Sunday, April 28, 2013


The letter for today my little lovelies is V in 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.

V is for Voice

My children know the sound of my voice. They can tell from the timbre if something is askew, be it illness, anger, irritation or fatigue. In the womb, they felt the vibrations and "heard" my voice everyday for 9 months. Poor things! :)

Our voices help identify us and distinguish us in a crowd. This amazing and beautiful instrument is composed of various organs and muscles working together to produce the sound waves.

The Little Mermaid is a good example of the importance of your voice. Ursula the sea witch is so power hungry she offers Aerial the opportunity to become a human in an attempt to meet and fall in love with the Prince, Eric.

After convincing Aerial she is actually caring and not the evil witch she has been labeled, she concocts a potion, while singing of course. Of course the young mermaid has no money. But don't worry, Ursula only requires....her voice! Gasp! How will she make the young prince fall in love with her if she is unable to speak? We all know in the end Aerial prevails and she and the prince sail off into the sunset to live happily ever after.

For those of us who have the ability to speak (using our mouth) we often use our voices for silly or frivolus things.  What about you? Do you have a voice, is it being heard?

It's your voice. Use it!

Voice on the Bookshelf


Emma Forrest, an English journalist, was twenty-two and living in America when she realised that her quirks had gone beyond eccentricity. A modern day fairy tale of New York, Your Voice in My Head is a dazzling and devastating memoir, clear-eyed and shot through with wit. In a voice unlike any other, Emma Forrest explores depression and mania, but also the beauty of love—and the heartbreak of loss.

Colin and Roy were total opposites -- and had everyone wondering why they were friends. Then one day Roy asked Colin, "You ever killed anything?" And from that moment on, the two were bound together in a game too terrifying to imagine -- and to irresistible to stop...

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