The Men in My Head Right Now

Okay, there are four. Each beckons when a certain mood strikes.

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Books

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When I want to sigh: Sebastian Faulks

They say that when you sleep with someone all their previous partners are in bed with you, but I’ve never felt that…. What I always did feel was a dim awareness of my own past lovers. The hair on the pillow….

[Faulks, S. (2015). Where My Heart Used to Beat. London: Hutchinson.]

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When I want to walk in the wild: W. Bruce Cameron

I was seized by a fury I did not understand…. [The coyotes] turned to stare at me in a single, coordinated swivel of their heads, their eyes sly as they assessed me. I was a lone dog, and they were a pack….

I wanted this fight.

[They] seemed intimidated, yet they were hunting me, and I knew their feigned cowardice was designed to lure me to them so they could set on me from all sides.

[Cameron, W. B. (2017). A Dog’s Way Home. New York, NY: Macmillan.]

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When I want to languish in sentimental philosophy: Mitch Albom

‘Find two souls on earth, one who wants too much time and one who wants too little. Teach them what you have learned.’

‘How will I find them?’….

‘Listen for their misery.’

[Albom, M. (2012). The Time Keeper. New York, NY: HarperCollins.]

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When I want to satisfy my intellectual curiosity: James A. Michener

Then in 1529 matters in Spain’s Toledo took a dramatic turn…. Fray Antonio received word that his father had finally been judged guilty by the Holy Inquisition and, because of the gravity of his heresy against the financial stability of the Empire–a sin that furthermore smacked of Lutheranism–had been burned at the stake in the public square of Salamanca. He had, a friend related, been strangled before the fires reached him.

[Michener, J. A. (1992). Mexico. New York, NY: Random House.]

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Do you like these books and/or authors?  What are you reading now?

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28 thoughts on “The Men in My Head Right Now

  1. I enjoyed this post with the quotes associated with your moods. Nice. Each one left me with a vivid picture in my mind. Me? I’m currently enthralled with Leonardo DaVinci by Walter Isaacson, The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett, and Memoire’s of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. Inbetween breaks, I’m neck deep in the Ásatrú Edda the sacred lore of my Norsemen ancesters.

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      1. I’m enjoying MoG. My better half is Korean and a lot of the nuances of the culture are captured well in the story. I am deep into my ancestry and took the DNA test which opened an amazing world of connections to me. It seems my journey started in Sparta crossed into Romania on to Scandinavia where my paternal surname originates. There was a brief excursion in western Russia then down to Normandy and over to England in 1066. Things got a bit testy in England and the forefathers made a hasty retreat to America in 1610. Been here in the states ever since. DNA markers tied to world history is an amazing adventure if you like that sort of thing.

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        1. Yes! I was particularly intrigued that nuances of the female realm were so well captured by a man…there was only one scene I found implausible but otherwise very well done. Your DNA adventure sounds amazing! Would make a good book…. 🙂

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  2. When I was young … I was warned of Women of Intrigue, Mystery, Strong Will and Appetites that I couldn’t understand because of my gender handicap … Ms Danica, you are indeed a Wonderfully Complex Woman that makes young and old hearts race … magnificent read … g

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    1. G, it’s been a while since I’ve been called a Woman of Intrigue! That’s funny about a gender handicap (I don’t think that really exists)… thank you for the wonderful compliment…I’m at a bit of a loss for words….

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      1. It’s interesting I completed my first book in years and already started a new one. I was asked to review a book before publishing. I think I’ll be reading more e-books and audiobooks in the future. I tried to set up Good Reads but failed at first attempt. 🙂

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  3. I haven’t read any of these, or anything by the authors. I’m terrible when it comes to reading… currently picking up and putting down Emmanuel Carrère’s book about Philip K. Dick.

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    1. The GoT books are on my list! Can you believe I haven’t seen the show? I want to read the books first.

      Oh I wholeheartedly agree about Chuck Palahniuk! I’ll have to look for Irvine Welsh… love saying WTFTWA. 🙂

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    1. I’m on my 2nd dog-related Cameron book and I like his writing style and voice. I’ve heard that before about Faulks and this is the first book of his I’ve read. I liked the title. I’m a simple girl. 🙂 Oh, AHWIAB sounds like something I should read next….

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  4. I have read Mitch Albom (“Tuesdays with Morrie” and “The 5 People you Meet in Heaven”) and James Michener (“Hawaii”). I’m reading “My GRL” by fellow blogger, John Howell.
    I liked how you featured quotes, Danica.

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    1. I liked both those books by Mitch Albom. I especially liked the creative idea of “The 5 People…” I haven’t read that one by James Michener, and there are many of his books I haven’t read yet. I’m looking forward to your thoughts on “My GRL”.
      Thanks very much, Robin. I’m glad you liked it. 😊

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