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From the Cataloguer's Desktop

The cataloguer has been piling up the post-it notes (when I catalogue an interesting-looking book at work, I scribble author and title on a post-it and stick it to my water bottle ... a handy portable bulletin board ***grin***) and decided she'd better do a book post before they fall over and bury her! An eclectic assortment of goodies this time and I'm not even gonna TRY to put 'em into categories (I'll only comment on a few and let Amazon speak for the rest)!

The Secret Life of Laszlo Almasy : the Real English Patient, by John Bierman. As the subtitle hints, Almasy was the real life inspiration for Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient.

The Portland Vase : the Extraordinary Odyssey of a Mysterious Roman Treasure, by Robin Books.

The Status Syndrome : How Social Standing Affects Our Health and Longevity, by Michael Marmot.

Dragonflies, by Cynthia Berger. A must-read for any Lexx fan, no?

Hardboiled Hollywood: The Origins of the Great Crime Films
, by Max Decharne.

Hey Rube : Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness : Modern History from the Sports Desk, by Hunter S. Thompson.

The Writer's Mentor : Secrets of Success from the World's Great Writers, edited by Ian Jackman.

Why You Should Give A Damn About Gay Marriage, by Davina Kotulski. I've seen many books, both pro and con, but anybody who titles a chapter "Rights Your Average Incarcerated Heterosexual Serial Killer Has Access To (That You Don't)" deserves to have their book be the one that makes the list ***grin***

Louder than Bombs : The Progressive Interviews, by David Barsamian.

Dojo Wisdom for Writers: 100 Simple Ways to Become a More Inspired, Successful and Fearless Writer, by Jennifer Lawler.

Autobiography of a Fat Bride : True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood and I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies) : True Tales of a Loudmouth Girl, both by Laurie Notaro. This woman is HILARIOUS!!!!

In Our Hearts We Were Giants: The Remarkable Story of the Lilliput Troupe--A Dwarf Family's Survival of the Holocaust, by Yehuda Koren.

The Sound on the Page : Style and Voice in Writing, by Ben Yehuda.

Interesting essays in a pair of companion volumes: The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth About Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood, and Marriage, edited by Cathi Hanauer, and The Bastard on the Couch : 27 Men Try Really Hard to Explain Their Feelings About Love, Loss, Fatherhood, and Freedom, edited by Daniel Jones.

Fantasies of Fetishism: From Decadence to the Post-Human, by Amanda Fernbach.

Ultimate Gay Sex, by Michael Thomas Ford. I am impressed! DK Publishing is best known for its travel guides and the Eyewitness series for children ... both lavishly illustrated with colour photographs and always with binding of the highest quality (a DK travel guide will NOT fall apart on you mid-trip) ... and now it looks as if they're branching out into other areas. This title carries on the fine DK tradition in both illustration and construction ... here's hoping that lesbian, bi and het volumes are coming soon!

The Executioner Always Chops Twice : Ghastly Blunders on the Scaffold, by Geoffrey Abbott.

Rapunzel's Daughters : What Women's Hair Tells Us About Women's Lives, by Rose Weitz.

1,000 Years of English Literature: A Treasury of Literary Manuscripts, by Chris Fletcher. A lavishly illustrated guide to manuscripts housed at the British Library.

What Might Have Been: Imaginary History from Twelve Leading Historians, edited by Andrew Roberts.

DJ-culture, by Ulf Poschardt.

The Beader's Guide To Color, by Margie Deeb. Not just of interest to beaders ... this is an excellent guide to combinations of colours that can be used in any craft.

And I'll wrap up with one especially for tommdroid: Abyssinian Cat, by Virginia Tidwell. This is part of the new "Pet Love" series from Interpet Publishing (a British publisher) ... there is an extensive section on illness/disease, including the woes that your poor babies went through earlier this year.

Happy hunting/perusing!!!!!
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