1) Books about cycling but generally not those irritating ‘Cycle Touring through France’ and ‘How to Buy a Bike’ types – these are made for Tory leisure cyclists.
Usually you get those horrible smiling pictures of 2.5 famillies (probably posed by equally irritating models).iI think that’s enough to people off of cycling. Far to ‘Sound of Music’ for me. Also Bike Maintenance books – just how many do you need? Why are on earth are there so many of them? I like something perhaps old and quirky or something that is about bike commuting. If it is funny, that’s a bonus.
2) Cycling stamps and cycling ink stamps.
3) Art books – drawing, painting and abstract.
4) Cycling Postcards – for my cycling scrapbook
5) Bikes – that goes without saying.. I quite fancy a Brompton (who doesn’t) and a European bike.
7) Poetry books
8) Graphic Novels but not those Batman types but normally non-fiction or Shakespeare in Manga . This craze is fairly new. They also help me with my drawing so a handy learning tool. Manga isn’t just for teenagers – shock horror!
9) Charity medals – from marathons and bike rides. I like to keep them hanging up in my living room – mainly because I have a rubbish memory and I would quite easily have forgotten what I have done.
10) Philosophy books even though I struggle to understand them.
12) Frames and canvasses, you just can’t have enough!
13) Bike stickers
14) Games – I have loads of different types of chess sets, and I enjoy vintage games.
15) Bicycle garden paraphenalia – this is a comparently recent one.
Today I have bought ‘Two Wheels’ a book by Matt Seaton, another book to add to my collection. Once I have read it I will review it on http://www.cyclingbookreviews.wordpress.com. It looks a quick read.