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When it comes to clothes, would you rather be comfortable or fashionable?


Books Read 2008

Was 101 last year, down on the 117 in 2007.

1. Maus - Art Spiegelman
2. Tales Of The City - Armistead Maupin
3. Theater Hopper: Year One - Tom Brazelton
4. The Stone Rose (Doctor Who)- Jacqueline Rayner
5. The Naked Man Festival : And Other Excuses to Fly Around the World - Brian Thacker
6. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
7. Rainbow High - Alex Sanchez
8. The Trouble with Harvey: Tales of a City vet - Tony Sheldon
9. Maus II - Art Spiegelman

10. King Dork - Frank Portman (library book)
11. Boy Culture : A Novel - Matthew Rettenmund
12. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - Bill Bryson
13. Rainbow Road - Alex Sanchez

14. Conversations with My Cat - David Fisher
15. Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life - Bryan Lee O'Malley (library book)
16. Planet Simpson - Chris Turner
17. The Price of Paradise (Doctor Who)- Colin Brake
18. My Point... And I Do Have One - Ellen Degeneres
19. Tell it to Naomi - Daniel Ehrenhaft
20. Practical Demonkeeping - Christopher Moore

21. A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
22. Good Books for Teenagers - Agnes Nieuwenhuizen
23. Mamotte! Lollipop Vol 1 - Michiyo Kikuta (borrowed from a friend)
24. Merde Actually - Stephen Clarke
25. Not Another Book About Italy - Ann Rickard
26. Smarter Than Jill: 95 True Animal Stories - Jenny Campbell (Editor)
27. Kingdom Hearts Volume 1 - Shiro Amano
28. The Last Battle - C.S. Lewis
29. Round Ireland with a Fridge - Tony Hawks

30. Murder in the Frame - Dave Warner
31. A Foreign Affair: A Passionate Life in Four Langauges - Valerie Barnes
32. The Coming of Saska - Doreen Tovey
33. Max and Rastus: The Road They Travelled - Logan Sutton
34. Inside Out: An Australian Collection Of Coming Out Stories - Erin Shale (Editor)
35. Out Walked Mel - Paula Boock
36. The Rules for Cats - Fancy Mews
37. Theater Hopper: Year Two - Tom Brazelton
38. The Howl and the Pussycat: More Tales of a City Vet - Tony Sheldon
39. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabit - Judith Kerr
40. The Cat Who Went Into The Closet - Lilian Jackson Braun
41. About a Boy - Nick Hornby
42. Poetry for Cats: The Definitive Anthology of Distinguished Feline Verse - Henry Beard
43. Extraordinary Cats - Olivia Manning

44. More Tales of the City - Armistead Maupin
45. He Died with a Felafel in His Hand - John Birmingham
46. Barrel Fever - David Sedaris
47. Hello Sailor!: The Hidden History Of Gay Life At Sea - Jo Stanley & Paul Baker
48. Stupid White Men.. and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation - Michael Moore
49. The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
50. A Taste of the Unexpected - Roald Dahl
51. Miramar Dog - Denis Edwards
52. Cat's Eyewitness - Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown

53. Made In America - Bill Bryson
54. Lionboy - Zizou Corder
55. Is It Just Me or Is Everything Shit?: The Encyclopedia of Modern Life - Alan McArthur & Steve Lowe
56. Fried Eggs with Chopsticks - Polly Evans
57. The Leading Man - B.Clay Moore & Jeremy Haun (borrowed from Erik's collection)
58. Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
59. Otherwise Pandemonium - Nick Hornby
60. Around the World in 80 Days - Michael Palin
61. Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident - Eoin Colfer

62. If Not Now, When? - Primo Levi (Blog a Penguin Classic - lost)
63. Book Club: An Unshelved Collection - Bill Barnes & Gene Ambaum (library book)
64. Pug Hill - Alison Case
65. DIY: The Rise Of Lo-Fi Culture - Amy Spencer (library book)
66. Manga Messiah - Hidenori Kumai & Kozumi Shinozawa
67. Your Cat's Just Not That Into You - Richard Smith
68. Cross the River to Home - Kaye Kelly

69. Dreams of the Peaceful Dragon: Journey into Bhutan - Katie Hickman
70. Freakonomics - Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner
71. How To Read A Book - Kelly Ana Morey
72. The Six Pack Two: Winning Writing from New Zealand Book Month - Various Authors
73. The Story of Mr. Sommer - Patrick Suskind
74. A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby
75. The Dragon's Apprentice - Linda McNabb

76. The Year of Eating Dangerously - Tom Parker Bowles
77. Stories We Could Tell - Tony Parsons
78. Encounters with Japan: Twenty Extraordinary Stories - Jennifer Duffy & Gary Anson (Editors)
79. The Screwtape Letters - C.S. Lewis (library book)
80. Point Blanc - Anthony Horowitz

81. Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up - Dave Barry
82. Holocaust Tours - Julian Novitz
83. Sil - Jill Harris
84. Twisting Throttle Australia - Mike Hyde (library book)
85. Kama Sutra for Cats - Burton Silver and Margaret Woodhouse
86. The Little Book of Bad Taste - Karl Shaw
87. Animals are Smarter than Jack - Jenny Campbell (Editor)
88. Everything I Know I Learned from TV: Philosophy Explained Through Our Favourite TV Shows - Mark Rowlands
89. The Rainbow Singer - Simon Kerr
90. Bibliotherapy: The Girl's Guide to Books for Every Phase of Our Lives - Beverly West and Nancy Peske
91. A Passion for Travel: New Zealand Writers & their Adventures Overseas - Tina Shaw (Editor)
92. The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary - Simon Winchester

93. The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
94. Merde Happens - Stephen Clarke
95. The Cat Who Came For Christmas - Cleveland Amory
96. A Treasury of Narnia - Brian Sibley and Alison Sage
97. Slam - Nick Hornby
98. The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Guide - Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht
99. Expensive Habits - Peter Mayle
100. Mister Monday - Garth Nix
101. The Six Pack Three: Winning Writing from New Zealand Book Month - Various Authors

Writer's Block: Resolved

A lot of resolutions, from the mundane to the truly ambitious, are being made today. What are your New Year's resolutions? Do you think you're likely to stick to them past the month of January?

I am making goals, not resolutions. I will post them on my lj in the next few days.

Runanga Top Shop OBCZ

I was happy to find that the OBCZ was stocked up with books when I checked it on Sunday. Most of the books there were unregistered so last night and today I have been using prenumbered labels to label them then activated them to make release notes on.

Some of the books are kinda old and not in the greatest condition (I threw out the ones that were missing pages or were really battered), if the opshops are open again before I head back to Auckland I plan on picking up some books so I can swap some of the books our of the OBCZ so I can wild release them and add some other books in there.

Happy Day #7 (belated)

- Having the best sleep I have had in months.. no loud traffic noises, bottles breaking etc. Was great!
- Going to church with Erik and his family (followed by a yummy morning tea)
- Catching up with some friends
- Catching up with some more friends
- Roast dinner at Mum's
- Erik fixing this computer (has been not working for a couple of months)
- Getting to sleep in the bed here, next to Erik with Cola curled up at the end of the bed.

Happy Day #6 (belated)

- Well getting up at 4:30am didn't make me feel particularly happy but because I was heading to Greymouth it did make me happy.
- Finally arriving in Christchurch after a 4-5 hour delay in our flight from Wellington.
- Getting to see Erik's parents who picked us up from Christchurch
- Seeing snow on the way to Greymouth (probably not a good thing but it looked cool)
- Having dinner with Mum, Kevin, Mishae, Tyler, Miley (who was very well behaved), Tyler's family and Erik.
- Seeing Cola and Spook.

Happy Day #5

- One day until we go home to Greymouth yay!
- Getting stuff sorted for the trip
... well the main thing that made me happy today was that we are going to Greymouth tomorrow... woo


Happy Day #4

- Slept in this morning which was nice
- Did some Christmas shopping this afternoon in Newmarket
- Wrapped presents and filled out some cards
- Talked to my Dad and Shelly this evening on the phone
- Only one day til the trip down to Greymouth (leave Saturday)

Happy Day #3

- Last day of course today. Passed the test I had today (with an A) and the test on Monday I had to redo one question so that was a B grade.
- Had an early lunch with some people from course
- Had an early evening nap with Erik before dinner after he finished work
- Went out with Erik for dessert before to celebrate the completion of the special edition copies of The Kiwi's Tale

Happy Day #2 (posted a day late)

Completely forgot about it doing this yesterday... bad Kirsty!

Anyway things that made me happy yesterday
- Being able to sleep in for a bit as we had a course field trip and that was all course related things for the day
- Popped into church and saw the CO (Corps Officer) Heather who had been in a conference in England. So we had a short catch up, she said next year they'll set me up with a mentor who I can call and keep in contact with to help me in my walk of faith. Also they're be starting new home groups next year so will join one of those
- Released some books and got a catch AND the finder signed up for BookCrossing. I think that spot might be a good release spot (was on the bench by TVNZ offices) http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/5997691
- Got a mango smoothie in a cafe and spent a while reading Slam by Nick Hornby (which I finished last night). A very good book though not sure what to do with it next.
- In the evening me and Erik ordered a pizza, had a quiet night.