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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Editorial and Opinion  |  House: Booksie Classic

This is a place for my thoughts, my memories; my confusions, my fears, and whatever else pops into mind.

Cover image: pixabay.com.

Table of Contents

A House Of Readers

A House Of Readers   I’ve got to admit that I grew up in a house of readers. Even though we did not have that much money t... Read Chapter

Spirituality and Morality


Can you have morality without spirituality? Of course you can.
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Coronavirus Musings 1

Coronavirus Musing 1.   Yesterday the WHO (World Health Organization) announced that there was no evidence to support the cl... Read Chapter

Look Up, Look Down

‘Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist.... Read Chapter

Why Is It So Hard To See?

Why Is It So Hard To See? The question I have to answer here is: ‘What do you wish more people knew about you and why?’ To be hon... Read Chapter

2025

2025 It is now five years after the first coronavirus pandemic of 2020. That was the year when it almost seemed like the world had cl... Read Chapter

Green Fingers?

Green Fingers? If having ‘green fingers’ means that your garden thrives, plants grow, well the answer to that has to be no. Unles... Read Chapter

Never Quite The Same

‘No two persons ever read the same book.’ Edmund Wilson   Never Quite The Same. Take a book – any book will do... Read Chapter

On Writing 1

On Writing 1.   ‘Writing is exposing yourself to strangers’- Bangambiki Habyarmana   My initial respons... Read Chapter

Music And Pain

Music And Pain   ‘One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain’ - Bob Marley   Do you... Read Chapter

Getting Back To Normal

Getting Back To Normal. What does getting back to normal mean to me? Honestly, as far as my own life goes, not lot. I have come to re... Read Chapter

Spirals

Spirals   What does the word ‘spirals’ bring to mind? Swirly patterns of all different shades. Some deep primary col... Read Chapter

Memories Long Forgotten

Memories Long Forgotten   "In our endeavors to recall to memory something long forgotten, we often find ourselves upon the v... Read Chapter

Coping With Lock-Down. Or Not!

Coping With Lock-Down. Or Not! To be honest, when this whole lock-down situation began I thought I’d be so well able to get through... Read Chapter

Whatever The Weather

Whatever The Weather   ‘People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy’ - Anton Chekhov.... Read Chapter

Ending Things

Ending Things     What kind of ending do you prefer to read: the happy ending, the tragic ending, the change of hea... Read Chapter

Good Hair, Bad Hair

Good Hair, Bad Hair Honestly, I don’t think my hair is much affected by the season of the year, but is definitely by my state of mi... Read Chapter

Anger

Anger     “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which i... Read Chapter

Identity

Identity   "Who are you? said the Caterpillar. This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation, Alice replied rathe... Read Chapter

Humanity

Humanity   Prompt: "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, t... Read Chapter

Something Strange

Something Strange. Much as I would like to have done, I have never actually experienced any event that defies rational explanation. A... Read Chapter

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Recent Comments

Reaper

Interesting read, Hully. I wonder if this is like something that relates to your life in some way.

Thu, April 23rd, 2020 7:46pm

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This is going to be a mish-mash of thoughts, and feelings, Reaper, kind of following on from 'Thoughts Of A Troubled Mind'. This piece, at least, is totally true.

Fri, April 24th, 2020 6:10am

Sue Harris

I cannot imagine life without the pleasure of reading, of being entertained, educated, enlightened, amused and of being transported into fictional worlds and characters. My grandsons were avid readers when they were young, but sadly computer games seems to have taken over. I hope when this phase passes, they will once again have their heads buried in books. Oh, and one more thing, for books I've read and enjoyed that have subsequently been made into films, I always, without exception, prefer the books to the film any day, because its MY take that is important to me!

Thu, April 23rd, 2020 7:47pm

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Yep, I agree about the books being better than the movies. Reading has always played a really big part in my life.

Fri, April 24th, 2020 6:11am

Mike S.

I think it's a problem world wide--excellent, Hull!

Thu, April 23rd, 2020 8:10pm

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Yep, there is definitely more of a tendency to watch rather than read, but I know which I prefer. Reading always comes first.

Fri, April 24th, 2020 6:17am

Jeff Bezaire

I've gotten around to looking at ereaders and adding one to my Amazon wishlist; however, even if I do buy one, I'll be reluctant to use it. I much prefer paper books, as inconvenient as they are. My big problem is I rarely get rid of books, either. It's not quite a problem yet - there are other things on my shelves I can clear away to make room right now - but I have over seventy books on my Amazon wishlist, and it's only growing.

Fri, April 24th, 2020 3:43am

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I'm not going to tell you quite how many kindle books I've got, partly because I don't know the exact number - somewhere between 1000 and 10000. Most have been picked up free or at vastly reduced prices in the sales. I also have the kindle library.
I guess as addictions go it's not a bad one to have, but you can see where the complaints come from about the physical books : )

Fri, April 24th, 2020 6:31am

J. B.

I connected with this because I am also an avid reader. I have 80+ books and I have read all of them 3+ times.

Fri, April 24th, 2020 5:14pm

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Give me a choice of going out, watching a movie, or reading, and reading would win every time.

Fri, April 24th, 2020 10:32am

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