Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Bookshops, budgets and Basingstoke.

Sometimes, as a special treat, we get let loose in a bookshop with a budget to spend. That's what I was doing yesterday, in Blackwells in Oxford. Actually being able to pick up and handle real books as a way of selecting stock is good once in a while, although using bibliographic databases and reviews is probably a more sensible way to do it most of the time.

Luckily, for the sake of my personal budget, my time was fully occupied in the Business section and I didn't have time to get distracted by areas of more personal interest!

On the way home I got an unexpected evening excursion to Reading and Basingstoke. Whenever I travel by rail, wherever I am going, I always seem to end up in Basingstoke.

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