Category: Beyond the Books

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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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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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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Worst Reasons For Reading

Posted September 10, 2015 by Elizabeth in Beyond the Books, discussion / 18 Comments
Worst Reasons For Reading

I choose books for many different reasons: I read a positive review from someone or somewhere I respect, love the author, recommendation from my mom, cover caught my eye and the synopsis sounded interesting,  you know, you probably choose your reads for the some of the same reasons. I haven’t chosen too many books over the years for what I consider “bad” reasons, but there are two that are memorable. I think reading a novel for a […]

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Influential Teachers

Posted September 3, 2015 by Elizabeth in Beyond the Books, discussion / 5 Comments
Influential Teachers

This week’s Beyond the Books topic is My Favorite Teacher. As a teacher myself, this is a difficult one to write. So many great people influenced my desire to be a teacher and what kind of a teacher I wanted to be. Since I knew from a very young age what I wanted to be, I will tell you about some of my early influences. My kindergarten teacher was Mrs. Higgins. I know now that […]

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Do You Like Games?

Posted August 20, 2015 by Elizabeth in Beyond the Books, discussion, family / 16 Comments
Do You Like Games?

For Beyond the Books this week, Karen is asking “What are your favorite games? Do you even play games?” Besides reading, what do you do to relax or to stimulate your mind? Some people work out, play in a softball league, craft/knit/sew, or enjoy home improvement. I’m limited these days because of health, but I used to do all of those things. Now I stretch with some yoga and do little walks for exercise and […]

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