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Sometimes I am a bit slow on the uptake
There has been a rash of planking at school this week. What is it with someone dying that makes every thirteen to eighteen year old want to emulate that person?

In more bookish news, I realised quite recently that with a credit card I could find this book that I've been wanting to re-read for ages. We used to go to our child minder's house once a week when I was at primary school, where he would make us ice cream sandwiches and my sister would spend two hours jumping on the trampoline. I used to read the same book almost every week. It was called The Ordinary Princess and was by M M Kaye and it is about a princess who is cursed(/blessed) with ordinariness at her christening and meets her prince when she has run away from home to work as a servant in a neighbouring castle.

I loved it. I loved that there was a heroine with a snub nose and freckles and brownish hair (called 'Amy' because I am so very easy for heroines with names even faintly resembling mine). And then when we stopped needing a child minder, I stopped being able to read it and couldn't find it anywhere.

Thanks to the internet, my copy arrived the other day and I read it in an hour and caught the ship down nostalgia river. The other books I loved as a child, I actually own (Anne of Green Gables, Beezus and Ramona, The Haunting, The O trilogy, Redwall...)

In other, school-related news, I got my class photo. Haven't had one of those in a while. It is kind of hilarious because I am clearly still thirteen and not nearly responsible enough to be a teacher of young adults.

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annemjw From: annemjw Date: May 22nd, 2011 05:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay for the internet! Bringing the books to you :D
aimeesworld From: aimeesworld Date: May 22nd, 2011 10:07 am (UTC) (Link)
It is quite exciting! Next thing you'll tell me that the internet can deliver me food and clothing too!
roselet From: roselet Date: May 23rd, 2011 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I loved The Ordinary Princess! I'll have to track it down to reread...
aimeesworld From: aimeesworld Date: May 29th, 2011 06:35 am (UTC) (Link)
It is unbelievably cute.
wings_on_water From: wings_on_water Date: May 24th, 2011 06:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, that looks like a lovely book! My local library does not have it, which is a pity... I've been trying to spend less money lately. But the library in the city where I go to school has it, so perhaps I'll just have to wait til September!
aimeesworld From: aimeesworld Date: May 29th, 2011 06:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know if it's worth spending money on - it only was for me because of the nostalgia thing.
But it is very sweet.
tomthepiper From: tomthepiper Date: June 17th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

why hello there

Hey! I don't know you and you don't know me, but I've actually been reading your livejournal since a thousand years. Chanced upon it when i was googling melina marchetta and never looked back. i always pop in every few months. and now that i've finally made a livejournal account I thought I would just like to say I love your booklists; I am constantly inspired to read the books on them because you make them sound so delightful. :)

it's probably creepy that your livejournal is being read by some stranger halfway across the world but i couldn't resist letting you know! :)
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