Freakonomics: the movie by Morgan Spurlock. Film version of the book. Using economic theory and methods to examine social issues and sumo wrestling.
The False Friend by Myla Goldberg. As children, Celia and Djuna reigned mercilessly over their schoolgirl followers. One afternoon, they decided to walk home along a forbidden road. Djuna disappeared, and for twenty years Celia has blocked out the actual events of that day.
City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell. Guy named Will leaves life as a farmer to be missionary in North China. Marries missionary lady and they stay through years of strife and civil war to "improve the lives of the people of Kuang P'ing Ch'eng - the City of Tranquil Light."
I cleaned out my French press: coffee maker by Gerard the Library Director.
Once again, I hope Dunedin was not effected by the quakes. I erroneously think of after shocks as being tamer. Not so this time.