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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Meme

Monomeme
(Courtesy of Profgrrrl - www.profgrrrl.com and The Little Professor)

1. Yourself: romantic
2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend: intelligent
3. Your hair: dark
4. Your mother: practical
5. Your father: accountant
6. Your favorite item: books
7. Your dream last night: none
8. Your favorite drink: tea
9. Your dream car: Porsche
10.. The room you are in: messy
11. Your ex: married
12. Your fear: heights
13. What you want to be in 10 years: wiser
14. Who you hung out with last night: myself
15. What you're not: organised
16. Muffins: blueberry
17: One of your wish list items: bookshelves
18: Time: fast
19. The last thing you did: listen
20. What you are wearing: casual
21. Your favorite weather: cold
22. Your favorite book: history
23. The last thing you ate: steak
24. Your life: travelling
25. Your mood: OK
26. Your best friend (s): elsewhere
27. What are you thinking about right now: breakfast
28. Your car: none
29. What are you doing at the moment: writing
30. Your summer: relaxing
31. Your relationship status: engaged
32. What is on your tv: nada
33. What is the weather like: warm
34. When is the last time you laughed: afternoon.

November Challenge

I am going to join Kate's November Challenge: November Challenge which really won't be difficult for me because I am forever reading books set during the World Wars. The first one I've read is: Choose Your Dilemma: An Australian Pacifist in Hitler's Europe, which was about a young schoolteacher with Communist leanings caught in the war in Europe. He taught in Switzerland at an international school when war broke out. This book contains letters that he wrote home to his mother which are a very interesting account of the atmosphere in Europe just before the war and his decision to join the Quaker faith. I don't agree with his politics and I did find some of the book a bit dry but it's well worth reading.

Now I'm reading How Sleep the Brave by Catherine Gavin again, which is the third novel of her great trilogy set in the French Resistance. This one features Mike Marchand, a young former RAF pilot and his South American girlfriend, Dina, as well as the brave Resistance lawyer, Jacques Brunel, and his wife, Polly, who also works for the French Resistance. These books are very well-written and full of history. Catherine Gavin was a war correspondent and her knowledge of the facts shines. She does have quite a bee in her bonnet about Charles de Gaulle, however.

The third one that I'll read is The Idle Hill of Summer by Julia Hamilton. This is set in the First World War and is a very sad, but moving and sensitive story. (I'm reading this again.)