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Friday, 27 March 2015

Fast Five Friday: Movie Character Crushes

Fast Five Friday is a weekly meme hosted by the Cover Girls. Basically each week there will be a subject for you to list 5 things... that's all there is to it. Once you've posted your list go and leave a comment on the Cover Girls FFF post for that week so other people can read yours.

This week's subject: Five Movie Character Crushes

Monday, 23 March 2015

A To Z: The Theme Reveal



Today is the day of the A To Z Challenge 2015 Theme Reveal!


All you have to do is click the link above, sign up and then blog about your theme for the A To Z Challenge 2015.

I actually had the main idea for my theme for 2015 not long after the end of the 2014 challenge, but it has since evolved.

The main basis of my theme was songs that sent a shiver down my spine or that I felt some connection to. However as my list progressed and I found some letters more difficult that other my theme evolved.

So much so that I have decided to make a key to define which songs mean what to me:

D - Can't help but dance to it
P - Panicked
S - Can't help but sing to it
S/C - Strikes a chord with me (no pun intended)
W - Wildcard

I had real difficulty coming up with the "strikes a chord" category. Because with some of the songs that fall in to that category I don't necessary relate or connect to that song but it still send a bit of shiver through me to listen to it. And I couldn't think of a way to describe all of that in one short phrase... so strikes a chord it is.

Some songs will of course have a combination of these symbols. I ended up with wildcard posts because I didn't want to put songs in that I had never listened to or that I listened to once 10 years ago. So my wildcard posts (there's only 2) are for letters that I could not come up with any song (although I'm sure there are songs out there beginning with those letter).

But I can tell you that my wildcard posts will be writing themed... as in music that I like to write to.

So that is my theme for the 2015 challenge.

Click the links at the top of this post to sign up for the Reveal and the Challenge itself.

What is your theme this year?

Random Quote #223

An arrow goes forward only after it is pulled back. Do not be afraid to face your difficulties, they will push you forward.

Unknown

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

It's Intro and Teaser Time!


To take part in Tuesday Intros simply share the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are reading or are going to read. Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea.

To take part in Teaser Tuesday turn to a random page in the book you are reading, and share two teaser sentences from that page, without sharing spoilers. Teaser Tuesday is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

Here's mine:

Tuesday Intro

Harlow woke with a gasp. Her heart raced in her chest. She swallowed, trying to get air. Sweat glued her tank top to her body. A few deep breaths eased the nightmare's grip on her, but its claws still dug deep into her subconscious. A few more breaths and the sharp edges wore away, leaving her with a residual fear that clung like secondhand smoke.

Teaser Tuesday

"Do you think I'd also forget that I got this position because vampires killed the woman who raised me? That I'd forget the amount of bloodshed that put me here?"

Page 30, City of Eternal Night by Kristen Painter

Monday, 16 March 2015

Random Quote #222

You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.

Dita Von Teese

Friday, 13 March 2015

Fast Five Friday - Book Recommendations

Fast Five Friday is a weekly meme hosted by the Cover Girls. Basically each week there will be a subject for you to list 5 things... that's all there is to it. Once you've posted your list go and leave a comment on the Cover Girls FFF post for that week so other people can read yours.








This week's subject: Five Books You Recommend 


Which books do you recommend?

Monday, 9 March 2015

Random Quote #221

A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not on the branch, but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself.

Unknown

Friday, 6 March 2015

A To Z 2015 - Time To Reveal Yourself!


No not in that way - what are you like?

Anyway the time is approaching to reveal what your A To Z Challenge 2015 theme is going to be.

All you have to do is post your theme on 23rd March - click here to go and sign up.

And if you still haven't signed up for the challenge itself click here to go and do just that and for more information.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Tuesday: Intros & Teaser


To take part in Tuesday Intros simply share the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are reading or are going to read. Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea.

To take part in Teaser Tuesday turn to a random page in the book you are reading, and share two teaser sentences from that page, without sharing spoilers. Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Here's mine:

Tuesday Intro

When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.

Teaser Tuesday

I had spotted the triffid now. It was lurking among the bushes, well within striking range of the sprawled figure.

Loc 896, The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

This book counts towards my total for the New Authors Challenge 2015 hosted by Literary Escapism





Monday, 2 March 2015