My book club does still get books and we do discuss them. However we also eat meals and swap recipes as well. And drink wine. And go to Pembrokeshire once a year for the weekend. It's got most things you need. I'm up for reading one book every 3 months. I'm not sure aboutMSN and would have to get educated on it by my offspring, and the last time we tried it with the Mac they didn't like each other very much. For the record I have just finished Desmond Tutu's biography which was excellent, a sort of biographical set of reminiscences by Miles Kington which was very funny, am rereading Thud by Terry Pratchett over breakfast, and rereading a Short History of Nearly Everything in the upstairs loo, while the Quite Interesting book holds sway in the downstairs loo. I have just started the new Lindsay Davis book Saturnalia which promises to be as good as usual, and have found a Margery Allingham that i missed up till now (beckoning Lady) at work which I am reading at lunch time (between looking at books on the menopause and Vienna (and of the 2 I prefer Vienna by a long way). it all sounds very trivial next to Chris's list. Holes is nice and short anyway so I will have to get a copy from one of the libraries. This is quite exciting isn't it. (or does that comment mean my life in general is not exciting??)
The packing was excellent. The best I think I have ever seen. Unlike our CD suppliers who pad everything beautifully into a box so that nothing can move. They seal up the box with tape and then wrap it absolutely meticulously with brown paper and more tape - it is a master piece each time. And somehow there is always at least 1 damaged cd. How?