Miscellaneous Fun TAG: Amazon’s 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime

 Miscellaneous Fun

TAG: Amazon’s 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime

Many thanks to James at https://thisismytruthnow.com/2018/03/30/tag-amazons-100-books-to-read-in-a-lifetime/ for nominating be on this tag. It is so much fun!

Today’s Date: 3/30/2018.

How many books have you read from Amazon’s list of 100 Books to read in a lifetime?

How to Play:

  1. Include the link to Amazon’s List
  2. Tag the creator of the meme (Perfectly Tolerable)
  3. Tag and thank the Person that tagged you
  4. Copy the list below and indicate which ones you have read
  5. Tally up your total
  6. Comment on the post you were tagged in and let them know how many you read
  7. Tag 5 new people
Title Author Read?
1984 George Orwell
A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Dave Eggers
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Ishmael Beah
The Bad Beginning Lemony Snicket
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle
Selected Stories, 1968-1994 Alice Munro
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
All the President’s Men Bob Woodward
Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir Frank McCourt
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Judy Blume  Yes
Bel Canto Ann Patchett
Beloved Toni Morrison
Born to Run Christopher McDougall
Breath, Eyes, Memory Edwidge Danticat
Catch-22 Joseph Heller
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
Charlotte’s Web E. B White  Yes
Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese
Daring Greatly Brené Brown
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
Dune Frank Herbert
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brow  Yes
Great Expectations Charles Dickens  Yes
Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond Ph.D.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J.K. Rowling
In Cold Blood Truman Capote
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth Chris Ware
Kitchen Confidential Anthony Bourdain
Life After Life Kate Atkinson
Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder  Yes
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love Medicine Louise Erdrich
Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor E. Frankl  YES
Me Talk Pretty One Day David Sedaris
Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides
Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game Michael Lewis
Of Human Bondage W. Somerset Maugham
On the Road Jack Kerouac
Out of Africa Isak Dinesen
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Marjane Satrapi
Portnoy’s Complaint Philip Roth
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen  Yes
Silent Spring Rachel Carson
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
Team of Rivals Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X
The Book Thief Markus Zusak  Yes
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Díaz
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger  Yes
The Color of Water James McBride
The Corrections Jonathan Franzen
The Devil in the White City Erik Larson  Yes
The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
The Fault in Our Stars John Green
The Giver Lois Lowry
The Golden Compass Philip Pullman
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald  Yes
The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood
The House at Pooh Corner A. Milne
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins Yes
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
The Liars’ Club Mary Karr
The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry  Yes
The Long Goodbye Raymond Chandler
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Lawrence Wright  Yes
The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat Oliver Sacks
The Omnivore’s Dilemma Michael Pollan
The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster
The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver
The Power Broker Robert A. Caro
The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe
The Road Cormac McCarthy
The Secret History Donna Tartt
The Shining Stephen King  Yes
The Stranger Albert Camus
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway
The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami
The World According to Garp John Irving
The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee  Yes
Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand
Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein  Yes
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak  Yes

Jackie Paulson has read 18 books. My all time favorite on this list is Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor E. Frankl… YES! So… I’m happy with the results. How about you?

I Tag:

 

 

 

Rise/Set

For this week’s photo challenge, explore the vibrant, hopeful colors of your favorite sunrise or sunset.

My photo’s for this weeks challenge

Others to Follow:

http://touringwithkids.com/2018/03/29/sunrise-on-cadillac-mountain/

http://gratefulsinglemoms.com/2018/03/28/my-favorite-place-in-the-world/

https://unexpectedincommonhours.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-rise-set/

http://rushbabe49.com/2018/03/28/sunset-an-end-and-a-beginning/

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/weekly-photo-challenge-rise-set/

https://mirthandmotivation.com/2018/03/28/photo-challenge-rise-set/

https://nesfelicio.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/another-day-begins-and-ends-on-panglao-island/

 Now, let me explain what I have been up to…

Since 2015, I have been homeless and here and there couch hopping or even staying sleeping in my car, due to no jobs….well, low paying jobs.  You can congratulate me now…I have a New JOB starting MONDAY:

Foreclosure Specialist for a Mortgage Company, and if you actually read this blog this far, comment comment comment BELOW!

I’d rather be Reading a good book

 

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/rather/

https://madame-zenista.com/2018/03/14/id-rather-be-doing-something-creative-like/

https://norcalzen.com/2018/03/14/id-rather-be/.

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2018/03/14/id-rather-be-eating-pie-today-3-14/

https://insellos.wordpress.com/2018/03/15/weekly-photo-challenge-id-rather-be-a-painter/

https://wordpress.com/post/streamingthruamerica.com/2018/03/14/my-word/

Review of Movie Acts of Vengeance

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Acts of Vengeance is a Netflix movie that can be true and I think many should watch this movie. First I am a huge fan of Antonio Banderas. That was a given to want to watch the movie. So, basically the movie has a busy prosecuting attorney. The kicker is that a man on the police force has a daughter who was killed and Tony Banderas got the murderer freed. So this cop has a vengeance to want to hurt Tony. So he sets up his wife and daughter and murder’s them. After learning from a book he learned The best revenge is to be unlike your enemy. He also learned combat skills. At first Tony blames himself for the murders of his wife and daughter but later decided to make use of his time by finding the killer. I was awe struck at the skills he learned and the fact that in the end, Tony did not kill but got the cop to go to trial and put in prison. Yes, there are good cops and bad but at the end of the day they have to live with their own choices. I was touched by the dog in the movie and by how I felt after watching it. As much as I want to hurt those who hurt me I am now reminded that in the end it is God’s Vengeance NOT ME!

For starters, as a believer in Christ let us look at the different versions of what the Bible says on Vengeance:

Romans 12:19 Talks about Vengeance

New International Version
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

New Living Translation
Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD.

English Standard Version
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Berean Study Bible
Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but leave room for God’s wrath. For it is written: “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Berean Literal Bible
never avenging yourselves, beloved; instead give place to wrath, for it has been written: “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

New American Standard Bible
Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord.

King James Bible
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Christian Standard Bible
Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for God’s wrath, because it is written, Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
Dear friends, don’t try to get even. Let God take revenge. In the Scriptures the Lord says, “I am the one to take revenge and pay them back.”

Good News Translation
Never take revenge, my friends, but instead let God’s anger do it. For the scripture says, “I will take revenge, I will pay back, says the Lord.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for His wrath. For it is written: Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay, says the Lord.

International Standard Version
Do not take revenge, dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath. For it is written, “Vengeance belongs to me. I will pay them back, declares the Lord.”

NET Bible
Do not avenge yourselves, dear friends, but give place to God’s wrath, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

New Heart English Bible
Do not seek revenge yourselves, beloved, but leave room for the wrath. For it is written, “Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.”

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but give place to rage, for it is written: “If you will not execute judgment for yourself, I shall execute your judgment, says God.”

GOD’S WORD® Translation
Don’t take revenge, dear friends. Instead, let God’s anger take care of it. After all, Scripture says, “I alone have the right to take revenge. I will pay back, says the Lord.”

New American Standard 1977
Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Not defending yourselves, dearly beloved; but rather give place unto the wrath of God, for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, says the Lord.

American King James Version
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, said the Lord.

American Standard Version
Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath of God : for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Revenge not yourselves, my dearly beloved; but give place unto wrath, for it is written: Revenge is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
not avenging yourselves, beloved, but give place to wrath; for it is written, Vengeance [belongs] to me, I will recompense, saith the Lord.

English Revised Version
Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord.

Webster’s Bible Translation
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
Do not be revengeful, my dear friends, but give way before anger; for it is written, “‘Revenge belongs to Me: I will pay back,’ says the Lord.”

World English Bible
Don’t seek revenge yourselves, beloved, but give place to God’s wrath. For it is written, “Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.”

Young’s Literal Translation
not avenging yourselves, beloved, but give place to the wrath, for it hath been written, ‘Vengeance is Mine.

In the end the movie says “Dedicated to the memory of Barbara Florentine and Sherilyn Stetz.”  I thought maybe this is a true story and did research.

 

Featured Card of the Day – Transformation ~ Cicada – Spiritsong Tarot by Paulina Cassidy

Featured Card of the Day – Transformation ~ Cicada – Spiritsong Tarot by Paulina Cassidy

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Keywords

Transformation, liberation, change, transition, rebirth, renewal.

Artist Interpretation 

A symbol of renewal and rebirth, Cicada sweeps away the past, setting upon a clear new pathway. Having a transformative life cycle, Cicada assists in helping to work through spiritual changes, and to move from an ending of a cycle into a fresh new beginning. In the creation of the new healthy you, the clearing of obstacles allows your energy to move forward. Life is permanently changing, and change brings forth creativity, new life, and new perspective.

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