There’s a truly awful stench in the air. No, it’s not a super-human fart. It’s…
[the masses scream in horror] AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But, wait…this one…There’s hope, isn’t there, Yoda?
[insert wise little green dude] “blog died. But, be reborn, it can.”
Yes, wise web guru, I think it can be revived, too…Clear!
[a flash of light]
[a whiff of new machinery sparking]
[spiders and their webs scattering]
Whoa. That was intense, Doc. Are we back? Did we make it?
We’re back…at least part of the way. [cue cheers and jeers]
If anything could get me back into blogging, it is blogging about books! How could I almost forget such an auspicious occasion? Thankfully, I popped into fb today, and a school friend reminded me. So here we go…
National Book Week (Aug. 20th through Aug. 26)
The rules: Grab the closest book to you. Go to page 56. Copy the 5th sentence as your status (or blog).
“While the watch was being changed on the ramparts above, the sentry stamped once or twice and slapped his gloved hands on his upper arms for warmth, for it was the coldest hour of the night, and a little naphtha flare in the bracket beside him gave no heat.”
-Pg. 56, 5th sentence of The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman
(the length of this sentence alone probably explains why it is taking so much time for me to finish this book — LOL)
Now, it’s your turn. Feel free to guide me in the comments to your quote. And, happy reading!
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Dates given by NBW Facebook group
Yeah, I know the thought: “Oh no, not more books!” My passion for books has had its way with me again, for better or worse. I’ve found some more challenges of which to participate, a neat little meme and just some more fabulous book blog sites out there. I’m telling you, some of these sites put my little blog to shame, but instead of looking with jealousy, I’ll just admire and aspire. 🙂
Weekly 100 Words
The blog-hopping meme is courteous of RuthiReads, and here’s a contribution from currently reading list.
"Mrs. Otis and I are from Whistle Stop, a little town about ten miles from, here, out by the railroad yards….She’s lived down the street from me for the past thirty years or so, and after her husband died, her son and daughter-in-law had a fit for her to come and live at the nursing home, and they asked me to come with her. I told them I’d stay with her for a while–she doesn’t know it yet, but I’m going back home just as soon as she gets settled in good.
It’s not too bad out here. The"…
-page 6 from Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
How does that sentence end? You’ve to read the book to find out that answer. This book has been on my To Be Read list for the longest. I found it on the shelves at my last library trip, and into my hands it jumped. And, yes, the movie “Friend Green Tomatoes” is based upon this book. 😀
What are you reading? Do tell. Maybe we can give each other ideas.
Next stop for me is preparing a book challenge post for couple (or so) challenges) after this post. Until then…
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Somebody, make me a loaf of bread…whoops, too late, I already am one. Hah! I have been tired today, though I am not sure why. Sleep, yes…that’s covered. An easy day, I spent just kind of loafing (putting off bills/demands today – shh, they’ll hear us). It’s going to be an interesting time to make up today, but sometimes, one just needs a day. Or five? Wishful thinking, I know.
Speaking of wishful thinking -whoa, what a segway-, I found some letters by Jane Austen online. She mostly writes to her family members. Some letters have romantic tendencies (like her writings), some have a a quirky sense of humor – which, of course, attracted me like a bee to a flower.
Some quotes from the letters:
“I had a very pleasant evening, however, though you will probably find out that there was no particular reason for it; but I do not think it worth while to wait for enjoyment until there is some real opportunity for it.” — letter of January 21 1799
“I could no more write a [historical] romance than an epic poem. I could not sit seriously down to write a serious romance under any other motive than to save my life; and if it were indispensable for me to keep it up and never relax into laughing at myself or other people, I am sure I should be hung before I had finished the first chapter.” — letter of April 1st 1816
“I have read [Byron’s] The Corsair, mended my petticoat, and have nothing else to do.” — letter of March 5, 1814
And, now…I have nothing else to do. LOL So, excuse me while I go find something. Feel free to talk amongst yourselves until I return. 😉
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*narrator’s voice chants* This post is sponsored by the letters, T, P, L, green apples and the number 42. This post is also brought to you in honor of the current theme at NaBloPoMo [link: Blogrolls /April] for more information).
I could either kick my blog friend Jenny or treat her to a beeragarita for turning me back on to this site. It.is.so.addicting! I first discovered a site like it (or this one, I’m not sure) a few years ago, and it tickled me as much then as now. If nothing else, it’s good for some amusement and possible ego boost. (And, of course, we all know how much I need the latter at my little blog here – LOL)
Here are a few interesting slogans I captured, upon refreshing:
Proof one should stay on my good side…
Yes, for those wondering..there’s good inside…
Dependable, I am. Yoda has taught me well. ;P
Better than Nike, or so’s the rumor…
(whoa, I’ve been hanging around some Drama Mamas too long…eeps! They’re corrupting my innocence. LOL)
As Larry the Cable Guy would say, let’s get’er done!
Mmm, this next one’s a given…
And, I’m good for you, too.
(Go ahead…taste the rainbow of the Pear Lady. Oh wait, you already are – you’re here! Have I told you lately that I like your feeding on me? The Pear Lady. She is what she is. Uh-oh, I can’t stop the cheesy tag lines from coming to my head!! *screams*)
If you see another interesting one, do share it with the class. I can always use the amusement. 😉
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