Monday, April 15, 2013


The letter for today my little lovelies is M. This is Day 13 of the A to Z Challenge. Using the letters of the alphabet as a starting point, bloggers are challenged to write a post everyday except Sunday. It's a good way to meet new authors and bloggers, learn about interesting books and topics and gain readership. If you stalk me (follow) I will stalk you!

My posts are loosely based on emotions/mental drama and anguish while introducing you to some books bearing the same or closely related titles/themes. 


M is for Memories


Memories light the corners of my mind. Misty water colored memories of the way we were. Love that song!

Memories can bring sadness or they can bring immense happiness, feelings of warmth and comfort.

I have some very beautiful childhood memories. One of my favorite is attending a concert where my cousin sang, you guessed it, Memories. The song and the vision of her on stage singing has been embedded in my mind for many years.

I realized I loved music and singing. My love for the arts was further solidified by visits to New York and seeing The Alvin Ailey Ballet, Mae Jamison, the late Phyllis Hyman, the late Gregory Hines and countless others on stage.

But my greatest and most profound memory of music happened at The Ford Theater in Washington, DC while seeing a play titled Your Arms to short To Box with God. That's when I saw and heard the infamous Patti LaBelle. Oh dear lawd! That woman sang!!!

I clearly see her even with open eyes, on stage singing and acting, her larger than life personality filling the theater. She stepped off stage during a solo and while I can't remember the song, I do remember sitting with my mouth open, completely mesmerized by this woman.

I am truly grateful to my great -aunt for exposing me to the world of the arts, especially music and providing me with so many amazing memories!




Memories on the Bookshelf




This is the unforgettable story of a man, a woman and everlasting love. She is as innocent as she is unsure. He is a proud, sensitive man whose feelings run deep. But will a bold decision she makes alone destroy the promise of their love? A powerful novel of passion and dreams by four-time winner of the Romance Writers of America Golden Medallion Award. Goodreads.







 IRENE GUT WAS just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it.

“No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful.”—School Library Journal, Starred. Goodreads.






What about you?

What are some of your best or most profound memories?




  1. I love music. it's a huge part of my life. I have so many good memories its hard to pick one out on command. Its like when someone asks your favorite song and you can't think of a single song

  2. I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe! Great to connect! Hope to see more from you :D

    1. Great to connect with you. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I know. That was before I realized she was an icon! :)

  4. I have great memories of that song to as my mother san it when she was alive. She had a beautiful voice :')

    It's taken me a while to get to you but I've made it!
    Have enjoyed reading some of your AtoZ posts.


  5. Memories are so important. Having lost both of my parents, all I have are memories.

    Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

  6. Memories ... an important part. I think diseases like Alzheimers that rob us of our memory are awful.

    1. I have a relative suffering from that horrible disease and it is heartbreaking to know she doesn't remember me or all the great and wonderful things she has done for so many people.