March 11, 2008

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First, I hate 'Springing Ahead'. I had a headache for 2 days because of the time change. My body can't adjust. Second, this week is kinda crazy. It's March break and I'm trying to entertain a 5 year old, meet my reading commitments, set up an Etsy shop and take over the wor... never mind. So if I don't reply to comments right away don't be offended.

While resting at stop lights, I did think of a few 6 Word Memoirs, as I was tagged by Stephanie last week.

The Six Word Memoir

"As I read yet another book review of a memoir this weekend, my husband told me that I should write one. I said that my story would be much too short and rather boring so when I ran across the following book I decided it was just my speed. A six word memoir! Written by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser, Not Quite What I was Expecting: Six Word Memoirs by Famous and Obscure is a compilation based on the story that Hemingway once bet ten dollars that he could sum up his life in six words. His words were- For Sale: baby shoes, never worn. There’s a video on Amazon with examples from the book, it sounds like a fun read! I’d like to start a six word memoir meme and here are the rules:"

1. Write your own six word memoir
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere
4 .Tag five more blogs with links
5. And don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

Here's mine:
There's no 'pause' on this thing!

And a bonus

Fact: No two snowflakes are alike.
Picnic? You'd better plan for rain.

CB is the place for me.

Tagging:
Other Chris- Stuff As Dreams Are Made On
Charity- Writing Wrongs
Susan- Writer's Tale
Andi- Tripping Through Lucidity
Trish- Reading Nook

I hope you all haven't played yet. I'd be interested to read what you'd write.

Speaking of Chris. He asked the question on his blog: What’s your favorite book or books in your library? Not necessarily the title, but the book itself.

Interesting question. I love my old copy of Wuthering Heights. It was on my parents' shelf while I was growing up. The artwork is so dark and gothic. It fits the story. I'm always reminded of the dark days of late fall when I first read it whenever I look at it.



Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination was a Christmas gift from my parents when I was a kid. The coloured Illustrations are beautiful.





On a totally different topic, I also love my pink copy of Sarah Ban Breathnach's Mrs. Sharp's Traditions: Reviving Victorian Family Celebrations Of Comfort & Joy. All those Victorian ideas and pictures. It's just pretty to look through.

7 comments :

  1. Thanks for the tag, Chris! I already did this one, though, last week or a couple weeks ago. Mine was "Dancer, writer, mother: living in hope." :)

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  2. I'm with you the Spring Ahead thing. I swear, it takes me longer and longer each year to adjust to that stupid hour!! I guess I'm just getting old.

    Love the memoir!! It's perfect!!

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  3. Love it, felt that way myself many times! Thanks so much for playing, enjoyed your "bookish" blog:)

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  4. Great post, Other Chris :) I've had nothing but headaches for the past two days two :( But I woke up today feeling better. I hope yours go away soon!

    I REALLY need to get to the six word memoir! You're the third person to tag me. I'm so uncreative...but I'll think of something. I love yours! How true that is!

    And I absolutely love your favorite books!! Especially the Poe book. I've always loved Poe ever since I first saw a play of the Tell Tale Heart when I was nine years old. What an amazing book you have! I'm jealous! I've always looked for a good Poe collection but can never find the perfect one.

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  5. Springing ahead is hard on night owls like me!

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  6. I just wish we'd stay on one or the other time and quit jumping back and forth! Love your meme!

    Funny that you should mention Ban Breathnach's book. I have read her Simple Abundance book almost every day for years. Yesterday I was online seeing if she had anything new. Saw the Victorian book and wondered about it. Since you love it I feel more confident ordering it.

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  7. I hate springing ahead too! And I had to work last wkend which made it extra annoying. A coworker was scheduled from 3-1130 on sat and back at 0630 on sun - hello???

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