6 journalers for this copy...
This book is all about animal expressions, like "dog days" and "a bull in a china shop." It explains their history and meanings.
Arrived today. Thanks so much, ealasaidmae! I've already enjoyed looking up some expressions, and will have a good chortle before I try to find somewhere appropriate to release it at the BC convention in February.
Fun book to dip into. Will take with me to Wellington to release at the convention.
Picked up at the Wellington NZBC convention (where TheLetterB and I seemed to do a lot of swapping of books we could have just exchanged at a meetup in Christchurch!)
Etymology is always fascinating, and this is a cute approach to it. I'm not totally convinced by some of the author's explanations, but there's still plenty of interesting trivia in here, as well as yet another reminder that we are separated from America by our common language - a lot of the "common" sayings were ones I've never heard before.
Picked up a couple of weeks ago but it got buried under some other books.
Journal Entry 8
Cafe Bleu, City Mall in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, April 07, 2008
Released 12 yrs ago (4/8/2008 UTC) at Cafe Bleu, City Mall in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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To be taken to our special meet up that it farewelling the three bookcrossers who are travelling to the London Convention
The Christchurch bookcrossers meet up on a regular basis,the information is on BCNZ Yahoo NZ
The main organizers are FutureCat and myself and we welcome new members to our very friendly group.
Got this from the table at tonights meetup.
Started reading this on Saturday 19.
Finished reading this little book on Monday night.
A good read and I learnt a few things, some sayings I had never heard of.
The English language is an interesting thing.
Journal Entry 12
Sign of the Kiwi in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, June 01, 2008
Released 12 yrs ago (6/1/2008 UTC) at Sign of the Kiwi in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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We went for a drive to see the lights of the city.
Left this book on a seat by the main entrance.