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Reason #99 for hating the imaginary paper's lack of archival presence on the web: Wikipedia cannot quote you. ETA: Neither can CJR.

Nor can posts - blog posts like this one and other internet witterings. Which sort of pisses me off because I would like to talk about stuff from the imaginary paper but I can't because it'd be unsubstantiated.

O well. this bit's about the book reviews )


Terry Prachett's new book is out!

"If there is any kind of supreme being, I told myself, it is up to us to become his moral superior."

Vetinari, Unseen Academicals

I <3 Vetinari.


Wandered by the secondhand bookstore today and nearly picked up a copy of The Shipping News. (It was just $1!) Thankfully didn't, as I've already got a copy I'd forgotten about. I suck at remembering whether I already own a book, or had simply borrowed it too often from the library. This is the reason I have four copies of Gawain and the Green Knight. Still, this would not be a problem if I actually have shelfspace. *mourns* Neil Gaiman, who the imaginery paper says will be in town soon, has an awesome library. (Try fitting that in a flat.)

I'd bookblog, but I've been reading non-book stuff lately. Also, this was about the time my Yubina yarn arrived (with lots of cool stamps on the package!), so I've been spending time on Ravelry trying to find a pattern I really like. I'd make this Butterfly dress, except I don't think I bought enough yarn. And that despite how lovely it looks (ignore the ugly pink underdress), I'd feel weird wearing something like that.
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Remember when I said I could get by on a low-paying job? Yeah, maybe not. But that was what I quite glumly concluded after going on a job search for the whole of June.

And this, boys and girls, is a sign that I should have kept my big mouth shut. For that low-paying job did materialise (two of 'em, actually), and I'm going to be employed again soon. Better enjoy what's left of my free time while I can!


Dear imaginary paper

Could you, for the love of God, stop "ramping up" things? It doesn't even sound cool.

Also, the pictures you used for the solar eclipse were terribly boring. Why didn't you use any of these?



Librarians' Internet Index

Voice of the Shuttle, website for humanities research. I remember this! OMG, it seems like so long ago.


So, I was reading [livejournal.com profile] sarahtales' book rec entries a while back and she mentioned Dull Boy by Sarah Cross. Hey, it was a slow news day. So I read it, and I was not particularly moved. (Spoilers within) )
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It's probably only my sense of humour that makes me want to watch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie. (Well, other than the whap on the head Harry got for saying "But I'm the chosen one.") It's this:

"I saw the film again a couple of nights ago at the premiere and ... my God, my lips are like the lips of a horse, kind of distending independently away from my face and trying to encompass the lower half of hers," Radcliffe, 19, said.

"So I apologize for that," he said.

From here.


Also, the imaginary paper recently had this fun article about not drinking bottled water, here in pdf mode. Which reminds me of one of the earlier posts on Stuff White People Like, wherein the habits of bottled water-loving people are described

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May. 25th, 2009 10:08 am
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Hm, maybe I was a tad too quick in picking my username. But I can't think of a cool name so this will do.

Well, I'm in my thirties, prone to reading and currently working in a place I like to call the imaginary paper. Tho' likely that's coming to a close, so that means the almighty job hunt has begun again.

I daydream too much and am fantastic at putting out invisible 'keep out' signals, which also means that in real life (RL) I'm timid like whoa and actively avoid situations where there's people. In the rest of my free time I surf the net, so I've decided to post links here in lieu of personal bellyaching. That'd give me a useful record and resource for further net-surfing times. (For some reason I never mastered de.li.cious.)

And also books. My besetting sin is buying books, and as penance I have to keep clearing up my shelves and desk to find space to stash them. The ease of buying books online is hell making things even more difficult, but then I had this problem back when I was skulking (still do) around secondhand bookshops, so.

Okay, links next post.



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