Saturday, October 15, 2011

It's Saturday - This Week's Memes

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a bookish meme hosted by Book Journey. It's where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It's a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. So hop on over via the link above and join in.

What I have read this past week is all what I read for my daughter: Fancy Nancy's Thanksgiving Bouquet, Fancy Nancy -Explorer Extraordinaire, Fancy Nancy's Favorite Words Accessories to Zany (do you see a constantly recurring theme here!)
What I am reading and will continue to read this coming week: 'The Mysterious Benedict Society' by Trenton Lee Stewart, 'Maid to Match' by Deanne Gist (had enough good ratings on Amazon and was a free read on the Kindle for me to try to read in between readings of MBS and Fancy Nancy!

MizB of Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesdays. Anyone can play along. Just do the following:

*Grab your current read.*Open to a random page.
*Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.

*BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! You don't want to ruin the book for others.
*Share the title and author too, so other TT participants can add it to their TBR lists if they like your teaser.

Reynie and Sticky spent the rest of the morning looking nervously over their shoulders. Between classes they hurried through the corridors, not wanting to be ambushed by Martina, and when at lunchtime they spotted Martina lingering near the cafetaria counter, they put off getting their lunches despite the insistent growling of their bellies.

For Top Ten Tuesdays, I had my post earlier this week - Books I Wish I could re read for the first time - here

Kathy over at Bermudaonion's Weblog hosts Wondrous Words Wednesday. If you come across a word (or two) while reading that is new to you and would like to share your new knowledge, then hop over to Kathy's place and link up!

I was reading 'Cutting for Stone' a couple of weeks ago - great book - but was borrowed from the llibrary and had to return it before I got around to finishing it and now am on queue for this book. But I found a couple of words when I was reading that:

ABATTOIR: slaughterhouse.
retrospectoscope-Medical imaging device for looking at the past and finding out what could have been done better.

And though the following are not real words(but made up in true Dr.Seuss tradition), I found these in the book I am reading now and could not resist including them - their meanings are obvious anyways:
rememberingness and effortfullness

Theme Thursdays - Synonyms
"You seem agitated", said Mary in a worried tone. "I am sorry if we have upset you. Aren't we sorry, Harry?"
Again from  'The Mysterious Benedict Society' by Trenton Lee Stewart (p 248)

Book Beginnings on Friday is a bookish meme sponsored by Katy at A Few More Pages. Here's what you do: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments section. Include the title and author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you are so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line and if you did or did not like that sentence. Link up each week at Katy's place.

Here is my entry for Book Beginnings - from 'The Mysterious Benedict Society' by Trenton Lee Stewart. I love beginnings like this - simple, to the point, conveying a lot, and making us curious enough to move on to the next sentence! And I have loved all books which began similarly.

"In a city called Stonetown, near a port called Stonetown Harbor, a boy named Reynie Muldoon was preparing to take an important test." 

The Friday 56 is a bookish meme sponsored by Freda's Voice. It is really easy to participate. Just grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56. Find a sentence that grabs you and post it.
My entry for this - from 'The Mysterious Benedict Society' by Trenton Lee Stewart

He plunged through the doorway ahead of him (this ought to be the most direct path to the rear of the house) and, as if by magic, seemed to walk into the very room he had just left. It was cramped, brightly lit, painted black, and he could see a dark doorway in each wall.

Saturday Snapshot is a meme hosted by Alyce at At Home with Books. All you have to do is "post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken and then leave a direct link to your post in the Mr. Linky on [her] blog. Photos can be old or new, and be of anything as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give is up to you." All she asks is that you don't just post random photos that you find online.
The Three Little Pigs puppet show at the birthday party of my son's friend.

Six Word Saturday sponsored by Show My Face. It's quite simple--all you need to do is describe your life in six words. You can add pictures, links, video, whatever if you like. Post it and link back to Show My Face. 
Updating Memes made my Saturday post.




  1. Thanks for playing along! I'm partway through Cutting for Stone and I'm finding lots of words in it.

  2. Great catch-up post. Looks like you've been plenty busy! I'm visiting from Six Word Saturday.

  3. @bermudaonionThanks! I know - Cutting for Stone is definitely going to increase my vocabulary! Thanks for visiting..

  4. @Bev HankinsThanks for your comment..Yes, I really needed a post for Saturday and starting on these memes seemed perfect for this week and hopefully will become my weekly Saturday post!

  5. I loved Cutting for Stone; the audio version was awesome. Love the 3 Little Pigs photo as well:)

  6. Visiting from 6WS; I liked how you lumped all the memes together! lots of hard getting them all done! have a good rest of the weekend!


  7. I've wanted to read Cutting For Stone for a year or so. Just can't seem to get around to it.

    Love the photo! Reminds me a of school play my granddaughter had.

  8. Cute puppet show photo! I've never seen one in person at a birthday party.

  9. I loved the short yet interesting snippet you chose for theme thursdays. This is surely a brilliant way of playing catch-up. I should also probably steal this wonderful idea from you :)

  10. Haha so cute! I haven't been to a puppet show in a very long time.

  11. @(Diane) Bibliophile By the SeaHaven't yet started on audiobooks. Should try it out soon! would love some suggestions..

  12. @That corgi :)Thanks for visiting Betty... loved your blog too and yes, took me some time getting them all together but now I have it figured out, maybe can do it quicker next week!

  13. @VickiThanks for visiting Vicki.. There are some books on my list too that I can never get around to finishing! and one of them,I must say, is Pride and Prejudice (! - i know). I have read most of Jane Austen's other novels but somehow something seems to happen when I reach pg 30 in P&P and I pick it up later to start all over again..

  14. @AlyceThanks Alyce.. This was our one and only puppet show seen at a birthday party.. and was fun!

  15. @kavyenThanks.. was difficult to pick a snippet for Theme Thursday - make it interesting without disclosing anything! wow, took some searching for me.. and this idea was because I needed a Saturday post - and as you know, Necessity is the mother of invention!

  16. @TrishThank you Trish.. my kids love putting up puppet shows - they got a puppet theater as a gift from a close friend and I love that they enjoy it so much.. it is fun to see them perform too.

  17. Nice post:)
    Thats a pretty cute puppet show, we always fancy them here in India:)
    Here is one really wonderful book review blog which I follow, do visit it when you are free -
    Have a fabulous week ahead:)

  18. That is a nice way to begin things. I've got The Mysterious Benedict Society on my TBR. Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

  19. Very cool post! Thanks for joining in!


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