Today’s Question: What do you think about this quote? Do you believe this to be true? If so, why and how? And, if not, why not? “What counts, in the long run, is not what you read; it is what you sift through in your own mind; it is the ideas and impressions that are aroused in you by your reading.” (pg. 7-8, “You Learn By Living” by Eleanor Roosevelt) My Answer: I love this quote and believe it to be true, at least for me. No matter what genre I am reading, even the mysteries that I usually read 80% of the time, can trigger personal memories. I read for pleasure but I also read to fuel my imagination. When I am reading a really good book and can be, what I call, “transported” into the plot, it is like I am seeing a movie in my mind. The dialogue, traits, emotions and actions of the characters also can be thought provoking for me as to what I would do in the situation. And if it is powerful, the impression stays with me for a very long time. For example, I read The Diary of Anne Frank when I was in elementary school, which was eons ago, but to this day, I can recall the images that I took away from the book. So my answer to today’s question is, I definitely agree with the above quote.
According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”
Blogging is a funny thing…we tell our most intimate thoughts for all to read and yet most of the time I find myself sitting and wondering, “who is this person!?” I know them…but yet I don’t know them! I want to know who the person is behind all those words so I thought of a great way for all of us to “meet” each other! “Its a great way to to meet new friends and for others to get to know me better….one Monday at a time!!!”….as quoted by the Chacogirl!!
1. Do you eat Sushi?
Yes but only veggie sushi..not with the raw fish
2. What kind of bath soap do you use?
Most of the time Dove, Tone or Irish Spring or will buy another brand if on sale.
3. How often do you talk to your Mom?
Daily or at least every other day.
4. What TV shows do you watch on a regular basis?
I am a cable news junkie and have the TV on all day long tuned in to Fox News.
5. Did you start Christmas shopping yet?
No…but have started to think about it (lol). Most of my shopping is done online.
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