September 28th, 2014

Cats Literary Cat

Ten Books meme

I saw this on byslantedlight's journal and thought I'd give it a go - Rules: List ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard – they don’t have to be “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you.

Most of mine are books that I read years and years ago, including a couple of non-fiction books that really made an impression. And all but one of them I own. So here, in no particular order:

1. Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by May Gibbs. My first class teacher read this out to us in instalments; it took years before I could walk past a banksia tree without shuddering and looking over my shoulder in fear of the Big Bad Banksia men.
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Random Rainbow Earth

This old grey mare ain't what she used to be

Spent a couple of hours today digging up and shifting some paving bricks that need to be relaid so feeling a bit weary tonight. Was feeling fine while I was doing it - the exercise felt good, out in the sunshine - but when I was blowdrying my hair after my shower I managed to pull a muscle in my back. Or pinch a nerve, not sure which... but you'd think if I was going to be sore from anything it would be the digging and carting, not the blowdrying.

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