Friday, April 25, 2014

Walking off the Earth and Flying Home

This is a new installment!  Otherwise known as "what I come up with when I'm facing writer's block with/am too lazy to complete any other ideas."

"What on earth is she going on about this time?" you ask.  I'm getting there.  Please be patient.  Also I should probably start getting to my point before you grow so entirely frustrated with me that you close down the tab.

Well, remember when I was talking about the List?  I thought it might be a fun to do a post every now and then based off the general idea.  I shall suggest some things to put on your List, and tell you some that are currently on mine.

Ready?  Okay!  Here we go...


I now have a ridiculous and extravagant title.  I hope you are as proud of me as I am.

otherwise entitled "suggestions for your List"

1) Walk Off the Earth  
     This Canadian band produces songs ranging from musings on the futility of the human condition in its workaholic state to fun summer songs, bringing them all together with catchy, bohemian tunes in a minor key.  Fans of Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat, or Fun. may wish to try them out.  Official Site  Pandora Station
2) "Ode to the West Wind"
     This beautiful poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley is in the public domain.  Whether you love autumn, the ocean, or just a darn good poem, these five stanzas of fourteen lines each are definitely worth your while.  Read it here.

otherwise entitled "things that are on my List"

1) finish Dracula
     In the current vampire-frenzy popular culture seems to be in right now, this is definitely a worthwhile book to read.  Two things I like about this book so far: 1) it treats of vampires as evil, horrible monsters, and 2) a strong motif is the power of the Blessed Sacrament.
     However nice this is, there are still a few parts of the book that I am reserved about.  I would not for one second say that I consider the things propagated within it 100% in accord with Catholic teachings.  
     Like with all horror books, read it in the daytime, and like with all books, read with it reservations, being on guard for any incorrect teachings.  
    Dracula, by Bram Stoker, is in the public domain.  Download it for free on Kindle here.
2) Fly Away Home
     This looks like a very interesting book, and one of these days I plan to purchase it on Kindle.  It's only $2.99, and I think I'd rather have the book online than some luxury chocolate.  
     I found out about this book through the blogosphere, and if you're interested, check out the authoress' blog here.  

If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
—Percy Bysshe Shelley, "Ode to the West Wind"

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