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A to Z Blog Challenge 2018 – Letter R

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A to Z Blog Challenge 2018 – Letter R

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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“The Ruins”, by Scott Smith, is a book I’ve read more than once, and I’ve seen the movie made of it, and it was good, too.

Starting out, we see the characters on a lovely vacation trip in Mexico. When one of their friends goes missing, they go look for him, which leads them deep into the jungle. They come upon some ancient Mayan ruins, and this is when their nightmare begins.

This book is so good, and yes scary! It sure makes you look at your garden plants in another way, after reading this book. The vines…omg…the vines!

If you like horror tales, check it out!

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“Roller Girl (Totally True Tales From the Track)”, by Melissa “Melicious” Joulwan, is a fun book to read. It’s all about the sport of competition roller skating, as in Roller Derby.

As a founding member of the Texas Rollergirls Rock-n-Rollerderby the author takes us on a wild ride, telling us how Roller Derby works, how she became involved, and some of the long, fascinating history of the sport. She takes us to the competitions, and also talks about her life when not on the rink.

I like hearing about the names she and her team mates choose for themselves, and the fun and funky costumes they wear, too. All this takes place in Austin TX, and there are photos included.

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Mystery Box Chickens

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Join the MB Chickens tomorrow, and they will open the next book title box. The letter of the day will be S.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2016 – LETTER R

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Letter R is the letter of the day to write something about in this month long challenge. We’ll get right to it! 🙂

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Letter R is for…Rock Music

What we call ‘rock’ music covers a wide array of musical genres. It was believed to have originated in the southern U.S. back in the 40s and 50s, but this has been debated. However it came to be, the style of rock music has taken elements from many other types of music. Some of these will be from country, gospel, jazz, rhythm and blues, swing, and folk music. As time has passed, there have been many labels associated within the rock genre. A few of these would be  hard rock, alternative rock, punk rock, glam rock, and many sub-genres.

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Some of the slang words used back in the 60s and 70s also begin with the letter R…

Rad – as in radical, and cool

Rap – a friendly conversation

Right on – a strong agreement with someone

Righteous – really great

Rock On – a positive, encouraging exclamation.

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So, let’s all Rock On to this Righteous song. It’s Rad! Then we’ll Rap about it, ok? Right on!

This song is called…”Rock On” 🙂 It is a 1974 song, by David Essex. It has also been recorded and performed by other artists, among them, Michael Damian’s cover of the song in 1989, Smashing Pumpkins, in 2001, and Def Leppard, in 2006.

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Mystery Box Chickens…Rock Stars! (cool name for a rock band?)

To find out more about the A to Z Blog Challenge, just click below:

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS