One of the drawbacks is that you can very easily order a book when you didn't mean to -- I expect that if I take the time and trouble I will be able to change a setting on my Amazon account and disable the 'one click' feature. A couple of days ago I was browsing from my Kindle on Amazon and wanted to check out information about The Tiger's Wife. I inadvertently hit the 'buy' button and seconds later the book was on the device -- not much time for cancellation! Fortunately, it was a good choice for a mistaken purchase. It has had good reviews so I decided to read it and am absorbed. So far so lovely ... I've already have many books for my summertime reading in France, including one over one thousand pages -- a novel that would be a lot easier to read on the Kindle, but another called The Pursuit of Italy which I would suggest is much better to have as a book as there are pictures and I like to go back and forth between pages with my history books! Same with my French grammars -- they need to be literally 'handy' not 'push buttony'.
I've mentioned La Belle France ... Monday I will have just under two weeks to organize my share of the packing. Big chore. Our dream is to be able to fly off to our little getaway -- fat chance that will ever happen. This year there is more than usual as the Man has decided to trudge down there with a dining room suite he has got his hands on -- which means taking the trailer -- not a big one, mind you -- but nevertheless just as expensive on the ferry as if it were another car! There are clothes -- if we stay longer than September we must include warmer clothing -- always a pain to decide what to take. I won't admit to it, but there are also certain foodstuffs that the Man especially can't do without -- Heinz baked beans, for instance!
When we get there we will find the usual garden nightmare:
At least the sun shines! Although this year it does seem that whenever I arrive at a destination the sun subsides and dark clouds and rain abide ... In that case, I shall just have to make do with the food and the wine!!