I’m reblogging – because there’s a wealth of information here if you enjoy reading.
There’s a blog tour that happened to launch the first book in this fantasy series by author D Wallace Peach and the list of bloggers, together with books they have written, is included. If you’re an avid reader, if you enjoy fantasy, then Liars and Thieves (Unravelling the Veil Book 1) is for you. If not, well, take a look at the books on show here, there’s different genres and different styles, one for you?
In the meantime, wishing you a wonderful weekend and happy reading.
What song shall I add to this blog? This evening I heard Jermaine Jackson sing with Andre Rieu – just wonderful. And the song “Smile” is just right for tonight.
I’m listening to my Spotify Weekly Discovery (it’s the playlist Spotify assembles for me, based on my week’s listening pleasure) and Gloria Gaynor is belting out “I Am What I Am”.
To me, it’s a sign that I should share the lyrics for everyone and anyone who is going through a phase where they need a lift-me-upper! It’s such a fantastic song – keeps me on track on an occasional down day, reminds me to believe in myself … because if I don’t … who will? Well, yes, of course I have those close to me too!
I know that many people have not been in regular contact with friends, family or colleagues, and find the current situation difficult. They find themselves lonely. In the UK, we are begining to feel a sense of being social – cautiously! Last week I had lunch in a lovely pub that implemented COVID-safe measures and we felt quite comfortable.
“Keep the sun on your shoulder”, is what I said to someone just recently. Someone who is going through a rough time. “Remember that there’s a start, middle and an end to just everything – and that’s a fact. Look for the rainbow but understand that there have to be storms in our clouds so that we can appreciate the sunshine!“
There is nothing, absolutely nothing that you can’t overcome.
Take one day at a time.
Take one step at a time.
Be true to you.
The words from the song “I Am What I Am”, are so front of mind for me. Go on … sing them out aloud:
Your life is a sham till you can say Hey world I am what I am I am what I am And what I am needs no excuse.
I simply love Gloria Gaynor singing this song and hope you do too.
I AM WHAT I AM
I am what I am I am my own special creation So come take a look Give me the hook Or the ovation It’s my world That I want to have a little pride in My world And it’s not a place I have to hide in Life’s not worth a damn ‘Til you can say I am what I am
I am what I am I don’t want praise I don’t want pity I bang my own drum Some think it’s noise I think it’s pretty And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle Why not try to see things from a different angle Your life is a shame ‘Til you can shout out I am what I am
I am what I am And what I am needs no excuses I deal my own deck Sometimes the aces sometimes the deuces It’s one life and there’s no return and no deposit One life so it’s time to open up your closet Life’s not worth a damn ’til you can shout out I am what I am
I am what I am
I am what I am And what I am needs no excuses I deal my own deck sometimes the aces sometimes the deuces It’s one life and there’s no return and no deposit One life so it’s time to open up your closet Life’s not worth a damn ’til you can shout out I am what I am
I am I am I am useful I am I am I am true I am I am somebody I am as good as you
I’m using the new WordPress editor and finding it awfully difficult. Where are the features like choosing different headings? How can you close up paragraphs where you don’t want them. Frustrating. I guess I should read the instructions … hahahahaha!
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I posted the excerpt by Richard Templar that I’ve quoted below as a Note in Facebook last year this time. It is one of my “Memories” that FB shows us every day. I do like this FB feature. It’s a reminder of what I was doing last year, the year before that, six years ago and even longer.
We have memories to remember.
My memories are special.
Each memory makes me who I am.
I like this piece and hope you do too – we are the same, even if we are different, and there is very little difference between us.
“The difference between us is so very little when you wipe away the veneer we all wear.
“Yes, we may wear different clothes and speak different languages and have different customs but we all fall in love, all want someone to hold and hug, to have a family, to be happy and successful, not to be afraid of the dark, to live a long time, die a good death, to be attractive and not to get fat, old or sick. What does it matter if we wear a suit, sari or grass skirt if deep down we all cry when we are hurt, laugh when we are joyful and our stomachs rumble when we are hungry? The veneer can be wiped away in a second and then we are all the same, all quite lovely and quite, quite human.”
This is what’s written about Richard Templar on Goodreads :
Richard Templar is an astute observer of human behavior and understands what makes the difference between those of us who effortlessly glide towards success and those of us who struggle against the tide. He has distilled these observations into his Rules titles. More than 1 million people around the world have enjoyed and now play by Richard Templar’s Rules.
What is my song choice for today? Because this was from the Facebook Memories, my first thought was the song Memory from CATS sung by Barbara Streisand. I do like the song. But I decided to look at songs that I’ve not heard before with the word Memory; I decided to find artists I’ve not heard singing the songs with the word Memory. I found Dierks Bentley singing Every Mile a Memory. What a fabulous song title because … every mile is a memory whatever it is I do. His album Long Trip Alone has some lovely music.
I searched my Spotify for songs and music with the word ‘moon’ in it. Something different, and different it is. I decided to go with my mood. Calm, peaceful, relaxed. I hope you enjoy this too called Heart of the Universe by Peter Kater and Snatam Kaur.