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Member: SpicyCat

CollectionsJ's (7), Your library (456), Wishlist (4), Read but unowned (7), All collections (464)

Reviews25 reviews

TagsBox 11 (40), Box 7 (38), Box 16 (36), History (25), Box 3 (25), Cookbook (25), Box 4 (24), Box 2 (22), Box 1 (21), Box 8 (21) — see all tags

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About meAn avid reader since an early age - my mother reports that to amuse me up as a baby she used to sit me down with the telephone book and I would play with the pages quite happily. I have since graduated on to real books, I read most genres (except Westerns), most of my library is fantasy, literature and the odd mystery. I do notice that in the last 5 years the history books have grown leaps and bounds...(one of these days I will catalogue them all too)

The photo is of the orginal spicy cat, Nutmeg.

About my libraryBooks I have come across in Librarything that I think I am going to have track down

Who's afraid of Beowulf?
House of Paper
The Collector by John Fowles
Jerusalem Fire by R. M. Meluch
Sofia Scholl and the White Rose

Groups30-something LibraryThingers, New Zealand Thingamabrarians, The Green Dragon


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Member sinceApr 23, 2008

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You might enjoy this one ... as you can see from my review I certainly did. I love NZ and often say I'd like to go back just once more ...

Hi Spicy Cat
I was thinking it'd be nice to make a Cuisine magazine series. It's a great magazine that I've just started subscribing to again, now from overseas.

I noticed you had a quite a few entered and wanted to ask if you were able to advise the issue numbers? That seems to be the best way to make the series work (by using the CK series title to put the issue number in brackets)

I've taken a guessat your Jan 08, Mar08 and May08's. Mainly because my Jan09 says issue 132.

You can see here what I mean; have a look at -

If you feel inclined, please feel welcome add the CK series title to the others you have, or let me know the issue numbers and I'll do it.

With Canonical title - I'm not a CK or magazine expert so played with one of mine and also the CK title on your Jan08 issue to see how it appeared. If you don't like that, please feel welcome to remove it.

All best, ryn
Merry Christmas, hon...hope its a lovely one for you and your family. :)

Hi Spicy...haven't seen you at the Dragon in for awhile, so thought I'd pop by and see how you're doing. Hope all is well down in the Wellies. :)


Hi Sarah,
I'll definitely give you a call once I'm closer to Wellington. Internet time is running out... AHH. :D

Thanks, Sarah. Unity has my latest short story collection "Transported", and my second poetry collection "All Blacks' Kitchen Gardens". If you'd like any of the earlier books, I still have copies - just let me know!

Yes i did get my teaching degree & certificate tho i never got a full time teaching position but i have subbed a lot! I was 46 yo when i finished college. In US they require lots of math in the geology curriculum as most geologists end up working in the lab crunching #s & only a lucky few actually get to do field work & they have to be able to translate their findings into mathese for the labrats to crunch further. I have had a rock & mineral hobby for a long time & belong to our local rock & mineral club. I am retired but doing a little subbing for extra money-however i only do Special ed. classes now! It was a book that gave me the idea of studying geology in the first place. It is in my library, the title is [Scenic Geology of the Pacific Northwest]. I had been to a lot of places in the PacNW as a kid & wondered how the scenery had got to look the way it does. That book gave an inkling of what seemed to me a very fascinating subject & the fascination is still w/me. I would love see both OZ & NZ but @ this point in my life the prospect of long distance travel is fairly dim so i read about all of those places & watch all the stuff they show on TV-i'm an armchair explorer! Well i've bent your ears for long enough so i'll get outa your face. Vanye 8^)
SpicyCat- did you get a degree in Geology @ university? I started out to get a degree in geology but ended up getting a degree in Earth Science Education as i had probs w/the advanced maths. My library included a lot of geolgy & e. science books. You & i share 16 books but none are geology tho! Your kittie is pretty. Is she/he a tortie? Welcome to LT & GD! Vanye 8^)
Hurro you!

Hope you're doing well..nice to see at the GD again...

Yeah, I'm getting someone else's profile almost every time I log in. I'm just putting up with it, as neither LibraryThing nor TelstraClear seem to be willing to do anything about it.
Happy Birthday, SpicyCat!!!

I just woke up and so am starting my day. Yours is in full swing and going well, I hope.

June 26 is a very special day, indeed.

Hey, SpicyCat. My reference to was to Snaggletooth, a character from the Hanna-Barbera cartoons of the 1960's and 1970's. He was a one-fanged cat who walked upright and wore a shirt collar. I didn't have any slang in mind. Sorry for any mix-up.

Not really, most days I'm seeing either senjmito or northislander's account. Haven't been you for a while though! Neither LT or Telstra appear to be able to do anything about it, so I guess I'll just have to put up with it.
Good to hear it's all working for you. I'm going to talk to TelstraClear again - I've found at least one other person that's having the same problem. Hope it doesn't start affecting you.
Hi there. Just wondering if you are having any problems with LibraryThing. In the last few weeks, I keep getting redirected to other NZers profile pages instead of my own. I also see other usernames at the top right of the screen. Yours was one of the profiles I was mixed up with for a day. I posted in the Bug Collectors forum about it but Tim thinks it is an ISP problem. However the ISP doesn't think it's them. Have you had any similar problems? And are you with TelstraClear like me?
House of Paper quite charming - a very short, quick read I'm sure you'll enjoy. :)
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