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The Horror! The Joy!

Fact: it is unthinkable for me to travel without books. You should know this about yours truly at this juncture of our relationship.

Dilemna: equally unthinkable is to suggest for me to take 'a couple' and then 'rely' on 'finding' more... in fact, if you just even thought that in my direction, then get a butter knife and stab yourself. Repeatedly. On my horrified behalf.

Enter solution: my fabulouso 'new' MobilePro 780...

*click to biggie-size*
...and his tiny cute little buddy the compact flash storage card!

Now I know that 32mb sounds like *no* storage space at'all these days but packed on that teensy-weensy card is now 13 (count 'em) thirteen novels.

With space left over for even more.

So far....

-Lemony Snicket Books One to Four.
-Abduction, by Robin Cook
-The Davinci Code, and Digital Fortress, by Dan Brown
-Eastern Standard Tribe and Down & Out In The Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
-Lord of Light and Jack of Shadows by Roger Zelazny
-The Conquest of Fear by Basil King
-and last, but certainly not least, Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need

If you can wade through the Russian, quite a few of the 7200+ books are in English over here at Fiction Book, god bless their hearts.

Reader Comments (2)

OOOOO!! Soooo purdy in here!!
September 28, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterJen, also
Lord of Light! you KNOW that book!? one of my all-time stand-out favourites, since i first hit it at 14ish.
if you like that, you must also get some of jack vance's books, eg rhialto the marvellous, cugel's saga, or watchamacallit series. lyonesse.

and re "buy as you go"-- mate, if you're trying to pre-book even your books before you go, you're going to come back having travelled the world but never having got outside your own head. i have added entire Types of books to my reading-list as a result of being forced to randomly browse in random places. "the I hate to Housekeep book" from the 50s is one of my favourites and one i would never have found if not forced to scrounge. in an ecuadorian semi-secondhand bookshop and cafe. (most books you could only buy if you gave them one in exchange)

to Gallop a horse you have to loosen the reins.
you don't have Less control as a result -- you have More.

it just Feels like Less, before you Do it...
October 3, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterSaltation
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