June 12th, 2005

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Watching the English: Kate Fox

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Kate Fox (an anthropologist) spent time watching and studying “the english” and this book explains her theory on our sometimes bizarre behaviour whilst offering some helpful rules! The book is well written, accessible to the layperson and very funny.

Read it if you want to know the answer to such diverse questions as:
Why do the British love queuing?
What topics can be discussed in a british pub?
What are the rules for getting a round in?
Why do we talk about the weather?
Why do we go for drinks after work?
Why do we get drunk at the Christmas party and photocopy bits of our anatomy?

I can’t recommend this book highly enough! All English people should read it to understand our group behaviour. Anyone who comes into any sort of contact with English people should also read it, if only to understand our little pecadillos! It’s similar to (but funnier than) Beyond Chocolate which does a similar job of explaining the Swiss! Read it and you’ll never watch the english in the same away again!

More info on Kate Fox
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I'm an ox - Does it sound like me? Think so! :-)

You Were Actually Born Under: The Ox
You are solid, methodical, and you do things right the first time.
Even when no one else does, you always believe in yourself.
You tend to see the world in black and white, right or wrong.
A good memory and eye for details means you tend to thrive at near impossible tasks.

You Should Have Been Born Under: The Ox

You are most compatible with: A Snake or Rooster.
What Year Were You Born Under?
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Bookcrossing Update!

Mount TBR Status: 51 books
Books read since 03/2005: 91 books
Currently Reading: Ich habe alles gelebt: Peggy Guggenheim & The Time Traveler's Wife: Audrey Niffenegger

When I am dead, I hope it may be said: his sins were scarlet, but his books were read. (Hillaire Belloc)

Latest News June 13 2005: Bits & Bobs
I had a great time at Cafe Gloria for our monthly meet up. Read all about it here
Teddy News: 12 bookcrossers have released 77 books at 70 out of 645 Teddys, and we've had 11 catches and 4 new members!
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"Nice Cup of Tea" Award... June 13 2005 (for the bookcrossers who make my week special!)
A few nice-cup-of-tea awards this week...Thanks to Jalna for my BCUK polo shirt. Thank you Nordie for my RABCK of "Jane Eyre" and also to Finde-fuchs for sending me "The Well of Lost Plots" & "Something Rotten" because she saw them on my wishlist!