I'm in a new hotel, one I've never stayed in before. It seems very nice so far. I still have the beard. We'll see how many more days it lasts.
Checking the bloomsbury Website, I noticed that details on the times of the various signings had changed from what I posted here last week.
The current Bloomsbury Versions of things are:
Date: 10 November 2003 Time: 18:30
Neil Gaiman will be talking about and reading from 'The Wolves in the Walls', and 'Coraline' at Borders, 9 Magdalen Street, Oxford, OX1 3AD. Tel: 01865 203901.
Date: 11 November 2003 Time: 14:30
Neil Gaiman will be signing books at Waterstone's in Bath.
Date: 11 November 2003 Time: 18:30
Neil Gaiman will be talking about and reading from 'The Wolves in the Walls', and 'Coraline' at Waterstone's, 11A Union Galleries, Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3XD. Tickets: �3 Tel: 0117 925 2274.
Date: 12 November 2003 Time: 18:30
Neil Gaiman will be talking about and reading from 'The Wolves in the Walls', and 'Coraline' at Waterstone's, 93-97 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AP. Tel: 0113 244 4588.
Date: 14 November 2003 Time: 19:00
Bloomsbury and Foyles present Neil Gaiman an Dave McKean in conversation with Jonathan Ross at The Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London, WC1 3LS. Tickets: �5 / �4 concs Call Foyles on 0870 420 2777 (Lines are open 8:30am - 6pm, Monday to Friday), or book online at www.foyles.co.uk.
The Dublin Bookshop, Dublin
Date: 17 November 2003 Time: 19:00
Neil Gaiman will be talking about and reading from The Wolves in the Walls and Coraline at The Dublin Bookshop, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Tel: 353 1 677 5568
As a side comment: I loved the iSkin for the original iPod. It made the thing better: harder to scratch or to damage, harder to touch keys by accident, it made it easier to transport, and look cool.
So when I got my 40G iPod, I got a couple of iSkins for it. Glow in the dark, even.
The trouble is, the new iSkins make the thing work less well. The bottom of my iSkin has now been cut off to allow it to sit in the dock of the iPod speakers. The recessed keys are harder to get to and to press properly (and the "lock" key is almost impossible to get to). The microphone-notes attachment doesn't work with the iSkin in place.
So the first and second generation iSkin is terrific. The third generation one is pretty useless.