Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wednesday Poetry Prompt: Object Poem





Object Poem: 

Flower

It blooms in early spring
And will be gone by wintertime 
It adds beauty to your surroundings
For the months that it grows
But eventually, it must die away
 It won't be here for long

See it while it remains in bloom
And enjoy it while you can 
Because by the first cold snap
It will begin to disappear 

So take a moment to enjoy
Bend down and take in its aroma 
Before winter comes and you lose your chance
Its beauty long gone


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WWW Wednesdays

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Each week, MizB over at Should be Reading asks the following three questions: 
What are you currently reading? 
What did you recently finish reading? 
What do you think you’ll read next? 
Here are my answers:

1. What are you currently reading? I'm currently reading EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey as I've kind of created an impromptu Personal Fiance class for myself as I work through budgeting the rest of grad school and my current expenses.

2. What did you recently finish reading? The last book I finished before starting the book I'm reading now was Financial Peace Revisited by Dave Ramsey.

3. What do you think you’ll read next? Next, I will finish my impromptu class is Suze Orman's The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, & Broke. After that, I think I may spend my summer re-reading some of my all-time faves before it's back to school (and back to reading what's assigned)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books About Friendship



This week's Top Ten list from The Broke and the Bookish: Ten Books About Friendship

1. Baby-sitters Little Sister series by Ann M. Martin: my first foray into longer books. I read about Karen, Hannie, and Nancy's friendship and the schemes they found themselves in from second grade throughout the rest of elementary school when I was introduced to the....

2. Baby-sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin: by the time I was in the fifth grade, I was too old to read about second graders (in my very matured, aged 11 mind), so I graduate to reading about Karen's stepsister, Kristy and her friends as they created a babysitting business as they meandered through middle school. As you could guess, I read this series throughout my middle school years. 

3. Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber: my mom introduced me to Debbie Macomber's novels a few years back. It turned out to be great for me because it gave me the chance to enjoy some light reading as I was working through my English undergrad program. There are a lot of friendships to choose from, but I like Olivia and Grace's from the Cedar Cove series the best because they are both down to earth and successful career-wise and family-wise.

4. The Hours by Michael Cunningham: I'm guilty in seeing the movie before I read the book, but Clarissa and Richard's years-long devotion to one another was particularly captivating.

5. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf: if I have The Hours on this list, then I have to have the novel that inspired it. Though Clarissa, Sally, and Peter were once close, life got in the way. They are able to reconnect at Clarissa's party, though and optimistic me hopes that they remain close once the story is over. 

6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: okay, so maybe this novel isn't about friendships, per se...or at all. Still, I think it's a good read and a good reminder about what truly makes someone a friend. Hint, social standing and money: not so much.

7. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells: Another movie that I saw before I read the book, but the lifelong friendship of Vivi, Teensy, Necie, and Caro was an inspirational and entertaining read.

8. Where The Heart Is by Billie Letts: the friendships that Novalee encounters once she's abandoned in Oklahoma help her get over her boyfriend leaving her and the birth of her daughter, Americus. The assortment of small-town characters bond together as a family to deal with the trials that occur afterwards.

9. Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons: Ellen had one friend for a long period of time: Starletta. Color didn't stand in the way of their friendship and neither did Ellen's chaotic home life and her various moves.

10.  Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert: okay, it's not a novel, but Elizabeth meets many individuals during her year-long journey to Italy, India, and Indonesia, forming a close bond with several people who are either visiting the same places she is or who live there.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Don't Ask

Don't Ask

Por que, Pourquoi
Pourquoi, Por que
These are words
That I never say

There's no reason to wonder such a thing
No reason to ask why
No closure comes from the answers
No sense is derived