Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Books etc

As spotted here, "the idea is that you cross out any author NOT represented on your bookshelves and replace it with one who is". Feel free to add yours in the comments...

1. Bret Easton Ellis
2. Evelyn Waugh Vikram Seth
3. Dorothy L. Sayers Salman Rushdie
4. Gerald of Wales Helen Fielding
5. John Buchan Donna Tartt
6. Kingsley Amis Martin Amis
7. Tibor Fischer Joseph O'Connor
8. Matthew Parris J.J.Connolly
9. Margaret Atwood Kazuo Ishiguro
10. Octave Mirebeau Charles Dickens
11. Agatha Christie Dennis Lehane
12. Graham Greene
13. Iain Sinclair
14. Gabriel Chevallier Douglas Adams
15. Ronald Firbank Sylvia Plath

Am off work today due to lovely vomiting, or as hubby once learned from a charming London cabbie, spewing a ringer. Got a right grilling from Mrs Sympathy at work, but hey. Still feeling a tad ropey, and just had a cup a soup, which probably hasn't helped.

On a more positive note, got the phonecall this morning to say that we have been successfully accepted to buy the shared ownership house in Greenford. Yay! I know it's a long way off moving in there, but it's a step in the right direction.

NHS bans chocolate for staff! Right, with Mrs Sympathy, and now this, I'm never going back!!!


Is it true that English people love their own kids but hate everyone else's?


At 5:57 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well in my experience I would say the opposite is true! Everyone I know has much more tolerance of other peoples children and not as much for their own. Take your kids on any bus round here and all the old women start talking to you and your children - even in mid-temper tantrum! Really bad - dont they know not to reward such behaviour with attention? All my friends who have children are the same! But then they dont have to put up with my children as much as I do!!!

At 2:43 pm, Blogger Keris said...

Hmm. It appears my strikeouts have disappeared. Ah well, you'll just have to imagine them.

1. Bret Easton Ellis
2. Vikram Seth
3. Salman Rushdie
4. Helen Fielding
5. Donna Tartt
6. Martin Amis Armistead Maupin
7. Joseph O'Connor Marian Keyes
8. J.J.Connolly Jennifer Weiner
9. Kazuo Ishiguro John Irving
10. Charles Dickens
11. Dennis Lehane Janet Evanovich
12. Graham Greene Aldous Huxley
13. Iain Sinclair Iain Banks
14. Douglas Adams
15. Sylvia Plath Germaine Greer


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