Thursday, March 09, 2006


Apologies for the dearth of posts. I'm spinning like the Tasmanian devil at the moment. Trying to get things straightened away at work so I can take next week off while one of my bestest friends in the world comes for a visit. That's means I'll probably not post a whole lot next week either, although I hope to be busy creating post-worthy adventures.

We've been friends since high school, she knows me about as well as any one on the planet and she likes me anyway. She is obviously barking mad. So that's nice.

In the meantime, hows about you all suggest-me-up (TM Scaryduck) on some books to read? What are you currently reading? What have you got tucked away to read? Favourite books? C'mon. You know you wanna tell us.


Blogger Aunty Marianne said...

Jared Diamond's Guns Germs and Steel.

No-one should be allowed to think, at all, without producing proof they've read this.

I think there should be an exam on it before people are allowed to vote. Especially in the USA.

March 9, 2006 at 2:46 p.m.  
Blogger zoe said...

i have a blue book with a dog on the cover .... but i can't remember the title. it's about an autistic child - the Twat said it was brilliant. if you're interested, i'll go downstairs and find out the propa details-like, so's you knows what to gets.

have a lovely time next week. xxx

March 9, 2006 at 5:31 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

AM - Uh oh.

Z - The strange case of the dog who did something-or-other in the night? I'm waiting for my friend to finish that so I can borrow it.

March 9, 2006 at 6:05 p.m.  
Blogger Ivy the Goober said...

I am just about to start on "Bitter is the New Black" by Jen Lancaster. Just cracked it open out of the box. Haven't read a word of it yet, but looking forward to it!

March 9, 2006 at 7:02 p.m.  
Anonymous Alan said...

Aside from a great book about Jack the Ripper by... ooh, what's his name... hairy bloke...

I seldom get chance to read new books these days, so I'm going to have to fall back on the old favourite. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. If you haven't read it, do so now. You will not regret it.

March 9, 2006 at 9:18 p.m.  
Anonymous TC said...

I'm reading 'Wnter in Madrid' by C.J. Sansom. It's a novel of spies and intrigue set in Madrid in WW1. Oooooeeeer!

Have a great week next week. No raucous late-night parties with firemen! 0ooooeeeer!

*wags finger*

Just you mind! :D

March 10, 2006 at 4:57 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The strange case of the Duck who done a poo in the night."

You saw my reading material last night...

GW BTW, comments seem to be broken a bit.

March 10, 2006 at 5:55 a.m.  
Blogger zoe said...

dawn, dat be it.

March 10, 2006 at 8:00 a.m.  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

I've got a GREAT book for you.

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane.

If you don't like it, I will send you twice what you paid for it.

I thought I was one of your bestest friends...

March 10, 2006 at 8:55 a.m.  
Blogger nanuk said...

"The Essential Foucault" always livens up my day.

March 10, 2006 at 9:42 a.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Ivey - Bitter is the New Black? Sounds excellent. Must track that one down.

Alan - Feel free to plug your book, Yakmeister. For those of you who don't know, Alan has written THE definitive work* on Jack the Ripper. You can find it here -

TC - No fireman? Aw! I never get to have any fun.

GW - Badgers and poo. Is that all you ever think about? Never mind.

Mr. Fa-boo-boo - Of course you are, my sweet. You're one of my bestest never-met-him-before-in-my-life friends.

Nanuk - Oh, he's too post-structuralist for me. (I have no idea what that means.)

*This may be a slight exaggeration. The man has seduced me with yaks. I'm putty in his hands.

March 10, 2006 at 12:24 p.m.  
Blogger Aunty Marianne said...

I'm having a bitchfight with Milady over something she said I said about yoghurt. Please go and insult her for me.

Details on my last post.

March 10, 2006 at 3:56 p.m.  
Blogger Misty said...

ooh gosh. I can't think of just the one book, my house if full of them.
if you like wolves, then The Loop by Nicholas Evans is worth a read. .If you enjoy a laugh, the anything by Terry Pratchett is worth a sniff. And if you like history stuff, London by Edward Rutherford had me captivated.

And btw, Alan also seduced me, but with rum.

Have a fantastic week and don't forget to take lots of photos :)

March 11, 2006 at 5:50 p.m.  
Blogger Scaryduck said...

I'nm reading Ranulph Fienne's book on Captain Scott. God, don't tell me how it ends.

You can use it as a snow shovel, too.

March 12, 2006 at 5:49 a.m.  
Blogger Scaryduck said...

Nanuk: I went an entire university course doing stuff on Foucaultian theory, knowing very little about the man himself.

When I did discover what he got up to in his private life, it explained an awful lot...

March 12, 2006 at 5:50 a.m.  
Blogger Earl Jackson said...

I would recommend Nathanial West's 'Day of the Locust' as a good read. It's the book that gave the World 'Homer Simpson', although it was written as far back as the 1930s.

March 12, 2006 at 11:58 a.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Scary - It ends like this:

The End.

Sorry. It had to be done.

March 12, 2006 at 2:38 p.m.  
Anonymous Drysil said...

If you're a fantasy/SF fan, I might suggest Steven Brust's "Book of Jhereg" -- 3 books in one for £8.27 (on Amazon). Great Fun.

If not so much with the fantasy, then perhaps Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird"? I had to read it in primary school, but I still love the thing. And it's short, so it won't be a brick in your bag.

March 13, 2006 at 8:28 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" when will Jesus bring the Pork Chops" By George Carlin,,,,,great stuff.

March 15, 2006 at 6:12 p.m.  

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