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Monday Reads & The Have You Ever Tag 
24th-Apr-2018 10:03 am


Monday Reads & The Have You Ever Tag

'Militant Grace: The Apocalyptic Turn and the Future of Christian Theology' by Philip G. Ziegler

'John' Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators [The Church's Bible} Bryan A. Stewart & Michael A. Thomas

'Introducing Medieval Biblical Interpretation: The Senses of Scripture in Premodern Exegesis' by Ian Christopher Levy

'Undermajordomo Minor' a novel by Patrick DeWill

'The Fallen' A Quinn Colson Novel by Ace Atkins

'The Flame Throwers' a novel by Rachel Kushner

'The Mars Room' a novel by Rachel Kushner

A tag composed by Marc Nash in Booktube-

22 questions about unusual activities you may or may not have done in your life. From jury service to leaving an unpaid restaurant bill.

Questions: Have You Ever-
1) Seen a vulture? yes
2) Had a portrait painted? no
3) Served on a jury? no
4) Had a fortune/tarot reading no
5) Won a trophy? no
6) Visited a historical battlefield? yes
7) Climbed a mountain (part or all)? yes
8) Acted in a film or play? yes
9) Tried alternative health treatments? no
10) Left a restaurant bill unpaid (flit or in protest at food/service)? no
11) Had a face to face meeting with your elected representative? no
12) Mastered a musical instrument? no
13) Fired a gun? yes
14) Taken an overnight sleeper train? no
15) Patented or copyrighted something? no
16) Accidentally taken home somebody else’s bag, coat, etc? no
17) Ever talked a stranger down from a troubling situation? yes
18) Stood for election no matter on what scale? yes
10) Tried to fly a kite? yes
20) Had a letter or article published in a newspaper? yes
21) Bought something at an auction (not an online one) no
22) Have you ever delivered a speech? yes
Comments 
25th-Apr-2018 02:38 pm (UTC) - Mine
1) Seen a vulture? No (UK doesn't tend to get them much).
2) Had a portrait painted? Only drawn and when I was 10 years old.
3) Served on a jury? No
4) Had a fortune/tarot reading? Yes, but I don't go for things like that in general (my folks were very New Age - it kinda put me off).
5) Won a trophy? No
6) Visited a historical battlefield? Battle in Hastings.
7) Climbed a mountain (part or all)? Only seen one, rather than climbed it - Mount Song, China.
8) Acted in a film or play? Play, when I was in my teens.
9) Tried alternative health treatments? Plenty - some were ok, some not (placebo maybe?).
10) Left a restaurant bill unpaid (flit or in protest at food/service)? I did by mistake about 14 months ago - we were in a pub quiz and had eaten first. I had to leave early just after the quiz had finished and totally forgot! I realised about 2 in the morning and was horrified. I phoned a friend, who reassured me that the rest of my friends stumped up for me. I was mortified and sorted it the following day.
11) Had a face to face meeting with your elected representative? No - I don't think I would trust myself not to say something inflammatory.
12) Mastered a musical instrument? Yes - recorder and tin whistle.
13) Fired a gun? Only an air rifle at a fairground - UK gun laws are quite strict
14) Taken an overnight sleeper train? Once when I was 9, we were moving 300 miles west.
15) Patented or copyrighted something? No.
16) Accidentally taken home somebody else’s bag, coat, etc? Phone by mistake again. Identical cover, thankfully Hubby's I made sure he got it back.
17) Ever talked a stranger down from a troubling situation? Yes, I helped someone who was having an anxiety attack.
18) Stood for election no matter on what scale? No - not interested.
10) Tried to fly a kite? Yes.
20) Had a letter or article published in a newspaper? Twice but online - I even got a cheque for it.
21) Bought something at an auction (not an online one) No
22) Have you ever delivered a speech? Yes
25th-Apr-2018 04:26 pm (UTC) - Re: Mine
one of the characters in a horror fantasy novel I am reading uses a tin whistle when exorcising demons (the novel 'The Devil You Know' by Mike Carey)
25th-Apr-2018 07:51 pm (UTC) - Re: Mine
A novel way to rid a person of demons - I know that our dog started to howl when I used to play, so maybe he was exorcising his :-))
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