"The edition of Cryptonomicon I took with me is huge - a whopping 1.3kg and 23.5cm by 15cm."
Just to show evidence of my last poolside "light" read in the form of Cryptonomicon... I so wish I'd bought the (smaller) newer edition!! I managed to finish it last night and it gripped me right up until the end. Somehow today has run away from me so no update on bookish things. Will try harder tomorrow!