My Love of Books

A book

is like a movie in 4D

put on hold,

waiting patiently

at the back of your mind.


devouring pages
my thoughts are lost in a dream
the hours pass by

Posted in Books, Photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit


no sleep

without words

to clear my mind


for a larger image, please click the photos

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Posted in Books, Border hopping, Culture/History, Inspiration, Personal, Photo, Photo challenge, Writing

Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

The new year’s first WordPress Photo Challenge by Sara Rosso:

Resolved. This is that time of year, isn’t it? Full of resolutions and good intentions. Why not share a photo which represents one of your New Year’s resolutions?

Share a picture which means RESOLVED to you!

There’s one big resolution for me this year: to write – or at least start writing – the book that has been forming in my head. In my heart. No more talking and dreaming about it, but DOING it.

So I chose this photo of a library, because next year my book will be out there too! Though it might be an online library 😉


By the way, I made this photo in front of the Old Library of the Trinity College in Dublin. A library that was CLOSED between Christmas and New Year. Such a disappointment… until I saw this poster. I got to see it after all. A bit. 😉


More RESOLVED photos at The Daily Post

Posted in Books, Border hopping, Ireland, Movies, Music, Personal, Photo

People of Dublin

A lot of famous people origin from Dublin. Just think of:


  • George Bernard Shaw – playwright
  • Bram Stoker – novelist
  • Oscar Wilde – playwright, author, poet
  • Bono – lead singer with U2 and campaigner on world debt
  • Chris De Burgh – Musician
  • The Dubliners – folk and ballad group (Luke Kelly, Ronnie Drew, Barnie McKenna, John Sheahan)
  • Colin Farrell – actor
  • Bob Geldof – The Boomtown Rats lead singer and Live Aid organiser
  • Ronan Keating – singer
  • Sinéad O’Connor – singer
  • Maureen O’Hara – actress

each more talented than the other. Here’s a complete list, perhaps you will recognize more. I have heard of these people, know their music, their books, but I do not know them.  What I do know though, is that Dubliners are friendly, merry and very helpful.

My partner and I were studying our city map, trying to decide which road to take to get to our hotel. A guy who was passing us immediately stepped up and asked if he could help. Then a car stopped at the side of the road, an older gentleman got out, walked over and asked the same question. When he saw we knew where to go, he handed me his own map of Dublin, saying that it was much better than the one we were using, and simply walked away again… but not before catching a kiss I blew him. He grinned and drove off. How cool is that?

Hotel, restaurants, pubs, even shops, everyone was so very kind that that alone made me fall in love with this city. I saw so many interesting persons, but didn’t want to intrude on their privacy by taking a photo. I did manage to catch some of them though, so here is my tribute to the People of Dublin:

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Posted in Books, Movies

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – the making of

Bilbo Baggins is on the loose. I have seen him in action last Saturday, and I was enchanted by the unique Middle Earth atmosphere once more. Oh what bless to go back to the magic of Tolkien. To see his story come to life, in full color and 3D action. With special compliments for the Lady Galadriel and Smeagol. Epic scenes, dwarven battles, the eye of Smaug in stead of the eye of Sauron. I loved every minute of it. Come on, Peter Jackson, give us part two and three! Or at least the DVD.  I want to see it again. And again!

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected journey, you could see a compilation of trailers and TV commercials. In the video below, you will see more of the making of. Choose the highest quality and full screen for the best effect.

* happy sigh *

Have you seen The Hobbit? What do you think of this movie? What did you love and what could/should have been different or better? 

Posted in Books, Inspiration, Movies

The future of publishing

My sincere apologies. I don’t usually post twice a day, but this video was sent to me by a friend – thank you, Saskia! – and I just have to share it with you all.

Now don’t despair. Trust me and watch until the end…

Posted in Books, Culture/History, Movies

The Hobbit & The Lord Of The Rings – animated

I am SO very sorry. Upon rechecking these links – I wanted to continue watching – suddenly the message appeared that the videos have been removed by the user.

😦 😦 😦


Look, look, LOOK!

The Hobbit

The Lord Of The Rings

The Return Of The King

I remember that I breathlessly watched one part of Lord of the Rings (animated) when I was still living at home… and that the sequel was never shown. Well, now I have found it, all in these films! 😀

So much fun comparing them to Peter Jackson’s movies.

Will you watch them with me? If only for a little while?

Posted in Books, Photo, Six Word Saturday

Lack of space, but…

   Six Word Saturday:


… there are never too many books!

My bookcase is bursting. One of these days there will be an explosion, showering my living room with shreds of paper. So I took the plants outside for the summer and redecorated the windowsill with books. To relieve the plagued bookkeeper. A bit. And there are still stacks in front of it. Plus to the side. 😉

I love books. I want books. I need books.

Happy reading weekend!


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