Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hard Boiled Magnetism

This is why I shouldn't be allowed near book shops. Naively I think sure, I can pop in, smell the book filled air, feel revitalised and exit the building without opening my wallet.


Had a meeting at Uni this morning, and my car just happened to be parked near The University Book Shop, so I just happened to pop in - it would be rude not to, considering my proximity.

Some things a girl just has to buy, especially a crime writing girl, so when I saw this it just screamed out take me home, have fun, you neeeeeeeeeed me.

How could I not?

I call it research.

I also call these two purchases research:

I'm a bad, bad girl.


Unknown said...

I love it! I got accepted to the Auckland Uni creative writing course using a poem I wrote by fridge magnet poetry kit.

Law and Order said...

I love Sarah Paretsky. Cool!

Bookman Beattie said...

Definitely research Vanda, have fun, I've read both of the novels you bought but haven't seen that magnetic poetry set before. Have fun bad bad girl.Like me you should not be allowed near bookshops.

Vanda Symon said...

Doesn't it say something about my character and how weak-willed I am?!

Rachael I think it's superb you got accepted on the basis of a magnetic poem. I wonder if you could do a novella on one of these kits - 200 words. You could run a competition, best story or best poem from a kit, what fun.

The Paradoxical Cat said...

Am just off to the UBS, I never escape without buying something. I think of it as doing my civic duty.


I'm also a great fan of magnetic words - just bought a new set last week at an airport bookstore - all Kiwi slang, but some of them would be useful for your purposes: "kick the bucket" "pushing up daisies", "carked it", "down the gurgler", "guts for garters"...

P x