May 20th, 2005

Animals: Rabbit

Books, books and more books

Having spent the best part of yesterday morning moving fiction books around my bedroom and discovering that I had moved my Agatha Christie collection three times and it ended up in the place it started! (Ho, hum) I decided to tackle some non-fiction today. After all, what could be simpler. All you do is to shelve them according to subject, correct?

But even that isn't that simple, especially when the bookcase shelves won't co-operate. Hubby to the rescue, he kindly grovelled on the floor and moved one shelf to make the gap bigger so that I could get all my media fandom/popular culture stuff together. Fine, except then that makes another shelf lower and ..... and ..... You get the picture, I'm sure.

Then of course comes the vexed issue of why have I got x number (and we're taking double figures here and the first one isn't a 1) of books on, say, grammar and style? Do I really need that many books on that one subject, some of which contradict one another? No, of course I don't. However, I am always loathe to get rid of books, because as soon as you do, guess what? Yes, you want that particular book. Besides, some of them are part of a set and thus look 'nice' together on the shelf! No, I know, that isn't a good reason for keeping them. Do I even need half a dozen books on Windows XP, when I know that the same information is duplicated in virtually all the books? And so it goes on.

And the next question is: what books do I really need (or want) in my office? And what ones can stand on the bookcases outside my office in the hall? Now, that is a much tougher question, and one I think that can wait until I have done a cull and decided that maybe I could make do with one or two or so less grammar books, etc. We'll see.

But then, of course I'm browsing Amazon or Bibliophile, etc. and there is another book that I simply have to have. I know at least two people on on my flist (waves to caffyolay and maubast), will be nodding their heads and saying 'me too', which is reassuring.
Animals: Rabbit

The Friday Five

1. What made you happy this week?
2. What made you sad?
3. What made you angry?
4. What are you looking forward to in the next week?
5. What are you not looking forward to?


1. Finally getting all the boxes unpacked.
2. This blessed cold.
3. Actually, nothing - sorry.
4. Hopefully Dolphin coming to install the disabled bathroom.
5. The disruption caused by Dolphin coming (if they do) to install the disabled bathroom.
Animals: Rabbit

Fiction - Man From U.N.C.L.E.

This is my own attempt, from me to me, to cheer myself up.

It's just a bit of nonsense, and it's also unbeta'd as the person who normally kindly casts her editorial eye over my trifles (waves to maubast), has abandoned me for the wonders of MediaWest and family.

TITLE: Bless You
AUTHOR: Ashleigh Anpilova
PAIRING: Napoleon Solo/Illya Kuryakin
GENRE: Slash. Established Relationship. PWP

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