Downtown and Midtown Re: [OT] Hotel suggestions for downtown London

Peter Corlett abuse at
Sat Apr 28 12:55:50 BST 2007

On 28 Apr 2007, at 12:21, graham wrote:
> This is a trap I've fallen into before - the assumption that there  
> is a 'right height' for paperbacks. For some reason known only to  
> publishers' marketing departments, every couple of years there is a  
> jump in the height of paperbacks (not to mention the increase in  
> thickness as they go for ever fatter and coarser paper). So my nice  
> custom shelves for 1990 paperbacks are useless for 2007 paperbacks..

That's why you buy/build bookcases with adjustable shelves. I'm  
currently on IKEA "Billy" shelves mainly because I can wave an Allen  
key at them and then they flatpack quite nicely into the back of the  
moving van along with nineteen boxes of books and a suitcase.

> What is an 'open house'? Is it like a free house, but with less  
> booze and a non-viral license?

Less booze? Say it isn't so!

(Hmm, OK, there's usually also a half-drunk crate of scotch that  
moves with me.)

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