August 24th, 2004

My Tree thanks to slodwick

Book Recs Wanted

Since I'm going to be in the city next week, I shall be making my usual stop-over at the Big-Arse Borders bookshop in Rundle Mall. The only teeny-tiny probelm I shall have there is my parents will be with me. This in itself is an awfully Good Thing, but they do not understand my need to browse in a book store for three hours. And then going back the next day for another two hour spell because I didn't get to the second floor the first day.

So, my dear friends, I wish one thing from you. I need to have my list of books I desperately need to read before I get there so I can make my trip into the store as quick and painless for my parents as possible.

Have any of you read a book lately that you think needs to be read? Or have you got a favourite book that has changed your life and you think should be read by everyone you know?

So far on my list of books to buy is "Eats shoots and leaves" and "Cunt:A Declaration of Independance", but I'm sure there's some gem of a book out there I need to know about.
My Tree thanks to slodwick

A big fat non-rowing Ditto!

There's such a to-do about the Australian Women Rowers not being behind the girl who stopped rowing during the race.

I don't get it. The girl stopped rowing, and the press are in a snit over the rowers. The seven other rowers were pissed, and said so (because immediately after the race the press were on them like white on rice.)

Now, it has come out that the girl (Wait a minute - let me find out her name) Sally Robbins has broken down in the past and stopped mid-race. So why aren't the press and everyone on her back? This race is something she's been training for, so she should have been ready. It's not like they grabbed a person off the street and made them row. She should have been ready.

And she wants to stay on the team! How on earth can they trust her in the future?

On a different note, I'm loving the equestrian events. It looks like fun, in a sporty yet not sporty way. Of course, it may be the jackets the riders are wearing that have impressed me so. I like to think that they all sit around eating cucmuber sandwiches talking about cricket at the end of the day.