Tuesday, September 27, 2016

FAVORITES - traveling

these past few weeks have been ones of traveling, adventuring, and a whole lot of living. i've hit 5 states, multiple cities, and have met dozens of people. it's been quite the adventure.


// food: sushi

// songThe Only One Who Gets Me by Charles Kelly

// drink: bloody mary

// bookResilience by Eric Greitens

// quote: "If you can dream--and not make dreams your master, If you can think and not make thoughts your aim." -If poem, by Rudyard Kipling

// wordresilience.

// smell: autumn air

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

books and books and books || PART I

This is the very wonderful blog post chalk-full of books. I like lists, thus I've categorized all the books into lists of book shops, home libraries, public libraries, quotes about books, and my favorite books. There are many, many, many more photos and quotes about books. But since I simply cannot show them all, I decided to select a few of my favorites.

If you are not sure yet, I kind of have a thing for books. 

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"I had always the same certainty of finding a book that was new to me as a man who walks into a field has of finding a new blade of grass."
C. S. Lewis

"There are two perfumes to a book. If a book is new, it smells great. If a book is old, it smells even better."
Ray Bradbury

"I want to be the girl that always has a book under her arm."
C.S. Lyon, She Saw the World

"You can’t hold a computer in your hand like you can a book. A computer does not smell. There are two perfumes to a book. If a book is new, it smells great. If a book is old, it smells even better. It smells like ancient Egypt. A book has got to smell. You have to hold it in your hands and pray to it. You put it in your pocket and you walk with it. And it stays with you forever. But the computer doesn't do that for you. I’m sorry."
Ray Bradbury

"Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks."
Dr. Seuss

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read. 
Abraham Lincoln

“The man who does not read good books, has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.”  
Mark Twain

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island…and best of all you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.”  
Walt Disney

“Master those books you have. Read them thoroughly. Bathe in them until they saturate you. Read and re-read them…digest them…a student will find that his mental constitution is more affected by one book thoroughly mastered than by 20 books he has merely skimmed.” 
Charles Spurgeon

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect we should ask him what books he reads.” 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The definition of a good book: “The true question to ask respecting a book is, ‘has it help’d any human soul.” 
The 1869 Librarian of Congress

“Many times the reading of a book has made the future of a man.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” 
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
Ernest Hemingway

just a few of MY FAVORITE BOOKS
and because I still really like lists, I've organized my favorite books into genre categories, and then alphabetically

Half Moon: Investigations (Eoin Colfer)
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (Oscar Wilde)
Murder Must Advertise - Lord Peter Wimsey (Dorothy L. Sayers)
The Man Who Was Thursday (G.K Chesterton)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (G.K. Chesterton)
The Pale Horse (Agatha Christie)

Assignment Churchill (Walter Henry Thompson)
Band of Brothers (Stephen E. Ambrose)
John Adams (David McCullough)
The Art of Intelligence (Henry A. Crumpton)
The Federalist Papers (Madison, Hamilton, and Jay)

Around the World in 80 Days (Jules Verne)
Johnny Tremain (Esther Forbes)
The Daughter of Time (Josephine Tey)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy)

Phantases (George MacDonald)
The Hobbit (J.R.R Tolkien)
The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)

Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book About a (Really) Big Problem (Kevin DeYoung)
Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis)
Pilgrim's Progress (John Bunyan, edited by C.J. Lovik)
The Lost Tools of Learning (Dorothy L. Sayers)
The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis)

Let me know what other book-related things you'd like to see! More posts on books coming soon.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

favorites - new mini series

I'm starting yet another mini series, but this one (I promise) should prove decently interesting. I will be posting my "favorites" every few weeks. So for today I am posting my favorite song, book, food, etc of right now. They are only changing favorites and do not necessarily account as all-time favorites (although some of them may turn out to be all-time favorites). I am starting this series because I'd like to better document, and therefore better remember and better appreciate all of the things that pique my interest or involve my time. You are very welcome to join me on this creative venture.

So, let us begin:


// food: legit pizza from pieology.

// song: Mansions by NF

// drink: Woodchuck's Summertime Hard Cider

// book: Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose

// quote: "Courage in danger is half the battle." -Titus Maccius Plautus

// word: badass. This just so happens to be my word of year (I know you want to know why, so ask!)

// smell: the ocean

Each time I do a post for this series, I will probably switch up (add or subtract) my favorites. If you'd like more info on why these are my favorites, or have any other inquiries, I'd love if you'd comment below or send me a little email.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

voices of the sea

this shot was taken looking over a cliff off the coast of California, down Pacific Coast Highway Route 1

“It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Il├║vatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion

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