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Feb. 16th, 2009

I have so much schoolwork to do this week I could explode. And the children seem to be demanding at the moment, maybe because of so much change in their lives at school. You wouldn't believe the fuss Finn made this morning because he had a sore shoulder. Asher by contrast could have a severed limb and be heading off to school saying he'll be okay...

I went to Borders. I bought the latest John Grisham. I couldn't resist. It was cheaper there than at The Warehouse. It's all shiny and new with a hard cover. OMG. I'm saving it for when I'm not so busy. I hope it's good Grisham, not like that Playing for Pizza crap. John Grisham, Nick Earls, Phil Gulley, my favourite authors, probably the three writers I'd most like to meet right now! I'd desperately love to talk to John Grisham about The Testament, my all time favourite book of his. So much I'd like to discuss about Nate, his journey, his conquering of his addiction... I adore Nate. And I'd like to talk to Nick about why he likes to write about depression, in the best possible and surface-level lightest ways (the layers have deeper meaning, of course, which made Perfect Skin all the more brilliantly clever for its layers, its title and its subject matter). Phil I'm not so sure, he's so much more popular now so I wonder if it will change him or will he retain the simplicity that won my heart. Just how he sees the funny in so much everyday stuff, I guess. I probably wouldn't want to meet Shakespeare. Hammond Innes, oh yes. The triumph he captured in Campbell's Kingdom has inspired me all my life. I guess I have no snobbery about literature. I like just what I like. Heh, I even like Safe *g*.

I also bought a book about the Exclusive Brethren in Australia and NZ. Interesting. I grew up with some Scarvies in our reasonably Catholic street because we lived within the two mile radius of their church. I bought the book for school as we teach that this year but I'm looking forward to being the first to read it. I've always found those people and their view of Christianity rather fascinating if hard to comprehend.

And I guess that's it from me. Ka kite ano.

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hannahfmuk
Feb. 16th, 2009 10:59 am (UTC)
There were quite a few Exclusive Brethren at the school where my mum used to teach, and I know the general thinking among the staff was that it was a crying shame that the girls had to leave education at the age of 16 - they were so bright and engaged and eager to learn that they could have gone on to do great things.
natesmountain
Feb. 23rd, 2009 08:35 am (UTC)
-they were so bright and engaged and eager to learn that they could have gone on to do great things.
Yeah! My friend who teaches in one of their schools says it's so hard when they're doing well at school and have to leave. No university for them. Weird, huh.
moth2fic
Feb. 16th, 2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
Maybe one day people will be saying they'd really like to meet Jenny!
natesmountain
Feb. 23rd, 2009 08:32 am (UTC)
-Maybe one day people will be saying they'd really like to meet Jenny!
*snort* yeah, that'd be nice!!! I'd have to brush my hair in the mornings maybe?!

I think one day I'll just shut myself away and write and write... and write... *g*
greenpizzazz6
Feb. 17th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
I can't imagine Phil Gulley changing. He seems to love the simplicity!

Don't forget to try to find a little time for yourself!
natesmountain
Feb. 23rd, 2009 08:28 am (UTC)
-Don't forget to try to find a little time for yourself!
So here I am, nearly going to bed and I finally found time to get here! Thanks xx

-I can't imagine Phil Gulley changing. He seems to love the simplicity!
That's true, I think he would lose his fans if he changed! His simple message of love is so beautiful.
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