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TBD Divide into timeframes: back from Holland-Christmas 1998, in Holland, in Belmont, in S3 b4 Belmont, in UL, b4 UL secondary school, b4 that
Hodges Figgis origami
We bought Kampung boy, a book of cartoons in Malaysia, by Lat. Lat lives back in Ipoh now I think. Very good. Funny. Calvin in the jungle! :)
In Australia lots of books in kids room. I really liked the ?? not really ?? Artemis Fowl style. No. Not style. Magicians in London. Child brought up mediocre civil servant magician. Makes enemies of Gov Minister magician. Breaks out. Author ? DOH me. ANd other book by Artemis fowl author. And other smaller ones. AND a very nice book of music for piano I nearly learned one exercise of. I think I wrote it in palm. But palm dies and lost all :( when? near end of hol. bummer :( (it's a tungsten T and done that 2wice now ... warnings not work perfectly?)
Aug 26 2002
Visit to city centre few weekends ago. Illustrated Terry Practchett - something with Conan the Barbarian in it. The Last hero I think. Also Oscar Wilde book with short stories and fairy tales. Daire gets a book about Fix-It-Duck. Aedin later buys him another book we looked at - Sitting Ducks.
Have also recently finished book by Ian Banks, Walking on Glass. Steve, big slow guy, paranoid (anyone would be with the aliens heat-raying his face and lazering from car wheels the whole time). Lives with loads of books stacked on floor, helmet. Narrator meets girl and falls for her but she ... >:) And meanwhile in a strange castle a pair play games in an attempt to free themselves.
Mar 13 2002
Mar 13 2001
Mar 13 2000
Jan 12 2000
Dec 25 1999
Dec 23 1999
Jul 28 1999
12/07/1999 Primo Levi, The Periodic Table
01/07/1999 Sophie's World finished after a few revisits. (started before Holland I think? Sophie's World Jostein Gaarder
Terry Pratchett: Small Gods again
15/03/1999 Blight by D.H. Melham. An enjoyable read, it has a strange feeling about it which I liked. The atmosphere gave an aged feeling to the home and I was taken by the mystery of the setting, probably not at all the intent of the author but strangely enjoyable. This location, the strange garden creatures and the mix of indifference and passion result in a gently compelling read.
??/<03/1999 The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
??/<03/1999 Leslie Thomas: Ormerod's Landing again
The Folk of the Fringe by Orson Scott Card
Frank O'Connor: Day Dreams and Other Stories ¦ My Oedipus Complex
??/>11/1998 Amir D. Aczel: Fermat's Last Theorem
??/>09/1998 north trip A Place Apart Dervilla Murphy
1998Ringworld by Larry Niven
1998 Cradle by Arthur C. Clarke & Gentry Lee
Jip en Janneke books by Annie M. G. Schmit
Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett:
1998 Maskerade ¦ Equal Rites ¦ Interesting Times
1997 Small Gods ¦ Men at Arms ¦ Mort?
Om, turtle hates eagles, God. Rincewind, "ook" the Librarian (present for Adele after UL/last christmas?). The greatest mathematician in the world - camel in egypt. Conan the octogenarian barbarian. Wytches, Eric, Mort and Death.
see the Graphic Discworld books reading order guide and LSpace
Discworld MUD login telnet://discworld.imaginary.com:23 or telnet://discworld.imaginary.com:4242. faq , Newbie guide, The Inquisitor MUD site (with maps?)
|James Gleick: Chaos - etext online? good web page anyway at www.around.com|
Ian Stewart: Does God Play Dice?
Robert Anton Wilson: Schrodinger's Cat Triolgy and Illuminati book.
Malvino: Electronic Principles, on web at www.malvino.com
Tannenbaum: Modern Operating Systems
tea-time/fridge/eagle-thor/dirk/holistic navigation excellent
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ¦ So Long and Thanks for All the Fish ¦ The Restaurant at the End of the Universe ¦ Life, the Universe and Everything ¦ Mostly Harmless
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency ¦ The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
1997 Cowboys & Indians by Joseph O'Connor. 1998 True Believers? or Desperadoes?
the sheep?, Flossie? Love?
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
: Sophie's world bit of a struggle through - not the books fault - Daire was really small and no time for reading :-7
Richard Bach: Jonathan Livingston Seagull - excellent - While in Belmont Lucia had it. I bought it as present for Bill later. : : : : : : : : :
: The Adventures of Little Treeindian novel excellent. Kieran loaned it to me while in Belmont, Lucia got copy later + did I buy for Fionnuala?
Peter Hoeg: Smilla's Sense of Snow Saw the film while in Holland.
Kuniko Kasahara: Origami for the Conniseur (OFTC) White gold weaver - ? fantasy through Thomas? Stephen Donaldson
1990 - 1994 University
before 1990 school
School books: Shakespeare - Othello and Henry IV. Portrait of a Lady - urgh! Henry James. Silas Marner - nice.
Adventure/crime, especially Alistair MacLean
C.S. Lewis - The Children of Green Knowe
Arthur Ransome - Swallows and Amazons
Robert Harbin (origami)
Augh! Enid Blyton. Volumes & volumes. Famous Five, Secret Seven. Mallory Towers. ... more ...