Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I've been tagged by the lovely Naomi from Inkcrush. thank you.

so i have to tell you 10 things you don't know about me. i haven't been tagged in months so I'm really excited!!!

1. i plan to buy a book on every continent. obviously not including Antarctica, anyone who knows me knows that i don't mix well with cold temperatures. for this reason and the fact that i don't think there is a book shop there, Antarctica has been replaced by England. it sounds simple enough, but I'm a perfectionist so i will have to buy the perfect book, with the perfect cover and will have to be hardback of course. :)

2. i have multiple different journal type books each for a slightly different thing.
i have one for creative writing, one for list writing, one that i still things i love in, one for recipes and one that i just journal in.

3. my ipod is loaded with music none of my friends really like, though s few do humour me. my brother is into Ska/party punk/punk music and mainly loads my ipod for me. i love it. to give you an idea as i walked home today i was listening to Beatles, NOFX, mxpx, Chris duke and the royals and the Decline (his band).

4. a church choir practices in my lounge room on Sunday mornings and my brother holds practice for his other band in his room on Sunday afternoons. we're quite a musical household. one of my favourite things is to be lying in my bed late a night while my brother plays his guitar and sings old songs like i will survive, here's to you Mrs Robinson and ones from grease.

5. my favourite definition of love is the one from Deadline by Chris Crutcher. as 14 yr ODs we often make fun of each other and make jokes about who likes who which annoys me no end. this definition helps me to understand that i can love all my friends without it being like that.
"we can say we love each other if my life is better because you're in it and your life is better because I'm in it. The intensity of the love is weighted by how much better."

6. i get really excited over strange things. i sort of have epiphanies when i realise something, some kind of deep thought and i just bubbling about it. just yesterday my baby cousin was born and realised how much of an identity he was from the second he was separated from his mother. how much there already was to know about him.

7. I'm kinda paranoid. not in a crazy, people are out to kill me way, but i always worry people are being nice to me because they're polite. i also worry that my friends are going to make new friends and forget about me.

8. i can clearly remember getting my library card and the first time i reserved a library book. i got my library card at 4 and i remember reserving the Tiger who came to Tea by Judith Kerr when i was 3 and getting terribly excited when my dad got the letter saying i could go get it.

9. i am the biggest harry potter nerd. honestly, i know almost everything about it. i have read all the books at least 3 times each.

10. when i was 4 I told my pediatrician that real girls don't look like barbies. he was trying to distract me as he took the cast of my broken arm so he asked if i had lots of barbies. mum says he was slightly shocked.


Nomes said...

yay - thanks for joining in :)

i have lots of journals too - for all different things. i love writing in them!

love the sound of your musical household- ours is musical too (the one i grew up in and my family now)

that is so cool about your library memories. i have library memories from when i was a little kid too.


Luisa at Chicklish said...

Fantastic list. I love what you told your doctor!

Romi said...

I'm Romi, I saw your blog from the link from Steph Bowe's blog and thought I'd check it out, so hi! (As a fellow blogger it's always nice to meet someone new, it must be pretty cool to have a comment) ( :
I wish I had seen your blog earlier as I would've loved to enter that competition you had going, it sounded cool!
Well I guess I really just wanted to say hi and that I think your blog is cool!

Anonymous said...

Hello Anna,
Thanks for the comment and that's ok!
I'll see if I can get those books out from the library, thanks for telling me about them! ( :

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Hey there!

Discovered your book blog thanks to the ever-amazing Nomes. I'm thinking I'll stick around for a bit. The more Aussie blogs the better! Especially the REALLY Aussie ones.