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Friday, September 30, 2005

My Library Thing catalog, very much in progress.

I'll be doing acquisitions as well as collection development until December. We hired a local school librarian to replace D.B., but the former has to finish up the semester in her current position. I've already been busy, placing orders for replacement copies of a bunch of Luther books lost in the mail en route to one of our satellite-campus students. (The postal system here is pretty bad--another compelling reason for us to start acquiring more e-books.)

Name That Author:
old ancestor, aged relative, old blood relation
greasy bird, funny fish, dying duck, stealing pigs, gathering frogs, stone the crows, silver cow, miserable worm
five quid, ten quid, fifty quid, thousand quid


Blogger Felix said...

The "quids" and the obscure imprecation "stone the crows" suggest an English author. Plenty of familial references and animal references or metaphors. I'm not sure whether to guess Wodehouse or Saki.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Good job--it's Wodehouse. (I omitted "Dash it!" as being too obvious.) Perhaps I need to come up with a more difficult example...

5:04 PM  

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