Monday, September 5

Making Friends

First of all, I would like to wish a very warm welcome to our newest friend, Amy!  Amy, I'm sincerely looking forward to having you along.  I hope that you'll have time to share your favourite things, books, authors, passages, movies etcetera etcetera, and that you'll enjoy listening to my sometimes pointless rambles.  

Now, we have our second response to the Extraordinarily Ordinary challenge.  Tangled-up-in-Blue has posted her response, with the aim in mind of making the extraordinary ordinary.  It's only short but I'm sure you'll find it packs it's punch of wit and cuteness.  Here it is:

'The world's last genie's lamp was discovered accidentally by a crocodile who brushed past it one summer's morning while prowling the depths of a watering-hole in Kenya.
This was why the world's last burst of magic raised no eyebrows; only a few biologists noticed when the local gazelles suddenly became plumper, slower, and much, much thirstier.'
(N.B. Tangled-up-in-Blue reserves all the rights to this work of fiction.) 
It forced a giggle from me this morning, so I'd like to thank you very much for sharing it.  Please, everyone else, don' be shy.  You have until Wednesday to respond to the challenge, write at least a paragraph that either makes something ordinary extraordinary or something extraordinary ordinary
On a completely different note, I'm pleased to announce I have only one one piece of assessment left for this term, and then I'm a free thing.  I know what I'm doing these holidays.  As you probably saw down the side, I've updated the list of books I want to read and I can't wait to get stuck into them.  Fifteen pages of Tender is the Night left to go, and I plan on nibbling them up tonight and digesting them slowly in my sleep.  I'm looking forward to it.  I'd like to go straight on from that to The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, which I'm sure many of you will be pleased to hear since I've had some strong recommendations in the past.  I think it'll be a well deserved break from the usual and a really interesting experience.  Can't wait!


  1. Haha, you're welcome. :D I was myself marvelling at how cutely funny it'd turned out. ;)

    Oh, and The Picture of Dorian Grey is amazing! Wilde at his insightful best. We did it in school and I read it again last year and I must say, I appreciate it more now.

    You're in for such a treat! :)

  2. Thanks! I'm waiting on a hold to come into my library and I'm just willing them to hurry up, especially now I've finished Tender is the Night. I absolutely can't wait!!!

  3. What a cute little paragraph, I love it! Yours was amazing too, I am scared to participate now haha. And the Picture of Dorian Grey is the best, I am so glad you are reading it next!!!

  4. Oh, please don't shy away! Your writing is always beautiful, subtle and poignant on your blog. Anyway, if you don't want to join in on this one, we'll have another challenge again soon.


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