Wednesday, June 30, 2004

I knew I should have quit while I was ahead...


Wine Kits.

I Shall Wear Purple.

Herb Garden.

Woodland Faerie.


These are ones I've done already and that are sitting about waiting to get framed one day.

Starry Night.

The Bookshop.



Want and Covet

DiscWorld Stuff

Do you reckon Phoenix will get me the Library Plate and the Brass Tiffany Mirror for Yule if I ask very very nicely?

Want and covet, want and covet, want and covet...

Better go do some cross stitch although now I've gone to that site I want to stay there!

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?


Possessing a rare combination of wisdom and humility, while serenely dominating your environment you selflessly use your powers to care for others.

Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.

Friday, June 25, 2004

Gosh it's dusty in here...

...Serves me right for going on holiday.

*starts dusting bookshelves*

Oh, sorry did you want me to tell you about it?

*puts down duster, picks up glass of cider*

Well my mum rented a rather nice house in Southwold for a week and asked us to come and stay with her. She sent us the money for the fares and arranged for dad to give us a lift from Billericay station over to Southwold on Saturday afternoon.

Then we spent a nice few days pottering about in the town and wandering along the seafront. We looked at all the beach-huts, played in the arcades and built a brilliant sandcastle on the beach. We also got up for the sunrise on the Monday (I paddled, Emily drank tea and smoked, and Phoenix took some photos (which will be here when they get scanned tomorrow)).

Dad gave us a lift back on Thursday (he stayed at home btw) so that I could go to the dentist and have a lovely big filling and get my jaw stretched so that it hurts lots.

This is only a short post because we are currently still in Essex, in Brentwood at Phoenix's folks to be precise and I still have about 400 messages to read on WitchGrove.

But I thought I'd just put a quick post on so you know what I've been doing, and I'll edit this to be longer and have links and photos when we get back on Sunday.

Love you lots!

*has another swig of cider and a ginger biscuit*

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Quizzy, quizzy, quizzy....

You are Freyja! Goddess of Love you are very
beautiful and very wise. Your knowledge of
magic rivals that of Odin himself. You have
loved and lost and your tears form the amber we
find here on earth.

Which Norse God are You?
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Monday, June 14, 2004

Those Grove folksies...

...are making me teary!

I just read Mab and Anna's responses to my Wonky post and want to give them both HUGE hugs! Mab will get hers on Friday, Anna's will have to wait til I get to Washington State.

Roxanne has sent me an email which made me more teary.

Then Georgia had sent me an ecard which made me teary even more.

Just to say:




Feeling very young and frolicsome tonight.

This might have something to do with the fact that I'm halfway down my second can of Strongbow Super (cider @ 7.5%), but is probably more to do with the fact that I just finished watching Joan of Arcadia again and realised that the programme it soooo reminds me of is My So-Called Life.

Now My So-Called Life only ran for 17 or so episodes before getting cancelled but it was the show that I would watch and think "That's soooo me!". I have almost all the episodes on tape too. It's just the way it makes me feel. It makes me feel young again, well 17 again to be precise.

At 17 I'd stopped wearing glasses, had started bleaching my hair, had stopped getting bullied at school, was in love with a fabulous man....the spring/summer that I was 17 is always sunny in my memory.

That's a good thing too. It's the memory of that summer that kept me going that winter after Jamie had died. The memory of that summer that keeps me thinking "Have to stick around, things in life can be THAT good."

The Pagan camping was mostly like that (until Sunday night when I was stuck back into being 13 again) and so was Glastonbury. Happy times.

Need to go read the Grove, wanna see what all my fabulous folksies are doing!

Good morning!

Slept well, no dreams about work!

Feeling bright and chirpy and determined not to let anything or anyone get me down.

Joan of Arcadia to watch tonight, and maybe a film to watch with Phoenix.

The sun is shining, there is a very noisy bird somewhere outside and I have a day off tomorrow!

Sunday, June 13, 2004


Well everyone on WitchGrove seems to be talking about tarot at the moment, just as I finally bought myself a new set of cards.

I haven't used tarot cards for an awful long time, basically ever since I did that scarily accurate reading for Bubzi and got put right off them. (The reading was that she'd have a huge row with her mother that would lead to her leaving home. The row occurred because her mum wanted to know what the reading said, Bubzi moved out (only for three days but even so), and Barbara didn't speak to me for 6 months. You can see why it put me off!)

So I bought some cards that have been kinda calling me. Crayola showed me them at the moot a few months back, Cabochon had his set of them at Glastonbury, and Phoenix syas he recommended those to me when we first talked about why I felt blocked from tarot (in part because of the stereotypical imagery).

So I bought the Witchy Tarot set. I like the fact the cards seem happy and smiley and that I don't automatically think of "the right meanings" when I look at them (by this I mean all the book stuff popping into my head).

I've bought myself a rather gorgeous notebook where each card will have a page so I can write down what I feel about each of them. I admitt I did look inside the "little white book" *don't hurt me Mab* but only to see how the new suites correspond with the original ones.

I wish I didn't have work so that I could play with my cards, but I do and if I keep typing here then I shall be LATE!

Saturday, June 12, 2004

A quiz from Anna's Journal

Va-Va-Voom! You're inner Bombshell is Mae West.
You've definitly got a lot of wit, a lot of
smarts, and you know how to use people to your
advantage. Ever heard the phrase "doesn't
take any crap from anybody"? Well that's
you! Just like Mae you never want to settle
down, and can't imagine being with just one man
for the rest of your life. You don't care about
conventions and have no filter from your brain
to you mouth. Check out the movie "She
Done Him Wrong" to see your inner
bombshell in all her voluptuous glory!

Who is your inner bombshell?
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Friday, June 11, 2004

Apparently this is post 100... maybe I should write something important and philosophical.

Nah, let's do quizzes!

cuddle and a kiss
cuddle and a kiss on the forehead - you like to be
close to your special someone and feel warm,
comfortable, and needed

What Sign of Affection Are You?
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GIRLY GIRL - Clever Kitty
A GIRLY-GIRL. You dont have a lot of self-esteem
and people are always bringing you down for
being sad. What do they know, anyway? You feel
like youre too mature for your age and are
frustrated by the trend-followers who refuse to
accept you because youre not like them.

Your virtues: Intelligence, understanding nature,

Your flaws: Lack of social life, inferiority
complex, timidity..

You might like this game, but maybe it's not your
thing. Take a look anyway if you are

What kind of girl are you?
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Well your Happy, yes thats right your so happy, so
pretty and witty and if i go on any more i will
have to pay for the rights of this song so,
great jop your one of the lucky ones.

What Emotion Dominates you?
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Wednesday, June 09, 2004

What a strange day

So it started this morning with breakfast in bed.

Breakfast in bed consisted of a large plate/bowl of beans, bacon and Alphabites spelling out "ME LOVE U X".

This made me soppy all day.

Then we talked for ages then I went back to sleep.

Did some washing and put the fairies up in the garden. Then did more washing.

Read WitchGrove and blogs and BBC News and BB5 and played on Neopets.

Managed to forget to write about the handfasting again.

Watched Joan of Arcadia, fabulous show!

Had a long bath while reading Living Dead In Dallas by Charmain Harris.

Spoke to Laura on the phone for 45 minutes while we were both watching BB5. Topics of conversation included Charmed and the fatc that we can't remember any other girls from BB2 other than Helen and the Asian girl.

Thrilling day as you can see, back to work tomorrow throughly recharged and ready for my five day weekend inclusive stint!

Friday, June 04, 2004

Stolen from Karen the Heathen (and Mab)

Copy and paste this list.
1. Bold the ones you've read.
2. Italicize the ones you haven't read yet but plan on reading.
3. Add 3 to the end.

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. 1984, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien

26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher

51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord of the Flies, William Golding
71. Perfume, Patrick Susskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding

76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M. Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie

101. Three Men In A Boat, Jerome K. Jerome
102. Small Gods, Terry Pratchett
103. The Beach, Alex Garland
104. Dracula, Bram Stoker
105. Point Blanc, Anthony Horowitz
106. The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens
107. Stormbreaker, Anthony Horowitz
108. The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks
109. The Day Of The Jackal, Frederick Forsyth
110. The Illustrated Mum, Jacqueline Wilson
111. Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy
112. The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4, Sue Townsend
113. The Cruel Sea, Nicholas Monsarrat
114. Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
115. The Mayor Of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy
116. The Dare Game, Jacqueline Wilson
117. Bad Girls, Jacqueline Wilson
118. The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
119. Shogun, James Clavell
120. The Day Of The Triffids, John Wyndham
121. Lola Rose, Jacqueline Wilson
122. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
123. The Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy
124. House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski
125. The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

126. Reaper Man, Terry Pratchett
127. Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging, Louise Rennison
128. The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
129. Possession, A. S. Byatt
130. The Master And Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
131. The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
132. Danny The Champion Of The World, Roald Dahl
133. East Of Eden, John Steinbeck
134. George's Marvellous Medicine, Roald Dahl
135. Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett
136. The Color Purple, Alice Walker
137. Hogfather, Terry Pratchett
138. The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan
139. Girls In Tears, Jacqueline Wilson
140. Sleepovers, Jacqueline Wilson
141. All Quiet On The Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque
142. Behind The Scenes At The Museum, Kate Atkinson
143. High Fidelity, Nick Hornby
144. It, Stephen King
145. James And The Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
146. The Green Mile, Stephen King
147. Papillon, Henri Charriere
148. Men At Arms, Terry Pratchett
149. Master And Commander, Patrick O'Brian
150. Skeleton Key, Anthony Horowitz

151. Soul Music, Terry Pratchett
152. Thief Of Time, Terry Pratchett
153. The Fifth Elephant, Terry Pratchett
154. Atonement, Ian McEwan
155. Secrets, Jacqueline Wilson
156. The Silver Sword, Ian Serraillier
157. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
158. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
159. Kim, Rudyard Kipling
160. Cross Stitch, Diana Gabaldon
161. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
162. River God, Wilbur Smith
163. Sunset Song, Lewis Grassic Gibbon
164. The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
165. The World According To Garp, John Irving
166. Lorna Doone, R. D. Blackmore
167. Girls Out Late, Jacqueline Wilson
168. The Far Pavilions, M. M. Kaye
169. The Witches, Roald Dahl
170. Charlotte's Web, E. B. White
171. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
172. They Used To Play On Grass, Terry Venables and Gordon Williams
173. The Old Man And The Sea, Ernest Hemingway
174. The Name Of The Rose, Umberto Eco
175. Sophie's World, Jostein Gaarder

176. Dustbin Baby, Jacqueline Wilson
177. Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl
178. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
179. Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, Richard Bach
180. The Little Prince, Antoine De Saint-Exupery
181. The Suitcase Kid, Jacqueline Wilson
182. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
183. The Power Of One, Bryce Courtenay
184. Silas Marner, George Eliot
185. American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
186. The Diary Of A Nobody, George and Weedon Gross-mith
187. Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh
188. Goosebumps, R. L. Stine
189. Heidi, Johanna Spyri
190. Sons And Lovers, D. H. Lawrence
191. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
192. Man And Boy, Tony Parsons
193. The Truth, Terry Pratchett
194. The War Of The Worlds, H. G. Wells
195. The Horse Whisperer, Nicholas Evans
196. A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry
197. Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett
198. The Once And Future King, T. H. White
199. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle
200. Flowers In The Attic, Virginia Andrews

201. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien
202. The Eye of the World, Robert Jordan
203. The Great Hunt, Robert Jordan
204. The Dragon Reborn, Robert Jordan
205. Fires of Heaven, Robert Jordan
206. Lord of Chaos, Robert Jordan
207. Winter's Heart, Robert Jordan
208. A Crown of Swords, Robert Jordan
209. Crossroads of Twilight, Robert Jordan
210. A Path of Daggers, Robert Jordan
211. As Nature Made Him, John Colapinto
212. Microserfs, Douglas Coupland
213. The Married Man, Edmund White
214. Winter's Tale, Mark Helprin
215. The History of Sexuality, Michel Foucault
216. Cry to Heaven, Anne Rice
217. Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe, John Boswell
218. Equus, Peter Shaffer
219. The Man Who Ate Everything, Jeffrey Steingarten
220. Letters To A Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke
221. Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn
222. The Vampire Lestat, Anne Rice
223. Anthem, Ayn Rand
224. The Bridge To Terabithia, Katherine Paterson
225. Tartuffe, Moliere

226. The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
227. The Crucible, Arthur Miller
228. The Trial, Franz Kafka
229. Oedipus Rex, Sophocles
230. Oedipus at Colonus, Sophocles
231. Death Be Not Proud, John Gunther
232. A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen
233. Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen
234. Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton
235. A Raisin In The Sun, Lorraine Hansberry
236. ALIVE!, Piers Paul Read
237. Grapefruit, Yoko Ono
238. Trickster Makes This World, Lewis Hyde
239. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
240. Chronicles of Thomas Convenant, Unbeliever, Stephen Donaldson
241. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
242. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon
243. Summerland, Michael Chabon
244. A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
245. Candide, Voltaire
246. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, Roald Dahl
247. Ringworld, Larry Niven
248. The King Must Die, Mary Renault
249. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein
250. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L'Engle

251. The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
252. The House Of The Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne
253. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
254. The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
255. The Great Gilly Hopkins, Katherine Paterson
256. Chocolate Fever, Robert Kimmel Smith
257. Xanth: The Quest for Magic, Piers Anthony
258. The Lost Princess of Oz, L. Frank Baum
259. Wonder Boys, Michael Chabon
260. Lost In A Good Book, Jasper Fforde
261. Well Of Lost Plots, Jasper Fforde
262. Life Of Pi, Yann Martel
263. The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver
264. A Yellow Rraft In Blue Water, Michael Dorris
265. Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder
266. Where The Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
267. Griffin & Sabine, Nick Bantock
268. Witch of Black Bird Pond, Joyce Friedland
269. Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of NIMH, Robert C. O'Brien
270. Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt
271. The Cay, Theodore Taylor
272. From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg
273. The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Jester
274. The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin
275. The Kitchen God's Wife, Amy Tan

276. The Bone Setter's Daughter, Amy Tan
277. Relic, Duglas Preston & Lincolon Child
278. Wicked, Gregory Maguire
279. American Gods, Neil Gaiman
280. Misty of Chincoteague, Marguerite Henry
281. The Girl Next Door, Jack Ketchum
282. Haunted, Judith St. George
283. Singularity, William Sleator
284. A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson
285. Different Seasons, Stephen King
286. Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk
287. About a Boy, Nick Hornby
288. The Bookman's Wake, John Dunning
289. The Church of Dead Girls, Stephen Dobyns
290. Illusions, Richard Bach
291. Magic's Pawn, Mercedes Lackey
292. Magic's Promise, Mercedes Lackey
293. Magic's Price, Mercedes Lackey
294. The Dancing Wu Li Masters, Gary Zukav
295. Spirits of Flux and Anchor, Jack L. Chalker
296. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
297. The Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices, Brenda Love
298. Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
299. The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
300. The Cider House Rules, John Irving

301. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
302. Girlfriend in a Coma, Douglas Coupland
303. The Lion's Game, Nelson Demille
304. The Sun, The Moon, and the Stars, Stephen Brust
305. Cyteen, C. J. Cherryh
306. Foucault's Pendulum, Umberto Eco
307. Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
308. Invisible Monsters, Chuck Palahniuk
309. Camber of Culdi, Kathryn Kurtz
310. The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
311. War and Rememberance, Herman Wouk
312. The Art of War, Sun Tzu
313. The Giver, Lois Lowry
314. The Telling, Ursula Le Guin
315. Xenogenesis (or Lilith's Brood), Octavia Butler (Dawn, Adulthood Rites, Imago)
316. A Civil Campaign, Lois McMaster Bujold
317. The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold
318. The Aeneid, Publius Vergilius Maro (Virgil)
319. Hanta Yo, Ruth Beebe Hill
320. The Princess Bride, William Goldman
321. Beowulf, Anonymous
322. The Sparrow, Maria Doria Russell
323. Deerskin, Robin McKinley
324. Dragonsong, Anne McCaffrey
325. Passage, Connie Willis

326. Otherland, Tad Williams
327. Tigana, Guy Gavriel Kay
328. Number the Stars, Lois Lowry
329. Beloved, Toni Morrison
330. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, Christopher Moore
331. The mysterious disappearance of Leon, I mean Noel, Ellen Raskin
332. Summer Sisters, Judy Blume
333. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo
334. The Island on Bird Street, Uri Orlev
335. Midnight in the Dollhouse, Marjorie Filley Stover
336. The Miracle Worker, William Gibson
337. The Genesis Code, John Case
338. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
339. Paradise Lost, John Milton
340. Phantom, Susan Kay
341. The Mummy or Ramses the Damned, Anne Rice
342. Anno Dracula, Kim Newman
343. The Dresden Files: Grave Peril, Jim Butcher
344. Tokyo Suckerpunch, Issac Adamson
345. The Winter of Magic's Return, Pamela Service
346. The Oddkins, Dean R. Koontz
347. My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok
348. The Last Goodbye, Raymond Chandler
349. At Swim, Two Boys, Jaime O'Neill
350. Othello, by William Shakespeare

351. The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas
352. The Collected Poems of William Butler Yeats
353. Sati, Christopher Pike
354. The Inferno, Dante
355. The Apology, Plato
356. The Small Rain, Madeline L'Engle
357. The Man Who Tasted Shapes, Richard E Cytowick
358. 5 Novels, Daniel Pinkwater
359. The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Juliet Marillier
360. Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
361. To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
362. Our Town, Thorton Wilder
363. Green Grass Running Water, Thomas King
364. The Interpreter, Suzanne Glass
365. The Moor's Last Sigh, Salman Rushdie
366. Mother Tongue, Bill Bryson
367. A Passage to India, E.M. Forster
368. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
369. The Phantom of the Opera, Gaston Leroux
370. Pages for You, Sylvia Brownrigg
371. The Changeover, Margaret Mahy
372. Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones
373. Angels and Demons, Dan Brown
374. Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo .
375. Shosha, Isaac Bashevis Singer

376. Travels With Charley, John Steinbeck
377. The Diving-bell and the Butterfly, Jean Dominique Bauby
378. The Lunatic at Large, J. Storer Clouston
379. Time for bed, David Baddiel
380. Barrayar, Lois McMaster Bujold
381. Quite Ugly One Morning, Christopher Brookmyre
382. The Bloody Sun, Marion Zimmer Bradley
383. Sewer, Gas, and Electric, Matt Ruff
384. Jhereg, Steven Brust
385. So You Want To Be A Wizard, Diane Duane
386. Perdido Street Station, China Mieville
387. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte
388. Road-side Dog, Czeslaw Milosz
389. The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
390. Neuromancer, William Gibson
391. The Epistemology of the Closet, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
392. A Canticle for Liebowitz, Walter M. Miller Jr
393. The Mask of Apollo, Mary Renault
394. The Gunslinger, Stephen King
395. Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
396. Absalom, Absalom, William Faulkner
397. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
398. Dreamhouse, Alison Habens
399. Hyperion, Dan Simmons
400. Prospero's Children, Jan Siegel

401. Gaudy Night, Dorothy Sayers
402. Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond
403. Enchantment, Orson Scott Card
404. Cetaganda, Lois McMaster Bujold
405. Beauty, Sheri S. Tepper
406. The Hour of the Star, Clarice Lispector
407. The Patron Saint of Liars, Ann Patchett
408. Sexing the Cherry, Jeanette Winterson
409. A wizard of Earthsea, Ursula Le'Guin
410. Assassin's Apprentice, Robin Hobb
411. The Axis Trilogy, Sara Douglass
412. Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
413. Sabriel, Garth Nix
414. Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman
415. The Silence of the Lambs, Robert Harris
416. The Hot Zone, Richard Preston
417. Night, Elie Wiesel
418. Einstein's Dreams, Alan Lightman
419. The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler
420. Stardust, Neil Gaiman
421. Kissing the Witch, Emma Donoghue
422. The Wrong Boy, Willy Russell
423. Foundation, Isaac Asimov
424. Siddhartha, Herman Hesse
425. Cry, The Beloved Country, Alan Paton

426. She's Come Undone, Wally Lamb
427. Little Help From Above, Sara Lee Rosenberg
428. Asking For Trouble, Elizabeth Young
429. The Boy Next Door, Meggin Cabot
430. Beautiful Bodies, Laura Shaine Cunningham
431. Go Ask Alice, Anonymous
432. Best Friends, Martha Moody
433. Cane River, Lalita Tademy
434. The Secret Life Of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
435. Girls' Poker Night, Jill A. Davis
436. Last Chance Saloon, Marian Keyes
437. Sugarcage, Connie Fowler
438. The Art of Seduction, Robert Greene
439. The Dirty Girls Social Club, Alicia Valdez-Rodriguez
440. The Girls Guide To Hunting And Fishing, Melissa Bank
441. Choke, Chuck Palahniuk
442. White Oleander, Janet Fitch
443. The Awakening, Kate Chopin
444. The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank
445. The Story of My Life, Helen Keller
446. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values, Robert Pirsig
447. To sail beyond the sunset, Robert A. Heinlein
448. The Number of the Beast, Robert A. Heinlein
449. Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rynd
450. Psychotic Reactions and Carburator Dung, Lester Bangs

451. Delta of Venus, Anais Nin
452. Rivethead, Ben Hamper
453. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, John Berendt
454. The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
455. Mind over Matters, Mike Nelson
456. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Tom Stoppard
457. Coraline, Neil Gaiman
458. Roverandom, J.R.R. Tolkien
459. The First Man in Rome, Colleen McCullough
460. The Cat Who Came In From the Cold, Deric Longden
461. Not before Sundown, Johanna Sinisalo
462. December, Phil Rickman
463. The Doll’s House, Neil Gaiman
464. The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield
465. The Merlin Conspiracy, Diana Wynne Jones
466. Indigo’s Star, Hilary McKay
467. The Dark Is Rising Sequence, Susan Cooper

Ooph! My eyes are crossing after doing that lot, and I've got a sudden desire to read....dunno where that came from!

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Pagan Camping

I can't beat Mab's post about this so I'm not even going to try.

Go read her blog. You'll get the handfasting later.

I'll get my owl picture up as soon as it gets scanned!

Found this on Anna's journal


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Soooo behind!

I know, I'm useless!

But I've just got back from camping in loverly Shropshire so I've had a rather full weekend!

Firstly however....

Pami and Rob's Wedding

I managed to go to this....not all in black! True I had on white and grey instead, but the only other colour I seem to have in my wardrobe is red and I didn't think that would do.

We were a bit late getting there due to heavy traffic on the A12 and then having to park somewhere other than the farm (no spaces left). But the ceremony was beautiful and the Spiral Dance at the end was great fun.

Pami then grabbed me for a "witches" photo and then it was off to the tent for lunch.

Spent lunchtime swapping dirty jokes with Jilly, Sarah, Stella and Nick (plus two other lovely Wolverhampton people whose names I don't know!) and then went off to talk to Benji and Laura.

It was so nice seeing them again, Laura is just the same and Benji, as ever, seemed taller! She's doing scientisty things in Brighton and he's just started policing at an airport and the silly buggers have given him a gun! (Note to people who don't know Benji: He's perfectly safe with it now but we all still see him as Benji from school - definately NOT safe!).

Benji bigged me up about work so I did some bigging up of his fantastic sheep impersonating.

Jane turned up, minus Ian as he was unwell. Alan appeared from somewhere (still looking very very thin) and Amy Thistlethwaite appeared as bouncy as ever. Sarah-Jane turned up a bit later as lovely as I remember her, and Ellen turned up and was a bitch (no change there then).

We talked lots and drank (small amounts for me as I was driving) and then played a strange German party game which Alan won. Then we chatted and listened to jazz until the DJ appeared to get the music going.

There was nothing to dance too at first but as the music got better we all took the floor, and ended up boogying for hours. I danced so much I got cramp in my calves and had to sit down.

Phoenix finally appeared a bit later after working his way through quite a lot of mead. He and Nick had found twelve bottles and had disposed of them between them until Nick passed out and Phoenix came to find me. When he decided to dance to Nellie The Elephant I knew it was time to go!

We said goodbye to everyone, and then found Pami and Rob to say goodbye to. Phoenix talked ALL the way home, mostly funny "I'm a cute heathen", some scary "Your cousin looks like a squashed Charlotte Church" (He meant Sarah-Jane, who isn't my cousin, but does look a bit like Charlotte Church).

We drove all the way back to Billericay with him rabbiting on, and once badgering on after I had to swerve round one that had met a lorry and Phoenix started singing the Badger, Badger, Badger song.

But he didn't have a hangover in the morning, which I was impressed with!

Next post, camping trip...but I have to catch up with the Grove first!