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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

 

 

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2016 – LETTER U

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE  2016 – LETTER U 4bd62ad9-ea74-4273-967b-7c426c911c61 IMG_2362

We are up to the letter U in the A to Z Blog Challenge. The next few days, we have some of the more difficult letters to write something about. Guess that’s one reason it is called a challenge. 🙂

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Letter U is for…Urban Legends

An urban legend is a story you hear from someone. They say they’ve heard it from somewhere, and it’s supposed to be true. The thing is, is that no one knows who started the story/rumor, and it just gets passed on, with misunderstandings, and misinterpretations about whatever it is. One common theme, is that it happened to a ‘friend of a friend’, and so it must be true.

Urban legends have always existed, however, they were very rampant in the 60s and 70s. Here are a few that have actually been proven to be false.

  1. It was believed for awhile that the singer, Roy Orbison, was blind, because he always wore sunglasses.
  2. The popular, hit song, “Louie, Louie”, by the Kingsmen (1965), was said to contain dirty lyrics.
  3. The 1965 song, “Puff the Magic Dragon”, by Peter, Paul, and Mary, was supposed to be about marijuana use.
  4. Paul McCartney was dead, according to some lyrics in the song “Strawberry Fields Forever”, by the Beatles. People began searching for clues everywhere in their songs, and album cover art.

I really don’t see how that last one got started, because he was singing on that song. Also, as you know, he is still with us, recording and touring.

There are lots more urban legends that make the rounds. Some are funny, some are scary, some are hoaxes, and some are downright unbelievable. I’ve heard a lot over the years. What are some you’ve heard?

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Here’s the Beatles, singing “Strawberry Fields Forever”

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Mystery Box Chickens & some friends want to wish you a Happy Monday, and a fun week ahead!

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Mystery Box Chickens are Legendary!

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Here’s a few links, in case you want to read further on Urban Legends, and the Paul is Dead rumor.

http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3406300278.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_is_dead

http://oldies.about.com/od/oldieshistory/a/oldiesmyths.htm

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Find out more about the A to Z Blog Challenge by clicking below:

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

Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS