Books, Memes, Writing

Memeing through ……

This post is all about memes:
For Book Beginnings and Friday 56 (and also for Teaser Tuesdays): From ‘Ten’ by Gretchen McNeill (yes, this is a retelling of ‘And Then There Were None’ by Agatha Christie; and I am reading them back to back; I just finished reading Christie’s book last week and then borrowed this from the library and am in the middle of this book. I will do reviews/comparisons/etc later on my blog)
For Book Beginnings: and Teaser
‘MINNIE’S FACE WAS DEATHLY PALE. SHE STARED straight ahead, eyes fixed on the back of the strained cloth seat, and bit her bottom lip so hard that Meg was afraid she would draw blood.’
For Friday 56: and Teaser
‘…..It seemed so pointless. Creeeeeeak. That sound was starting to make Meg nauseous.’
For SundayWhirl (nimble throat wind each limbs prairie crave swirl vault rapture train halls) and Friday Flash 55
sprite, she sped
the prairie wind, vaulted
each leap, swallowed
down my throat, yet stared
of emotion
of limbs in motion
myself – calm down
the halls, maybe a town
reached her.
of laughter
she rose
grin – that I crave – poetry in pose

Six Words Saturday

Counting down to end of school!

We are almost done, the school year end is right there – within our reach. It is like the last few inches at the end of a long climb or the last few minutes at the end of that intense aerobic routine. You just smile(One more year end event – the last one, you think, until your kid comes back the next day with another event you had forgotten about and one you had volunteered for apparently!), smile some more, and you will see the end!

Saturday Snapshot:  Aloha style Thank you to all parent volunteers from the wonderful staff at our kids’ school. Every year, the staff at our school gives parent volunteers a thank you tea towards the end of the year, complete with a theme, coffee, tea, and delicious home-made creations from the teachers. This year was no different. Many of the teachers are great cooks and bake wonderfully so my plate was piled high with desserts and one strawberry (to assuage my guilt)

For Sunday Scribblings (trick), Succinctly Yours(word:ritual; photo:cat looking at
goldfish in bowl) and  Haiku Heights : stone (the last prompt which I missed linking to) and eccentric (the new one)

Trick or treat, she asked
The little ghoul – he played pranks
He got stones for treats
Stone-hearted girl, all said
Yet none could see the tears
Hidden deep and well.
Was her ritual
With green eyes, stared at the fish
Standing still as stone
Holed up in her home
Silky spirals of smoke seen
Eccentric or sane
Catching up on memes
reviews, reading, also dreams
Eccentric or sane
For dVerse Poetics (missed linking up on Saturday but will do so Tuesday for Open Link Night): Saturday’s prompt was where Claudia asked us to talk about things ‘bathroom’!
Aah bliss! The water streamed down on me
I closed my eyes, lost myself to a silent melody
But wait, is that the phone ringing? I think so
Shower turned off, ears tuned, might need to say hello
Oh, false alarm that was, restart …
A couple of years and a baby later
Aah bliss! The water streamed down on me
The door open, so I may see and hear baby
Closed my eyes to soap myself
Oh, did baby tumble and hurt himself?
Eyes stinging, I check, all OK, restart..
Years down the lane to today
Aah bliss! The water streamed down on me
I lock the door for some quiet and privacy
I hope no one has noticed mom is absent
Wait a minute, there it is,
a yell that rent the air,
mom, are you in there? I don’t reply..
I continue..
Musing Mondays: For Musing Mondays this week, I pulled the freebie card and am doing a random rant on something related to reading: Challenges! Yikes, my challenge plate is overflowing!
Like I piled up my plate with dessert during the thank you tea, I also piled up reading challenges at the start of the year. I know I have read many books which match many challenges but I am woefully lagging on reviewing and linking back to the challenges. I planned to spend the long weekend doing just that but nope, my reading challenges await. I did do lots more reading though. I initially charted out a system, complete with an initial tentative list of books for the challenges, start and end dates for each of those books, review dates, et al. The chart is still there – hidden in a file on my laptop somewhere, while other books, other stuff, came in between that seemingly wonderful timeline!
What about you? How do you plan your challenges (or any reading)? I find it hard to plan my reading, I realize it now…Since I mainly read for the joy of reading.
Tuesday: Top Ten Books Featuring Travel In Some Way (road trips, airplanes, travelogues, anything where there is traveling in the book!) – in no particular order
  1. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  2. The Guide by R.K.Narayan
  3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  4. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
  5. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  6. Journeys on the Silk Road
  7. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  8. The Cruelest Journey: Six Hundred Miles to Timbuktu
The following two books – I have to yet read
  1. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
  2. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, #1-5)  by Douglas Adams

12 thoughts on “Memeing through ……

  1. Well I hope you will get to the end of the school year, and enjoy your summer! Glad you joined in on Six Word Saturday! I am still reading posts and commenting.

    Have a good rest of the week!
    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  2. hahaha funny how life changes eh? so worried about the phone…or the kids…and now…we pretend like we dont hear them…lol…they will figure it out…how bad can it be, right? smiles.

  3. Hi, I'm a new follower from Book Blogs! Check out my blog here Bookish Whimsy, and hopefully you would like to follow back. 🙂

    Wow great idea to to the memes in one post! I loved Ten and Agatha Christie's novel of course, hope you enjoyed Ten! And one of my fave books ever is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, so I hope you enjoy them too!

  4. Hysterical, the bathroom poem. Yes, I wonder WHEN I will ever get a full shower/bath without a phone or a child interrupting it. If my youngest even thinks I am in the bathtub … he thinks its playtime 🙂

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