A Bit of Fluff on a Rainy Day

Life According to Literature Tag Meme

First off I’d like to thank the weather gods for sending us rain overnight. It’s not all we rainneed but it sure sounded lovely on the roof this morning. I hear it’s raining over the fires as well but that’s a mixed bag. Lightning can start more fires, but cooler conditions and rain can help extinguish the fires that are still going.

It’s been a silly old day today.  I took Ollie for a walk today and of course he got into the burrs. Burrs and a rough coated Jack Russell are not at all compatible. Especially when one has very short legs and the burrs get on the puppy tummy as well. Trying to comb anything out of a five month old puppy is a challenge but we finally got through it.

outbackThen I thought, “Now what can I do to entertain myself when Claire’s meme came through from her blog. Several of my blogger friends have participated in this little exercise so I thought I’d have a go. However, one is supposed to use the names of books read in 2019. I didn’t keep track of what I read in 2019. As I am focusing this year on the books currently unread on my shelves I decided to use those TBR books instead. So here goes. I revised the rules for my page.

THE RULES: Using only books you have not read on your shelves, answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title. Let me know below, if you’ve joined in too

Describe yourself:

How do you feel?    Happy Returns by CS Forester

Describe where you currently live:    In Tasmania by Nicholas Shakespeare

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:    Outback and Beyond by Cynthia Nolan

Your favourite form of transportation:    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by   Rob Pirsig

dogYour best friend is:    The Literary Dog by William E. Maloney

You and your friends are:    Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

What’s the weather like:    Rain-Four Walks in English Weather by Melissa Harrison

You fear:    The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen

What is the best advice you have to give?    Get an:   Accommodating Spouse by Elizabeth Jolley

Thought for the day:    Browse The World in Bookshops by Henry Hitchings

spouseHow would I like to die?    Central Mischief by Elizabeth Jolley

My soul’s present condition:    Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau


So there we have it… Until next time.

Yellow Casual Penguin
I’m finally getting some wear out of this rain coat.


10 thoughts on “A Bit of Fluff on a Rainy Day

  1. Sometimes I envy the small dog but not where burrs are concerned, I can imagine a young jack Russel would be quite a handful to de-burr. Isn’t the rain wonderful, I also have Rain four walks on my TBS. Rainy days perfect for reading.


  2. pretty humorous! i’m not sure what a “meme” is, but i might give the process a try… Henry (our fairly new chihuahua) loves chewing on plastic and wood… a wristwatch band, snowshoe harness, calculator, earphones, so far, that we’ve found… we look at it as an exercise in minimalism haha…


    1. Every time Ollie opens his mouth we give him something to chew. Memes can be quite fun. The definition from google is: an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users, often with slight variations.


  3. that’s fun! and fortunately you had accommodating book titles. Next time I’m housebound, & needing entertainment, I’ll give it a shot. I do keep a record of books I read, so it shouldn’t be too much of a labour. But fitting the listed titles to the categories will be something else entirely! BTW: I’m glad to see Robert M Pirsig’s book on your list . I’m trying to persuade our Book Club to read it, without much success.

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  4. I love the idea of using books on my tbr pile, that would have opened my choices up hugely. Great job and I love the revision.

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