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Shopping for books. No, not _that_ book
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I finished The Code Book. Reading things on the train is great! It passes the time, and makes me smarter! Why wasn't I doing this before?

I popped into Waterstone's and disposed of my last remaining book token. I got Secrets and Lies by security expert Bruce Schneier (smart guy, very sceptical of the effectiveness of heavy-handed "anti-terrorist" security measures); and The Science of Doctor Who, which was a case of seeing it on the shelf and thinking "okay, I have to buy this!"

Shopping for books on the high street is rather more expensive than buying them online, of course. If I hadn't had book tokens, I wouldn't have bothered. Still, there is something nice about being in bookshops. They're quiet, dignified places, even on Harry Potter launch days (all the young muggles had been and gone by the time I got there). The Waterstone's in Reading town centre is particularly nice; it's in a converted church building, and still feels somewhat churchy. If they added a café it'd be perfect.