#ThrowbackThursday

 

 

Woe, Be the Spider

Woe, be the spider
Who sits down beside her
This warning I must give
Whispered words, a last lament
From the one who didn’t live:

“Little Miss, what a twist
Weaving lies to pass the day
Flaunt innocent virtue
To hide the real you;
Pander for your prey.

“Little Miss, ’twas one kiss
What a wicked trick to play!
Under deceiving label
The truth proved fatal;
Venom in thy whey.”

~ A.C.M.

originally published April 21, 2014.

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#ThrowbackThursday, #ReadWithMe Style

ReadingJD

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To make sure I’m keeping up with Ms. Felicia’s Blog Hop, which is to celebrate March as the National Reading Month, this throwback is, of course, about our favorite subject. Enjoy!

A Fear of Reading?

Originally posted 12-18-2014

Have you ever stopped reading a book, because you were afraid of what was going to happen next?

I can’t recall if I’ve ever experienced this situation before. I started reading this book (won’t name names. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone else) awhile ago and can’t seem to bring myself to pick it back up again. The crux: It’s not only my favorite genre [erotic romance. Surprise!] It’s by one of my all-time favorite authors!

The dilemma I’m having is that I fear the protagonist is on a downward spiral into ultimate ruin. A total train-wreck of self-destruction that I simply can’t bear to witness. Have you ever been too empathetic to watch one of your beloved characters crumble?  Do you feel embarrassed for them when they embarrass themselves?  (I do that mostly with movie characters, ha-ha!)

In truth, there’s a lingering mystery surrounding the main character’s misadventure that’s alluring and will probably tempt me back into the book, but it seems I’m using whatever excuse I can to put it further and further off into the future. I have this problem with not being able to not finish a book once I’ve started it – even if it’s a really bad book (again, I won’t name names).

That isn’t the case in this situation, of course. The writing, as always with this particular author, is phenomenal, the characters are intriguing, the scenery perfectly detailed, etc, etc, etc. I know, “just pull up your big girl panties and read the book, already!” I’m getting there. Eventually.

Until then, what books are you enjoying over the Holidays right now?  Any recommendations? (modified for lack of current holiday)

 

 

#ThrowbackThursday

So many good shows get cancelled too soon. Hart of Dixie wasn’t one of them, but I still miss spending an hour in Bluebell, Alabama where the pace is slower, people are friendlier and the charm of yesteryear blends seamlessly with modern day tech and woes. Mostly, I miss all of the sub-characters.

I’ve noticed that a lot of shows lately, tend to get me more hooked on the sub-characters than the main ones. Am I alone in that? My all time favorites from Hart of Dixie were Annabeth, Lemon and Mayor Hayes. For this week’s #ThrowbackThursday, here’s a post I did while the show was still running.

It’s funny, for one and for two, I’m still impatiently patiently waiting for my Lavon Hayes key chain….

If You…

Originally published 11.26.2013

If you liked me, maybe you would get me one of those singing greeting cards that I could open at the most inappropriate times in the most inappropriate places.

If you adored me, maybe you’d do one better and send a singing telegram to serenade about my wholesome awesomeness at 3 a.m., just to piss off my neighbors.

If we were Besties, you’d install 2 fog horns in my car either to use on the idiot in front of me, or the pervert behind me trying to climb up my tailpipe.

But if you REALLY, REALLY loved me, you’d invent me a Lavon Hayes key chain!

((Psst… for my birthday, I’ll take a Staples button for my desk that says “That was stupid”))  🙂

LMAO man, that gets me every time! And you know how handy that audio clip would be on a daily basis, just press a button on your key chain and aim it at the offender. 😉