Fylde Coast Musings vs Cyprus Life – in pictures

Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas at the beginning of March 2004 and spent the next glorious 12 years in Limassol, Cyprus. Sadly, in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We now live on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea just across from Fleetwood. More places to discover and capture on camera!

Kindle or the traditional paperback?

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It’s another hot and sultry day in Cyprus so it looks like it may be a visit to the nearby pool.

I generally read at the pool rather than the beach. There’s always too much going on at the beach to be able to concentrate properly on a book!

I have a dilemma though…. I can’t decide what to read today!

5th book in the Amelia Peabody series

I finished my latest Amelia Peabody series “The Deeds of the Disturber” and I’m not ready to start another Elizabeth Peters just yet. I feel like a change.

A Jack Reacher novel - a firm favourite of mine.

So, do I start my latest Lee Child “Worth Dying For” – a Jack Reacher novel on my Kindle?

Does Reacher survive the explosive ending of 61 HOURS? How could you doubt him? Now he’s hoofing it through Nebraska to Virginia to see the new CO of the 110th Special Unit. She’ll have to be patient because Reacher’s just met victims of the Duncan family and before long he’ll make up his mind to show those three badass brothers and wife-beating son why you shouldn’t interrupt a man on his way to meet an intriguing woman with a very sexy voice.

Or, do I go for something different? I found a traditional paperback book took my fancy a few weeks ago and ordered it online from Play.com. It’s actually a teen novel called 13 Little Blue Envelopes written by Maureen Johnson.

It was the storyline that initially intrigued me as it revolves around European travel.

Ginny is a seventeen-year-old girl who has received 13 envelopes from her self-proclaimed “Runaway Aunt” Peg, who is deceased. Ginny is told that she is about to leave for several weeks and will travel to foreign lands. Her aunt leaves her four rules to follow.

13 Little Blue Envelopes

Rule #1:
You may bring only what fits in your backpack. Don’t try to fake it with a purse or a carry-on.
Rule #2:
You may not bring guidebooks, phrase books, or any kind of foreign language aid. And no journals.
Rule #3:
You cannot bring extra money or credit/debit cards, traveler’s checks, etc. I’ll take care of all that.
Rule #4:
No electronic crutches. This means no laptop, no cell phone, no music, and no camera. You can’t call home or communicate with people in the U.S. by Internet or telephone. Postcards and letters are acceptable and encouraged.

She can only open the next envelope when she has reached the destination or, achieved the task set in the previous letter.

It sounds like the ideal novel to read whilst sitting in the sun by the swimming pool and after recently returning from a cruise around the Greek islands.

I think I may just have to toss a coin as the decision is really far too difficult, especially when Mr Reacher is waiting in the wings 😀 Is it possible to fancy a character in a book?

Which do you prefer – the traditional book (be it paperback or otherwise), or are you a bit of a devil and have already taken on the 21st century and become a Kindle fan?

I’m still getting familiar with Mr Kindle and not yet certain about him. He doesn’t smell and feel like a book but I have to admit he’s much more compact!


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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