oh. and i finished Frankenstein now. not sure what to read next. i really should make a start on some of these recommendations really. ;)
and happy may day!
and a further addendum: when i got back into my building late last night i was greeted by a cloud of dust which made me choke and i could barely get through. some idiot appears to have let off most if not all of a powder fire extinguisher in the entrance area. rah!