“Friday 5” No°5

Friday 5 for June 24: Scattergories, Part 6

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It’s the fourth Friday in June, which means it’s time for our annual Scattergories Five! My favorite Five of the year! (Yes; we’ve done them on the third Friday in June the past few years, but the fourth works better for me).

This week’s 5 is inspired by the party game Scattergories, in which players have to think of items, all beginning with the same letter, in several categories. For example, if the die is rolled and shows the letter T, players might have to name a soft drink, a farm animal, a river, and a U.S. President, all beginning with T. Valid answers might be Tab, turkey, Tennessee, and Tyler.

First, go to this nifty online random-letter generator. Set the “number of random letter sequences to generate” to 1. Set the “length of each random letter sequence” to 1. Leave the “letters to choose from” how it is and click the button. You’ll get a rather non-dramatic one letter. Use that letter to begin all your answers to the 5 questions below.  If you’d like to avoid difficult letters, feel free to change the “letters to choose from” list.  I’ll only judge you a little bit.  🙂

Alternately, if you find that boring, you could set the “length of each random letter sequence” to 5, thereby giving you five letters, a different one for each question.


What random letter was generated by the online random-letter generator (this doesn’t really count as one of your five questions)? VNLSE

What brand or model of car, whose name begins with the letter, would you like to get? I like the brand Volvo, my mom owned one and as long as it’s not too big, I’d definitely want it.

What summer activity, whose name begins with the letter, are you looking forward to? Night walking

What’s an item in your desk whose name begins with the letter? Letter

What’s something, whose name begins with the letter, that you find frightening? Spiders, definitely spiders.

If you had to get a tattoo on your upper arm, what’s something whose name begins with the letter that you could live with? Elephant. I’ve seen some really cute ones on the internet.


This week’s theme has become a tradition on Friday 5 and I decided to grab the old ones and answer those too!


From July 17 2009

What random letter was generated by the online random-letter generator? WMGSF

With what famous person, whose name begins with the letter in question #1, would you most like to be stuck on a desert island? William Levy

What food item, whose name begins with the letter in question #1, can always be found in your pantry? Marmalade

What song, whose title begins with the letter in question #1, always makes you feel good? Get Lucky

What is your least-favorite film whose title begins with the letter in question #1? The Shortcut (2009)

What unusual animal, whose name begins with the letter in question #1, would be a fun pet? Fox. I’d love to have a domestic fox.


For June 22 2012

What random letter was generated by the online random-letter generator? C

What food item, whose name begins with the letter in question #1, are you most likely to eat within the next few days? Carrot

What item, whose name begins with the letter in question #1, are you most likely to purchase this weekend? Clothes

What famous person, whose last name begins with the letter in question #1, makes you think thoughts you probably shouldn’t? Chace Crawford

What is your favorite film whose title begins with the letter in question #1? The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

What geographical location, whose name begins with the letter in question #1, are you most likely to see within the next few days? If by a few  days I can say 10, Croatia then.


For June 21 2013

What random letter was generated by the online random-letter generator? D

What geographical location, whose name begins with the letter, would you most like to visit someday? Denmark 

What’s a yummy dessert whose name begins with the letter? Donuts

What’s an annoying or unpleasant task whose name begins with the letter? Dust cleaning

What implement, whose name begins with the letter, would be good to take on a camping trip? Duct tape

Which of your body parts, whose name begins with the letter, needs some attention or maintenance? Digestive system


For June 20 2014

What random letter was generated by the online random-letter generator? T

What article of clothing, whose name begins with the letter, have you never worn? Tie

What book, whose title begins with the letter, are you looking forward to reading? This Book Loves You by PewDiePie

What mode of transportation, whose name begins with the letter, seems like it would be fun? A tram in San Francisco. Nowhere else.

What form of exercise, whose name begins with the letter, have you recently engaged in? Tennis, not playing but watching. Romania has got a really good tennis player at the moment, Simona Halep and I like watching her play.

What fictional character, whose name begins with the letter, would be good company on a long trip? Timon from Lion King


For June 20 2015

What random letter was generated by the online random-letter generator? V

What’s a refreshing beverage whose name begins with the letter? Vodka

What ailment whose name begins with the letter have you suffered from? Vomitting

What horrible creature whose name begins with the letter do you resemble in your foulest mood? Vampire

What emotion whose name begins with the letter have you experienced in the past week? Vulnerable. This is literally the only word I could think of, although not entirely present.

What’s an item in your purse, wallet, or backpack whose name begins with the letter? A vial of headache pills.


This was fun! I hope you all had a nice Friday and I’d love to read what your answers would have been.

-Demi

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“Friday 56” and “Book Beginning” No°4 :: Between Shades Of Grey

Two wonderful memes joined together. The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda at FredasVoice and Book Beginnings by Gilion at RoseCityReader.


Chapter 1

THEY TOOK ME IN MY NIGHTGOWN.
Thinking back, the signs were there – family photos burned in the fireplace,  Mother sewing her best silver jewellery into the lining of her coat late at night, and Papa nor returning from work.

Page 56

The priest looked up, flung oil, and made the sign of the cross as our train rolled away.
He was issuing last rites.

Between Shades Of Grey by Ruta Sepetys

Synopsis:

Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they’ve known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin’s orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.

Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously–and at great risk–documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father’s prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives. Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart.


This book has been on my shelves for a while now and I’m super excited to read it! I’d love to read you opinions on it, if you read it.

-Demi

“Friday 5” No°4

Friday 5 for June 3: WordPlay

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  1. What’s a five-letter word describing the day you had today? tired
  2. What’s a six-letter word, ending with N, describing your plans for the weekend? german. I’m meeting with my 2 friends to learn for our next maths exam ‘yay’
  3. What seven words describe the last in-person conversation you had? brother, book, buy, charity, comics, superheroes, library
  4. How would you make an acrostic of the letters in SUMMER to describe your hopes for the summer? Just so you know, I’m terrible in writing poems. Consider yourself warned.
    Summer is the season I wait for all year long
    Until it’s over a lot of books to read I hope
    Memories for a lifetime made will be
    My best friend a visit will pay me
    Every night late to bed I will go
    Romania soon there I’ll be
  5. What three rhyming words describe your most recent vacation? I’m going to have to pass this one, as I literary I’m the worst in rhyming. Sorry.

-Demi

“Friday 56” and “Book Beginning” No°3

Two wonderful memes joined together. The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda at FredasVoice and Book Beginnings by Gilion at RoseCityReader.
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Prologue

In beautiful Verona, where our story takes place a longstanding hatred between two families erupts into new violence. Two unlucky children of these enemy families become lovers and take their own lives. Their unfortunate deaths put an end to their parents’ feud. For the next two hours, we will watch the story of their doomed love and their parents’ anger, which nothing but the children’s deaths could stop. If you listen patiently everything else will soon become clear.

Page 56

Mercutio: He hears not. He stirs not. He moves not. The ape is dead! But I will make him appear.

Every one has heard about Romeo and Juliet. I picked this book for my English class, as we are reading the original play and it’s hard to understand. No Fear Shakespeare is such an easy and wonderful read all I can do is recommend others to read it. 🙂

-Demi

“Friday 56” No°2 and “Book Beginning” No°2

Two wonderful memes joined together. Do check their blogs.

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda at FredasVoice and Book Beginnings by Gilion at RoseCityReader

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Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
Book Beginning


Chapter 1

Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death.

Page 56

Only when I got parallel to them did I see Isaac’s face. Tears streamed down his reddened cheeks in a continual flow, his face a taunt mask of pain. He stared at the screen, not even glancing at me, and howled, all the while pounding away at his controller.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

-Demi

“Friday 5” No°3

Friday 5 for April 29: Scene a Good Film Lately?

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What’s your favorite dancing scene in a movie?
“I’ve had the time of my life/No I never felt this way before/Yes I swear it’s the truth/And I owe it all to you”
What’s your favorite chase scene in a movie?
Normally you’ll find them in action movies, which, besides Marvel movies, I’m not quite fond of. My recently favourite chase scene would be from Ant-Man.
What’s your favorite courtroom scene in a movie?
In To Kill a Mockingjay, when Atticus gives “his speech”.
What’s your favorite kissing scene in a movie?
Titanic, The Notebook, Dirty Dancing… I can go on for hours.
What’s your favorite scene in a non-musical movie where the characters spontaneously break into song?
In 10 Things I Hate About You when Heath Ledger sings Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. Just wonderful.

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-Demi

“Friday 5” No°2

Friday 5 for April 15: The Middle

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What’s something you’re in the middle of?
My book, “Hidden Fires” by Sandra Brown.
What’s in the middle of you?
Strawberries and a cup of capuccino.
What is your residence in the middle of?
I seems to be in the middle of the county I live in.
What’s a great food that features something in its middle?
Berliner doughnut. Yummy!
What’s the nearest you’ve been to the middle of nowhere?
Australia: Bendigo, the neighbours lived like 3 km away from each other; on the way from Melbourne to Bendigo, in seemed like driving through “the middle of nowhere” (because of the lack of cars/people, not streets or towns)

Join this week’s “Friday 5” here. Wish you a wonderful weekend!

-Demi