Tuesdays are now my unofficial list day!
That is I will post a list of some variety, a revealing and earth-shaping list. I’m going to change the world with a list. Be excited, be very excited. No not a grocery list, although a grocery list can tell a lot about a person. Milk aye? So you like Milk then? With cereal or in your tea or… .? Oh… poured on your toast.. My that is slightly unusual…. (hem).
Lists are a great writing activity, to get the ball rolling. A list can metamorphose into poetry or form a character. Yes a bit of a getting-to-know you with the ol imagination. Getting to know you… Getting to know mee….
A couple of months back I went to a Creative-writing Boot camp as a part of the Emerging writer’s festival and lists were one of the things we were asked to do, “Write a list of things that Steve is afraid of,” “Write a lists of lists” etc. Good fun eh? I encourage you to try it. Go on, do it.
As I am a huge fan of finding books in op-shops and second-hand community book shops CHEAP BOOKS, today’s list is: Books I have recently bought from these said places. Ok it may not be exactly earth-shaping but I’ve got to start somewhere and I like books. And you’ll never know what you’ll find in these places, its not like an ordinary bookshop. The prices range from 30 cents to $5 on what I have paid for these books. An * next to the title indicates that it is a university text.
A list of my new Pre-loved Books
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy- Douglas Adams
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe- Douglas Adams
*The Odyssey- Homer
*Beloved- Toni Morrison
Looking for Alibrandi- Melinda Marchetta
The Phantom of the Opera- Gaston Leroux
*Thebean Plays- Sophocles
*King Lear- Shakespeare
The Fig Tree- Arnold Zable (this guy was a guest lecturer for our Telling Stories class one week, I was pretty surprised to find this baby in an op shop..)
Who’s Writing This? Fifty-five writers on humour, courage, self-loathing, and the creative process
This is not a book (Adventures in popular philosophy)- Michael Picard