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The Great Book of lists : Chapter 1.4 : The Books that Transport You

Hi friends,
This week’s theme is suggested by Jartagnan.  He submitted a list of themes on the Facebook page and I was really happy about it because I have always thought of the Great Book Of Lists as an interactive experience. Follow his example and don’t hesitate to use the comments section to tell me on which themes you would like to do a list.

Let’s dive into our memories and list books that transport us out of our daily lives, of our town, our country, our universe… the ones that took us by surprise through the night with the « Just-One-More-Page Syndrome. I’m talking about the books that made you feel like you knew the characters, like you were riding dragons or finally understanding the underlying truth of the universe, the one that made you experience the character’s journey almost like they did, the one you did not want to finish but were dying to 1/ know the end 2/ know if a sequel was already in the works.

 

 

The List of Books that transport me

The books are not listed in any order. I just wrote the titles as I remembered them.

1/ Flowers of Evil – Charles Baudelaire

2/ Out of Africa – Karen Blixen

3/ Gone with the wind – Margaret Mitchell

4/ The Road – Cormac Mac Carthy

5/ Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

6/ The  Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

7/ Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

8/ Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

9/ The Prisoner of Azkaban – Joanne K. Rowling

 

Here are all current TGBOLers :

Rosemary, Jacqueline, Al, TJ, Maria, Angel, Sybil, Cach, Jartagnan, Jennifer, Lauraline, Judy, Esoria, Jean, Mandibelle, KatMarie and Louise !

Check their blogs, check their lists, and if you feel like joining us in this great adventure : don’t hesitate.

It’s very simple.

Write a post, insert the TGBOL tag and a ping back the this article if you participate this week. The ping back and the TGBOL tags are very important : they allow me to know about your contribution and include you in the TGBOL authors list of the week.

You can suggest a theme or ask a question in the comments section.

Need more information on the event ? Here, you’ll find a complete presentation of the Great Book of Lists

Don’t know how to start? Here is a little guide to help you create your lists

Don’t forget to hit the suscribe button in order not to miss any TGBOL notice. The more, the merrier.

You can also like the blog’s Facebook page.

All the themes in the same place : TGBOL board on Pinterest !

The Great Book of lists : Chapter 1.3 : The List Of Your Desires

Hi friends. I hope you had a better week and mine and that you’ll enjoy the days to come.

I am borrowing this week’s title to french writer Grégoire Delacourt. He wrote a book several years ago about a woman who won the lottery and did not know how to spend her money. Being a pragmatic person, she decides to make the list of everything she’s like to buy. Delacourt named the book : The list of your desires.

I’d like to twist the subject a little. Instead of listing material things to buy, I suggest we list things we feel like doing in 2016, things that really inspire us, make us smile, giggle. It’s not a resolutions list. No need to feel compelled to realize what you write down, but the simple fact of writing the list may blow some wind under your wings and help you accomplish something new, something different, something you always dreamed about but never really found the time to do.

It can be about anything and everything, as long as you feel like doings these things in the 2016 span.

Here is the list of my desires for 2016 :

1/ Cook a new world food recipe each week.
(Last week was  sprawn & curry thaï soup, this week is going to be terriyaki chicken)

2/ Discover a new European capital city.

3/ Do another summer writing challenge.

4/ Enjoy each and every chapter of TGBOL, the participants, the contributions. Appreciate every second of the experience.

5/ Discover 10 writers.

6/ Sleep late on a Sunday morning (this hasn’t happened since 2012).

7/ Try a singing lesson.

8/ Do the « Wreck this journal experience » and blog about it.

 

Here are all current TGBOLers :

Rosemary, Jacqueline, Al, TJ, Maria, Angel, Sybil, Cach, Jartagnan, Jennifer, Lauraline, Judy, Esoria, Jean.

Check their blogs, check their lists, and if you feel like joining us in this great adventure : don’t hesitate.

It’s very simple.

 

Write a post, insert the TGBOL tag and a ping back the this article if you participate this week. The ping back and the TGBOL tags are very important : they allow me to know about your contribution and include you in the TGBOL authors list of the week.

You can suggest a theme or ask a question in the comments section.

Need more information on the event ? Here, you’ll find a complete presentation of the Great Book of Lists

Don’t know how to start? Here is a little guide to help you create your lists

Don’t forget to hit the suscribe button in order not to miss any TGBOL notice. The more, the merrier.

You can also like the blog’s Facebook page.

New this week : TGBOL board on Pinterest !

[Round Up] The Great book Of Lists, chapter 1.2 : Little things

Another week of great contributions, another week of laughs, aawws and « I wish I had written that too ».

Thank you all TGBOLers, you guys are amazing, this book is bound to be a treasure right from the start and the shared aventure is already an extraordinary experience.

Without further ado, here are the TGBOLers of the week :

 

In English : 

Judy : http://edwinasepisodes.com/2016/01/11/the-great-book-of-lists-chapter-1-2-the-little-things-you-love/

Rosemary : https://areadingwritr.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/little-treasures/

Al : https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/the-little-things-you-love-tgbol/

TJ : https://amaviedecoeurentier.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/the-little-things-i-love/

Maria : https://mariawenttotown15.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/the-great-book-of-lists-chapter-2-the-little-things-you-love/

Kat : https://katcarpita.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/the-great-book-of-lists-chapter-1-2-the-little-things-you-love/

Jacqueline : http://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com/2016/01/14/the-little-things-that-i-love-the-great-book-of-lists/

 

In French :

Angel : https://formulairea38.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/le-grand-livre-des-listes-1-2/

Sybil : https://jeromance.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/le-roman-de-ma-semaine-2-2016/

Cach : https://cachk.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/tgbol-1-2-les-petites-choses-que-lon-aime/

Jennifer : https://demotsenlivres.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/liste-1-2-les-petites-choses-que-jaime/

Jartagnan : http://jartagnan.com/2016/01/14/le-grand-livre-des-listes-1-2-les-petites-choses-que-vous-aimez/

Lauraline : https://lauralineaday.wordpress.com/2016/01/14/le-grand-livre-des-listes-2/

 

Thank you all so much for participating and sharing your lists.

Rendez-vous in the following post for chapter 1.3 😀

Le Grand Livre des Listes, Chapitre 1.2 : Les petites choses que vous aimez

J’avais choisi le thème de cette semaine bine avant de lancer officiellement le Grand Livre des Listes. Malheureusement l’actualité de la disparition de David Bowie n’a fait que confirmer mon choix.

Notre monde ne sera plus jamais le même sans sa musique et sa présence fabuleuse.

Notre vie est faite de petites choses, qui, accumulées, composent notre journée. Et aucune n’est permanente.

Alors, soyons conscients de ces petites choses que nous aimons et qui nous aident à passer la journée, rendent notre vie une peu plus facile même lorsqu’elle ne tourne pas bien, ces choses qui mettent en valeur la beauté et la douceur, l’humour et la gentillesse, malgré le vilain.

 

 

Listes de mes petites choses que j’aime

1/Ma fille qui nous accueille chaque jour avec son « Coucou papamaman, j’ai bien dormi ! »

2/ Le fait que mon mari ne partage ma cuisine qu’avec les gens qu’ils aime.

3/ Mon chat, qui s’assoit sur mon ventre lorsqu’elle a faim. Elle ne miaule pas, elle ne pattoune pas, elle reste là, bien décidée à attendre que je me dirige vers son sac de croquettes.

4/ L’épicerie japonaise du coin de la rue. C’est mon fournisseur officiel de riz Yume Nikishi

5/ Les personnages de mon roman. Ils ne sont pas complètement développé pour l’instant mais ils occupent mon imagination toute la journée. Là tout de suite aussi. Ils créent leur propre liste. C’est un mix de nourriture, de matériel de couture, d’objets technologiques, de livres magiques et d’armement.

6/ Mon moment de calme avant de commencer la journée, là où je peux plannifier ce que je vais faire jusqu’au soir.

7/ Mon casque JVD. C’est la clé de ma concentration, mon refuge lorsque je traverse un tempête de bruit.

 

N’hésitez pas, participez à cette  aventure.

Si vous souhaitez le faire, rien de plus simple :

Ecrivez un billet sur votre blog, insérer TGBOL dans vos tags et un lien vers cet article si vous participez au thème de cette semaine.

Vous pouvez  proposer un thème ou poser une question sur le Grand Livre des Listes dans la section des commentaires.

N’oubliez pas de vous abonner au blog afin de ne pas manquer les annonces du lundi.

Vous pouvez également liker la page Facebook du blog pour suivre les publications sur Facebook.

 

 

 

The Great Book of Lists, Chapter 1.2 : The little things you love

I had decided on this week’s theme before launching The Great Book Of Lists. And this morning, I heard of David Bowie’s passing. And now, our world is never going to be the same again. His music and awesomeness were a part of my world and it’ll never be the same again.  Our  life is made of so many things and details, that, compiled together make our day. And none of them are permanent.

So let’s be aware of all these little things we love that help us go through the day, make our life easier even when it doesn’t turn so well,  show us the nice, funny and sweet, despite the ugly,

 

List of my little things

1/ My kid greeting us every morning with her « Hello daddymommy. I slept well ! »

2/ The fact that my husband only shares things I cook with people he loves.

3/ My cat sitting on my belly when she’s hungry. No meowing, no pawing, just quietly and decidedly sitting/

4/ The japanese grocery shop just around the corner.  It’s my official Yume Nikishi rice dealer 😀

5/ The characters from my novel. They haven’t fully grown yet but they keep poking at my imagination all day long. And right now also. They’re doing their own lists. It’s a mix of food, sewing notions, tech items, magic books and weaponry.

6/ My quiet moment at the beginning of each day, when I can plan what I’ll do ’till the night.

7/ My JVD headphones. They’re the key to my concentration, my way of finding solace in the midst of a noise storm.

 

I’m tagging Rosemary and Anand .

Don’t hesitate, participate ! 🙂

It’s very simple.

Write a post, insert the TGBOL tag and a ping back to the this article if you participate this week.

You can suggest a theme or ask a question in the comments section.

Don’t forget to hit the suscribe button in order not to miss any TGBOL notice.

You can also like the blog’s Facebook page.

 

 

 

[Round Up] The Great Book of Lists Chapter 1.1

Wow, this has been a marvelous week. The Great Book of Lists has inspired many, many, many readers, way more than I could Have imagined.

So Let me begin this post by saying Thank You guys, sooooo much.

Jacqueline, TG, Judy and Jean were kind enough to reblog the event on their blog, thus ensuring a big part of its success. Mdameninie also mentioned the event a coupe of days ago. Thank you for sharing the event with your readers.

Without further ado, here are the bloggers who started their Great Book of lists :

In English :

https://katcarpita.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/the-great-book-of-lists-chapter-1-childhood-treasures/

http://edwinasepisodes.com/2016/01/05/the-great-book-of-lists-chapter-1-treasures-from-childhood/

https://amaviedecoeurentier.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/childhood-treasures/

https://mariawenttotown15.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/the-great-book-of-lists-chapter-1-childhood-treasures/

https://blackcatpaused.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/the-great-book-of-lists/

https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/treasures-from-childhood-the-great-book-of-lists/

https://areadingwritr.wordpress.com/2016/01/09/childhood-treasures/

In French :

https://formulairea38.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/le-grand-livre-des-listes/

https://demotsenlivres.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/le-blog-en-2016/

http://jartagnan.com/2016/01/06/le-grand-livre-des-listes-1-1-les-tresors-denfance/

https://lauralineaday.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/les-tresors-denfance/

https://demotsenlivres.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/liste-1-1-les-tresors-denfance/

https://cachk.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/tgbol-1-1-les-tresors-denfance/

https://peregrinationsdeso.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/liste-les-tresors-denfance/

https://jeromance.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/le-roman-de-ma-semaine-1-2016/

Go and check them, they’re all AMAZING. They’re all very inspiring !!!

[Blog Event] The Great Book of Lists

Dear Friends,

I invite you to live an experience for the forth coming year : build your own Great Book of Lists.

Lists reflect your happiness, your hopes, your project, your inclinations, the person you were, the person you long to become.

At the end of the year, 52 lists will offer a unique capture of your year. Compiled together, they’ll composer your Great Book of Lists, a gold mine of information in which you’ll be able to dig later on.

It will contain, I hope, humour, love, surprises, silliness – maybe – and many treasures for sure.

Each Monday, I’ll post a new theme and you’ll have until Sunday to publish you post, with the #TGBOL hashtag and a ping back  to the post of the week you participate

I’ll publish a round up on Monday.

The comments section is all yours to suggest themes for the forthcoming lists.

Don’t forget to subcribe to the blog in order not to miss any TGBOL notice.

You can also like the blog’s Facebook page to follow the blog.

 

 

 

[Blog Event] Le grand livre des listes

Chers amis, je vous invite à vivre une expérience tout au long de l’année : celle de réaliser votre grand livre de listes.

Elles reflèteront vos bonheurs, vos espoirs, vos projets, vos envies, vos coups de coeurs, la personne que vous avez étée, que vous êtes ou que vous souhaitez devenir.

A la fin de cette année, ces 52 listes vous offriront un aperçu unique de votre année. Compilées ensemble, elle formera votre grand livre de listes, une mine précieuse d’informations dans lesquelles puiser plus tard.

Il y aura, je l’espère, de l’humour, de l’amour, des surprises, des bêtises – peut être – mais certainement une foule de trésors.

Chaque lundi, je vous proposerai un thème et vous aurez jusqu’au dimanche soir pour publier votre billet,incluant le hashtag #TGBOL et un ping back  (un lien) vers le billet annonçant le thème auquel vous participez.

Je publierai un récapitulatif des participations avec un nouveau thème le lundi suivant.

La section des commentaires vous permettra de dire sur quels thèmes vous avez envie d’écrire ou de faire des listes.

N’oubliez pas de vous abonner au blog afin de ne pas manquer les annonces du lundi.

Vous pouvez également liker la page Facebook du blog pour suivre les publications sur Facebook.