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Magic – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Hundreds

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Magic – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Hundreds 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 29/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “more than a hundred.” Write your post inspired by something you have more than a hundred of in your home right now. Enjoy!

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Today for SOCS, we have the prompt of ‘more than a hundred’. Thanks, Linda!

To  join in, and see other entries, just click the above link. 🙂

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Hundreds of words – nay, thousands on pages

Words upon words all neat in their cages

Set them free – fill your mind

Read them all, you will find

Words carry you away

To all kinds of places

And when you are done

Close the book shaped cages

Know the words have the power

Of mysterious mages

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That’s a poem I just made up about books … and words … and magic.

I have hundreds of books in which to get lost in reality or fantasy, whatever I’m in the mood for.

I hope you do, too.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Six Degrees – Lost

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Six Degrees – Lost

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https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/new-prompt-six-degrees/#comment-38855

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Paula has given us this new challenge, called Six Degrees. We are to connect six things together in some way using whatever form we want, such as poems, TV shows, movies, and books.

Sounded fun to try, and this is my attempt. It was harder than it looked at first glance. Hope this works. Enjoy!

To give this challenge a try, and to see other entries, just click the above link. Thanks for the fun, Paula! 🙂

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This book, “The Lost”, by Sarah Beth Durst, is about a woman who drives off into the desert and gets lost in a strange other worldly place.

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This is sort of the same thing with this TV series, “Lost”, except these people are on an airplane that crashes on a lost island, where strange other worldly things happen. It stars Matthew Fox.

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Now this song, “Sky Pilot”,  by Eric Burdon & the Animals, shows airplanes and helicopters, and war. The sky pilots are the chaplains who try to give hope and solace to the soldiers, and maybe save them, at least from despair. This may be what the people of the island in “Lost” need to get out of this weird world they’ve found themselves in.

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The passengers of “Lost” divide up into different factions, with disagreements, and fighting. Some don’t like the Matthew Fox character being the leader, so could be he’s on the run, and that’s where this song ties in?

“Fox on the Run”, by Sweet.

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The characters hope and pray for rescue and an end to the fighting and hopelessness of their situation on the island.

Jewel sings, “Who Will Save Your Soul”.

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Are the people on the lost island real, or is it all in their imagination … or maybe a parallel universe they find themselves in. Only time will tell. In the meantime they are, as the title of this (my favorite book) shows, they are “Lost Souls” (by Poppy Z. Brite).

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

 

Fibbing Friday – Bogus Books

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Fibbing Friday – Bogus Books

These are fun questions we’re supposed to answer in any kind of silly, wrong, or outrageous ways. Just for fun!

Find out more at the link found below.

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/07/17/fibbing-friday-17th-july/

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This is a bit different Fibbing Friday.

Di, our hostess this week says:

Below are 10 titles and authors, all of which are fictitious, so fibs to start with
This week I’m asking you to do a cover blurb in a few sentences …

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And here we go … 🙂

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The Missing Tent by Seymour Skye … You’ll gasp in wonder at this true tale of camping misadventures. The author and his family, out for a fun weekend in the Piney Woods of East Texas, have a close encounter when a UFO sucks up their tent and flies away with it.

2. Making the Most of Bread by Roland Pickles  … Autobiography by founding member of the rock band, Bread. He recounts the trials and tribulations of performing and touring the country with his band members. You will go behind the scenes with promoters, roadies, fans, and groupies they meet along the way. Photos included.

3. Living on a Budget by M T Wallit  … This self help book details the ins and outs of making the most of living within a budget. Testimonies of ten families who cracked the budget conundrum that plagues the middle class working population. Charts included.

4. Wake me at Dawn by Misty Mawning  … Confessions of a former Vampiress, Misty Mawning tells her tale of dark cult possession, and how she escaped into the light. ** caution** not suitable for children.

5. Sing me a Lullaby by Muse Ickles  … You will sing along with these original songs for children of all ages. From soft and tender lullabies, to fun, toe tapping jingles, this songbook includes musical notations for piano and guitar, lyrics, and a double CD. Don’t miss out on this one.

6. Caught in the Act by Robin Banks … A hilarious romp about a gang of three adorable cats who wander the back alleys of New Orleans finest restaurants looking for a handout.

7. The Pensioner Chronicles by Jerry Attrick … The Breakfast Club – Fifty years later – the true tales of  six high school friends who still meet up for breakfast at their favorite hangout.

8. The Scapegoat’s Revenge by Carrie deCan … She was made a fool in school, but now her time has come. This tell all expose will blow your socks off as she reveals truths about her former classmates – now prominent citizens, politicians, and famous personalities. (Unauthorized)

9. Fields of Destiny by Krystal Ball … Before You Go – a manual every person who plans to go parachuting must read. Rules and regulations, waivers, forms, rip cord operation, jump positions and landings all explained.

10. The Long and the Short of It by Cyn Opsiss. … Subscribe to this monthly magazine now! The latest hair styles for men, women, and children shown in full color. Tips for home care of your hair, plus salon recommendations of products. Lots of first person success stories, and even some hair fails are featured.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Scenes of Favorite Days # 1

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Sand stormy day (brown sky, part of a house and fence)

Scenes of Favorite Days # 1

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Do you have memories of favorite kinds of days? Mine usually involve some type of weather, for some reason.

Here’s the first one:

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Chilly, super windy day with the sand blowing, turning the sky brown. Usually happens in winter time or early spring time.

I have a pile of new books from the library around me on the bed. I’m covered up with a snuggly home-made quilt.

I have a Charms candy sucker – usually lemon-lime flavor

The bedroom window is open a crack, because I feel claustrophobic if the room is totally enclosed.

The wind is knocking things around outside, and as it whooshes through the open window it makes a mournful whistling sound.

I have my old fashioned, gold-toned goose neck lamp up on the bed’s headboard. It’s turned on, as it is a gloomy kind of day.

Everyone else in the house is quiet, also probably reading.

My choice of book this day is a science fiction novel (I can’t remember the name of it, but it was engrossing)

I am maybe in my early teens.

I still have that lamp as you can see from this photo.

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Thankss for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Color Your World – Aquamarine

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Color Your World – Aquamarine

Color your World: Aquamarine

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  • Aquamarine Crayola
  • Picture I drew of the word in colored in rectangle
  • Painting I did of the word Ghost in aquamarine
  • Color chip
  • Stack of books with aquamarine covers
  • Aquamarine, white & beige cross (made of marbles – wall hanging)

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Children – 10 Day Photo Challenge – Day 7

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Children – 10 Day Photo Challenge – Day 7

https://cassiaelisabeth.wordpress.com/2018/07/01/attention-photography-challenge/#comments

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Thanks for hosting this fun challenge, Cassia!

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Today’s prompt is for photos of children. I don’t usually put people’s pictures on here, so had to be a little bit different for today.

So…here are 3 books that have the words children or kids, and what they are about.

The first one is a true story about a family with 10 kids. The mom enters all kinds of contests to win prizes, and does really well.

The second book is also a non-fiction one, about a teacher of special needs children.

Next is a book about the soap opera, “All My Children”. That was my favorite daytime drama to watch, but sadly it has been off the air for quite awhile.

Last, I did find a couple of photos of children…one from the library story time with the kids listening to a fun story, and a bunch of kids taking part in a parade, in a town we once lived in.

   

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Guilty Reader Book Tag

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Guilty Reader Book Tag

Guilty Reader Tag

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So, I saw these book tag questions over at Orangeowldiaries, and they sounded fun. Thanks, Tabby!

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1. Have you ever re-gifted a book that you’ve been gifted?

I haven’t passed on a gift book as a new original gift, but I do lend or give books that I’ve read, to others.

2. Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?

Probably, by mistake. I might have forgotten that I didn’t read it, especially if it is similar to others I’ve read.

3. Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?

Yes, if they say they don’t want it back. Also, I’ve borrowed books from the library, then lost it, so it didn’t get returned (I paid for the book, though).

4. Have you ever read a series out of order?

Yes, by mistake, or that I just couldn’t find the first one. Lots of times the next book in a series will mention what happened in a previous book, so you can tell what happens first.

5. Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?

I hope not, but sometimes they want you to tell them all about it, before they read it.

6. Have you ever doggy eared a book?

Yes, I used to do this all the time with my own books (not other peoples or library books). I now use a book mark. I don’t write in books, either.

7. Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?

I don’t think so, at least not intentionally. It’s the other way around…I might say I do have a book, when I forgot that I don’t have it any more, or I can’t find it.

8. Have you ever skipped a chapter or a section of a book?

Yes, I do that quite often. When there are so many long descriptions of mundane things, or repeating parts, or it’s just boring. Just get to the conversations! That’s the best part for me in fiction, anyway. I once had a librarian lady, who knew I read a lot, say I read like she does…skip the boring parts.

9. Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?

No, why would I do that? If I like a book, I talk about how good it was.

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Well, that was fun! Thanks again, Tabby for bringing this book tag to my attention!

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Anyone else want to answer these questions? Go ahead…I’d love to read your answers! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Reminders – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Empty/Hollow

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Reminders -Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Empty/Hollow

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 19/18

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It’s Saturday, so it’s time for another SOCS, hosted by Linda G. Hill. Thanks, Linda!

Here’s the prompt: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “empty/hollow.” Use one, use both, entirely up to you. Enjoy!

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Empty and hollow reminds me of this past Thursday and most of Friday. My computer went out, and had to be in the repair shop. I was feeling all empty and hollow because I couldn’t do my usual blogging on those days.

Empty and hollow reminds me of Halloween. That’s my favorite holiday, and sometimes we’d get a big pumpkin and hollow out the inside seeds until it was empty, making for a great jack-o-lantern.

Empty and hollow reminds me of the TV show, “Sleepy Hollow”. It was on a couple of years ago, and may have ran for a couple of seasons, but it was a really good show. I watched them all, discussed it with a friend, and we were both sad that they didn’t make any more episodes.

Empty and hollow reminds me of something my Dad wrote a long time ago. Going through old papers, from his own school days, I came across a little notebook. In it he had written a report (I think that’s what it was), on the short-story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. Pretty cool!

Empty and hollow reminds me of finishing up my fan fiction story, “Two Souls: Into the Fire”. I loved writing it so much, that when the ending came, I felt all empty and hollow…and sad that it was done.

Empty and hollow reminds me of turning the last page on a book you’ve really enjoyed reading. I always wish it would go on some more. I don’t like being in between books to read. I have plenty on my TBR stacks, but still you’re feeling in the last book’s world, and it’s hard to get going on a brand new read, hoping it will be just as good.

Empty and hollow reminds me of waiting a whole week until the next SOCS prompt is revealed. 🙂

Until next time, wishing you a lovely weekend and week to come, filled with fun, laughter, good times, and relaxation, but not empty and hollow.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS