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June 23rd, 2010, 02:57 AM
Hi and thanks for joining me today for my “spotlight” day. I look forward to chatting with you about irresistible heroes, my forthcoming novel or anything else you feel like talking about. As you can see from the above, I love history, archaeology, loud rock music and dogs, plus I’m an avid collector of all sorts of things – blue & white antique porcelain, Japanese fans and kimonos, 1<SUP>st</SUP> edition hardback books of my favourite authors and a whole host of other stuff which clutters up our house and drives my husband demented <vbg>
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Anyone else have a mania for collecting things? And if so, what kind?
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June 23rd, 2010, 03:35 AM
I just read the Trade Winds excerpt and I LOVED it!!! I have to know what happens next. As for collecting things, I don't really have anything that I collect. I would say at one point I had subscriptions to too many magazines and couldn't bring myself to throwing any of them away while they piled up. I am currently getting help for that (I swear I am not a hoarder of things) :) I have always thought Japanese fans and kimonos were beautiful, so you must have an amazing collection.
June 23rd, 2010, 09:22 AM
I'm thinking very hard here about what sort of hoarder I am - I know I must be one because, well, everyone I know is(!), and I think it's probably mugs. I don't have two mugs which are the same, and every time I go to a museum/tourist shop/church bazaar, I get another mug. My current favourite is a real China mug with the inscription from the Rosetta Stone on it. I also have a copy of the Rosetta Stone on my desk to rest my mug on.
Maybe I'm crazy....
June 23rd, 2010, 10:14 AM
That doesn't sound crazy to me at all! And if you want some more, I'm sure I've got a few around here :) Since I'm into blue/white china, I prefer mugs like that too, but sometimes there are others that just call out to you so you have to buy them. Hmm, I can feel another collection coming on, sigh ...
June 23rd, 2010, 10:48 AM
I collect cows, black and white cows, but not the real kind. I also love history and I guess it started when I was about nine. My dad used to tell the most fantastic stories about our family. I was so disappointed when I found out most of them weren't true.
June 23rd, 2010, 11:17 AM
That sounds like fun, Allison - I've just been to Scotland where they have the most amazing (real) cows with long shaggy fur! I wanted to bring some of those home :)
Are you into genealogy? I'm trying to research my family tree and I've found the same as you - all the stories I was told have turned out not to be true. But you can find all sorts of other things that are just as amazing, so it's a great hobby! Very time consuming though and a bit like doing a jigsaw puzzle with lots of bits missing. One day I'll find them all ... maybe.
June 23rd, 2010, 10:23 PM
I collect anything cats. My son calls me cat crazy. LOL. I a few baby dolls. not very many cause I have no room cause of my cat things. LOL. I'm beginning to think I am collecting books too. LOL.
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