Thursday, June 08, 2006

Seven Things Parts 4 & 5

More green opal sock knitted. My SIL saw it and asked me if I was knitting something for one of the dogs. Bloody hell. I know my feet are big, but they aren't that big!

  1. The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Golden Book version (the first book I remember learning off by heart)
  2. The Monster that Ate Canberra by Michael Salmon (the first time I saw my home town reflected in literature and I know, now, that it was allegorical)
  3. Canberra Tales by Margaret Barbalet et al (the first time I saw the non-National Capital aspects of my home town reflected in literature)
  4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  5. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Lawrence Sterne
  6. Little Women by Louisa May Allcott (if you didn't want to be Jo you can't be my friend)
  7. The Bible (great stories, culturally significant and the King James Version is a beautiful version of the English language)
(Er, does the dog count? No? Ok, I'll do the list that makes sexy for me)
  1. Caring
  2. Principled
  3. Smart
  4. Funny
  5. Politically aware
  6. Knows that chocolate is an essential food group and when to administer it
  7. Loves animals


happyspider said...

i DID want to be Jo! i still do! though i've gone off with my Laurie like she ought to have... :p
and knowing when to administer chocolate is vital. Sherpa boy is known for slipping jelly-beans in my knitting-bag; a sister skill.

Sheep Rustler said...

I always wanted to be Jo too :) And not marry an ancient German professor. I;ve also read P+P 13 times - and all long before the craze for it (as I am assuming to have too). And Even Tristram Shandy, you are the only other person I know who has read it! BTW the book arrived a couple of weeks ago, I meant to email you but I think it got lost in the welter of school work, end of semester panicking and general family crises that have been going on Chez Sheeprustler recently. Thank you!!!

Lara said...

I love "The Monster That Ate Canberra"! One of my favourite books as a kid, but I have never seen it outside my own book collection!