Monday, March 20, 2017

In the Works

photograph by me

Happy Belated Saint Patrick's Day, all my fine blog readers! I went out more this year for St. Patrick's Day than I think I ever have before and I am now in a very Irish/Celtic mood. I have brought out all my Irish/Celtic/Scottish music from my obsessed teenage years. (It's not like I ever abandoned it though. Not really. It is a predecessor of the folky-rock-ish sound that is my favorite for music, after all.) Can I just say, Hanna has some of the best music suggestions?

Anyhow, I have been working on plans for future blog posts. I have one in the works about my current Work-In-Progress and then I am looking at my to-read list for books to review here. But I have another much more informal post I would like to do. I would like you to know me better. I am very socially awkward. (Imagine me holding a friend's baby while rambling on about decapitation and being extremely thankful the babe's mother was not there to witness my floundering. I'm also very thankful that the baby had no understanding of what I was going on about and was too young to ask me what it meant. *ahem*) I also have a hard time letting people outside of my immediate family know much about me and what I like. They know I write and I love books, but I never go into details. It's one of my big goals for 2017— to let people get to really know me as I actually am and to get to know other people better instead of shying away from social settings and interactions. So, ask away! Ask me anything you would like to know about me, books, film, music, art, travel, that gluten-free life, or anything else you can think of to ask me and leave the question in the comments of this post! I will make a hopefully long and chatty reply blog post in the next two weeks.

My questions for you: What did you do this Saint Patrick's Day? And what are your favorite Irish songs/singers?

1 comment :

  1. Okay, let's see...

    What are your favorite historical periods/settings? Which are your favorites to write about?
    What's your favorite period drama miniseries? Favorite TV show?
    Do you have any hobbies?
    How many of Jane Austen's novels have you read, and do you have a favorite?
    You mentioned travel, many places have you visited, and what was your favorite? Any special place you have still to visit?
    How do you write—pen and paper, computer, etc?

    Now, to answer your question. I think my introduction to Irish music was this album by the Irish Tenors, which I still have! I also have a book of Irish songs for piano that I love to play through every now and then, and my favorites are legion—"Green Grows the Laurel," "That Tumbledown Shack in Athlone," "Carrickfergus," "Low-Backed Car," "Queen of Connemara," and lots more (including many from that CD I just mentioned).


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