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.


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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.