Jul 212017
 

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Have you ever read a book or books you would consider ‘toxic’ because of the effect it(they) had on you? If so, which 
Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix. I couldn’t get it out of my head and for a while, everytime I went to IKEA, I was expecting something to jump out at me or be standing down the aisle somewhere. Still, it was one of the best books I read that year.

 


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1. My favorite thing on my daily to-do list is cuddling with my dog and cats.

2. My least favourite thing on my daily to-do list is deciding what to make for supper.

3. I could really do without this rain and humidity.

4. I would love to have more money of course.

 

Friday 5

How confidently could you turn a cartwheel right now?
Not even going to try that

How (physically) flexible are you?
I’m pretty flexible, except for my left knee. It’s barely flexible at all

How are your Frisbee-throwing skills?
Haven’t thrown a frisbee in years

Which carnival game do you have the best shot at winning?
Basketball toss

How good are you at toss-the-paper-in-the-wastebasket?
So accurate you wouldn’t believe it even if you saw it

Jul 142017
 

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What is your go-to drink and/or snack while reading?
I rarely drink anything but water, and don’t snack while reading. Wow, I sound boring.

 

Friday 5

Why are waffles better than pancakes?
Because the syrup puddles in the little dents and they are crispier

What’s something you remember about being 11?
Getting dropped off at the mall on Saturday mornings with my two bff’s Melody & Sheila. We’d spend the day shopping, going to a movie, eating big soft pretzles, and then get picked back up when th mall was closing

What experience do you have with role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons?
Zilch

How do you feel about carnival rides that make you go upside-down?
Love love love them, I especially love roller coasters

You’ve seen Matthew Modine in more films than you realize (which he famously admitted during his opening monologue when he hosted Saturday Night Live in 1988) (filmography here). Which have you seen, and which was the best?
The only movies I can remember him being in are Full Metal Jacket, Notting Hill & Flowers For Algernon, and my favorite was Flowers For Algernon

Jun 162017
 

 

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How do you organize your blog in terms of what is in your side bar? Do you have categories and defined sections in your side bar?
I have a left sidebar and a right side bar. On the left I have a few buttons, photos of my dog and cats, what I’m reading-listening to, my GoodReads challenge, links to follow me, and links to good causes. On the right I have links to my favorite blogs, movie sites, and other sites I visit.

 


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1. I challenge everyone to do at least one random act of kindness this week.

2. I regret disposing of  the wicker baskets that I used to collect.

3. I have a difficult time admitting that my body isn’t as young as my mind thinks it is.

4. If I were given a psychic power, I would like it to be that I could tell what people were really feeling. Like when you ask someone how they are and they say they’re ok, but you know that they aren’t.

Jun 022017
 

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Do your bookshelves have books ONLY or do you also have bookish items on the shelves?
Books, only books. There is no room for anything else.


Hosted @ McGuffy’s Reader & 15andmeowing

 

1. A law I would like to see passed is world wide penalties for animal cruelty offenders.

2. My favorite card game is SpadesSkip Bo & Uno. Couldn’t pick just one.

3. With Summer unofficially here, I want to start going bike riding and go to the beach as often as I can.

4. A favorite Summer memory is going out in our pontoon boat when the kids and grands.

 

May 192017
 

Still reading:

The Stranger In The Woods by Michael Finkel

Hosted @ Freda’s Voice

“The billy-goat woods,” Sergeant Hughes called it. The locals’ term for this patch of forest, known for  repelling hunters and holding in snow, is “the Jarsey,” sharing a name with the unpaved Jarsey Road, which cuts through it.

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What do you do with books you no longer want? Do you donate them? Do you take them to a half-price bookstore? Does a friend or family member benefit?
I donate them to my local libraries and give them to family members.


Hosted @ McGuffy’s Reader & 15andmeowing

1. I have googled many things, mostly new to me words because I want to know what they mean.

2. I have bought a lot of stuff, and even sold a few things, on Ebay.

3. I think I want to go on a walk at a nearby trail that goes alongside a river. It’s so relaxing there.

4. Not everyone thinks like I do, and that’s ok. I love hearing other peoples thoughts on things. Sometimes they make me look at things differently.

May 122017
 

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This week I’m reading:

The Stranger In The Woods by Michael Finkel

No paths exist, but summer is rife with mosquitoes and poison ivy and thorns. Pine needles stick to your sweat, and you have to roll down your shirtsleeves to fend off the bugs. You can’t see more than a few feet in any direction; it’s claustrophobic and disorienting.

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If you read a book you ended up hating, would you stay away from future books by that author, or would you give them a second chance?
I’d definitely give them a second chance. I may even try to re-read the book since the mood I’m in while reading a book can sometimes influence whether I can get into a book or not. Also, I only know a few authors who I love every book I read by them.

May 052017
 

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Life After Life by Katie Ganshert

She felt beckoned. Impossible enticed. Like an alcoholic staring down a snifter filled with the finest cognac. She nodded slightly and walked through the gate.

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Question: Do you re-arrange and move books around on the shelves or move books off of your bookshelves to another area after a certain amount of time or do you just leave them the way they are?

I don’t move my books around on the shelves, but I have moved all my bookshelves into three different rooms in my house. I’ll be moving soon to a much smaller house so I need to keep only the ones that I really want to keep. When I move there won’t be enough rooms to move the shelves from one room to the next.


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1. I no longer use a landline.

2. My most treasured piece of jewelry is my mother’s ring my kids bought me.

3. This year, I have learned that I am a cat person. Our rescue kitty Jaspurr won’t let me not be 🙂

4. I would like to get moved before this year is over.

Apr 212017
 

 

Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk

 

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His awkwardness had fallen away as he warmed up to his own argument, and he summed up with the satisfied smile of a debate-society champ. It was impossible to tell how sincere he’d been about any of this.

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This week’s question is: Would you stop reading a book if an element of the plot strongly clashed with your personal beliefs, or would you continue reading until you finished the book? I’d keep reading because I think it’s important to know all sides of things. The exception would be if I felt the author was trying to convince me to change my mind to their way of thinking, especially my religious beliefs.

 

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There once was a girl named Phoebe Snow. She wore only white and helt tight to a violet corsage, an emblem of modesty. She was not retiring, though, and her life spun out as a series of journeys through mountain tunnels carved from poetry. I never saw her do anything besides boarding, riding, or disembarking a train, immaculate always, captivating conductors, enchanting other passengers.