to watch the Horrible Histories prom on the CBBC channel (like all right-thinking adults, if Twitter is to be believed) and now I’ve got the repeat of last week’s Doctor Who on the go.  My excuse is that we missed the start, and has nothing to do with my (completely platonic) penchant for Matt Smith.

Also it’s nice to have something on in the background when making tea, which is what I am about to do now.  Macaroni cheese, as per the subliminal messages mentioned t’other day.  Essentially I think I’ll just liveblog my evening and hope the kindle makes an appearence.  Enjoy.

19:22 You’re not from Social Services, are you?

19:59 Mac cheese in the oven.  It has spinach and bacon in, cause that’s how I roll.  Time for a wee read of the kindle..?

20:07 Oh look, a tweet I did is on the Guardian Children’s Books page… to be fair it was a toss up between that Grandma and the one in George’s Marvellous Medicine.

21:11 I might die of mac cheese.  Except then the kindle would win.  #dilemma

22:27 Haven’t died yet, although I have showered. They aren’t the same thing at all.

22:30 I have read 37% of Shadowmagic, according to the progress bar at the bottom of the screen.  Let’s see how much further I can get in the next 5 minutes, yeah?  That’ll be thrilling.

22:31 The main criticism I have of this book is the use of exclamation marks. There are too many.

22:36 40%. Woo.

22:58 Apparently my other half doesn’t grasp the concept of tuning noise out to read.  I am not listening to the TV, so if you make comments based on things happening thereon I do not know what you are talking about.

23:08 I am 45% through apparently.  It’s not the same as being able to look where your bookmark is and be like “cor blimey guvnor look at all the pages I done read.”  In fact it’s a bit reminiscent of maths.  Yuck.

28:10 But on that bombshell I’m going to read chapter 14 in bed. I have to get up early in the morning to go to a conference in Glasgow.  As you do.  There will be a short GREAT KINDLE CHALLENGE intermission as a result, but frankly after reading this crap I’m sure you’ll be glad of the break.  Night, all.

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