The Pooh Perspective


I choose an area of my house to “purge” each week, I hate clutter and don’t have much of it, however, I do have a bit of a hoarding problem when it comes to books…it’s a rainy Sunday and the girls are still sleeping so I thought I’d sort my “library” and I found a book my sister had given to me that she had given my grandmother a number of years ago.

Granny was a lover of Pooh Bear 😀

The title of the book is “Pooh’s Little Instruction Book“.


It’s a really fun book to look through, full of reminders and suggestions on how to live a good life – Winnie – The – Pooh style.

Like this one:

“Always watch where you are going.  Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.


“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you .  You have to go to them sometimes.”

and quite possibly my favorite:

“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”


Happy Sunday and don’t forget

“A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference”

Teaser Tuesday


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

English was their inheritance, the purveyor of opportunities.

But it was also their curse.


Pg 172 “Saving Fish From Drowning” by Amy Tan

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks

A Poem a Day for April


Papizilla and Sahm King are celebrating Poetry Month by getting as many of their “peeps” as they can to contribute a poem everyday for the Month of April.

I thought it would be fun to participate

There is also a facebook page and blog site both by the same name

We Drink Because We’re  poets

You should check it out there are some brilliant works of poetry being posted

I will try my best in the future to be a little more impassioned 😀

but for today we’ll just keep it in true Angie Style

😀 :D:D

A Poem a day
I said ok
Wonder what I’ll write today?

Something happy?
Something Sad?
Something serious?

How shall I begin?
Choose a phrase?
Choose a feeling?

A poem a day
What should I write today?

Happy Sunday

≈Laugh loudly, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly≈

What I’m Reading this week.

Thought I’d start something new on Mondays….

My Mum gave me this book by Elizabeth George over the weekend:


To this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale’s lush green valleys. Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they’d hidden to escape the ravages of Cromwell’s raiders . . . . . . . give you my own little review next week. 😀

Day 15 – 30 Day Book Challenge- Foreign Culture

30 Day Book Challenge – Day 15

Favorite book dealing with foreign culture

The Kite Runner is an unforgettable,heartbreaking, and deeply moving, story. I really enjoyed this novel. 🙂 You will find it hard to put down!

It takes place in Kabul and beginning just prior to the Russian invasion, The Kite Runner tells a heartbreaking story about the friendship between two boyhood friends who are as close as brothers, but also just happen to be master and servant.

Their relationship evolves over 40-year period and is forever marked by a moment in their youth when Amir, the privileged son, watches from safety while his friend  and caregiver Hassans life will change forever.


Day 14 – 30 Day Book Challenge-Required reading list

30 Day Book Challenge – Day 14

Book that should be on hs/college required reading list

A Tree grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith,  should be on high school/college required reading list if it’s not already.

This is actually a book I may just re read. 🙂

It was published in 1943 and sold over 300,000 copies in its first 6 weeks.

Betty Smith wrote from her experiences growing up in Brooklyn and created “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”.
The following is part a book review by Esther Lombardi
“Francie’s mother, Katie, is the child of immigrants. Like so many others, they came to America to make a better life for their children. When Francie was born, Katie’s mother visited her and told her what she must do to help her children succeed.Katie’s mother stressed the importance of reading the Bible and the works of Shakespeare. She also said, “you must tell the children the legends I told you–as my mother told them to me. You must tell the fairy tales of the old country. You must tell of those not of the earth who live forever in the hearts of people–fairies, elves, dwarfs, and such…”Perhaps the readings and the stories were not the only things that helped Francie to develop such an active imagination, but they became a part of who she was. She was a part of her family history. Smith writes, “She was all these things and of something more that did not come from the Rommelys nor the Nolans, the reading, the observing, the living from day to day.” It’s that “something” that is in “each soul that is given life–the one different thing such as that which makes no fingerprints on the face of the earth alike.”
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (novel)

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Day 13 – 30 Day Book Challenge – Favorite childhood book

30 Day Book Challenge – Day 13

 Day 13 – Favorite childhood book

These questions are getting tricky!

I’m not sure which book to choose, there were so many, I loved the Richard Scarry books, of course Dr.Suess and we used to have those “pop up” books, when you opened the page the pictures just popped right up on the page, I absolutely loved those ones too, Good night Moon and The very hungry Caterpillar my list goes on..

Cover of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"

Cover of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

But my absolute favorite would have to be It’s a Busy,Busy World By Richard Scarry,  there were/are so many pictures of cats,dogs,rabbits wearing clothes and driving cars,  working in bakeries, as carpenters, firemen, policemen,  I just thought that was the most exciting thing, there was always something within the pages of this book that you’d find almost like those Where’s Waldo books.


As I grew older I liked my Little House on the Prairie books and started reading mysteries, I couldn’t get enough of  Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys.

Hardy Boys

Hardy Boys (Photo credit: Chris Blakeley)

So I think I’ve answered that question and more 🙂

Day 11 – 30 Day Book Challenge

Day 11 – 30 Day Book Challenge


The Book that made you fall in love with reading…..

I’ve been reading forever, but I think it must have been when I was quite little and it was probably a Dr. Suess book….I still love those books with the crazy illustrations and wacky rhymes and when I was a bit older probably my Little House on the Prairie books.  Reading was always a big part of our lives growing up and has just stuck with me. 

Hard to say really which book it was, I think I was just born a bookworm. 🙂

Happy Reading and Happy Friday!

Group of children sitting on the grass reading...

1900-1910 (Photo credit: State Library of Queensland, Australia)

Day 1 – 30 Day Book Challenge – Favorite Book

30 Day Book Challenge

Check out my original post

1. What is your favorite book

My Favorite book so far and by far has been Alias Grace by Margret Atwood

In Alias Grace, bestselling author Margaret Atwood has written her most captivating, disturbing, and ultimately satisfying work since The Handmaid’s Tale. She takes us back in time and into the life of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century.

˜Review taken from Goodreads˜