Category Archives: Reading

Kindle: Year Four

Kindle Kindle, again Kindle: Year One Kindle: Year Two Kindle: Year Three Back in April, I was so caught up in the excitement of not having to work, and spending most of my days building LEGO, that I completely forgot … Continue reading

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Black and Blue Walking Man: Kogarah to Newtown (and beyond)

It’s funny how one thing can lead to another. For Christmas 2013, my young nieces and nephew gave me a $50 Sizzler gift card that was valid until 17 December 2014. Although there are many Sizzlers in Queensland, where my … Continue reading

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The Gladesville Bridge: 50th anniversary of its opening

Readers of Black and Blue Man may recall my unfortunate experience on Sydney’s Gladesville Bridge earlier this year during one of my long walks. Yesterday, 1 October 2014, marked the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Gladesville Bridge, and … Continue reading

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Yet again, one does not simply walk into Clouston & Hall Booksellers

Friday, 22 August 2014. For the first time in more than two years, I was back in one of my favourite places in the world – Canberra. That in itself was enjoyable enough, but there were two other reasons why … Continue reading

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Amazing Journey: Mike McIntyre’s ‘The Kindness Of Strangers: Penniless Across America’

In 1994, 37-year-old journalist Mike McIntyre had a good life in San Francisco – except for one major problem: If I were told I was going to die today, I’d have to say I never took a gamble. I played … Continue reading

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Kindle: Year Three

Kindle Kindle, again Kindle: Year One Kindle: Year Two Three years ago today, I made one of my greatest life-changing purchases ever – my Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3. And it’s still going strong, with 1831 titles and 686MB of free … Continue reading

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Kindle: Year Two

Kindle Kindle, again Kindle: Year One It’s been almost two years since I made of the most important purchases of my life – my Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3. It’s still going well. Although I do most of my reading on … Continue reading

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Reading all through the night

Related post: All through the night Apart from sleeping and working better, my new routine of staying up all night has led to something else to look forward to after midnight. Several weeks ago, this article at Slate introduced me … Continue reading

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Kindle: Year One

Previous posts on this subject: Kindle Kindle, again 21 April, 2012. Yes, it’s been a year since that fateful night when I made the big decision to buy an Amazon Kindle (or a Kindle Keyboard, as my model is now … Continue reading

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Kindle, again

(Continued from this previous entry) It’s been just over a week since I began using my Amazon Kindle. And already, my life has changed in several ways. * The first ebook I purchased and read on my Kindle was Andrew … Continue reading

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