December 29, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Animals, Comics, movies, TV, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 4:45 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


The 10 Highest Grossing Films of 2010

Who’s going to play Roland in the movie version of Stephen King’s Dark Tower books? (Warning – there’s no actual answer in here, folks…)


It’s not Christmas without fan baking dedications. This year, it’s “Serenity” in Gingerbread


11 superheroes every woman wants to date, and reasons why it’s best you don’t…


How Julian Assange is a Real-Life Bond Villain

December 27, 2010

Meme Monday: Yet Another Book Meme

Filed under: Books, Memes — liberrydwarf @ 4:09 pm

(pinched off NewGradLibrarian)

1. Do you remember learning to read? How old were you?
I don’t remember learning to read – Mum tells me it was quite early – four, I think? I do clearly remember reading Asterix comics at around 6 or 7 years old…
2. What do you find most challenging to read?
Old Sci-Fi and Mystery. (Pre-1970’s). Where the type’s that funny font, the pages are yellow and heavy, and the proof-reading is pretty much non-existent.
3. What are your library habits?
I use the public library for kid’s books for my Scout group. Almost never borrow for myself, except for non-fiction (cookbooks, and recently some pregnancy books) as I have far too much unread fiction at home…
4. Have your library habits changed since you were younger?
I think my library use decreased as my income increased 🙂 Or my free-time-while-library-is-open time decreased. I used to be at the school library every afternoon in highschool, and the public library pretty much every second weekend.
5. Has social media changed your reading life?
I do a lot of trading – things I have and have already read for other things I’m looking for, completing series and things. I think that’s probably broadened what I read, but pretty much killed my library use. Blog/forum posts etc have also given me too many new book ideas!
6. What percentage of your books do you get from new book stores, second hand books stores, the library, online exchange sites, online retailers, e-books, other?
I buy almost nothing new – pretty much everything is from online exchange or online retailers like BookDepository, or a serendipitous find at a second-hand book fair or stall. Haven’t gone down the eBook path – I like my books nurseable, flick-through-able and able to accompany one in the bath 🙂
7. What are your pet peeves about the way people treat books?
I’m terrible with them, so not in much of a position to judge…
8. Do you read for pleasure or for work?
Books – for pleasure. For work, mostly articles or blog posts. I have yet to come across anything in a professional book that hasn’t been horribly outdated and useless 🙂
9. When you give people books as gifts, how do you decide what to give them?
Other authors they’ve liked, genres they tend towards, topics we’ve discussed over the years. I try not to give things I loved, as that’s no guarantee they’ll love them too, and if they don’t it might be a bit awkward…

December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Filed under: Kittens — liberrydwarf @ 9:42 am

Apologies for blog silence – crazy finish-stuff-off week at work last week. Then I spent very large and very enjoyable portions of this week sleeping. I think I needed it.

Anyways, Merry Christmas and all that. We should return to blog normality next week.

December 10, 2010

Friday Wrap-up: Classes, Crashes and Crunchy Stuff

Filed under: Children, Food, Librarian, Scouts, Uncategorized — liberrydwarf @ 3:23 pm

The week that was!

1) One Good Thing: not only did I teach an unplanned IL class because the students pestered their lecturer non-stop until we organised one for them, but they actually all showed up! And stayed an extra half hour! And clapped at the end! (Non library people – this never ever happens usually. None of it. Hence a good thing!)

2) One Bad Thing: One of our little Scouts tripped and fell at the Sleepover on the weekend, gashed his head and needed 3 stitches. Thank goodness for Army-trained parents, because I just sort of froze in horror at the blood and shrieking. And thank goodness next week is my first aid course!

3) One Thing I Learned: That children do not, repeat NOT, eat salad by choice. And that salad you made for 15 children and 5 adults takes a looooong time for two people to eat… *burps*

December 8, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Animals, Australia, Books, I.T, Kittens, movies, music, TV — liberrydwarf @ 9:56 am

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


The 15 Worst Films of 2010 (which I proudly have seen none of!)


Promising new ABC TV show – billed as “Gay Big Bang Theory”. (Of course it’s ABC so it’ll have 6 episodes and then lose funding because it’s not on commercial TV…)


Five Sci-Fi Childrens Book Mashups



Let’s all make fun of iPhone spelling mistakes


December 6, 2010

Meme Monday: the One Word meme

Filed under: Uncategorized — liberrydwarf @ 2:48 pm

(borrowed from Kalafudra…)

1. Where is your cell phone? handbag

2. Describe your boyfriend/girlfriend? husband

3. Your hair? misbehaving

4. Your mother? dynamo

5. Your father? ex-hippy (is that one word?)

6. Your favourite item? bed

7. Your dream last night? saga

8. Your favourite drink? cola

9. Your dream car? electric

10. The room you are in? office

11. Your ex? bogan (for non-Australians, see here)

12. Your fear? birds

13. What do you want to be in 10 years? healthy

14. Who did you hang out with last night? S-Dog

15. What you’re not? relaxed

16. The last thing you did? snack

17. What are you wearing? sun-dress

18. Your favourite book? ever-changing…

19. The last thing you ate? chocolate

20. Your life? over-full

21. Your mood? tired

22. Your friends? comfortable

23. What are you thinking about right now? work 😦

24. Your car? borrowed

25. What are you doing at the moment? blogging

26. Your summer? uncomfortable

27. What is on your TV? dust 🙂

28. When is the last time you laughed? morning

29. Last time you cried?Tarzan

30. School? Forgotten!

December 3, 2010

Friday Wrap-up: Days Off, Dentistry and Delicious Treats

Filed under: Uncategorized — liberrydwarf @ 2:05 pm

The week that was!

1) One Good Thing: After having to waste a perfectly good day of lazing around and doing nothing last Saturday at work, finally got my day off in exchange! Hooray!

2) One Bad Thing: Am spending the first half of said day-off at the dentist… not so hooray…

3) One Thing I Learned: how to home-make tart-shell pastry. I made an almond cherry tart for work’s Christmas function, which looked and tasted okay and didn’t fall apart or anything. It was in here, round about page 12 I think? Anyways, it was good, and pastry is hard so I’m happy about that!

December 1, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Children, movies, music, Trivia, TV — liberrydwarf @ 3:34 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!



New historical epic movies set to hit our screens soon (bit of a mixed bag here. But hey – Rome: The Movie, hello!)

Dan Akroyd throws around some more Ghostbusters 3 casting rumours. (A couple of which I’m less than thrilled about, to be honest…)




Very cute! (The music. I meant the music. Sheesh!)


Waste the whole day away on trivia quizzes at

Made me smile…