My Life in Books Tag

I’m on a roll, though you’re not aware of that since I’m publishing these posts over a number of days. But I’m glad for the free time so I can catch up.

I got a tag! I’m always happy for these. Tags are fun and sometimes even funny. For this one, I was tagged by Analee at Book Snacks way back in September and most recently by the Orang-utan Librarian on November 15. I have no idea why I think I need to give dates. Anyways, to the tag.

Find a book for each of your initials.

I’m going to use my blog initials, which is ZwB. I’m immediately frustrated because I haven’t yet catalogued all my books and it’s hell to find a book for Z. Do I even own a book with a Z?

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Top Ten Tuesday #16: A Bunch o’ Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Top ten quotes I loved from books I read in the past year or so

This week’s topic is a quotey one and I’m excited for it. I love quotes. I created a whole page on my blog just for them. Here are a few from books I read (in no particular order):

“The three foundations of learning: see much, study much, suffer much.”

— from Lloyd Alexander’s The Book of Three

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Beautiful Blogger Award

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I’ve got a moment’s respite from my busy life so I decided to spend it doing an award post, or rather, catching up on my tags and award posts. I’ll do as many as I can until I’m called away again.

So way back in September, I was nominated for this award by Flo at Flowlessbooks. I was glad for the recognition (still am) but, unfortunately, wasn’t able to do a post until now. Thanks for nominating me Flo! I love the clean design of your blog. It is very beautiful.

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Exploring My Bookshelves: I’m Terrified to Read This

Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme created by Victoria at Addlepates and Book Nerds and co-hosted with Shannon at For the Love of Words. Visit either blog for the list of topics.

This week’s topic:

A book that terrifies you to read

Since I tend to shy away from books that would terrify me, I don’t have such a book on my shelf. However, there is one book I’d like to read but am procrastinating on because I think it would be scary and it’s this —

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Weekend Reads #27: Writing Myths #5 & #6: You wanna know where we’re from?

It’s November 14. I’m supposed to write something every day, even if I don’t post it on here, but it’s been 4 days since I’ve written anything. It’s been a busy week at work. By the time I get home, the last thing I want to do is write, or think. All I want to do is just tune out from the world for bit and float in a sea of silence and nothingness.

Reading isn’t much better either. I’m still reading Haggard’s She and though I’m almost at its end, its interminable boringness is making me want to pick it up less so now I’m heading into my third week of reading it. Anyways, I didn’t intend this to be some sort of journal post. I just wanted to let you know what’s up, in case you were wondering.

As you can see, I’m being lazy and am combining a Weekend Reads post with a Writing Myths one. I don’t feel up for two heavy writing posts right now so I’m doing it all in one. In case you’re wondering, Weekend Reads is a weekly discussion on a variety of topics. At the end of the post, I’ll include what I plan to read on the weekend. (And since I already mentioned She above, I won’t bother mentioning it below.)

And, obviously, this weekend’s topic is one from the Writing Myths list. Writing Myths is a writing assignment I’ve given myself for the month of November. I just realized that I’ve never posted the list of topics for Writing Myths so I’ve attached it to my first post, if you’d like to see it.

I’m now on prompt #5, which is:

Write a myth to explain why the grass is green.

Since I’ve done that here, I’ll skip this one and go to prompt #6:

Write a myth to explain where human beings come from.

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Writing Myths #4: Why we are born and die

Here’s my fourth myth entry. This one was tough for me because I couldn’t think of anything that I liked. I guess I’m losing confidence and questioning myself too much. I don’t think it’s good to be overly critical when creating something but it was hard to pause myself while writing. Anyways, here it is. It’s all myth after the topic statement.

Write a myth to explain why we are born and why we die.

My grandma used to tell me that life is about balance. Too much of any one thing is never good. I remember, when I was young, asking her why I’m here. Why do I exist? And she told me this tale.

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Weekend Reads #26: Harmony With Authors

Weekend Reads is a weekly discussion on a variety of topics. At the end of the post, I’ll include what I plan to read on the weekend.

The question/topic for this weekend:

Does an author’s private life and views matter to you? Do they determine whether or not you will read or purchase the author’s work?

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Exploring My Bookshelves: Shelfies

Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme created by Victoria at Addlepates and Book Nerds and co-hosted with Shannon at For the Love of Words. Visit either blog for the list of topics.

This week’s topic:

Your favorite shelf

It’s my top shelf and it’s stuffed two rows deep with mostly middle-grade fantasy novels. I enjoyed reading and rereading these books and have placed them on my top shelf so I can see them better. Because the sky is currently frowning at me and threatening to smite me with its lightning, I’ll go ahead and mention some of the books on these shelves. I have nothing better to do while awaiting my impending, electrifying doom.

By the way, I haven’t yet read the books I stuffed on top of the books in rows. I placed them there because I ran out of space. Well, here’s the first row:

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