Monday, May 09, 2005



What a day of ups and downs. First I hand over and get paid for the damned dishcloths, then there's the incredibly sad news on ItGirl's blog, and then I win the "figure out how ItGirl's spare room is decorated" competition over at Trixie's place.

When I had time to think, I remembered that I seem to have been tagged and then I forgot about it. Sorry Justy!

OK, here goes:

1) Total number of books in your house:

Number? I thought this was about reading, and I'm pretty sure that number thingie has to do with math. Truth be told, I don't think I can count that high. Hundreds, at least. I've given away a couple of thousand over the past few years but yeah. Hundreds.

2) The last book you bought was:

Hrm. The Final Precinct by Patricia Cornwell. I got books from my husband for Christmas and had read three of the four, so I returned them and got books that I thought I hadn't read.

3) What was the last book you read before reading this?

I hate the wording of this question. Before reading "this" as in the book noted in #2 above or "this" as in the meme?

The last one I read before reading this meme was The Final Precinct by Patricia Cornwell. It's really slow going. And yes, this is the second time through. It wasn't good enough to remember reading the first time. Disappointing, she's usually excellent.

The last book I read before "this" as in the one above, was A Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett. I believe I spent quite a lot of time spitting on things while reading that book (but never in the garden!). I learned to look away from the book, drink, swallow, and then look back. Much more hygienic and less wasteful of beer.

4) Write down 5 (or 6) books you often read or that mean a lot to you.

I don't have a lot of books that I read "often". I have several I have re-read, but not like obsessively or anything. Well, you know, apart from the Kama Sutra. And the phone book.

That being said, here is my list:

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman; Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte; Cat by Kliban; How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman; The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

(To anyone who seeks out the Kelman book, please be warned, it's full of dark, violent drunkenness and every third word is the dreaded C word and I don't mean Cashmere. It's one of the darkest and most difficult reads of my life, however I find the underlying joy to be uplifting. Most of you will just think I'm wacked. I believe you can only really understand this book if you're from Glasgow, which I am.)

5) Who are you going to pass the stick to (three people) and why?

Trixie because she is mean and deserves it, Gaile because she kept me up late tonight and Ann because I haven't tagged her for anything yet and she's indulgent. Usually.

I am NOT mean.


So now that I have been tagged and have corrected your vicious lies about my character -

what do I do ?

I am a virgin at being tagged..except for that one really nasty game of "IT" when I was younger.
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