Saturday, May 13, 2017

than you show

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have more than you show,
speak less than you know

(King Lear, No Fear Shakespeare)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

favorite youtube channels

The title really says it all. These are my favorite channels, thought you all might enjoy them too. I chose some videos as examples of their content. I'd love to hear who favorite youtubers are. 


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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

bookish tag

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Thanks to S.F. for tagging me! ♥ Rules: 1/ You must be honest 2/ You must answer all the questions 3/ You must tag at least 4 people

  1.  Which Book Has Been On Your Shelf The Longest? The Art of Memory by Francis A. Yates has been on my shelf for about 4 years. I'm a third of the way through it.
  2.  What is your current read, your last read, and the book you'll read next? Currently I'm reading the first book of The Faerie Queen by Spencer for school, the last book I read was Here I Stand by Bainton, also for school, and the next book I'll read will probably be Clipper Ship by Maybury, also for school. Sense a pattern?
  3.  What book did everyone like but you hated? I tend to read books that not many people I know have read, so...oh I didn't much care for Stepping Heavenward by Prentiss.
  4.  What book do you keep telling yourself you'll read but you probably won't? I try not to lie to myself. 
  5.  What books are you saving for retirement? Do or do not, there is no retirement. Wait that's wrong. 
  6.  Last page: Read it first or wait until the end? Read it first if you're never gonna read the book anyway, this will clinch your determination not to read it, also your lack of respect will silence the people who keep bugging you to read it. Just kidding that's not very nice. But really don't waste your reading time on less than great books.
  7.  Acknowledgments: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside? If I don't like a book I don't finish it and I've rarely started books I don't like. I'm very picky. 
  8.  Which book character would you switch places with? Real life is kinda rad so...but in terms of switching with a fictional character I'd want to switch places with someone from a movie or series, not so much a book. 
  9.  Do you have a book that reminds of you something specific in your life? (Place, time, person) Lots. First that comes to mind is Sherlock Holmes, I have this thick dark green hardcover book with gold embossing that I read summer of 2013. That summer was kinda crazy and that book was my own world. Coming inside from a hot outdoors and sitting in cold air conditioning reading Sherlock. Also Henry Reed's Baby Sitting Service, which I read a long time ago so many times back to back. Read it in the hammock, read it in the bathroom, read it on the floor, read it in my bed, read it in the car, you get the idea. Always in the summer though. 
  10.  Name an interesting book that you acquired in an interesting way. Erm...that Sherlock book was my grandfather's. I just kind of adopted it. 
  11.  Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person? I gave my sister's piano book of music from the Lord of The Rings trilogy to a friend of mine. I'm so generous. 
  12.  Which book has been with you most places? The Art of Memory has remained on my shelf through three house moves. 
  13.  Any required reading in High School that wasn't so bad two years later? I was never made to read anything bad. Lucky me. 
  14.  Used or brand new? It's not the outside that matters, it's all about the heart. Old or new, worn out, musty, crisp and fresh, it's what's inside that counts. 
  15.  Have you ever read a Dan Brown book? Nope. 
  16.  Have you ever seen a movie you liked more then the book? Nope. Movies and books are too different in my mind. 
  17.  Have you ever read a book that made you hungry (cook books included)? So many. None come to mind specifically at the moment though. But you know the ones that go on and on about steamy goodness and crust on the outside but soft and moist within and jelly seeping out and hot buttered toast and fresh bright colored fruit, perfectly ripe and the juice just trickles down your chin and....
  18.  Who is the person whose book advice you'll always take? I don't always take anyone's advice. I feel like I'm taking these questions too literally. Ooh a pun. 
  19.  Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving? I don't have a reading comfort zone? I just read stuff. 
I tag: Kenzie at think. eat. write. read, Amy at Little Moon Dragon, Amy at A Magical World of Words, Vanessa at Simply Me, and Emily at Mixed Margins.  

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Monday, May 08, 2017

In April

via | Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders
books:
The Prince, by Machiavelli - Interesting
Her Royal Spyness, by Janet Quin-Harkin (audio book) - Fun

movies:
Pretty in Pink
Hook
Archipelago
Beetlejuice
A Streetcar Named Desire
Poldark (seasons 1 and 2) - Liked the first season
Peaky Blinders (season 1-3) ♥ - Stunningly beautiful, brilliant use of music, great actors, good writing.

I hope you all are having a good May. xx