Saturday, April 26, 2008


I'm moving. That means I'm going to try to get rid of some stuff. For those of you who know me, you'll know how difficult that is for me :)

Anyway, here's a list of books that I've decided I can part with. If anyone wants any of them, tell me your best offer. Please note that if you don't live within pick-up distance, you'll have to pay for postage. I'm moving, so money is going to be tight for a while :)

Unwanted books will probably be dropped off at Goodwill or somewhere, along with the rest of the stuff I no longer want but can't sell / give away.

P.S. All books are used, unless otherwise said. They're all in one piece, though. I try to take good care of my books.


- The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
- The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks
- The Scions of Shannara by Terry Brooks
- Faerie Tale by Raymond E. Feist
- The Losers by David Eddings
- Kings by George V. Henderson (this was an author-published book I bought because I felt sorry for the guy sitting in front of Coles with a stack of books. It's signed, but honestly the story itself is pretty crappy)
- The Redemption of Althalus by David & Leigh Eddings
- Talon of the Silver Hawk by Raymond E. Feist (conclave of shadows book 1)
- King of Foxes by Raymond E. Feist (conclave of shadows book 2)
- Shadow of a Dark Queen by Raymond E. Feist (serpentwar saga book 1)
- Rise of a Merchant Prince by Raymond E. Feist (serpentwar saga book 2)
- Rage of a Demon King by Raymond E. Feist (serpentwar saga book 3)
- Shards of a Broken Crown by Raymond E. Feist (serpentwar saga book 4)
- Krondor the Betrayal by Raymond E. Feist (riftwar legacy book 1)
- Krondor the Assassins by Raymond E. Feist (riftwar legacy book 2)
- Forging the Darksword by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (darksword book 1)
- Doom of the Darksword Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (darksword book 2)
- Triumph of the Darksword Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (darksword book 3)
- Legacy of the Darksword Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (darksword book 4)
- Darksword Adventures: The Complete Guide to Venturing in the Enchanged Realm of Thimhallan by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
- The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
- Shadow Moon by George Lucas and Chris Claremont (sequel to the movie "Willow")
- The Diamond Throne by David Eddings (elenium book 1)
- The Ruby Knight by David Eddings (elenium book 2)
- The Sapphire Rose by David Eddings (elenium book 3)
- Domes of Fire by David Eddings (tamuli book 1)
- The Shining Ones by David Eddings (tamuli book 2)
- The Hidden City by David Eddings (tamuli book 3)
- The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams (memory, sorrow and thorn book 1)
- Stone of Farewell by Tad Williams (memory, sorrow and thorn book 2)
- Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country by Rosalind Miles
- The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
- Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
- The Root Cellar by Janet Lunn
- Stargate by Pauline Gedge
- Merlin by Stephen R. Lawhead
- Harlequin by Bernard Cornwell (library discard but in good condition)
- Clothar the Frank by Jack Whyte
- Whistler by Roger Taylor

- Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks
- Krondor Tears of the Gods by Raymond E. Feist
- Shadow Dawn by Chris Claremont & George Lucas
- The Elder Gods by David & Leigh Eddings
- The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough

- "Manga Mania: Fantasy Worlds" by Christopher Hart
- Two Spanish Picaresque Novels: Lazarillo de Tormes & The Swindler
- Goethe Faust Part One (Penguin Classic 1958)
- "Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavilion" by Donald Keene
- History of Rome (published 1884)
- Castglione "The Book of the Courtier"
- "The Castle of Otranto" by Horace Walpole
- Japan: A Country Study
- Classical Gods and Heroes: Myths as Told by the Ancient Authors
- Atlas of Classical Portraits (1898)
- "Jesus" by Michael Grant
- Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius (1919)
- "Le Morte d'Arthur" by Sir Thomas Malory (volume 1)
- "Mega Manga" by Keith Sparrow
- Horace Odes - books 1-3 (1953; in Latin)
- Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe by Merry E. Wiesner (2nd edition)
- Italy in the Age of the Renaissance 1380-1530
- The Woman and the Lyre: Women Writers in Classical Greece and Rome
- Women on the Edge: Four Plays by Euripides
- Seneca: The Tragedies Volume II
- Women's Life in Greece and Rome
- Studies in Etymology by Charles W Dunmore

Okay, give me your best offers!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Trying to think of a post

Let's see... something must have happened during the past week for me to blog about...

I visited London on Friday/Saturday, just to make sure that Dee and Sam were still talking to me ;) It was lots of fun - I miss that city! It made me long for my university days when almost all my friends were in one place. Ah, nostalgia.

Hamlet helps me pack in the most unhelpful way possible

While in London, Dee and I looked at lots of pretty dresses (which, unfortunately, I can't show you) and did some knitting (which, fortunately, I can show you!)

I'm pleased to say that with Dee's help, I finished my gauntlets! Right in time for summer.... d'oh! We got Sam, did some shopping, ate some yummy ice cream... it was lots of fun! (Don't worry Sam, I won't post the picture of you eating ice cream) ;)

We were each knitting from one end of the ball, like Lady and the Tramp - only with yarn
(and no dogs)

The finished gauntlets

And I started making a lacy scarf, using a pattern Dee found for me.

It's the Montego Bay Scarf, and I'm using the sock yarn Heather and I won during the sock scavenger hunt (since I dislike knitting socks). I'm debating whether or not to scrap the Toronto sock (the one that's in all the scavenger hunt pictures) and either start over or give up. I haven't decided yet.

Huh. Apparently I did have some things to post about :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


It's my 6 day stretch at work. Nothing is going right this week.
I'm in need of a chuckle, so I present to you some of my favourite LOL pictures from I Can Has Cheezburger:

I'm off to London on Friday (yipee!) where I will hopefull have some zany adventure about which I can post next week. Until then, I've just got to get through today and tomorrow...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


This came through the Graphic Novel listserv I'm on...

Power Corrupts

Enjoy :)

(Okay, I admit it. I try to do this too with the YA manga that ends up on my desk. But if there's someone waiting, I usually send it to them first... unless it's something I'm *dying* to read... or unless the waiting list is too long)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Easter Lamb

On the Easter long weekend, I cast on for my first stuffed animal.

If you're on Ravelry, you can click here to take a look at what the finished product is supposed to look like. If you're not on Ravelry, you're going to have to wait until I post pictures of my lamb.

So anyway, I now find myself with a bag of lamb bits... does anyone know how to do seams?

Also, Heather, can I use the rest of your bag of stuffing?

(I had to take that shot *really* fast
Apparently Hamlet has developed a taste for lamb)

Eventually my Easter lamb will be a cute little lamb of spring... and not assorted limbs.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

A few pictures

Well, it's been an exciting week for me. Tuesday was the super fun sock scavenger hunt, Wednesday I was a judge for Battle of the Books, and today I'm home sick.

Fortunately, I've only lost my voice (and gain some terrific sneezes) which prevents me from working but doesn't keep me in bed all day (although I have already had a nap)

So, I'm going to post the few pictures I took from the Sock Scavenger Hunt. Pretty much all the pictures are on Heather's camera, but I'll get them from her as soon as I can!

(Warning: this post will be picture heavy!)

This is a gargoyle on the *very* top of Casa Loma

Heather outside the Prince's Gate - it was very windy!

A self portrait of me (windy, windy day)

Hee... Heather told me not to put up the picture of her with beer...
One of them was mine.
(sorry Heather)

Mike enjoys the Yarn Harlot's new book

8 hours of mostly walking around Toronto, but it was worth it!
Heather and I won some pretty yarn!
(mine is on the left, Heather's is on the right)


A final shot with the socks, and my friend Nancy

Phew! So those are my pictures. I'm going to make myself some soup...

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Scavenger Hunt and Book Launch

Oh my, was yesterday ever an eventful day!

I'll post details later with pictures (once I get them from Heather), but the long and short of it is this:

I used my lieu day at work to spend the day running around Toronto doing a sock scavenger hunt from the Yarn Harlot, to celebrate her book launch. Essentially, there was a list of places and things to take pictures of while holding a sock-in-progress.

Heather and I started around 10am, and finished about 6:15pm (with only one and a half breaks!)

We went from Casa Loma, to Ontario Place, to the CN Tower / Rogers Centre / Steamwhistle Brewery / Union Station, to the St Lawrence Market, and back up to the ROM with a detour in China Town, pausing a dozen times on the way.

Oh, the blisters on my feet! And now, I'm off to the gym. I hope my trainer has pity on me.

And, of course, yesterday was a blustery blustery day, and while the wind wasn't so bad in the early afteroon, by 5pm it was *frigid* and we were *exhausted* and *cranky*.

But it was totally worth it. We won 4th prize - sock yarn.

(Oh yeah. The book launch itself was awesome. I love reading the Yarn Harlot, but hearing her speak in person was fantastic. She's a truly funny lady. I can't wait to have her at the library!)

Pictures later - maybe even later this morning!!