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April’s RBRC post (this month reading some…)

Last month’s Recycled Book Reading Challenge was a few days later than kick-off and I’m trying to keep better time. Does blogging make your adrenalin race?

#RBRC host post for this month can be found here.

[aside… listening to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm7I2jHPsSU not sure if  it’s Definitive Nine Inch Nails enough… nice ad to listen to, quite nice moozik / muzak… bit incongruous for a ‘With teeth’ fan! note added later (with font in this theme needing admin please NtS**~~ pleased that in continuation the music improved no end and became perfectly relaxing to write and formulate post to. Behind schedule, you have to  “love the sound of deadlines rushing by” and no idea where my Douglas Adams copies are, cos a read of HGttU would be fab too!]

Back to books: screenshot follows from my photo (the original photo I’ve snapped  & placed in my Media Library here at full quality for WordPress assurance that it IS my right ARR and not whatever else). {Dread to think for platform providers these days} (<AI hug, ARR…lol). What pressured times we all attempt to function within. in whatever capacity.

So, this month I’ll be perusing these of my books to hand…

a selection of books arranged with my shadow of hands and camera falling upon the image in the lower left side portion. copyright April 2018

my shadow, for real, 01 April, 2018, late afternoon…

…until it’s safe for me to access other arty books for any reading i might or might not manage to relax with and enjoy…

So those books are (in very brief detail until i can get back to tell you more, whenever that happens to be):

[description, from bottom left toward the right and then up and round toward top left, anti-clockwise, I spose that movement should be described as !]

  1. The Chunky Bears GO CAMPING a children’s book by Elizabeth Laird (story-telling) with pictures by Carolyn Scrace – i was looking for a multi-culturally appropriate book for children and families in recent months AND have happened to read this aloud quite a few times and only just realising YESterday that would have met that brief all the time! (blinded for cognitive difficulties with neuro-condition, lifelong, but not visually impaired myself mostly, or at least it doesn’t count the same ways for obvious (and good) reasons. 9i still have the cover somewhere but it fell off a long time agao, a fave book with all kids and us adults too 🙂
  2. Spelling & Punctuation – my son’s old well used workbook from early junior home ed/supporting school effforts times, kept for reference to make our own worksheet activities, ie. making up our own tasks, guided by this good book we paid full 99p price for AND similar pricing in shops all these years after (until they succeed in their plan, whoever the roguiermen might be that would inflate populations prices although they go for like 1500% on bread and 700% on a bag of rice if 2011 was to be believed! off track again! Soz.
  3. Chinese Painting – purchased from a BBC Children in Need charity basket, paid more than the asking price of course, becasue a 25p bargain when i could scrape more didn’t seem a fair price at the time. There are some eye-opening experiences to behold in this amazing and somehow devastating book. My A to Z challenge theme reveal requires me to flick through some of my personal art books to find extra inspiration and I haven’t yet, a while since I read it, but thank goodness it was available to hand!
  4.  Eastern Wisdom A special and treasured prize from a disability support group I intended while a disabled volunteer helper, at our nearest local library (- ours got demolished and locality being ruined by some kind of not so bad insurgencies or dreadful shit ahead alike anywhere else might have had – or just paranoia with all the news reels and soc-med influences (- and I barely see or hear any)!)

Before I dash… don’t forget, even personal bloggers would be well advised, if not already well prepared in advance, to keep a blog security plan in mind. Not because the providers are to blame or at fault, but because it’s a really good idea and we’re all a bit behind the times here in the UK p’raps. Cheers 🙂

screenshot of my laptop screen showing music files playing at the time of making this post and captured as a photograph for reference of the moment, considering blog security planning etc

camera to hand at all times (puter crashes etc, or reference to good music etc, etc…

I’ll have to check again for typo or oa-fY intrusions when the AI gremlins go yabbadabbadoozzzeee again for not enough {Ai} {hugs} …~~


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Monday’s Mundane post (less than 700 words)

I caught sight of a photo post challenge response from Indira’s Blog earlier today and thinking I’d maybe take part, hopped over to check the Mundane Monday Challenge rules. Just my luck that this week has been declared the last week of that challenge, unless volunteer(s) step up to host it. After a whopping 150 weeks hosting the challenge, it is understandable that someone might need to draw a closing line and take some rest from it.

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Not in my wildest imagination…(part2 or continued #1)

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This post hopefully touches on some of the issues that i’d originally intended when starting yesterday’s post – but I made all new photographic/screenshot images today. And not so bleak, topically… content warning: this post may contain errors / errors of judgement.

In mention or showing of any product or organisation during this post (or any previous/later post), I am not endorsing, nor endorsed by, nor implying any association therewith or thereby – other than I am a service-user or customer and happen to have these products at/to hand and hereby making creative use of such things in my amateur content creation attempts. i blog for my own pleasure. i make my (occasional) ‘art at my leisure’ while unable to do anything more meaningful with my time. i have no energy to get off my arse and do anything much else at all. So.

I’m breaking with convention again. By adding Bibliography/reading links to the front-end of my post in case you need or want to skip off. Hey, if you follow by email, you get this much without even visiting the whole rambling article…

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I’m glad I took ‘short’ out of the title, but no way I intended so many words! Time to close? Thanks for reading. If you made it this far you deserve reward more than thanks 🙂 So. You might not wish to read fully here at my post. Honestly, i don’t mind. I write mainly for my own enjoyment and to challenge myself and practise some hopeful skill retention/extension and wind around my daft ideas. (You won’t miss much by not seeing other images: bathroom window sill; flush-button-selfie; blizzard; skywatching; not quite assemblage as just happens to be (post-buzz); getting-around-to-it (child-i) aka footsteps in the snow… y’see, or not… and apologies for using that phrase, realising not everyone will and the potential need to make posts more adaptive for the visually-impaired…)

Read around to find out more about complexities of image use and see if anything surprises you. I found plenty I needed to be aware of from http://wiki.gettyimages.com/locations-general/  and other numerous entries at that site;

also pixabay has a blog where i found this very informative article that deserves more prominence on their website: https://pixabay.com/en/blog/posts/public-domain-images-what-is-allowed-and-what-is-4/

you can also check out online occurences of image files at tineye.com (reverse image searching, i only very recently learnt of this resource, unaware of any other).

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