Monday, February 28, 2005

The search continues ... well, sort of!

      I knew you guys would come through! It's so great that with just the mention of trouble finding the right visuals of fairies, hobgoblins and sprite's, so many of you responded with words of direction and advice ... what great friends I've found here!

     BTW ... Ryanagi, thanks for the links! Lifewrites, was that a double dare I heard from you? Suzypwr, have you checked with Hairball yet?  

     I must say that it comes as no surprise to me to hear so many of you comment on how books, old and new call to you and how you get your own amazing visuals from the written word ... I do so wish that I was more like that. I will make a conscious effort to listen closer to see if the tattered old ones call to me.

    BTW ... I did check out the little book photographed in the previous entry, yep, the one with the little dog-eared yellow pages and teeny tiny little print. I love the story (as always), however ... I am still on the hunt for the perfect visuals.    

     I met a friend at Barnes and Noble after work last night, it might have been a great opportunity to continue my quest for A Mid Summer Night's Dream if we had not spent the entire evening in constant chatter at the bookstores coffee shop! Disappointed? Not on your life ... first things first you know!

     Amidst the chatter we did take a little time to check out a book called Blink: The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcom Gladwell. The book is about slicing the thought process and relying more on our own instant intuitions when reacting to a new idea, reading a stranger or recognizing danger.

     I didn't buy the book last night but think that maybe I should have. Ahhh ... an excuse to go back to one of my favorite places. I love Barnes and Noble, especially in the company of a close friend.

     More about Shakespear's much loved fairy tail and why the sudden interest next time.

                               Happy Monday all!

                                    *** Coy ***    

 

21 comments:

jeanno43 said...

Glad you got such a great response. You really have me intrigued now as to why you are so into this.  I went to Regents Park when I was a teenager and saw an open air production of Midsummer Night's Dream, it was wonderful.

sunnyside46 said...

midsummer nights dream is one  of my favorites.
caitlin was puck in a school presentation.
Is that type-casting or what?
can't wait to hear more about your search!
Marti

luvmort said...

Iambic pentameter is such a pain in the tuchis (tookis, tuckus?)!

cneinhorn said...

you know, I just saw "blink" at Target the other day..the title grabbed me as I walked by, but didn't have time to pick it up that day....sounds very interesting....I pretty much live life that way....some say it's impulsive, but I don't think so....will be interested to read more of your interest in Shakespeare Coy!  have a wonderful week!

~JerseyGirl
http://journals.aol.com/cneinhorn/WonderGirl

lifewrites said...


Yes, Coy. That was a double dare! I hope you find what you are looking for, I can completely understand your interest in Midsummer.  I LOVE Shakespeare!  I am part of a theatre company here in the Bay Area called Shady Shakespeare.  Those of you in CA, come on out! It's FREE!  www.shadyshakes.org  -lifewrites

sunflowerkat321 said...

I heard the author of Blink on NPR.  It does sound like an interesting book.  Like you...I prefer a new book with larger print.  For me...it's the over 40 eyes!!
:)

ryanagi said...

Let us know what kind of visual you are looking for! I'm a great little internet searcher! LOL

judithheartsong said...

ahhh  books....... judi

suzypwr said...

Hairball was here this morning, but was sleeping on the loveseat. I have no idea why, since there is a full-sized sofa on the other side of the room and her bed is upstairs. She was still sleeping when I left. I will write myself a note. I hope I gave the book to her and didn't donate it. I know it's what you want!
xoxo

mykesmom75 said...

OH!! My daughter and I spend so much time there too....Just love it. My granddaughter is reading now and she loves Barnes and Noble too.....I guess it helps she's in K and reading at 1st grade level...woo hoo for her. Well enjoy, You know sometimes I enjoy the books better without pics because i think my imagination is so much better........:)  * Debbie*

dynastyfurycg said...

you go girl

stormie4851 said...

CANT WAIT, ..................STORMIE

misstyfyd said...

I really need the book about intuition.  Maybe i'll go look it up there.  I too, am a fan of the bookstore, and someday, when i am brave enough to do more than journaling, i might venture out on a kidless night and seek that one! Thanks.  (and thanks for looking at mine the other day, that was really sweet...)

freeepeace said...

I'm with you.  I love B&N and Borders.  I know they're corporate overlords, but there's something about being surrounded by so many books -- with coffee on hand.  Ahhh...it's all so comforting somehow.  And you know me, I'm not an avid book reader.  I just love books.

That book you mentioned (thinking without thinking) sounds like what we all do when we journal.  Stream-of-consciousness.  Hmmm

hestiahomeschool said...

It is SO important to act on your intuition without thinkingabout it---it may very well save your life!  I highly recommend a book called The Gift of Fear, which talks about this...

alphawoman1 said...

Did you try the childrens section?

belfastcowboy75 said...

The problem withreading plays is that playwrights, unlike novelists, rely on stage visuals. My advice--see the play. There must be a good film version.

shewolfdancing said...

I love B & N... not quite as much as I love Borders... (I think they have a better selection).. but yes... coffee.. friends.. chat... who needs books???

Arent they just for looks anyhow...  **WinK**

Its been about 2 weeks since I have spent some time in my neighborhood B&N, so i am up for a trip soon.... just have to kick this cold first.

~Have a great day....  
Kate
http://journals.aol.com/shewolfdancing/LifeofAWolf

astaryth said...

Barnes & Noble, Borders, Waldenbooks... the little store on the corner with a bunch of old/used books... doesn't matter, LOVE them all <LOL> I don't think I ever walked into a bad bookstore <LOL> I even enjoy going into the bookstores on campuses with text books!
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind

sonensmilinmon said...

Isn't it wonderful to get answers from our online j-land buddies?  As for bookstores, my dad had thee BEST!  But, there is no such thing as a bad bookstore, I LOVE them all. :-)

Monica
http://journals.aol.com/sonensmilinmon/SmilinMonsAdventures/

deabvt said...

Happy Monday!
V