Monthly Archives: April 2018

A to Z Blog Challenge – Letter V

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A to Z Blog Challenge – Letter V

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

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Welcome to the 2018 edition of the A to Z Blogging Challenge!

All through the month of April, the challenge asks us to blog every day (except Sundays), and to go through the alphabet A to Z, connecting our posts to the letter of each day.

My idea for this time, my 5th to participate, is to showcase a book or two each day, and provide a tiny bit of information about them. These will not be a full book review, but just saying what it is about, and if I liked the book or not.

These books are mostly books that I already have on my shelves, and have read, or are on my to be read stacks. There will be a very few of them that I don’t already own, or have read.

I will also post a quote each day that has something to say about books, or reading.

Hope you enjoy, and maybe see a book or a few that you might want to read, too.

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This was a hard letter to find a book for. I didn’t have any books still here that started with letter V, so had to look up some I’ve read in the past. I had to refresh my memory of what some of the details were on these.  (hopefully, I’ve gotten them straight)

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The Vampire Lestat”, by Anne Rice is the second book in the Vampire Chronicles series. It continues the story of how Lestat becomes a vampire, and what he’d been doing since, up until the year of the interview, (Interview With a Vampire).

I read the whole series a long time ago, and loved every one.

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“The Valley of Horses”, by Jean M. Auel, is the second book in the series of Earth’s Children. We find the main character, Ayla, has been exiled from her clan, (Clan of the Cave Bear), and she is alone on a journey to find the ‘others’ she has heard of. Meanwhile, the other main character, Jondalar, is on a journey of his own. They meet and begin traveling together, and have other adventures.

I read this whole series a long time ago, too, and they were so good. The only thing I didn’t like was that the books came out several years apart. But, now that they are done, it would be easier to remember what happened in each one, when starting the next one.

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Mystery Box Chickens

Join the MB Chickens tomorrow for the unveiling of the next book title letter, which will be W.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

 

 

 

 

Share Your World

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Share Your World – April 23, 2018

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It’s time for another set of questions from Cee, and answers from me! Click the above link to join in the fun.

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Questions:

If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?

List at least five movies or books that cheer you up.

If you were a mouse in your house in the evening, what would you see your family doing? 

Answers:

  • I’m hoping we can have all other kinds of foods, too, and just never run out of the one particular one? In that case, let me see…I’ll pick sweet things. What? You say that’s too vague? Okay then, chocolate of any kind, pastries like donuts, and candy.
  • 5 movies or books that are cheerful? Ummm. I like scary movies, and they aren’t usually cheerful. But let me think… Any movie with a great sound-track, best if it is rock music. Here’s a few I’ve enjoyed, and watched more than once.
  • That Thing You Do, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, The long, Long Trailer, Blast From the Past, Empire Records
  •   (Books…well, you know I love books. Just take a look at my A to Z posts this year to see what kinds I read)
  • A mouse in our house would take one look, and skeddadle ASAP. Cricket would be after him. But, if he had time to look around he’d see me at the computer, desk, because I’m always here, and the mister would be on the couch watching TV. Cricket is usually napping on the little couch, on her cat tree ledge, or the kitchen chair.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace

© 2018 BS

 

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

A to Z Blog Challenge 2018 – Letter U

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A to Z Blog Challenge 2018 – Letter U

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

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Welcome to the 2018 edition of the A to Z Blogging Challenge!

All through the month of April, the challenge asks us to blog every day (except Sundays), and to go through the alphabet A to Z, connecting our posts to the letter of each day.

My idea for this time, my 5th to participate, is to showcase a book or two each day, and provide a tiny bit of information about them. These will not be a full book review, but just saying what it is about, and if I liked the book or not.

These books are mostly books that I already have on my shelves, and have read, or are on my to be read stacks. There will be a very few of them that I don’t already own, or have read.

I will also post a quote each day that has something to say about books, or reading.

Hope you enjoy, and maybe see a book or a few that you might want to read, too.

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“Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven”, by Susan Jane Gilman, is the author’s memoir of her and a friend’s journey into China. Their goal was to backpack around the world, but after their harrowing experiences in China, they were lucky to come back alive. This was in 1986, and they found themselves under government surveillance immediately. Detailing their encounters with complete culture shock, she tells all, with humor, yet what they survived were anything but humorous, as they both begin breaking down from mental and physical stress.

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“Urban Legends”, by Richard Roeper, takes a look at many of the strange stories and myths that we hear. Are they true? Outrageous rumors get passed from person to person, and no one really knows how they get started. This book tries to debunk the thought they they are real.

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“The Undomestic Goddess”, by Sophie Kinsella, is another fun book to read. It is a stand alone book, with a completely new character (not from the Shopaholic series), about a lady that mistakenly ends up being a house keeper. Being a career lawyer, she knows nothing of domestic duties, but she does her best to cope.

This is a really funny book, along the lines of another fish out of water story.

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Mystery Box Chickens

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Join the MB Chickens tomorrow for a look into the book title mystery box. The letter will be V.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

 

Escapist Coloring Club – April

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Escapist Coloring Club – April

The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – April 1, 2018

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Seems like I’m a bit late in posting my coloring pages this month, but hey…it’s still April!

I did finish the one I was working on last time. It was the one I was using only colored pencils on.

For some reason we have no good lighting areas in this house, and all my photos have some kind of shadow on them. I try different places, shining a light on them, and try to fiddle with the color settings on my phone (which I use to take photos), and still they aren’t as clear as I’d like them to be. Ugh!

Anyway, I haven’t done as much coloring as usual, because either I wasn’t in the mood, or had so many other posts to get ready (A to Z).

Hopefully, next month I’ll get back to doing more.

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This one I started the other day (so I’d have something to show you – haha), and I went back to using my markers.

Then I noticed I was basically using the same colors as on the last one. Guess I just like that combination, or I was too lazy to pick out different ones?

So, there you have it…my coloring for this month of April. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

A to Z Blog Challenge – Letter T

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A to Z Blog Challenge – Letter T

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2018/04/

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Welcome to the 2018 edition of the A to Z Blogging Challenge!

All through the month of April, the challenge asks us to blog every day (except Sundays), and to go through the alphabet A to Z, connecting our posts to the letter of each day.

My idea for this time, my 5th to participate, is to showcase a book or two each day, and provide a tiny bit of information about them. These will not be a full book review, but just saying what it is about, and if I liked the book or not.

These books are mostly books that I already have on my shelves, and have read, or are on my to be read stacks. There will be a very few of them that I don’t already own, or have read.

I will also post a quote each day that has something to say about books, or reading.

Hope you enjoy, and maybe see a book or a few that you might want to read, too.

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“Tracks,” by Robyn Davidson, is the author’s memoir of her journey across Australia, with her four camels, and her dog. Traveling 1,700 miles during the six months of her journey, she deals with harsh weather, unpredictable wildlife, and her quirky camels. More than just a travelogue, she learns that she is capable of overcoming all the obstacles piled against her. She writes with humor and passion for what is important in her life story.

I’ve read this one several times, and was so glad I found a copy of the book to buy, because it is unforgettable.

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“This Day (Diaries from American Women)”, compiled by Joni B. Cole, Rebecca Joffrey, and B. K. Rakhra, is the culmination of a project. A project to record in writing, the voices of typical American women, relating what their normal day was like on one particular day. They chose a random day, October 15th (year not stated, but the book was published in 2003). The authors wrote to, called, and emailed as many people as they could about their idea, and it snowballed from there. They got over 529 responses that were finally published in the book. The women participating were from all walks of life, and their short day diary entries told of their day from the mundane, to the humorous, to the serious.

Maybe you’ve wondered what other people are doing on a certain day, as you are going about your own business. This book is a look into what these other women were doing, and is so interesting.

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Mystery Box Chickens

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Join the MB Chickens tomorrow for the next book titles beginning with the letter U.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS