Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mutterings - July 20

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Strong :: Man
  2. Bathing :: Beauty
  3. Title :: Lord
  4. Tick Tock :: Hickery Dock
  5. Dispute :: Employment
  6. Magazine :: Explosion
  7. Stupid! :: Silly!
  8. Safely :: Traverse
  9. Reposition :: Marketing
  10. So wrong :: Wrong-headed

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Mutterings - July 13

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Joke :: Pun
  2. Away :: Manger
  3. Reaction :: Chemical
  4. High :: Kite
  5. Movie :: Frame
  6. Decide :: Meet
  7. Afternoon :: Faun (Debussy)
  8. Contrarian :: Obstinate
  9. Understand :: Sympathise
  10. Zone :: War

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Teaser Tuesday - July 8



Teaser Tuesday

The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
There was not a drawer or a shelf. There was not a logical place to put a pen, there was no logic to any of it.
A final teaser from Ann Patchett's State of Wonder - exploring someone else's office deep in the Amazonian jungle.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Mutterings - July 6

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Onion :: Layers
  2. Greek :: Temple
  3. Construct :: Language
  4. Crunch :: Credit
  5. Bottom :: Weaver (Shakespeare!)
  6. Cream :: Scone
  7. Slamming :: Deck
  8. Jerk :: Pork
  9. Closed :: Envelope
  10. Texture :: Hatched

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Teaser Tuesday - July 1



Teaser Tuesday

The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
An opinion isn't one thing or the other: it is neither science nor faith, but has a little bit of either one. It is a rationalization bolstered up by some orthodoxy which you happen to respect which naturally starves the mind instead of feeding it (and that is what people who have no faith imagine faith does, but they don't know what they are talking about, because faith is a virtue and active habit which cannot even pretend to rationalize anything: it seeks what is beyond reason).
I'm back on Thomas Merton and 'Run to the Mountain' Journals (Volume One 1939-1941).

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Mutterings - June 29

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Delicious :: Menu
  2. Element :: Periodic (Table)
  3. Cohesion :: Stick
  4. Course :: Main
  5. Blister :: Heel
  6. Incomplete :: Definition
  7. Socks :: Cat
  8. Instruction :: Order
  9. Pill :: Dose
  10. Impressive :: Truth

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Teaser Tuesday - June 24



Teaser Tuesday

The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
'Henry, so nice to see you again.' Mr Okabe wore grey flannel pants and a hat that made him look like Cary Grant. Like Keiko, he spoke beautiful English.
Another one from Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. I think this is heading toward the school of Dan Brown.. I spotted this sentence on p 238 'Even though near the end, as wonderful as it sounded, she'd had little appetite.' - the end is a character's death and the 'wonderful' relates to the menu in the previous sentence, it's not the end that is wonderful! I think that's just a little convoluted! What sort of hat does Cary Grant wear?