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Daily Prompt; BYOB(ookworm)

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Write the blurb for the book jacket of the book you’d write, if only you had the time and inclination.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us BOOKS.

Book Title:

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I met these children quite by accident…

In a park… I was confronted with their curiosity and love…

and then was placed in the position of learning and teaching…

My choice?… Not quite… Art was my dream…

But, I learned there was Art in these “Special Kids” …

and they taught me as well!

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Daily Prompt: Bedtime Stories

What was your favorite book as a child? Did it influence the person you are now?

I don’t know if I ever had the book…maybe aGolden Book as they call them…

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My Mother would tell me stories all of the time… She amazed me with her memory… and she never seemed to tire of telling me stories… at bedtime… at nap time… when I didn’t feel well… just for fun!…

I listened with great attention to every word

One of my favorites was Peter Rabbit

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… I later found that the author was Beatrix Potter… and that she was also a wonderful artist

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Beatrix Potter when she was young … learning to write and illustrate… and when she was older…

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Castle Cottage… where she lived with her husband…

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Other characters illustrated by Beatrix Potter…

My Mom in telling her stories was very demonstrative… Meaning… that I could just picture the characters and places vividly with her voice and descriptions… She seemed to illustrate with her voice…

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Peter Rabbit was a little naughty… getting into Mr. McGregor’s garden… munching on his fresh carrots and lettuce… Wearing his little blue coat that his hard-working Mother had made him…

I liked that his Mother disciplined him, but also showed her love for him…

Maybe his Mother reminded me of mine… and yes… in its small way… influenced me…

Time to Read…

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I pass by these books daily… and see them again before I go to bed… I have collected quite a few… and they all look quite interesting

I love to read…but, the starting part gives me a problem sometime…

I think of myself sitting in one place… not being active… not being busy… just being “still”… and I have to admit it doesn’t sound appealing

The covers have great art work… enticing titles… and these authors make the stories so real… You would think that would make me pick up one…

I’m busy most of the time… Going places… cleaning … doing a project… entertaining the grandchildren… Even if on the computer… your mind is busy… and I know inside… reading is the same way  … but, I find myself saying, “Tomorrow … another time… I’ll pick up one of those books and begin it”  … but, summer is getting away and they are still there!…

Is that the problem?… It might be… Maybe when I’m stuck indoors… when it’s cold outside  … I’ll pick up one of those enticing books and snuggle in with a blanket and a cup of hot tea … and really enjoy this “still” time… That does sound much more appealing

So Nora Roberts … “Iris Johansen  and Harlan Coben … I will read your words… but, probably not right now… I’ll probably pick up The Killing Game… or “Live Wire”   … when the cold winds are blowing… and when I start I’ll not be able to put you down until every word is digested

Just letting you know…