Greetings fellow readers.
Apologies I have been a bit quiet over the last few days, I have had friends visiting, so I have been having way too much fun visiting places, eating out, chatting and most importantly talking about books! I know I should have done some scheduled posts but I have fallen rather behind on that front. Hopefully I will catch up soon.
My chosen quote for today is by Ancient Greek tragedian Sophocles. Sophocles (c. 497/6-405/5 BC) wrote over 120 plays during his lifetime but sadly only 7 of these have survived. The quote below is from one of his plays that only fragments remain.
“Do nothing secretly; for Time sees and hears all things, and discloses all.”
Today’s quote is based on my love of tea and reading, because what is better than drinking a mug of tea whilst reading a good book?
The quote is by Bill Watterson and if you are regular reader of my blog you will realise I have used one of Watterson’s quote before.
Bill Watterson born July 5, 1958 is an American former cartoonist, he is best known for the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes.
“Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.”
Happy Wednesday everyone and happy reading.
July has been a very busy month and thankfully I have managed a bit of reading, most of it to be honest when on holiday. I spent the end of July struggling through some text books for my Diet and Nutrition course and reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt when I had some spare time.
So here are the books I read, if you click the pictures you will get sent to the review:-
Awaken the Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Fireside Gothic by Andrew Taylor
Jaws by Peter Benchley
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Total pages in July: 1078
Total pages this year: 9760
Poems this month
5/7/19- Rain in Summer by Henry Wordsworth
12/7/19- To You by Langston Hughes
19/7/19- Morning Song by Sara Teasdale
26/7/19- High Flight by John Gillespie Magee Jr
Quotes this month
3//7/19- Song of Solomon
10/7/19- Nigel Kennedy
17/7/19- Neil Armstrong
24/7/19- Lee Hamilton
So that is my July Wrap Up. Fingers crossed I manage a few more books in August.
I can’t quite believe it is the last day of July, it really has flown by.
I have chosen a musical based quote for this week, which I think is perfect. The quote is by English composer Frederick Delius.
“It is only that which cannot be expressed otherwise that is worth expressing in music.”
Happy Wednesday Everyone!
I hope everyone is enjoying the hot weather.
This weeks quote is by Eugene Lee-Hamilton from Sonnets of the Wingless Hours.
“Things bygone are the only things that last: The Present is mere grass, quick-mown away; The Past is stone, and stands for ever fast.”
Happy Wednesday Everyone!
This Saturday is the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing, so I thought a suitable quote was required for this week. You can probably work out what the quote is.
This quote is by the first human to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong. Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon 50 years ago on the 20th July 1969. However, I do think we should mention poor Michael Collins who had to stay in the command module and so did not get the opportunity to walk on the moon. I always feel sorry for the poor guys who had to stay in the command module. I would love to know how they choose the people to stay in the command module, do you think they draw straws?
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Neil Armstrong (1969)
Todays quote is a musical one because this week I have lots of students taking music exams and I hope they treat the performance element of their exams as a concert.
The quote is by Nigel Kennedy. Kennedy is an English violinist and violist who specialises in classical music but has recently been playing Jazz.
“I hate complacency. I play every gig as if it could be my last, then I enjoy it more than ever.”
Nigel Kennedy (b. 1956)
Have a musical Wednesday.