Friday, July 06, 2007

Shopaholic strikes again

I was only going to the bank, honestly. Not my usual bank, but the one used by the local charity group for which I am treasurer. I had cheques to pay in.

Next door to the bank is an Oxfam shop. Well I couldn't resist, could I? So I came away with Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris and The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter for my bookshelf. I have never read any Angela Carter and I think it is about time I did.

I also bought this book, which I had never heard of before - Let the Crazy Child Write! by Clive Matson. My library of 'how to write' books is growing rapidly. Now all I need to do is apply the knowledge I am collecting!

Today's three notable things:

1. Finding good books in a small charity shop.

2. Laughing at son 2 covered in my make-up, just before his school bus arrived.

3. Doing no paid work or study and not feeling at all guilty about that.

4 comments:

Anne Brooke said...

Five Quarters of the Orange is absolutely the best Harris has done!!! Enjoy!!

:))

A
xxx

Sue said...

I never think to go and get books from the charity shops and yet we have an abundance of them near where I live.

Good on you for point no 3. :0)

Sue said...

BTW you have been responsible for me dancing around the living room with my children.

I absolutely love Atomic by Blondie and Back to Black by Amy Whinehouse.

Because I know you have them linked I nip to your site and click on your links. :-)

Cathy said...

Glad my blog has some use, Sue!!