Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Some would call us weird
Daughter does this, you see. We do it to each other, but she really, really gets into it.
We buy books for each other that no one else would. Have a look at the photo, if you can make out all the books she brought to me in her slender luggage a few weeks ago - and you'd have to see the performance as she hauls them out one at a time to my incredulous delight. Out of prints, slender pamphlets, authors I have seen on stage or secretly enjoy.
We start with:
Murder for Fun - about the rape and slaughter of the Beothuk First Nations people of Newfoundland - one of the darker sides of Newfoundland history.
Top of the Stove Cook and Bake Book - yes seriously, baking the Oul Irish soda bread on top of my woodstove, along with other great recipes.
Are you Somebody? - Nuala O'Faolain - I was most upset when this book was not returned to me after about 15 loanouts. It is a re-read.
A Trilogy of Performancea - Sandra Shamus - I adore this woman.
There are Little Kingdoms - Kevin Barry - I have never read him so this is a treat.
Eighteenth Century Newfoundland - C. Grant Head. This will be for a story/play I am researching.
And the best, the very best:
Starting Right with Poultry - 172 pages from the "Have-More" Plan reference library. So I know what to do with the wee chickies when they arrive.
She scoured flea markets and old used book stores for these.
It is what we do.