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Teaser Tuesday

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!

It was Timothy, then twelve years old, who was at his mother’s side when she opened the box from Augustus Townsend.  “Don’t send me back,” Rita said in the darkness as each nail was pried loose and the top of the box was gradually separated from the body of the box and the feeble light little by little began to seep in on her.

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Memes

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A Different Meme
State what I do and don’t like
The rules are easy. All I have to do is fill in the blanks after each bold word.


I like early morning silence.
I like hearing the whir of a visiting hummingbird’s wings.
I like the aroma of coffee in the morning.
I like to hear “I love you, Grandma.”
I like the lovely voices of the Church choir on Sunday mornings.
I like when Hubby kisses the nape of my neck.
I like to cross-stitch.
I like family gatherings.
I like studying (everything) and researching (everything).
I like discovering – new and different – things.
I like to visit art museums and historical museums.
I like reading good books.

I love my family and friends.

Today was a day of surprises.

I hate prejudice, injustice and hatred.
I hate my own foibles.
I hate ironing.
I hate negativity.
I hate when I am indecisive.
I hate that I am mathematically ignorant.
I hate callousness and rudeness.

I hate destructive gossip.

I (secretly) like to go to movies by myself.

I love times with my grandchildren.

What are YOUR likes and dislikes??

Support your Local Library

1. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate.

–Non-Bloggers: Post your list of books in the comment section of the wrap-up post.

2. There are four levels:

–The Mini – Check out and read 25 library books.

–Just My Size – Check out and read 50 library books.

–Stepping It Up – Check out and read 75 library books.

–Super Size Me – Check out and read 100 library books.

(Aim high. As long as you read 25 by the end of 2010, you are a winner.)

3. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Young Reader – any book as long as it is checked out from the library count. Checked out like with a library card, not purchased at a library sale.

4. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

5. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.

6. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010.

7. When you sign up under Mr. Linky, put the direct link to your post where your library books will be listed. Include the URL to this post so that other viewers can find this fun challenge. If you’d prefer to put your list in the sidebar of your blog, please leave your viewers the link to the sign up page. Again, so viewers can join the challenge too.

Check it out!

My List is in the Sidebar.


The best place to get books is at the local library!

Watery Wednesday

Our home didn’t flood in 2002, although we lost just about everything in the devastating Flood of 1998.  We will forever be grateful to the friends, acquaintances, and total strangers who came to our aid after this terrible flood.

One of the snapshots above is of a home that DID flood (you can see the roof top) and a photo of Geronimo Creek after the waters have receded somewhat.

RULES for Watery Wednesday: Create your Watery Wednesday post first then come back and click on the Mr. Linky link below to access the participation list. Enter your name and the link to your post in the spaces provided. Next, just have fun visiting the other entrants to see their posts. If you leave a comment they’ll know you’ve visited and will visit you in return. Have fun!

Mr. Linky

Teaser Tuesday

Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

I had a mental picture of the kind of eighteen-room shack that would go with a few of the Potter millions, not to mention decorations by Duhaux in the last subphallic symbolism.  But I had no mental picture at all of Terry Lennox loafing around one of the swimming pools in Bermuda shorts and phoning the butler by R/T to ice the champagne and get the grouse atoasting.

Musing Mondays

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about reference material.

Do you keep reference books on your shelves at home? What’s your first port of call when you need information – the internet or a book?

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.

Although I have many Reference Books in my library, in this Age of the Internet, I seem to be ‘googling’ any and all questions/references/articles, etc.

Ah – thank goodness for GOOGLE!




What are memes??

A meme (, rhyming with “cream” ) is a postulated unit of cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another …

huh?

The British scientist Richard Dawkins   introduced the word “meme” in The Selfish Gene (1976) as a basis for discussion of  evolutionary principles in explaining the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena. Examples of memes given in the book included melodies, catch-phrases, beliefs (notably religious beliefs), clothing fashion, and the technology of building arches.

There is even a site with Daily Memes (suggestions for bloggers).

Proliferation of Internet memes makes it difficult to stay current

Know Your Meme:  Documenting Internet phenomena: viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, web celebs and more.