Top ten books that made me cry is the topic this week over at The Broke and the Bookish.
- Black Beauty
- To Kill a Mocking Bird
- What Katy Did
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
- The Sari Shop
- The Mayor of Casterbridge
- One flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- Last Man in the Tower/Lord of the Flies
- Short stories including - The Rose and the Nightingale, The Last Leaf
My teaser today is from the book 'Made you Look' reviewed on my blog yesterday.
ABC Wednesday Letter D – The letter D brought to mind the game ‘Dumb Charades’ – the name used in India for the more popular name Charades! Dumb in this context is used in its original meaning – 'lacking of speech' or the acceptable meaning - speech-impaired. I also learned how the word’s original meaning has been eclipsed by the more offensive meaning today. It stems from the German word ‘dumm’ that means stupid; as more immigrants came to the United States, this meaning replaced the other for the word 'dumb'. How languages influence each other in a melting pot of a ocean shouldn’t surprise, yet I learn new things every day.
Going back to my D post for the week – this game does not require much, and is perfect for a rainy day (which we are finally seeing a few of here in Cali). How much we can convey without speaking becomes painfully obvious when we try to play this game and the benefit – loads of laughter, using unused skills and brain cells trying to guess the gestures, and yes, building team spirit. And, as I build a list of games to be played this time on ABC Wednesday’s 14th journey through the alphabet, I am learning too (and now I know what I need to do for my DD’s birthday party coming up soon – she wants to have it at home with a slew of games for her friends).
Theme Thursday – Thirsty – California is definitely that – thirsty – and we will take every little drop, every drizzle that comes our way. The last couple of days have finally seen a few mild showers (much needed ones) and it is wonderful. Our umbrellas finally see the light (well, not really) of day and they are overjoyed. They are feeling good – up in the air!