now this is really horsing about!

What do you read at bedtime …
keep it clean this is a family friendly blog!


  1. I just finished a murder mystery…yes another one… While there were some ‘Hay’ scenes – you had to imagine them. And the twist at the end was fun too.

    But generally I read whenever I want πŸ˜‰

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  2. When I was a teenager read so many mills & boons books but as I grew out of this started reading books of value and today see lot of YouTube videos of Spiritual Masters and when possible read books of what life is all about. The humor in the picture was so beautiful. Lovely post, Kate.

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  3. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    This was funny.

    At bedtime, I read something that will encourage me to get up the next morning. For example, “Outwitting the Devil” by Napoleon Hill. (That’s just where I’m at right now πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ)

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  4. I read Chinese poetry of the T’ang Era 712 – 835 AD. It is very beautiful poetry and it has an amazingly calming effect. After thirty to forty minutes, I’m definitely ready for a good night’s sleep.

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      • It’s translated. The volume I’m now reading, one that I’ve read–oh my goodness, countless times, is “The Selected Poems of Po Chu-I.” The translator is David HInton. Here’s one of Po Chu-I’s short poems:

        Village Snow, Sitting at Night

        At the south window, my back to a lamp,
        I sit. Wind scatters sleet into the darkness.

        In lone depths of silent village night:
        the call of a late goose in falling snow.

        To me that is simply perfect, even in translation. I have roughly five or six Chinese T’ang poets I read. It takes me maybe a few weeks to get through each volume and then I go to the next. I read them again and again. I never grow tired of these poems.

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          • Well, right now I’m hard at work, trying to finish up a volume of short stories. I’m thinking I might put one or two up on the blog for my friends, such as yourself, to read. Hopefully next month. Thank you so much, Kate, for the kind words.

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      • Dear T. N.

        Yes, no problem. I’ll recommend several actually. πŸ™‚

        1. When I find you again it will be in Mountains: Selected Poems of Chia Tao (Kindle $11.99) This one is possibly my favorite. The poetry translated by Mike O’Connor is beautiful.

        2. The Clouds Float North: The Complete Poems of Yu Xuanji. This volume isn’t on KIndle, but I had to mention it. It is available in paperback via Amazon. It is the poetry of one of the rare female poets of the T’ang era. Translated by David Young, a poet himself and Chinese scholar Jiann I. Lin, these poems are exquisite. If there is any way you can get a copy of this book, you will never regret it.

        3. The Selected Poems of T’ao Ch’ien. The translator is David Hinton. (Kindle $8.80)

        4.Selected Masterpieces by Bai Juyi: Five Tang poems with English translation (Kindle Edition $0.00 Kindle Unlimited)

        Hope you can get to some of these. πŸ™‚ Thank you for your interest.

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        • Thank you πŸ™‚. This is truly helpful. (takes screenshot, goes to Kindle store

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    • yes I’ve heard high praise of this one … must remember to look it up in the library once I’ve settled! Beauty of all my relocations is that I now belong to 3 council areas so I can go to many libraries πŸ™‚

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  5. Neither πŸ™‚
    If anything I read childrens books. They’re my favourite genre. Or preteens. They’re all innocent and light. I also go for light fiction. Like happy romance but those get really boring after a while.

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