Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Books Read in July

Dr. Michael F. Roizen & Dr. Mehmet C. Oz: You On a Diet*
Michel Faber: The Crimson Petal and the White
Terry Pratchett: The Color of Magic
Khaled Hosseini: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Peter Abrahams: Down the Rabbit Hole
Dorothy L. Sayers: Clouds of Witness
Terry Pratchett: The Light Fantastic
J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Nicci French: The Memory Game

*I won't apologize for having read this book. It's informative and amusing.


Monday, July 30, 2007

Clarissa Doggaway, 1993-2007

Why "Clarissa Doggaway"? Clarissa was named after the eponymous character of Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

My Dæmon

Well, I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows yesterday. Loved it!

Now I'm living for film version of Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass (release date: 7 December 07).

Here's my dæmon:


Thursday, July 12, 2007

Little Quacker

Yesterday around 6 pm, Piglet came by for a snack. Though I had often heard her quacking, I hadn't seen her for a few days. I now know who's been keeping Piglet busy.


Friday, July 06, 2007

It's July, and I'm Freezing

Today's high is 62F (16.6C), but I don't think the temperature will get there. It's cold and windy and will be rainy any moment now.

But it's not too cold for Piglet the Duck. How can such a small duck eat so much bread? And I'm not giving her empty-calorie Wonderbread. She's getting lovely multi-grain stuff. Today's selection was a pumpernickel with pumpkin seeds. She seemed happy with it, and that's all that matters.

And for a little North Carolina wildlife, here's one of the very bold squirrels that hang out on my aunt's deck and help themselves to birdseed.


Monday, July 02, 2007

Books Read in June 2007

Well, it's a short list this month. With less time on the bus and more time in NC, I didn't read as much as I usually do. And, The Little Drummer Girl took me a while. I'm glad, though, that I persevered.

Manil Suri: The Death of Vishnu
Ian Rankin: The Black Book
William Trevor: The Story of Lucy Gault
John Le Carré: The Little Drummer Girl