Tuesday, January 29, 2008

First books of '08

#1: The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith continues the tradition of entertainment that was started with The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. I enjoyed this one just as much as the first three and look forward to reading the rest of the series.

#2: Wild Fire by Nelson DeMille. I gave Andrew this book for Christmas and we started reading it at the same time so we traded it back and forth while I read another book. This newest one from DeMille focuses on a plot by a group of rich civilians and high ranking US government employees to launch a (fictional?) mutually assured destruction-type counterattack called "Wild Fire." An entertaining read.

#3. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. A Christmas gift from Andrew. This story revolves around the interconnecting lives of Miriam and Laila and their stories are told in heartbreaking detail. The books takes us through the traumatic events of Afghanistan's recent history and how it impacts the main characters. Although reading this book was a different experience that reading The Kite Runner (which I read in my tent in Kabul), I think I enjoyed this story more. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone!

#4. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman is book no. 2 in the His Dark Materials series. I found this book more suspenseful and not as confusing as The Golden Compass and I enjoyed it more. Anyone who enjoyed Harry Potter would probably like these books.


I have started an Intro to International Relations course at the college so I am also reading a large number of political and economic articles and am getting more and more articulate in my debates with A. It's nice being able to hold my own for once. :)

I'm gonna be a supermodel...

From magmypic.com

PS. Thing #1028 I love about Vancouver - snow days!

Friday, January 25, 2008

2007 LTAIG Salary Survey results

At long last the results of the 2007 LTAIG Salary Survey are available on our website!

We'd like to thank everyone who took time to complete our survey - without your help it would be difficult to get an accurate picture of the current employment situation for library support staff in British Columbia.

If you have any questions or comments on the survey please contact the LTAIG committee at ltaig@bcla.bc.ca

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I'm loving...

Here's a round-up of things I'm currently coveting.

Sunburst mirror from The Cross Design

Chocolate jug by Bodum from peekkeep.com

Campfire Tealight from The Curiosity Shoppe

Po-Zu slippers available at Lark on Main

Porcelain dishes from Mud Australia

4-pack of prints by Camilla Engman

Knitware Vase by Alyssa Ettinger

We bought a ticket on the Millionaire Home Lottery and I am completely in love with the Grand Prize home. The 4300 sq. ft. home is in White Rock, was designed by Sarah Richardson and is spectacular!

Dining room


Master bedroom

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


food of the Gods! One question though - fat back, what the heck is that?

Seen on Dooce.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Who let Celine out?

As someone who has never been a big fan of Celine Dion I thought this post at fourfour and the included video was hilarious! Who knew she was so delightfully strange?