Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mutterings - May 26

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Homey :: Cozy
  2. Stamp :: Rubber
  3. Robotics :: Azimov
  4. Ironwill :: Cromwell (Oliver rather than Thomas)
  5. Glucose :: Syrup
  6. Napkins :: Table
  7. Perky :: Pinky (aggrh 60's TV)
  8. Broad :: Norfolk
  9. Crop top :: No 1
  10. Decisive :: Abrupt

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Teaser Tuesday - May 19



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!
Not knowing what to do with ourselves until that time arrived, we continued to drink until we were not in a fit condition for this hazardous undertaking - except we were fortunate to get an empty car, so as to lie down and sleep upon the journey. At last we made our way towards the yards, where we saw the men making up the train.
From W H Davies 'The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp' - our BATS (book group) book of the month - this one was a book from school days for one of our members. The tale of a man from the UK travelling around America in the late 19th century hitching lifts on the railways - the hazardous process he was about to undertak in the teaser.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Mutterings - 18 May

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Waste :: Process
  2. Excess :: Pay
  3. Play :: Store (an android user here!)
  4. Heartbreak :: Hotel
  5. Purchase :: Button (websites I guess!)
  6. Fear :: Wages of (a film)
  7. Ages 2+ :: -5
  8. Conform :: Peer-pressure
  9. Reduced :: Fare
  10. Change :: Attitude (Changing Attitude)


Monday, May 11, 2015

Mutterings - May 11

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Relief :: Road
  2. Flutter :: Heart
  3. Match :: Paris
  4. Viewed :: Http logs
  5. Soul :: Music
  6. Recognize :: Own
  7. Ambitious :: Power
  8. Dancing :: Dirty
  9. Paths :: Grave (lead but to the...)
  10. Joke :: Feed line (Patricia supplies them!)

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Teaser Tuesday - May 5



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!
To Ammu her twins seemed like a pair of small bewildered frogs engrossed in each other's company, lolloping arm in arm down a highway full of hurtling traffic. Entirely oblivious of what trucks can do to frogs.
Back in December, in our book group, we each had to choose a book for someone and the parcels were randomly chosen. My giftee didn't like my choice so we swapped and I'm now - between books reading Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things and I'm quite enjoying - finding it hard to get a handle on the narrative but then you have teasers like this! I was also tempted by the lines I read last night- but they were nowhere near lines 7-12:
Chacko said that going to see The \sound of Music was an extended exercise in Anglophilia. Ammu said 'Oh come on, the whole world goes to see The Sound of Music. It's a World Hit.' 'Nevertherless, my dear' Chacko said in this Reading Aloud voice. 'Never. The. Less.'
Going on a bit to those little details of interaction. And there's a sing-a-long Sound of Music (or maybe that should be 'Sing. A. Long.') at St Michael's Macclesfield later this month!
But for the actual teaser there's the wonderful 'lolloping' to my mind more associated with rabbits than frogs but a lovely sound. Stripping away the charm I see the Oxford Dictionary has its origin as 'Mid 18th century: probably from loll, associated with trollop.'

Monday, May 04, 2015

Mutterings - May 4

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Button :: Hot
  2. Mindset :: Rigid
  3. Tart :: and Vicar
  4. Very unique :: Arrgh!
  5. Hologram :: Illusion
  6. Comedy :: of Errors
  7. Smartly :: Dressed
  8. Posted! :: Nailed! (probably along the lines of proclaiming an opinion)
  9. Surge :: Election (we have one of these fast approaching, and various parties always claim that the surge is with them)
  10. Introduction :: Spoken (probably to a recital)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mutterings - Apr 26

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Thank you :: Kindly
  2. Pills :: Pop
  3. Watch :: Stop
  4. Don’t move :: or I shoot
  5. Meeting :: Strange (Wilfred Owen)
  6. Physical :: Stress
  7. Finding :: Trail
  8. Dangerous :: Moonlight (I don't think I;ve ever seen it)
  9. Closely :: Guarded (secret)
  10. 8 days :: Film