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Shopping Expedition [Nov. 30th, 2006|11:54 am]
Tony Grist
I've been on an Agatha Christie kick. I read four Poirot novels one after the other. And now I've had enough. She's good, she's very good, but her world was beginning to feel a little claustrophobic;  there's too much missing from it. 

So we were in Borders-  all the riches of world literature spread out before me-  and I couldn't find a single thing I wanted to read. I wandered around feeling jaded while Ailz filled her arms with books and teddy bears.

Then we had a cup of coffee and went on into the centre of town and I bought myself a couple of jig saw puzzles.

Just call me Susan Alexander.

And then we bought Ailz some pretty things to wear for Christmas.

[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2006-11-30 11:34 am (UTC)
Sometimes you reach a saturation point...it´s the old too much of a good thing.

I can´t think of anything quite as frustrating as wandering around a book filled shop and not being interested in anything. Puzzles, actually, are a good distraction technique.

I´ve only been in Manchester once, in the town centre, I mean. Manchester United had a match that weekend and the supporters trashed the hotel we were staying in.
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[User Picture]From: zephyrcrow
2006-11-30 11:57 am (UTC)
Here are some books I read recently that I really liked.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
A Cook's Tour by Anthony Bourdain
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Newton's Madness: Further Tales of Clinical Neurology by Harold Klawans
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness by William Styron

Other than that, I read nothing but the twaddle I'm forced to digest from school textbooks. >:(

Anyway, good luck finding good books! One of the most worthwhile pursuits in life, I think.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-11-30 08:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the pointers.

We have Everything is Illuminated. Ailz read it I think. Maybe I'll reach it down from the shelf.
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From: senordildo
2006-12-01 02:43 am (UTC)
Borders has spread to Britain? The damn thing's like cancer.

P.S. If you'd like, I can send you that Holiday music I mentioned a while back, either as a data or music CD.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-12-01 09:19 am (UTC)
That's very kind of you.

I'd prefer it as a CD- if that's all right. I never listen to stuff on the computer (For one thing it doesn't even have any speakers).

My address is

144 Belgrave rd

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