Category: discussion

My Anti-Bucket List

Posted October 29, 2015 by Elizabeth in Beyond the Books, discussion / 10 Comments
My Anti-Bucket List

Karen gave us a really original theme for this week’s Beyond the Books, an Anti-Bucket List, things we definitely hope to never do before we die or never do again. I can’t think of any biggies, but I have a few small things I don’t want to deal with again or ever. Go to jail/get arrested. Never have been, never want to. Everything else are things that I’ve experienced and didn’t like at all. Walk barefoot […]

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Hidden Treasure

Posted October 22, 2015 by Elizabeth in Beyond the Books, discussion / 5 Comments
Hidden Treasure

I have found a few things in my lifetime that ended up being special, almost a treasure. As a child climbing the rocks along the Connecticut seashore I found something that I considered a magical treasure. My sister and I used to love to climb the hill that separated two beaches and one time I found a small white rock that had a purple circle on it. It was very smooth and satiny, and the […]

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Total Gross Out!

Posted October 15, 2015 by Elizabeth in Beyond the Books, discussion / 6 Comments
Total Gross Out!

We’ve all got things that bother us, gross us out, or  give us the heebie-jeebies. It might be a sound, a smell, and most often a sight. I have a number of things that get to me. This week Karen has asked us to write about these things that bother us for Beyond the Books. NASTY TEETH Actually, anything crooked, snaggly, yellowish, blue-ish, brown really gets to me and could even make me gag. For […]

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Worst Movie Ever!

Posted October 8, 2015 by Elizabeth in Beyond the Books, discussion / 14 Comments
Worst Movie Ever!

For Beyond the Books this week, Karen has asked us what is the worst movie we’ve ever seen. For me, it has to be Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous. I loved Miss Congeniality, it was witty, just a little slapstick, and had great costumes, so I was hopeful for #2. Big disappointment. The premise is that Miss United States and Stan Field, host of the pageant have been kidnapped and Agent Gracie Hart goes […]

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Finding My Style

Posted October 5, 2015 by Elizabeth in blogging, discussion / 9 Comments
Finding My Style

How I Found My Own Style for Book Reviews Writing book reviews can be difficult, balancing the storyline with one’s opinions and excluding spoilers is often a sharp course to navigate. If it’s too gushingly positive I worry about the hype and disappointing someone who chooses to read it based on my review. If it’s too negative I might give the impression of being a picky b*tch. (Which I am, but I don’t want you to […]

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The Hot Seat w Hot Chocolate

Posted October 4, 2015 by Elizabeth in discussion, tags / 15 Comments
The Hot Seat w Hot Chocolate

A few weeks ago I signed up for the Book Blogger Creativity Project organized by Nori from ReadWriteLove28. The purpose is to foster creativity and friendships among bloggers from different places and different book blogging experiences. We were divided into teams of ten with the goal of each team creating a feature involving all the blogs of the team. I am on team Hot Chocolate and our feature is a form of Twenty Questions we […]

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Lost Forever

Posted October 1, 2015 by Elizabeth in Beyond the Books, discussion / 7 Comments
Lost Forever

I lost something twenty years ago that I still wish I could get back. It was a small gold Claddagh ring with the hands holding a floret of emeralds, my birthstone. Usually, a Claddagh has a heart, representing love, being held by the hands representing friendship and the crown is for loyalty. Mine was more intricate and feminine in the hand details than this example. It was a gift from my parents who found it at […]

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Book Title Acrostic

Posted September 28, 2015 by Elizabeth in discussion, tags / 5 Comments
Book Title Acrostic

I saw Lory’s Book Title Acrostic tag at Emerald City Book Review and decided I wanted to try it for the imaging skills it required. Take letters out of the titles of book cover images to form your first name. I think you are supposed to always use the first letter of the book title, but I used some letters from within words and I used one book twice. In my defense I have a […]

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No Dining Here

Posted September 24, 2015 by Elizabeth in Beyond the Books, discussion / 8 Comments
No Dining Here

For Beyond the Books this week, Karen has asked us to set a goal and the steps to reach it. I wasn’t going to write a post this time because I couldn’t think of a goal I have that I am willing to share or wouldn’t depress people. Then I remembered The Kraken! This is the designated dining room in my townhouse. It is a bit closed off, with just regular-width doorways into the living […]

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Truly Scrumptious

Posted September 17, 2015 by Elizabeth in Beyond the Books, discussion / 10 Comments
Truly Scrumptious

For Beyond the Books this week, Karen is asking us to share our favorite foods or a recipe. In the last year, I’ve done posts on my favorite foods to eat while reading, and  my love of breakfast foods. As a person who doesn’t really like to cook, my interest in scrumptious food is quite a conundrum. I am an able cook, I’m not scared of experimenting with new recipes, but I live alone and […]

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