“But you would think, wouldn’t you,” he erupted suddenly, pulling the letter back out of his pocket, “that getting hit forty-five times in the neck with a blunt axe would qualify you to join the Headless Hunt?” – Nearly Headless Nick. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Ahh Tuesday. Here we go. The TBR Tuesday time. But a little different this time. Continue reading “TBR Tuesday June 21st”
So I think I’m just about out of this reading slump here. So I can finally look forward to these TBR Tuesday posts without feeling like I’m posting the same books each week.
I’ll be posting my May Wrap Up and June Preview posts soon! I did read 3 books this month so I’m really happy about that. But in the meantime, here’s something to ponder…
What in the world am I going to read next?!?!!
Continue reading “TBR Tuesday May 31st”
I have been rereading the Harry Potter books because I’ve been in a reading slump. Now I think it’s about time I get started on my tbr so here is what I should be reading now…
The Martian by Andy Weir
Continue reading “TBR Tuesday May 17th”
Silent Sunday Nights
TCM channel shows Silent Films for their Silent Sunday Nights (and then a foreign film for their Imports). Tonight they were showing a 1932 Chinese film directed by Yu Sun called Wild Rose. It also is Yan Jin‘s first film role. This looks like a decent silent film, but since we had two things being recorded, plus the Anaheim Ducks hockey game, I could only watch the end of this film. For a Silent Film in 1932, Gramps says it depends all upon where in China it was filmed at, the warlords who later became communists and the Nationalist government. We both noticed that this movie plays in a lot with politics.
Now here is my Silent Sunday Nights and what I have been up to.
400. Wow. I’m just amazed with this amount of attention I have received here. I started blogging in October with little expectations, just wanting a place to write my thoughts and reviews as well as meet other bloggers. I’m just really blown away with this… well more a lose for words more like. I am super thankful for all those people that are following me. The number is still growing and it’s made me so happy this weekend.
Thank you thank you thank you. And thank you to all who have liked my posts and left comments. I have really enjoyed our conversations.
Thank you all again!
Ok now on to talking about what I have planned for the upcoming week and what not…. Continue reading “Silent Sunday Nights & 400+ Followers”
I’ve been in a little reading slump this year. I have been trying to find a book that will hold my interest for more than just an hour. I usually would read for more than an hour a day, but lately I haven’t been reading for that long. And then I found this book by Shel Silverstein.
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein (40th Anniversary Special Edition)
My parents and grandparents read this to me when I was my niece’s age. They’re fun and silly little poems. I can’t really say which poem is my favorite because I love them all. They’re also easy to read. Just last week my 5 year old niece read The Giving Tree all on her own.
I’m looking forward to reminiscing on these poems. I’m also going to try to read this page by page. Should be fun.
The 40th Anniversary edition for Where the Sidewalk Ends is a perfect collection to my ever growing bookshelf. 40 years. Wow. My mom doesn’t understand my need to buying more books but this book is a keeper for sure.
From the 30th edition books, Shel Silverstein has added 12 new poems and they’re in this 40th edition too. These are just as fun, although a couple of them are more geared to adults (“Ten-o-Cycle” has a line “You’re sweatin’ and ready to cuss.”). I really liked “Don’t Tell Me” and have added it here. My niece would agree that if I want her to behave this way then I should try doing the same – like my niece has even called me out on the fact that I need to respond to my mom when she first calls me.
Don’t Tell Me (p 177) (by Shel Silverstein)
Please don’t tell me I should hug,
Don’t tell me I should care.
Don’t tell me just how grand I’d feel
If I just learned to share.
Don’t say, “It’s all right to cry,”
“Be kind,” “Be fair,” “Be true.”
Just let me see YOU do it,
Then I just might do it too.