Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Blog All About It: Red

Linking up to the Blog All About It Challenge, hosted by Anna from Herding Cats and Burning Soup 

February's Blog All About It Challenge it topic is "Red". It immediately brings to mind hearts and love, anger and blood. Maybe a little red wine. Here are a few other things that popped into my mind when I thought of the color red. 

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant ~ One of my favorite books. I am not really into biblical fiction and wasn't sure I would like Diamant's novel, but I ended up really liking it in the end.  If you are looking for a book that is strong on women power, consider giving this one a try.




One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss ~ is a favorite of my daughter's. It was one of the first books she was able to read all on her own. 




Die for Me by Amy Plum ~ One of my favorite covers featuring a red dress of a book I have read.




Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong ~ This is a book sitting on my TBR shelf, waiting to b e read. Don't you just love the cover? 



Peanut Butter Patties (Tagalongs) ~ Although Caramel deLites/Samoas and Thin Mints are among my favorites, I cannot resist the Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties. 




My Kitchen ~ This isn't really my kitchen, but my kitchen has a definite red theme. Red rugs. Red mixer and toaster. Red towels. (My walls are brown.) I wouldn't mind a little more red in my kitchen. 



Canada ~ I am not from Canada, although some of my ancestors were French Canadian. Canada is a great country, don't you think? I love my Canadian friends.



Dove Dark Chocolate ~ Heaven in the form of chocolate.


Red Rose ~ I know it is cliche, but I have always loved red roses.



The Rose by Bette Midler ~ Although this doesn't have the color "red" in it anywhere, thinking of roses brought to mind one of my all time favorite songs.




What sort of things come to mind when you think of red?


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37 comments:

  1. I tried reading The Red Tent, but it didn't really appeal to me. I'm glad to hear you liked it!

    Death of a Red Heroine sounds really intriguing! I hope you get to read it soon(:

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    1. Eustacia - I'm sorry The Red Tent didn't work for you. I wasn't sure I would like it at first, but ended up loving it. I am glad I read it. Death of Red Heroine does sound good, doesn't it?

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  2. Red is my favorite color so I would love to have a red kitchen. The peanut butter patties are our favorite Girl Scout cookies too.

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    1. Kathy - I really like red too. Especially dark red. :-) Now I'm wishing I could have a Peanut Butter Patty! I'm trying not to indulge, but it's hard with a house full of Girl Scout cookies.

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  3. Ha! I ran across the cover of Die for Me on my Kindle the other day and wondered what it was doing there. Now I know I must have gotten it from your blog! Surprised I didn’t see “Wrapped in Red” on here, too 😊

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    1. Nicole - What a coincidence! :-) I should have thought of "Wrapped in Red"! I love that one!

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  4. I love posts like this :) The simple theme is this quick hit of "fun"---and I love red, too! I've found myself drawn to all the red appliances, cookware and things they've come out with over the years 'cause they're such a beautiful shade :) And, of course, Seuss will forever hold a special place in my RED heart <3

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    1. Donna Marie - I figured I needed to fit in this month's topic and I didn't have a review ready, so why not? It was fun putting this together. :-) I don't know what it is about those red appliances and cookware. I can't resist them. Dr. Seuss is the best.

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  5. The Dove dark chocolate is really good, I like the milk chocolate too :)

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    1. Ellen & Donna Marie - My daughter prefers the milk chocolate ones, but they can't compete with the dark chocolate in my opinion. :-)

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  6. What a fun post! I'm with you on the Dove dark chocolates. And One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is my favorite Dr. Seuss. When I was younger, I actually had it memorized. :D

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    1. Lark - I can't resist dark chocolate and Dove does it right. :-) I think my daughter has the Dr. Seuss book memorized. LOL

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  7. I read The Red Tent many years ago and thought it was quite good. It's not typical Biblical fiction at all. Love the One Fish, Two Fish book. Read it so many, many times. I also loved Death of a Red Heroine. A different sort of crime novel, but with a definitely sense of China, which was very intriguing. We discussed it in mystery group. That Dove chocolate looks great, but I'm mostly abstaining these days. Same with the GS cookies. Enjoyed this, Wendy!

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    1. Kay - I think that's part of why I ended up liking The Red Tent, because it wasn't typical Biblical fiction. That and the great characters. I am glad you liked Death of a Red Heroine. I think I will too when I get to it. Just need to make time! I haven't bought as many boxes as I did last year of the Girl Scout cookies even though my daughter is selling them. I am kind of over Girl Scout cookies after last year! I did donate more though their I Care program, which donates boxes to the military. They love the cookies over there.

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  8. What a fun meme. I've only been to Vancouver and absolutely loved it so I hope to go to Canada again. And, I have Death of a Red Heroine on my TBR shelf too. It must be waiting for me for well over 5 years now! yikes.

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    1. Iliana - I haven't been very far into Canada, only to Niagara Falls, and I don't think that really counts given how touristy it is. Someday I would love to visit Vancouver and maybe Toronto and other parts as well. I am not sure how long Death of a Red Heroine has been on my shelf, but I know it's been about that long or longer on mine too!

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  9. I read one Diamant book. The biblical theme was good but heavy.

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    1. Mystica - I've enjoyed the two books by Diamant I've read. I really enjoyed The Red Tent!

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  10. Awesome post!! Now I need some Dove chocolates... :-D

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    1. Erica - Thank you! I wish I had some Dove chocolates with me right now. Haha

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  11. Such a pretty post, and yes to red wine. OMG The Rose, don't make me cry. Have you seen her in Beaches? And then Wind Beneath My Wings. Tearfest. Wind Beneath My Wings was my 8th grade graduation song...we had to get up and sing it. lol. Thanks for the flashbacks!

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    1. Nadia - I don't drink alcohol so couldn't list it among my favorite red things, but it did come to mind. :-)

      Beaches makes me cry every time. Love Wind Beneath My Wings.

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  12. I don't really wear much red but I love a muted red for house stuff - particularly in the kitchen! I have a lot of red in my kitchen too. Now you have me wanting chocolate!

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    1. Katherine - I don't wear a lot of red either, come to think of it.

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  13. I think I read almost every Dr Suess book to my kids when they were young. We loved his books. I still do. Yay, for mentioning your Canadian friends. I'm Canadian from Quebec. :-)

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    1. Laura - Mouse loves Dr. Seuss. :-) And Canada is the best! I love all of my Canada friends. :-)

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  14. That's a fun post, Wendy. I enjoyed reading what you'd listed. I'd definitely add Chinese New Year in there as it's classified as a lucky colour. :)

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    1. Melody - It was fun to put together. :-) I can't believe I forgot Chinese New Year! My daughter's teacher gave the students the cutest red envelope this year. It had a picture of a little puppy on it. :-)

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  15. One Fish Two Fish was the first book I read all by myself, too. 💟

    I have had The Red Tent on my tbr for a couple of years. The author received her Masters in English from the university where I work. 📚

    My kitchen is red and white with yellow accents, we have good taste. 😎

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    1. La La - Dr. Seuss had a way with words. :-) I hope you like The Red Tent if you read it! That is neat that she earned her degree at the University you work!

      Red is a great kitchen color. :-)

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  16. I was just thinking about One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. My four-year-old is a very early reader, and I don't think she's read this one yet. I have also always loved The Rose.

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    1. Carole Rae - I can't resist Dove chocolates. :-)

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