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Children – 10 Day Photo Challenge – Day 7

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Children – 10 Day Photo Challenge – Day 7

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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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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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© 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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© 2018 BS

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Letter S – Colors

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Letter S – Colors

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter S – Colors that start with the Letter S

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This time for Cee’s Twisted Alphabet we are to find colors that start with the letter S. Or…maybe we were to find actual things that start with the letter S, and …oh, I don’t know. Now, I’m confused. Anyway, I’ve done the Crayola Color Challenge for the past 2 years, and here are some of the actual Crayolas and some stuff that matches that color, but don’t start with the letter S.

I’ve probably confused you, too. Sorry! Have fun looking at them. (some of you may have seen them before?) 🙂

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Book Lovers Tag

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Book Lovers Tag

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Today I’m answering some questions about books. I saw this going around, and I love to read and also answer questions.

Check out the answers from Suze, and Diana, at the links below, also. 🙂

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A BOOK LOVER’S TAG

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Questions for Book Lovers

1.  Do you have a specific place for reading?
2.  Bookmark or random piece of paper.
3.  Do you eat or drink whilst reading?
4.  Music or TV while reading?
5.  One book at a time or several?
6.  Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?
7.  Read out loud or silently?
8.  Do you read ahead or skip pages?
9.  Break the spine or keep it new?
10.  Do you write in books?
11.  What books are you reading now?
12.  What is your childhoods favourite book?
13.  What is your all-time favourite book and why do you love it?

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My answers:

  1. I don’t have a specific place, as I can read anywhere. Mostly though, it would be in the living room or bedroom.
  2. Bookmarks. I have a lot of them, but can’t find them all the time, because I leave them in books, and I find them later. I usually just leave the book turned face down at whatever place I stopped at.
  3. Yes, I eat and drink while reading.
  4. If it’s daytime when I’m reading at home, the TV is usually on. If at night, it’s all quiet.
  5. At the moment it is one at a time, but usually I have several I’ve started. Each room will have a different one I can just pick up and read while in there.
  6. I’d rather read at home, but usually take a book, or ebook with me, so I can read when I’m somewhere that I have to be waiting.
  7. Silent, unless I’m reading to my grand-daughter.
  8. Sometimes I skip pages, if the part gets too long with descriptions, or is at a boring part. I like getting right to the action, and conversations best.
  9. If I own the book, I will break the spine first thing. I like the book to lay flat. It’s annoying to have to read in the center ditch.
  10. No, I don’t think I’ve ever written in a book. I will write in game type books, such as crosswords, jumbles, and pencil puzzle books. That’s all.
  11. I’m re-reading quite a lot of books about emotionally disturbed children, by the teachers, therapists, and parents that have helped them. The actual one I’m reading now, and almost finished with is, “A Child Called Noah”, by Josh Greenfeld.
  12. I’ve always loved books and reading, and we went to the library regularly when I was a kid. One book of my own, that I loved and memorized before I could even read was, “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”. In fact, I still have that original book.
  13. My all time favorite book? That’s hard to answer, as each one I read is my favorite at the time. I’d say my favorite by far is, “Lost Souls”, by Poppy Z. Brite. It’s a paranormal, horror novel about vampires. The characters are unforgettable. I base my ‘fan fiction’ story series, on my blog, on this book. I’ve read it many times since it first came out in 1992. Another favorite book is, “The Survival of Jan Little”, by John Man. It is about a woman who is blind, living in the Amazon jungle. I’ve read this one at least once a year, for many years.

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If you’d like to answer the book tag questions, please do! 🙂

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© 2017 BS

Manic Monday – Turn the Page

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Manic Monday – Turn the Page

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For this week’s Manic Monday, Sandi suggests the song and title, “Turn the Page”. If you’d like to join in the challenge, just click the above link. The only thing, really, is just use the weekly song title somewhere in your post. It’s fun! 🙂

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This song, by the Beatles tells about a man who wants to be a paperback book writer. In the lyrics, he mentions writing around 1,000 pages so far, and I would suppose he turned a lot of pages while he was writing it. 🙂 I couldn’t find a good video of the Fab 4 singing the song, but here’s Paul McCartney, singing it live.

“Paperback Writer”, by the Beatles was released in 1966. It was written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney, and is on the Capitol (US) labels.

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So, do you like to read paperback books? I do. Well, I like hardback books, too. I’ll read just about anything, fiction or non-fiction. I used to not use a book mark to save the page I was on. I just dog-eared them, if it was my own book. I try to use a book mark now, and have quite a few. Most are cute, I think. The thing is, I can’t find half of them, because I leave them in a book when I put them back on the shelf. I took a picture of some of them one time. I’ll see if I can find it. Hang on a second, okay? …

 

I knew I had this photo, but it took awhile to find it. I also make my own book marks, mostly to leave places we go so random people can find them and keep them.

Now, I usually like a regular paper book, so I can actually turn the pages. I do read some on my Kindle, but turning the page is just not the same. Guess it would be more like ‘swipe’ the page, instead of ‘turn the page’.

That’s about all I have to say about turning the page. 🙂

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COLOR YOUR WORLD – AQUAMARINE

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Color Your World – Aquamarine

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GHOST WITH AQUAMARINE EYES

Who would I be, if not me anymore

Stripped of my being, right down to the core

I’ll open tomorrow with an arrhythmic swallow

Banish the sad, the tepid, and follow

For awhile, for a season, on the calendar year

An affirmation that I hold dear

With a flourish, a shout, a cursive flair

I’ll be the Ghost, I’ll still be there

Myself as myself, there are no lies

I am the Ghost with Aquamarine Eyes.

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© 2016 BS

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BOOK SPINE POETRY (FOUND)

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BOOK SPINE POETRY (FOUND)

Book Spine Poetry is finding some book titles, putting them in some kind of order, and see if it makes sense! 🙂  Here’s a couple I did today.

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Lost in the Amazon

Time on My Hands

I’m Down

Waiting

Where the Boys Are

Voluntary Madness

but enough about me

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I’m Looking Through You

You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know

I’m a Stranger Here Myself

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PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF # 16

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For Nano Poblano and National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo)

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“Please Introduce Yourself”

Good afternoon. I am the nice lady’s hutch. I think that is what I am supposed to be, but she uses my shelves for other things besides dishes. I have lots of books, papers, knick-knacks, candles, pens, and pencils that she stores here with me. The nice lady is a bit disorganized, as you can tell, but I don’t mind. She is always adding new and interesting things for me to hold for her.

I began by being created by the nice lady’s uncle. He made me with his own hands in his workshop, way back in the early 1950’s or maybe even earlier. The nice lady has always known of me, even when a little child. I was given to her grandmother to be a hutch for her dishes. The drawers held silverware, the shelves held plates, cups, saucers, and the bottom, enclosed shelf held pots and pans. I was in grandma’s house for many years. When she moved to a smaller place, I was gifted to the nice lady’s sister, and her daughter. They enjoyed placing pretty things on my shelves. Later, they asked if the nice lady would like to have me come live with her. She said yes, and I’ve been here now, for quite a few years. I like it here just fine. The cats used to jump all the way up to the top, just to have some fun. It was funny, and tickled when they scrabbled up my front. Then they couldn’t get down, and the nice lady had to rescue them. Silly cats! 🙂

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