Share Your World, June, Week 2 2018

Share Your World

Share Your World – June 11, 2018

If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?

Oh gosh, a quicker question would be who wouldn’t I want it too be! lol…I’ve really had to think about this one…I’ve managed to narrow it down though between three people. One would be the artist, Monet, the other Audrey Hepburn and the last would be Cleopatra or Nefertiti. I did think Einstein too, but I think he’d be way too smart for me!lol
I’m going with Audrey Hepburn though. I feel like she did so much with her life. She was intelligent, she was kind, she was real go-getter. She did so much for other people. Although I am completely fascinated by Cleopatra, she killed a lot to get where she was. I don’t really know that much about Nefertit and I mainly love Monet for his art, but also because he reminds me of my Great-Grand Father, but he’s not.

60s, 70s, 80s, 90s: Which decade do you love the most and why?

I love the age of the 90’s. I kind of love the 60’s too though. SO much happened in both these eras. I love the fashions of the 60’s, but I also love the progressiveness of the 60’s and the 90’s. In both America and Australia (though I was not born yet and too young to be a Glimmer in my father’s eye). You had the Civil Rights Act and the Australian Indigenous people got the right to vote. Those these are probably not much now, but they were HUGE steps forward for the time. It didn’t solve all the problems, but it was s start! The beginning is a very good place to start.

When you die, what do you want to be remembered for?

Just someone who wanted everyone to be happy. Someone who wanted peace both worldwide and for everyone inner’s self.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Sometimes you do just take the little things that have made you happy and focus solely on them. Anxiety wise, I’ve been a rough week and it’s been making so tired, but it’s been really lovely getting into bed with my partner. Now we haven’t been able to do the hanky panky (I’m not able to this week and my partner hurt his ankle and is in a boot) but we’ve been cuddling and mucking about. It’s been really nice and makes me forget about my troubles.

Pure Imagination

You gave too much rein to your imagination. Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master. The simplest explanation is always the most likely. Agatha Christie /phil

via Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master — Motivatingdaily – Your source for daily motivation

Book Groups

I love the site Book Riot! It has fantastic articles on it!

Like this one…

Book Groups by great authors

 What kind of fantasy book group would you like to participate in?

Professor Gilderoy Lockhart:

Can you imagine a group of students, Hermione, Cho Chang…Talking about the latest Professor Gidlerory Lockharts book. Part fan-girling, part Hermione disputing it all.

SATC (Sex and the City):

I can mainly imagine this as they do in the tv series. In that they mainly getting together once a week with some take away, a glass of wine, gossiping about the latest edition of a favourite magazine. I can also see Charlotte being apart of a different book group that is separate from the girls.

Can you think of any, especially one you would love to be apart of!?

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An Interesting Perspective

I saw this article over the weekend and I thought that it was definitely an interesting perspective and kind of one I agree with (please read it first) and then discuss it.

Why I love J.K. Rowling (and wish she’d stop writing sequels)

I can completely understand how the writer has this point of view. It’s like the way that I feel with JRR Tolkien and his son writing books, and trying to continue the series. JRR Tolkien’s son books just do not have the same appeal too me as the ones that Tolkien wrote himself.

For me more personally as well I don’t like when she randomly comes out with “Oh no, the character is this, or the this character is that” Then the Potterheads gets on anyone’s case who doesn’t think of a character like that. That’s the thing that’s supposed to be about books and people’s imaginations, it’s all a very personal thing. I do respect that Rowling will speak out on important matters.

All the Yes’s!

Movie and Book cover

Now we all know the book is pretty much all the time better than the movie. Which is why sometimes I wont read the book until I’ve seen the movie. However, I don’t always believe this is true. What I try to do, is separate the two. I tell myself before I see the movie that this is not the book, it’s a completely separate thing. Sometimes when I look at the new covers, I feel it doesn’t really let you use your imagination. It almost feels like when you see the movie character on the cover, that’s it…That’s the character. That’s it.

I do dislike it though when they decide to “update” anything really. Take Star Wars for a good example, when they decided to make 1,2 & 3 and they changed the original ending of number 6 and put Hayden Christensen at the end instead of the “original” Darth Vader, Sebastian Shaw (I say “original” because there were about 3 people who played the original Darth Vader). Now ALL the new dvds and blurays have Hayden Christensen at the end…Even though he didn’t “die” young…It’s just a silly concept, which makes no sense. Darth Vader died an older man, not a young one. They didn’t change Obi-Wan, did they?

This or That? #66

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This or That? #66

This week Bookmark Chronicles would like to know:

This is sort of a random question but…..

How do you feel about faces on book covers?

(Like them ~ Don’t like them ~ Don’t really care)

I honestly found this question to be an interesting one, because a lot of times having a face on a cover can actually put me off. Unless the person looks like me. One of the reasons I love to read to so much is because it allows my mind to wander, and for me to imagine what I want. If I see someone else’s face on that cover (and it may sound silly…kind of paranoid) I can’t help thinking the book is for them and about them. Instead of being able to imagine myself as a character. The book isn’t for me, the book is for that person, and that person alone, if that makes sense?

If you take the below picture for an example. The woman on the cover looks too much like a girl that was my first ever “cyber bully”. So it instantly puts me off, and I’m sure that it’s a perfectly fine book, but I just can’t make myself do it.

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This or That? #39

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This or That #39

Oh my Goodness! I completely love this weeks, this or that!

Would you rather…

Spend 24 hours in a fictional world

OR

Spend 24 hours with a fictional character

I have dreamt of both to these situation, it would be too embarrassing to admit, being an “adult”, how many times I have dreamt of both of these situations happening…Many…many…MANY times!

SO WHICH ONE DO I CHOOSE?!

I am going to have to go with spending 24 hours with a fictional character. The only problem I would have is, who do I spend the 24 hours with when it comes to my lifelong fictional crushes.

Legolas, Thorin, Judah Bow?! Who! Who do I chose?!

I’d probably have to go with Thorin…It might come as shock to some as I have been in love with Orlando Bloom since LotR, but he never was my favourite character in the movies. My favourite character in the movie was actually Pippen aka Billy Boyd. Whereas Thorin was my favourite character and to be honest I actually Legolas better in The Hobbit rather than the Lord of the Ring. I’d probably end up not being able to say anything to Thorin, but I don’t mind mooning over him, with a little exploring,lol

Reasons why a good book is like a relationship?!

So this is more of a tongue-in-cheek of a random thought I had while talking to a few friends about books that have impacted us for life.

10 reasons why a good book can be like a relationship:

  • Books can rip at your heart and the impact stays with you for life.
  • A good book can inspire and make your life a better place for life.
  • You can fall in love with a character that then breaks your heart.
  • A good book can make you sit for hours and just dwell on the issues.
  • A good book will still make you feel something the next day.
  • Sometimes you do judge the book by it’s cover and then can be completely surprised by the “reality”.
  • Sometimes a character can just say what you’ve been needing to hear.
  • A good book always seems to come along when you’re not expecting it.
  • A new genre can be exciting and take you places you never dreamed of going, and opening doors you never thought of opening before.
  • Books can give you some good ‘satisfaction’ *insert winky face here*

 

Share Your World … Week 1 (2016)

Share Your World

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As a child, who was your favorite relative?

I LOVED my Uncle Adam, he was my favourite. He was the youngest out of all my Mum and Dads siblings, so I guess he was just more “fun” than the other siblings (other Aunts and Uncles).

If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be?

I think that I would like to be a Lily, they are gorgeous! I know that they are considered the “death flower”but they are so gorgeous and glamorous, I love having them in my house.

What would be your preference, awake before dawn or awake before noon?

This is actually a tricky one, I love to sleep (my second favourite Disney princess is Aurora aka “Sleeping Beauty”) Also during Summer it gets SO hot in my room, that I end up waking up a lot of the time before Dawn any-ways,lol … I if I had to choose it would actually be before dawn, as long as I felt refreshed. As bad as a procrastinator as I am I hate to think I’ve wasted a day.

Would you like to sleep in a human size nest in a tree or be snuggled in a burrowed spot underground?

Definitely a human size nest, I don’t really like to feel confined, one of my fears is to be buried alive, so to think of being underground all fitted in, kind of scares me.

Saving the Barbie!

I have been seeing Barbie copping a lot of flack and I feel like somebody needs to speaks up for her because I find it frustrating. I used to play with Barbie when I was little and I think I turned out, reasonably, alright =P Barbie should be a role model for the imagination which is exactly what I used her for.

She’s a doll, and although I am not a parent and understand I may cop flack for saying “parenting things”. Maybe your biggest fear shouldn’t be a doll. Maybe your biggest fear is thinking that a doll, repeat doll, should be the one teaching your children about their self esteem in the first place? I never once thought that I should look like Barbie, I wanted all her careers, I used my Barbie’s and created many different worlds with them. I use to host a radio show with my Barbies, had them be rock and roll stars, psychic, mummies and daddies. I even learnt about disabilities because my Ken lost his legs. Barbie has had many different careers and many different versions, she (and Ken) how to imagine.

Even with her television show, she’s not a “mean girl”, she’s all about friendships, how to work hard and how to be kind to others? So I am not really sure why suddenly we are putting Barbie in a category she doesn’t belong in?

I think as adults we put too much of our own fears into children and that’s when the problem happens. We do not give children enough credit, they will notice that you “fear” Barbie. Technically shouldn’t you fear ALL dolls then and the self esteem issues that they will give your children?

Stop letting other “things” teach your children, because they learn from us. It never once crossed my mind once to want to look like her? I’m going to be blunt here and maybe some wont like it. If your child has self esteem issues because of a doll, repeat doll, maybe it’s not the dolls fault? Maybe it’s the adults in her life? Maybe we should start taking responsibility again for raising our children?

Most importantly Barbie taught me how to play, by myself and with others.

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(Picture Credit: Mattel)