Thursday, November 27, 2008

More Bookish Stuff: Booking Through Thursday, Bookworm Award/Meme AND Manga Challenge


Today is Thanksgiving here in the U.S.

Now, you may have noticed that the global economy isn’t exactly doing well. There’s war. Starvation. All sorts of bad, scary things going on.

So–just for today–how about sharing 7 things that you’re thankful for?

This can be about books, sure–authors you appreciate, books you love, an ode to your public library–but also, how about other things, too? Because in times like these, with bills piling up and disaster seemingly lurking around every corner, it’s more important than ever to stop and take stock of the things we’re grateful for. Family. Friends. Good health (I hope). Coffee and tea. Turkey. Sunshine. Wagging tails. Curling up with a good book.

So, how about it? Spread a little positive thinking and tell the world what there is to be thankful for.

First and foremost, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my friends in the US!

I have so many things to be thankful about and my heart is full of joy just thinking about how God has blessed me with a great family, supportive friends, talents and abilities to bless others, awesome Mother Nature for us to marvel and enjoy creation, a job that I'm passionate about, creative people all around me so that I could enjoy the works of art be it books, music or movies. I'm thankful to be ALIVE!

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I have been tagged (once again) by Renee of 2 Peas in a Pod for this Bookworm Award/Meme!

RULES:
Open the closest book to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence, as well as two to five sentences following.

FROM: HELLO, DOGGY! by Elaine Fox

“Okay. We’ve got someone new joining us today, as I’m sure you all noticed.”

All eyes shifted to Vicky Smith, who, for all her assessing looks, appeared uncomfortable under the scrutiny.

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Rhinoa of Rhinoa's Ramblings is hosting her very own "Manga Challenge" and I'm participating! This will be my first time reading manga (Japanese comics) and I think it would really expand my reading 'portfolio' by trying something new. Thanks, Rhinoa, for hosting this!

The rule is very simple: Read at least 6 manga novels in 2009 (crossovers with other challenges are fine and please feel free to read more!).

More about the challenge here and don't forget to indicate your participation at Rhinoa's blog as she has set up a Mister Linky for this purpose. I hope you will join in the fun!

Updated @ 29 December 2008: Here's the list of manga novels I have picked for this challenge.