Day 9 - The first book you ever read
I don't know what this was. Being the youngest of four, no one really taught me to read, I just sort of picked it up. With my brothers being 10 and up when I would have been rooting around in their books, it was probably something utterly inappropriate. There were a lot of Brambley Hedge books and other anthropomorphised woodland animals in my early childhood and Tiptoes the Mischievious Kitten featured heavily, but the first book I remember loving and reading to myself repeatedly was "A Surprise for Dumpy" by Molly Brett
Spoliers. Seriously, if you haven't read it, this will totally spoil the ending )

next on the longest meme ever )
Day 1 - the book you're reading now

I'm nearly at the end of A Storm of Swords: Part 1 Steel & Snow. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] fringedweller,a two for one offer in a service station on my way on holiday, and a week with nothing to do but read and I've made enough headway into Game of Thrones to be *incredibly* pissed off if the author dies before he's finished. (Yes, [livejournal.com profile] indian_skimmer you did warn me). I'm pretty fussy with sci-fi/fantasy books (as with books generally) so tend to stick to tried and tested authors. The show probably helped me get far enough in to care, and the books have helped me look past the gratuitous nakedness and dubious sex of the show.

I'm also part way through 'A Street Cat Named Bob" as part of my ongoing committment to managing to only get caught in conversation with attractive men at the gym when I'm reading an embarrasing cat book, not something cool or intellectual. John Ronson's 'What I do' is my default 'in my bag' book atm.

Coming up:


Day 2 - The book you want to read next
Day 3 - Your favourite book
Day 4 - Book you hate
Day 5 - A Book you can read again and again
Day 6 - A book you can only read once (no matter you love or hate it)
Day 7 - Book that reminds you of someone
Day 8 - Book that reminds you of a certain place
Day 9 - The first book you ever read
Day 10 - Book from your favourite author
Day 11 - Book you once loved and now hate
Day 12 - Book that a friend recommended
Day 13 - Book that makes you laugh
Day 14 - Book from your childhood
Day 15 - 4th book from the left on your shelf
Day 16 - 9th book from the right on your shelf
Day 17 - Close your eyes and get any book from your shelf
Day 18 - Book with the most beautiful cover
Day 19 - Book that you never wanted to read
Day 20 - Book that you read at school
Day 21 - Most stupid book you read at school
Day 22 - Book on your shelf with the most pages
Day 23 - Book on your shelf with the least pages
Day 24 - Book that nobody would expect you read/loved it
Day 25 - A book where the main character is almost like you
Day 26 - Book you would read to your children
Day 27 - A book where the main character is your idol
Day 28 - Thank God this book was made into a movie
Day 29 - Darn, why did they make this book into a movie?
Day 30 - First erotic book you ever read
Day 31 - Book series you are collecting
Sunshine is still missing. He's been gone 11 days now, so it's unlikley I'll ever see him again.

This leaves me feeling so devastated it's unbelievable. It's actually worse than when RodneyCat disappeared because at least I'd had some time with him. Sunshine would have been better off if I'd never adopted him.
For a while I have been planning to get a TrescothickCat to go with StraussCat. Partly because I thought Strauss would appreciate a friend, and partly because I so want Opening Batsman Cats. Also Trescothick is an awsome name for a Cat.

However, I rescued a stray cat at the weekend (who has temporarily been named StrangeCat) and it's living in my spare room until I can take it to the RSPCA. Strauss is Not Happy. He has set up a vigil outside the door and periodically hisses and puffs up, just to make a point.

I think I may have to be a one cat mad cat woman because Strauss is unsociable.

I passed!

Mar. 4th, 2007 12:16 pm
In what is definitely my crowning achievement, I have passed the RSPCA home check. I have been deemed suitable to own a cat. (Which, given how many cats I've owned, is a good thing)

She didn't even look in the cupboard. I could have been keeping all sorts of cat torturing equipment in there...

Erm....

Feb. 17th, 2007 12:32 pm
I think I've got a cat.

I only went to the RSPCA to fill out a form, because it was Time To Move On.

There was a cat. It looked at me.

The RSPCA have to come and check I'm not running a fur business from my flat, but pending that I have a cat.

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