Confessions of a serial Tsundokuist

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Hello, my name is JP and I’m a serial of Tsundokuist. What the heck is that? Glad you asked. From our good friends at Wikipedia:

Tsundoku (Japanese: 積ん読) is acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one’s home without reading them.

I read a quote somewhere, sometime ago that one of the greatest treasures of life if a pile of unread books. Oh I agree! When I was a child, I read constantly and adored it. From my mid-teens until my mid thirties, I read mostly “study” stuff. Self help, self improvement, philosophy, religion, with the occasional smut um er, I mean romance novel thrown in for good measure. I enjoyed reading for knowledge but I had forgotten the pure delight of reading just for the fun of it. Continue reading “Confessions of a serial Tsundokuist”

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I am so tuned in to that film #3

Rory over at aguycalledbloke has this new film/music challenge which is quite, well, challenging 😉 Do check it out and join in a little rockin’ of the old noggin’

This weeks entries are a bit more … obscure than last and I had to really shake the ole’ noodle loose OK and pester Superhubs a bit as his memory of release years is much better than mine. Continue reading “I am so tuned in to that film #3”

Getting to Know You

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So msjadeli over at tao-talk.com tagged me for this episode of Getting-to-know-me, thanks for the tag. Without further ado…

  1. Name a moment in your life when you felt you were most courageous.

I’m not what I consider a brave person. I holler for Superhubs at the site of spiders. I can’t stand scary movies. Yet for reasons I don’t really understand, most of my friends and family consider me brave. I’d like to say that I felt brave that time, when in the midst of heavy gunfire, I ran, snatched a child that was running straight into the path of danger and threw both of us behind cover, but honestly, that was reflex, not bravery. For most people bravery comes in the face of death but, frankly, I’ve stared death in the face enough times that he’s rather like an old uncle, creepy, weird, but familiar. No the only time I’d say I was really courageous was when I, finally, managed to extricate myself and my children from the bonds of a physically abusive marriage. That my friends, took guts. Continue reading “Getting to Know You”

Mystery Blogger Award

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I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger award by the infamous *Dr. Strange* I mean Kristian, thank you, Dr. Strange/Kristian.

What is the Mystery Blogger Award?
“The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.” –
Okoto Enigma

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Mystery Blogger Award

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The Rules

1 Put the award logo/image on your blog.
2 List the rules.
3 Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
4 Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
6 Answer the questions provided by your nominator.
7 Nominate 10- 20 people.
8 Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
9 Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny
question (specify).
10 Share a link to your best post(s).

Big Thank you to Chris Hall at Lunas on line for the nomination and to Okoto Enigma for creating the award (link doesn’t seem to be working).

Three things about myself:
1 I love cranberries, just raw, dusted with a little sugar.
2 I haven’t watched TV in over 12 years, although I do watch some DVDs.
3 I have over 147 books (both Ebooks and hard copies) in my “to be read” stack.

Chris’s Questions:

What song will always get you on the dance floor?

I Get Around by Dragonette  I Get Around

What’s your signature dish? Baked wild sockeye salmon

If you could meet any author throughout the whole of history, who would it be and why? William Shakespeare. Why? Did I mention it was Shakespeare? And to assure him that someday, people will appreciate his work.

If you could only read one book genre for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? High Fantasy. I love getting lost in worlds filled with dragons and magic.

Which do you prefer: jelly beans or fish fingers with custard (this is the silly question!!)

Jelly beans but only if they’re black.

My questions:

1 Is a hotdog a sandwich? (This is the silly one)
2 What’s the best kind of pet to have? (Dog? Cat? Goldfish? etc.)
3 Is abstract painting (i.e. Jackson Pollock, Henri Matisse) really “art”?
4 Where do you find your inspiration?
5 What kind of prompt to you enjoy more, word or picture?

Link to your best post? That’s tough, define “best.” I mean really I like them all or I wouldn’t post them. That being said, this one particularly speaks to me. Medicine Wheel.

When I’m nominated for awards I answer the questions posed to me and write questions of my own if requested. I don’t nominate others. It’s time consuming, I can never remember who does awards and who doesn’t and I have a dreadful fear of leaving someone out. So, feel free to join in the fun with your own answers to any or all of the questions and consider yourself nominated because, let’s face it … YOU ROCK!

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Let the Sun Shine In

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Many thanks to Kristian of Tales from the Mind of Kristian for the nomination. Kristian is a fabulous, eclectic writer, do check out his blog.

The “rules” – well, honestly I think we all know them by now. Thank your nominator, answer the questions, pose your own questions, nominate more bloggers.

Sunshine in December is always good. So without further ado, the questions:

What will you be eating on the 25th of December?
What would you like to see happen in 2019?
Name three things you are grateful for.
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