I have bought a lot of books recently, so much so that my poor credit card will be struggling to breathe and I’m not looking forward to signing the check, although my accounting differs from the online bank. It’s a couple of pounds out, and although I did get a refund for a book I have accounted for that. I suppose I’ll have to wait until the statement arrives before I reconcile them and see where I’ve got it wrong. The banks, of course, are never wrong.

Aside from building up my Bob Shaw collection I’ve bought a couple of books of short stories, both via the How publishing Really Works blog. Although it’s not a blog set up to sell books. One via reviews and the other because apparently the independent publisher Salt Publishing is in financial difficulty.