Inspiration & Words

Word of the Week: Polyhistor

It’s been a while!

This word exists and it’s beautiful! I was not even aware of the Greek scholar by the name of Lucius Cornelius Alexander Polyhistor. 

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But I am glad that I came across this word and although it would fit better as my last name, I’ll try to use it in a sentence:

Gary did not attain his Degree, but he is considered a Polyhistor by many.

Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

Fall Bucket List

I was supposed to post a photo last evening, but when I got home I had a headache so I went to bed instead. 

If I were to celebrate Fall, this is how my Bucket List would look like:

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Go apple picking 

Bake an Apple pie (I mean, come on, Fall is not only about pumpkin spice and carving pumpkins and visiting pumpkin patches)

Take a nature walk with a camera

Host a Fall dinner party

Drink a caramel apple spice latte

Crunch leaves

Jump into a pile of leaves

Breathe in the scent of firewood

Read by the fire

Shop for Fall clothes

Inhale the crisp Fall air

Roast marshmallows

Make pumpkin cinnamon rolls

Go hiking (as the leaves change)

Make a scarf

Go horseback riding

Give thanks

Enjoy Fall.

Books & Reviews 📚

Book #65: Rachel’s Holiday

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‘How did it end up like this? Twenty-seven, unemployed, mistaken for a drug addict, in a treatment centre in the back arse of nowhere with an empty Valium bottle in my knickers…’

Meet Rachel Walsh. She has a pair of size 8 feet and such a fondness for recreational drugs that her family has forked out the cash for a spell in Cloisters – Dublin’s answer to the Betty Ford Clinic. She’s only agreed to her incarceration because she’s heard that rehab is wall-to-wall jacuzzis, gymnasiums and rock stars going tepid turkey – and it’s about time she had a holiday.

But what Rachel doesn’t count on are the toe-curling embarrassments heaped on her by family and group therapy, the dearth of sex, drugs  and rock’n’roll – and missing Luke, her ex. What kind of a new start in life is this?

Author: Marian Keyes
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (Arpil 2006)
Pages: 640
Series: Walsh Family #2

My first book about the Walsh family. I kind of liked how the story started with Rachel’s intervention. During her stay at the rehab, she encountered some addicts who were in denial just like her. She fell for the charming Mike – I immediately disliked him – and after leaving the rehab immediately hooked up with him.

Look, it’s a nice read and everything, but I wasn’t feeling it. I didn’t get close to the characters and I struggled to read through some chapters. Nice plot and can learn something about life because the topic was a serious one (drug addiction) but I don’t think I’ll be reading anymore Keyes for a while. I really wished I could have liked this book, but I wasn’t feeling it.

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VERDICT:

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Gray Mountain by John Grisham

365 Days of Writing

October 10th: Fright night

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Do you like being scared by books, films, and surprises? Describe the sensation of being scared, and why you love it — or don’t.

When I was younger, I used to indulge in the horror genre, but it made me laugh instead of quivering under a blanket. And I loved R.L. Stine, too! I don’t like being scared although I can’t remember the last time that I was actually scared. 

History/Milestones

Tom Cruise Day!

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Today is Tom Cruise Day in Japan! 

According to the Japan Memorial Day Association, Cruise was awarded his own national day because of his love for Japan and close association with the country. Tom has visited Japan more than any other major movie star and spent hours on end with the fans.

Tom Cruise Day has been celebrated in Japan since 2006.

I have no idea what they do on that day, though, so I’ll share a few pictures of TC in Japan…

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I also have no idea if he speaks Japanese in real life, but he learned the language for The Last Samurai and the effort was definitely appreciated by moviegoers.

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And what is this post without a funny clip of TC on some Japanese show? Although I learned Japanese at one point in my life (I even watched YuGiOh! in Japanese for the language’s sake!), I don’t understand anything. 😛 And I honestly don’t get Japanese humor. *shrugging* Shirimasen. 

Happy Tom Cruise Day, Japan!