Daveosaurus (southerndave) wrote,

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So here I am in Dunedin, crouched at a strange (and somewhat precarious) angle, typing this on a borrowed laptop with some weird sort of not-a-mouse thing that you have to stroke like a kitten to get the pointer to go the way you want it to go. Hopefully.

Anyway on to The Loot. No music whatsoever: I went in to Real Groovy and to Records Records and got nothing at either establishment. This basically means that neither had The Terminals' Touch, Ultravox's Rage in Eden, Midnight Oil's Blue Album, Bird Noises or Species Deceases, Madness' Absolutely or 7 and that there was nothing on their New Zealand section or cheaply priced tables that interested me.

I did find a lot of books over the last couple of days though. (And the book sale doesn't even start until tomorrow...)

Yesterday, in Balclutha (yes, I already had a bag of books by the time I arrived in Dunedin...) Paul Gittins' Epitaph. (The book of the TV series. Have been meaning to pick this one up for a while.)
Hector Hugh Munro's The Complete Stories of Saki. (Mainly because I've heard good things about Gabriel-Ernest. And even if I don't end up liking the story, $5 is a small price to pay to have my bookshelves looking just that little more Literary).
Keith Topping's The King of Terror. (It's a Doctor Who book. I don't think I have it. The usual story.)

Yesterday, at a little book exchange half way down Princes Street that I can never remember the name of: Robert Perry and Mike Tucker's Storm Harvest. (As above, the usual story.)
Colin Brake's Escape Velocity. (And another usual story.)

Yesterday, at the University Book Shop: Tom Holt's Barking. (I wonder if Tom Holt's learned to write decent endings yet).
David Eggleton's Ready to Fly: The Story of New Zealand Rock Music.
Grant Smithies' Soundtrack: 118 Great New Zealand Albums. (Skimmed this one last night. Mostly good).

Yesterday, at Scribes: Arthur Ransome's Swallowdale and We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea (on behalf of someone who requested I keep an eye out for Arthur Ransome books).
Philip Pullman's The Northern Lights. (I'll finally get the chance to see what all the fuss is about).

Yesterday, at Hamblyn's: Peter Beagle's A Fine and Private Place.
Tusovka: Who's Who in the New Soviet Rock Culture. (Published 1990. Maybe I'll finally get to find out who it is that was responsible for (puts on horrendous Russian accent) DOK-TOR BOOGIE!)

Today, at the Dunedin Stamp Centre: Stanley Gibbons' Stamp Catalogue, Part 18: Japan and Korea, 5th edition, 2008. (They've finally done a decent listing of the Japanese "Prefecture" stamp series of 1989 onwards. I can finally get that part of my collection sorted out).

Today, at the University Book Shop: The Times World Mythology.
A.R.R.R. Roberts' The Sellamillion.
Unexplained New Zealand: Ghosts, U.F.O.s and Mysterious Creatures.
Nick Webb's The Dictionary of Bullshit.
Jim Butcher's Summer Knight.

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