Thursday’s thirteen: books why I love them.


  1. Escapism: oh yeah, I get to go were no one but the imagination has gone before.
  2. A short vacation: when I can’t get away because of time or financial restraints. I just go on a mini vacation with a good book (see above).
  3. Friendship: the friends you meet in a book never tell you they don’t have time for you.
  4. Low tech: grab and book open it up and your inputting information. And it never tells you that this is an illegal action from just reading the darn thing, or that you need to recharge or change the batteries either.
  5. Learning: I have learned so much from books and I still am too.
  6. Adventure: I can read about things that I just don’t have the nerve to do in real life and feel like I am doing them.
  7. Comfort: forget the comfort food if I’m having a bad day, my books are always there for me.
  8. Art: I have art and craft books that are a fun thing to do when you have kids.
  9. Exercise: have you exercised while walking on a treadmill? And didn’t the time pass faster?
  10. Boredom: My daughter is so funny on a day she home “I’m bored.” I often tell her to get out a book and read it. Then it’s “Aw, mom do I have to?” Then later she is so absorbed I can’t hardly get her to stop and eat or go to bed.
  11. Writing: to be a good writer you have to be a good reader.
  12. Connecting with people: A good way to connect to people is to have the same interest, and a good way to find out your interests is to find out if you like the same books
  13. Reading: the bottom line is I just love to read. I love to wile away an lazy afternoon or evening with my favorite author.

What do you like to read?

Thursday thirteen–why do we say that?

For my Thursday thriteen this week I thought I ask “Why do we say that?”

  1. Why do we say becareful after someone trips? It seems a little late to me, I’ve already tripped why do I need to be careful now?
  2. Why do we call a tooth brush a tooth brush not a teeth brush? I for one have more than one tooth.
  3. Why do we say pair of pants when there is only one? I understand it’s because there are two pair of legs there but I only have one butt.
  4. Why is it so great to eat like a bird when you go out to eat? I know a few young men who want their dates to eat the darn food that they just paid for.
  5. And speaking of young men, my neighew called me dude. The last time I looked I was neither male nor a dude.
  6. Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?
  7. Are Clones people two?
  8. Did Adam and Eve have navels?
  9. Do you need a silencer if you are going to shoot a mime?
  10. Doesn’t ‘expecting the unexpected” make the unexpected expected?
  11. Ever wonder what the speed of lightning would be if it didn’t zigzag?
  12. What if we told our kids go ahead and take risks….just make sure that everything turns out Okay?
  13. How come you don’t ever hear about gruntled employees? And who has been dissing them anyhow?