Time for my daily selection of blogs that I have enjoyed and would like to share. Not all of them as I have mentioned before you would be here until Christmas. I hope you will head over and check out the whole posts.
First is M.J. Mallon as a guest on Colleen Chesebro who has a new series: ” I have started a new feature on my blog, called Author Spotlight – Guest Posts. As you can see from the image above, I am looking for themed posts about fairies, myths, and magic. If you are an interested author and would like to be featured on my blog, please click HERE to find out more. ~Colleen~
Marjorie is celebrating the launch of her debut novel The Curse of Time and has a launch party on her blog this Saturday. Details are in the post.
Here is the first paragraph of the story that Marjorie has shared.
Rainbow Child By MJ Mallon
Young Aurora collected rainbows like other children collect shells and pretty trinkets. She learnt all there was to know about these wonders of reflection and refraction but longed to see a very special sight – a double rainbow with a second arc visible outside the primary arc. She’d heard an ancient legend that the only way to call such a rainbow forth would be to carry tourmaline on her, so she sought out a beautiful necklace with the finest tourmaline crystal embedded in its pendant.
Head over and read the rest of this delightful story: https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/08/24/fairies-myths-magic-author-spotlight-guest-posts-rainbow-child-by-mj-mallon/
Chris The Story Reading Ape shares a post that was sent to him by Aurora Jean Alexander and he believes it’s one of the best tributes to women he has read
When God created woman he was working late on the 6th day…….
An angel came by and asked.” Why spend so much time on her?”
The lord answered. “Have you seen all the specifications I have to meet to shape her?”
●She must function on all kinds of situations.
●She must be able to embrace several kids at the same time.
●Have a hug that can heal anything from a bruised knee to a broken heart.
●She must do all this with only two hands.
●She cures herself when sick and can work 18 hours a day.
The Angel was impressed” Just two hands…..impossible!
And this is the standard model?”
Read the rest of the post and celebrate all that we are good at (often with the help of a good man) : https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/08/24/a-tribute-to-all-women/
My next blog post made me chuckle.. rarely do we admit to eavesdropping but Lillian Csernica considers it a golden moment.. but she finds one area of modern technology a barrier to her enjoyment. However, she shares some golden moments when she discovered a few nuggets
I recently made the observation that cell phones have taken all the fun out of eavesdropping. When I said this, I was referring to texting. People have all kinds of conversations that people nearby can’t overhear, aside from the clicking of the keyboard.
A friend of mine pointed out that I was quite mistaken. He lives in San Francisco and makes frequent use of public transit. This gives him the opportunity to listen in on the amazing variety of really personal subjects people discuss when making actual calls on their cell phones.
Good point! This makes me feel better, even though most of the conversations I do overhear aren’t worth the time or attention.
Read the rest of the post and discover some great eavesdropping nuggets: https://lillian888.wordpress.com/
Carolee Croft has a special guest post by fantasy author R.K. Lander on the subject of Elves.
If you are not a Tolkien geek, haven’t read the Silmarillion, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, or just haven’t read about elves in mythology, your impression of an elf is probably what the movies have portrayed; tall angels with long hair and flighty voices who dance to the lyre and cry woeful tears as epic poems are recited. They float angelically around majestic gardens of blooming flowers they wear in their hair, pose for portraits or titter away the afternoon as they braid each other’s’ hair and drink miraculous cordials. They sit upon the loamy banks of a beautiful forest and eat green things – probably lettuce and perhaps aromatic herbs and even flowers – they can also be seen cantering bareback through a forest on a unicorn as their immortal eyes marvel at the unfathomable beauty of the land.
Oh the joy – the utter wiles of nature that made these creatures such divinities!
Find out more about elves and some questions their depiction in fantasy novles such as The Hobbit raise: https://caroleecroft.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/tolkiens-angels-a-question-of-belief/
I hope that you have enjoyed today’s small selection and will head over and check them out. I am off now to do a podcast interview with Marsha Ingrao… time to put some lipstick on. thanks for dropping by. Sally