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Today did not get off to a good start.
A sleepless night, followed by sleeping in and rushign to get to work.
Get to work just on time, but then mix up with parking and street blocked by lorries meant it took another 20 minutes or so to actually get to the desk.

However. On the plus side, had finally remembered to bring spare glasses so I could leave the proper ones in to get nice new Unscratched lenses. Went to specsavers, which is handily right beside Forbidden Planet.
Acutally made it up the bloody stairs (which are lined with Boxes of Figure and Things so you can't get to the handrails) and now have the next 2 volumes of Preacher AND 1st volume of collected Strontium Dog (Johnny Alpha was my Teenage Hero, even more so than Dredd). They also had Rogue Trooper and many other goodies. May have to return.

Then got back to work, and during chat with a collegue discovered that a large part of the Huge and Ever Growning Pile of excavation reports under the desk have already been read and summarised by him, so I don't have to! Just have to copy his summaries to d/base, get reports filed and look Very Productive. Hurrah!

Tonight, home to read lots and mud, as I have funky new weapons to play with - Agatean Fighting Fans - thanks to Our Medea. Once I actually get a decent misc. bonus for them (200ish already and growing); MOAR STABBING should sort it out. Then I can cry "La, sir! Unhand me, you cad!" as I bash people over the head with a fan. Then slash their necks open with the other. Good Times ;) Plus, bonus agatean culture tms!

And of course, everything looks much clearer through new unscratched lenses ;p

So, what went Right for you today?
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Book meme
Because it seems like a easy way to waste time on a lazy saturday afternoon ;)

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of today). As usual, bold what you have read, italicize those you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. Add an asterisk to those you've read more than once. Underline those on your to-read list.
book list )
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Hurrah Wednesday is nearly over! And has gone surprisingly well (never could get the hang of them ;p) - well, in the sense that I found myself at lunchtime wandering past Forbidden Planet with cash in my wallet and nothing pressing to spend it on, so I now have vols. 2 & 3 of the Lucifer series and vols 2 & 3 of Preacher for Great Reading Justice.

I am hoping to save them for the weekend, but I may well crack before then. I had planned to read the Sandman bits with Lucifer in as a prelude, then thought of perhaps just reading the whole Sandman from the start. Then remembered SOMEONE still has my first Sandman volume *eyes [livejournal.com profile] _unhurt_*
also, remind me to give you back your Hellboys at some point ;p

Other than that, no news. Am greatly enjoying this whole having-entire-evenings-free lark that comes with the tempory lack of horse, but I'm sure the novelty will wear off soon. In a month or so...
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Subject: Your Amazon.co.uk order

Dear Customer,
We wanted to give you an update on the status of your order [202-8153647-5587007]. We are sorry to report that, despite our best efforts, we have beenunable to source the following item:
Neil Gaiman, Charles Vess (Illustrator) "Stardust"

We apologise for the length of time it has taken us to reach this conclusion. Until recently, we had still hoped to obtain this item for you. This item has now been cancelled from your order and we can confirm thatyou have not been charged for it.


Thats the SECOND time fucking amazon have let me order this, kept me waiting for MONTHS then told me they can't get it.


Anyone any idea where I *can* get a copy? Forbidden Planet have the unillustrated version but... Hmm. Ebay perhaps.

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It is teh little brother's birthday today (26! Not quite so little anymore) and I need to go get a pressie, because I am a Nice Sister.
His request was 'a good book, or something', which is fairly non specific, so suggestions welcome! I may also donate some of the left-over beer from the party, tho I think it's mostly bud, so, maybe not ;p

For him, I have purchased Lemmy's autobiography, because everyone should read it, the man is a Legend. Also a freak of nature.
And this, because opening it a random, I found it describing Prince Charles as "...the looney feudal shithead jug-eared parasite bastard." and I figure the Brat will enjoy that kind of thing.

For myself I bought another Tom Holt (tho I did give up on him a while back when they were just getting over twisty and pointless) and "The Dumas Club",as per malvino's recommendation, because how can I tell if the brother will like if I haven't tried it? These things are important to test out you know!

So weak...

Feb. 9th, 2006 03:48 pm
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Seriously, I have so little will power. I CAVED and bought a years paid thingy for library thing (only 10 dollah!), because I had hit the free limit and I'm not even finished the living room yet. Haven't even been doing them in any particular order, just sticking on ones that were within visual range then adding the rest for that author.

It's just too EASY *clickyclickyclicky* and far too much fun. Tho it'll be interesting to see if the novelty wears off before I get the whole lot done. There's plenty to get through!

On another note, for the DW mudders, since this has popped up a few times today, what time are y'all arriving next week? I'll be there about 3ish, which leaves an almost frightening amount of drinking time, compared to usual arrival at 9/10. Still, I'm sure it will all work out just fine...
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I had Things I was going to Say, but I have forgotten what they were, having been distracted by 2 things.

1. Lost filling. It was loose, dentist is booked for friday but the fecker fell out this morning. Suspect I may actually have swallowed part of it. Now have gaping hole in back of mouth which is making eating tricky and leaving horrible taste. Luckily (?!?) it was root canaled many many years ago so no actual pain. Just a feckin' hole. Hate having crap teeth.

2. http://www.librarything.com This is just WAY too much fun. And so easy! Stick in author name, up comes list of many books, pick which ones you have, all added. Started fiddling last night just to see, now have about 140 170191 on there, mostly just by sticking in authors/titles as they come into my head and going clicky clicky. You can even tag them and look at other peoples and oh dear I sense a bit of mild obsession coming on.
Progress so far at http://www.librarything.com/catalog/hellison I *had* intended only putting on a few, but free limit is appoaching and I am still having fun...

Also, just over a week til febmeet. Hurrah!
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Browsing thro Amazon at lunchtime, I was going thro the 'recommendations' bit, mostly weeding out books I already have which they persist in still recommending. With some tho I was having trouble remembering whether or not I actually did own them, or even if I had ever read them (eg some of the later endless series of Krondor ones).

Also I have wanted for a long long time to get some sort of catalogue of all the books together, so the question! Does anyone here use/know of any kind of intarnet or downloadable cataloguing thing?
I've heard of a couple, but the only one I could remember the name of was Bookcrossing, which is more of a list of ones you've gotten rid of - tho may do that too, as I have at least 2 copies of some.

Mind you I have no idea when I'd find TIME to do it, but a few every night (or while at work, hence online version ;p) should get somewhere at least. It'd be nice to get some idea of what I have and possibly even stop me from adding even more for a while ;p
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Well the buying Anansi Boys dilemna is neatly solved thus - Jane Morpeth, from Headline Books, has a request for anyone in the UK or Ireland who was planning on waiting until I get to the UK in November to buy your copy an ANANSI BOYS, and it's this. Please don't wait. Buy it now.

From the man itself, buy it this weekend and it might top the bestseller list ;)

Do any of you know what the story is with Mirrormask being released in the UK? Haven't seen anything about it in cinemas here so far.

In the end (because I know you're all curious, naturally) I didn't make riding - the revised plan was to drop Shea back home, then ride and skip Pilates, but when I finally got to the yard, someone had given her a whole pile of hay to eat. So riding was out, put her back out in the field and just about made it to Pilates. Which was bloody tough tonight btw. Poor stomach muscles don't know what hit them!
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Today has been vaguely productive. Paid the electricity bill (on time for once too), renewed the company insurance, got paid too (yay) and got to the bank. Went to forbidden planet to see if they'd got any more of the Firefly comics in, but they're still all sold out. They did have Neil Gaiman's 1602 tho, which was a nice bonus. They had Anansi Boys too, which threw me into a bit of a quandry. Naturally I want it NOW but I'm also thinking of going to the dublin signing so I should probably wait til then.
Maybe. I might go buy Thud instead to keep myself happy.

Also ordered 2 more Sandman and the serenity novelisation & companion off Amazon. No joy with the comics there either, Ebay may be the last resort. Of course then there's the whole cover issue. I don't *think* I'm obsessed quite enough to buy the 3 versions of each, but Mal or Jayne cover? Decisions are so hard. Not sure who the other cover of the 1st one is, but if it's Wash I'm really going to be stuck. Damn these cunning marketing ploys!

Ziggy is still going well, rode indoors last night for the first time and she behaved much better than I expected. She went into the corners (mostly) and even cantered a full lap on each rein, tho that did take a bit of working up to. No bucks either, which was a surprise! Had a few jumps too, but my timing is so off, I really need to sort out a lesson with Suzie to work on that before I tackle anything over about 2ft. Confidence may also be an issue there ;p
Looking back to this time last year (thanks to memes of all things), we're much further along with her than I'd realised. This time last year we'd only *started* canter work and hadn't even got to jumping, so I'm well pleased and can even relax a bit. Hmm we? I mean me, since it has been just me this time round. Yay for me *pats self on back*. I reckon I've earned that!
She comes in from the field at the weekend, which means no more trekking round the field and through the stream every night to find her, but on the downside means mucking out. Still, it tones the upper arms nicely. Silver linings and all that ;)

ps the mood icon thingy (what DO you call those things) for accomplished just cracked me up. You go murderous goth icon girl!

Book meme

Jun. 14th, 2004 11:27 am
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Bold what you've read.
Italicize what you've started and not finished.
Add three books not on the list to the end.

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. 1984, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

Read more... )

Good way to while away some time, also reminded me of some books I'd totally forgotten about ;)


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