Tomorrow’s shopping list
January 12, 2012 by The Victorian Librarian
I have had a few quiet days spent in or fairly close to home, and so have a few things needing picked up at the shops:
The latest issue of Private Eye (issue #1305, 13-26 January 2012), which is all about libraries. Alan Gibbons has posted an extract, ‘Six myths about wy we don’t need libraries any more (and why we do) on his blog.
Legends of the Guardians: the Owls of Ga’Hoole: I saw this over Christmas and it is a lovely story, beautifully animated. So I was quite thrilled to find out that it is in the local supermarket.
Burn after Reading: I got a boxset of the Coen Brothers films last year as a present but for some reason it contained two copies of The Big Lebowski. I’ve never quite got around to getting a copy of Burn After Reading to replace it but, again, it is in the sale at the local supermarket.
Birthday cards and presents: various. There are a few birthdays coming up this month, so I need to have a think about present choices.
Large sheet of card: when I was 8, I made an angel at school for a Christmas decoration and since then it has been put up at home every Christmas. It’s now getting a little tattered round the edges, so I’m putting on my librarian/conservator hat and indulging in some conservation and restoration work to bring it back to its former glory.
Inevitably, during the night I will remember at least three more things I need to get, and in the morning I won’t know what they are. And while writing that sentence I have remembered that I also need to take my fabulous pink and burgundy shoes to the cobbler.