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July 9th, 2007

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09:00 pm - Doing stuff is good for the soul (and toes)
Am currently coming up with reasons to get out of the house each day at the moment. Mainly because if I don't come up with something, I end up sitting around and not doing much. And then my toes turn purple, which can't be good.

Anyway, today's reason was to head to the library to find some new stuff to read. Oh, and to try out some of my new boots at practical usage.

Ended up borrowing Heart-Shaped Box, by Joe Hill. No idea if it's any good, but it's about someone buying a ghost on the Internet, and I keep seeing copies of it in shops, and thought I'd give it a try. Also, I like that Nirvana song. Google informs me that Joe Hill is actually the son of Steven King - he started out using "Hill" in order to be judged on his own merits, and was outed last year, after having kept it secret since 1997.

So, I shall have to see how I like his book.

Also borrowed the first five trade paperbacks of Y: The Last Man. I'm not a big comics person, but for some reason I really like this one. As in, if the were cheaper, I might be inclined to by the trades.

Rowdy also has the next three in, so after I finish this lot of borrowings, I'll nab them. And maybe some Hellblazer. And any books - anyone got some recommendations? I wanted to get the third Song of Ice and Fire book, but they didn't seem to have it in - as far as I could tell, anyway.

Note to the Rowden White Library: The Dewey system is designed to make books easier to locate/classify. Not having the shelves in order sort of defies the purpose.

Boot testing also went well - have concluded that these are suitable for Uni (long periods of sitting, interspersed with rushing all over the place) and dinners and whatnot. Not shopping, too much walking.

Also, the heels are quite good for scaring people with. I had several people ask how I could walk on them when I was hanging round the C and S office.

Tomorrow's out of the house reasoning: Taking advantage of cheap-arse Tuesday, and seeing a movie. Must check what's on.
Current Mood: busybusy

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Date:July 10th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC)
Book recs, bearing in mind I've no real idea what you like/have already read: the Hungry City Chronicles by Philip Reeve, the Dark is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper, Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City by Kirsten Miller, Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee, How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff, Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier, Midnight Blue by Pauline Fisk, Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve, A Dog Called Demolition by Robert Rankin, North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell, and... that's probably enough.
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Date:July 10th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
Not familiar with most of them, though I've been meaning to read the Dark is Rising ones for a while now. Some of the author names are familiar, mind - I know I've read something by Robert Rankin.
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Date:July 10th, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
And get high off paint fumes?

Date:July 10th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
Y: The Last Man is brilliant, and it just keeps getting better. I'm more than happy to hook you up with the CBR files if you want them - I'm up to #57, and it ends at #60.

I also recommend Watchmen if by some amazing fluke you haven't read it, and Preacher. Preacher is absolutely brilliant if you have the time to get into it - I also have that in CBR if you want it.
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Date:July 10th, 2007 02:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, that'd be lovely, though I'd need to install the program to read them - I don't think I have it on my computer (though I believe one of the housemates does).

I've had both Watchmen and Preacher recommended to me, but read neither - until the last few months, the only comics I'd ever read were spin-offs from TV or movies I liked (Firefly, Buffy, Star Wars et al). But having free time, and a Uni library with a rather decent collection is helping expand my interests.

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