On the 8th of December, 1940. John Lennon was assassinated.
You know I used this meme a lot over the weekend and it occurred to me after a while. This face/photo was taken with him KNOWING what was coming? He KNEW that he was going to be asked questions about the assault. Still this is how he choose to be? Can you even begin to imagine how it would have been if Hillary or Dr Ford choose to react like this?
I unfortunately nearly had a panic attack a couple of nights ago. I was able to calm my thoughts and I fell asleep without any problems. When I woke up in the morning, although I was so upset that it had happened. I was proud of myself that I was able to calm my mind., without needing any drugs.That, I held onto all day.
Now, the reason I have put this together with the Australian Reading Hour is because I think that reading (especially our favourite novels) can help us to think and imagine. Imagine and think what we would like ourselves to be. It almost “perfect” that these two go together SO well on the same day.
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
I love the site Book Riot! It has fantastic articles on it!
Like this one…
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!?
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.
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.
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.
Oh my Goodness! I completely love this weeks, this or that!
Would you rather…
Spend 24 hours in a fictional world
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
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.
(Picture Credit: Mattel)
You may notice that I have a theme today, but it’s that time of year and I get all silly and nostalgic, but these dolls are just stunning! The hours it must take to create these … I think that 2016 is going to be the year that I get back into my creative side again … I definitely have gotten my confidence back, it’s time to do something with that. If you have a “thing” against Barbie, what about these ones?
Inspired Designer creates artistic dolls for adults (I must warn you there is dolls nudity in these pictures) … I challenge you not to go “Woooo and Ahhh!”
… And just for something a little silly
(Cliff Richard & The Young Ones)