October 31st, 2012

marcus 2013

Captain Vorpatril's Alliance

According to Amazon UK my copy of Bujold's Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, the new Vorkosigan novel, just shipped, a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. It's been out as an ebook for a while, but I know that this is one I'll want in dead tree format.

More when I've read it, hopefully next week.
Old bike

Frack it!

With the early nights starting and the weather turning chilly walking to work is losing a lot of its charm, and I'm thinking more seriously about getting another bike.

A relatively new 250cc scooter or similar is probably what would be best for me and my current lifestyle. So why is it I keep lusting after old BMW boxers? Yes, for me they're a known quantity and I like them a lot, but do I really want another oversized 20-year-old bike, even one that's allegedly only done 51K miles?

Must resist temptation...