4 journalers for this copy...
Registering for the inaugural Bookcrossing Convention.
Picked up at the BC-AUS conference, by a member of the *winning* trivia team (oops, sorry Skyring, that's a bit of a sore point, isn't it? ;-) )
A pleasure to be beaten by the ever-gracious West Christchurch Cats!
I was upset because jackiea knew the answer to the Van Gogh ear question and I insisted that it was his brother. So we got that wrong, missed glory by one point and I was to blame. It's OK if you just don't know the answer and guess, but when you rip the right answer out of the hand of a team-mate and jump up and down on it and put in your own emarrassingly wrong answer and then miss out by one lousy point, well, I just can't look myself in the eye any more.
He cut ogf his ear and mailed it to a prostitute. Good Lord but what was the man thinking?
One lousy point, Geez!
Nice picture, by the way.
A fascinating story about war from a woman's point of view. I had a few problems reading it, though, because my knowledge of the American Civil War is almost non-existent, so I kept getting confused about Rebel and Union and Confederate and US Army and Successionist and Yankee and blue and grey and butternut... I *think* I've figured out who was who now (though I'm still a bit confused about who the butternut guys were!), but it did distract from the story a bit when I had to keep stopping to figure the different terms out.
Worth reading, anyway.
Heading back across the Tasman again...
Received as part of the BCAUS Sweepstake - thank you!
Journal Entry 7
on Saturday, February 25, 2006
a real insight to life