Teaser Tuesday (29th Sept)

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

The next morning, Woody Asap on Channel Twelve is waving his white scaly hands all over the state map. Jackson, Mississippi, is frozen like an ice pop.

~p.p. 133 The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Wondrous Words Wednesday (23rd Sept)

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Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Bermuda Onion where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and go add your link to Mr. Linky!

My Words this week are both from The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell:

  1. Unctuous eg “I smell your unctuous, even in that perfumed zombie.” can mean ~

    1. characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially inan affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug.

    2. of the nature of or characteristic of an unguent or ointment; oily;greasy.
    3. having an oily or soapy feel, as certain minerals.
  2. Apocrypha eg. “…is already morphing into a multi-user anecdote, sprouting apocrypha and even one or two comic interludes.”can mean~
    1. (initial capital letter) a group of 14 books, not considered canonical,included in the Septuagint and the Vulgate as part of the OldTestament, but usually omitted from Protestant editions of the Bible.
    2. various religious writings of uncertain origin regarded by some asinspired, but rejected by most authorities.
    3. writings, statements, etc., of doubtful authorship or authenticity.

Teaser Tuesday (22nd Sept)

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Teaser Tuesday
 is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

The perfect breakfast is probably the one you eat when you are newly in love. That slight euphoria, the buttering of toast, the flutter of love in your stomach, is possibly a breakfast to beat all breakfasts, if not all meals.

~p.p. 82 Eating for England by Nigel Slater

Teaser Tuesday (15th Sept)

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

We are afraid to change because we think that, after so much effort and sacrifice, we know our present world. And even though that world might be the best of all worlds, and even though we may not be entirely satisfied with it, at least it won’t give us any nasty surprises.

~p.p.51 Manuscript found in Accra by Paulo Coelho

Musing Monday (7th Sept)

musingmondays51Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

My Musing:

Last week I wasn’t able to post a review, and it killed me inside. I have been working so hard to get this blog back to being up-to-date and filled with new, regular content. However, I also have to acknowledge I have M.E. and sometimes I just can’t write or post something when I’d planned to. Normally at this point I’d point you to my personal blog to explain more thoroughly, but as I haven’t written anything beyond quick monthly reviews for the past few months, I doubt it would help (though if you are interested in my past experiences of living with disability as well as random stuff about my life and thoughts thrown in, feel free to peruse the years of content available there).

So, the short story is I went to Scout camp a few weeks ago and it has taken til now for my body to realise it owes me plenty of extra pain and exhaustion, making coherent productivity very difficult. I am hoping that once I’ve improved enough I’m not only just keeping up with this blog, I’ll be able to have reserve content and posts for you to enjoy even when my health prohibits me from writing decent stuff (unlike this unedited stream of thoughts as an excuse for a Monday musing).

Even after years of being housebound it’s often hard for me to accept I can’t be as productive as I’d like to be. I know I have nothing to apologize for, but I also know not every reader of this blog knows my health situation and I just wanted to share with you that sometimes I will miss posts and take time replying to comments, but  that doesn’t mean I’m not constantly thinking of what I will write as soon as I’m able. If ever you come to my blog and don’t find something new to read, you can always check out my favourites.

Teaser Tuesday (1st Sept)

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

G hates shortcuts. He hates synopses, sound bites, and short attention spans and blames them all on America.

p.p.74 Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly