Monday, February 29, 2016

In February

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BOOKS READ:
Pocahontas and Captain John Smith, by Marie Lawson
The Landing of the Pilgrims, by James Daugherty
The Voyages of Henry Hudson, by Eugene Rachlis
Will Shakespeare and the Globe Theater, by Anne Terry White
A Christian Manifesto, by Francis A. Schaffer
Margin, by Richard A. Swenson, M.D. - I liked this one; had some good insights.
English Literature, by H. E. Marshall - Loved this book; lots of wonderful quotes.
How Computers Work, by Roger Young - It wasn't quite what I'd thought it would be.
The Romance of Writing, by Keith Gorden Irwin - About the history of the written word. There were some cool pieces of information.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain (for school) - It's funny and thoughtful.
The Quick & Easy Way to Effective Speaking, by Dale Carnegie - Lots of reasonable and practical advice and stories, also encouraging.
Very Good Jeeves, by P. G. Wodehouse - I ♥ Wodehouse.
poetry by Dickenson, Poe, Emerson and Whitman (for school)
The Beast in the Jungle (short story), by Henry James (for school)
The Tell Tale Heart (short story), by Edgar Allan Poe (for school)

STUFF WATCHED:
Agent Carter
True Blood
Psych
Once Upon a Time - I'm rewatching it, starting at the beginning. I love it so much.
Madagascar 3 - Circus-Afro.


† Landmark Book

Friday, February 26, 2016

"You are strong enough"


"You cry, m'lady. You have a good cry. That's what's needed now. And when you're ready. You can get to work. Because you are strong enough. You're strong enough for the task." - Carson

"The fact is, you have a straightforward choice before you. You must choose either death or life." - Violet 

quotes and stills from Downton Abbey season 4 episode 1

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

brambly hedge

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Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast,
Let fall the curtains, weel the sofa round ...
So let us welcome peaceful evening in 

{from The Task, by Cowper}

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Happy Tag



Ava tagged me for this (you should go check out her blog because her artwork's really cool). I'd like to nominate Jamie, MJ, Adelaide, Hamlette, S.F., Abbiee, Rosie, AnnaKat & anyone who'd like to do this. (just put down the first things that popped into my head for these (because there're lots more).)


Books:
Peter Pan, by J. M. Barrie
The World of Pooh, by A. A. Milne
Captain America comics, by Brubaker
Watership Down, by Richard Adams
The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien
Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis
(more)

Words:
vivid
precise
beautiful
happy
calm
strong
peace

Movies/TV:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Robin Hood (1973)
The Prince of Persia
Star Wars
Merlin
Once Upon a Time

Scents:
rain hitting warm pavement
dog kibble
hazelnut coffee creamer in steaming coffee
old spice
spring

Songs:
A Sky full of Stars, by Coldplay
Fireworks, by Katy Perry
Burning Gold, by Christina Perri
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles), by The Proclaimers
Geronimo, by Sheppard
I Lived, by One Republic

Misc:
grandparents
dogs
flowers
shinny things
pink and pastel colors
fancy gold decorations
standing on a mountain in the face of a strong wind
sitting in the theater when the Marvel logo comes on 
P. G. Wodehouse
Earl Grey tea

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Wild Bells

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 from In Memoriam, by Tennyson

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.
...

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.
...
Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.