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Thursday, August 8

Tragedy or comedy?

In this post: Booking Through Thursday, Thursday Thirteen, Favorite Things
All other things being equal (good writing, enthralling story, etc), which would you rather read—something serious, angsty, and tragic? Or something light, fluffy, and fun? Or a blend of both? (Since, really, isn’t that how real life works?)
A blend of both! I love balance. And I like that applied to what I feed my head. Or is that what you call wanting a little bit of this and that?

Thursday Thirteen: Oxymorons. There are pairs quite recognizable at first glance such as agree to disagree, anticipated serendipity, astronomically small, authentic replica, adult children, or anxious patient. You may have mixed reactions to the following:

1. arrogant humility sometimes visibly implied in some churches or among religious people

2. smiling Martial law mentioned not just once in sophomore high Social Studies class. I remember my eyebrows climbing up my scalp thinking how can smiling be managed around routine tortures or unexplained floating corpses

3. accurate horoscope I went to a fortune teller a couple of months ago; what started as giggles at these words turned to a burst of laughter

4. definite maybe a colleague's favorite expression for and about the state of things at work

5. American English is it the same way as when you say English American?
6. academic fraternity / sorority - debatable; can be offensive to some
7. amicable divorce made me chuckle. I don't think hell can ever be amicable
8. alone together sounds rather tender in a way

9.   auto pilot ?how?
10. new classic too much enthusiasm in advertising a book?
11. almost pregnant  I don't get it, do you?
12. affordable housing is housing really unaffordable?
13. loud silence any relation to the deafening one?


  1. Some of these made me laugh. Almost pregnant???? How do they know?

  2. Never heard of smiling Martial law before, that's a new one. The rest are pretty much clichés in the USA. Good list!

  3. You're right, it is a bit like a diet. Too much sugary sweets will give you a toothache and too much stodgy food isn't enjoyable. Here's mine Backchatting Books BTT

  4. Silence so prominent it is loud, kind of like the serpent eating its own tail or the left and right going so far that they meet.


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