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Spring in July? Time for extra-cleaning…

I’ve been tagged by A guy called bloke  – a very entertaining (and active) blog who’s always full of ideas and inspirational posts for you, bored summer-folks. And also I’ve been tagged by Denny near Nashville who said:

‘Victoria at Raynotbradbury’s cause she tags me all the time and ’cause I know she has nothing better to do Ha haha ha ha ha HHHAAAHHH!’

Very interesting point of view, Denny near Nashville 👮‍♂️ I probably should tag you right back because seems to me you are up for MORE CLEANING 😂. Or…in case you are done with that for good – there’s always a free place in the numbers: #3 or #4.

CLEANING QUOTE for those who still don’t know – it’s already JULY:

“My maid never sweeps under the bed
so I asked her to do so today.
Found a pen, three pairs of shoes
and the man I had lost two years ago.”
Sanhita Baruah

NOTE: I can’t imagine the situations in the questions below, but I’ll try my best to answer them and to introduce the honest part of me.

Scenario 1: It’s time to make your bed, but you’re going to have some friends over later and want to pick the perfect book to place on your nightstand for them all to see that you’re “reading”. Which book do you choose?

  • I’m not sure who those friends are …
  • I’d prefer them to bring own books.
  • But I think if I have to – I’d choose a non-fiction book. Let’s say: Neil Gaiman ‘The View from the Cheap Seats’And NO, I haven’t read it yet.


Scenario 2: Oh no! The house needs dusting, but you just can’t put that book you’re reading down! What book would you buy on audio just so you could continue the story while cleaning?

  • I don’t like audiobooks. I’m very old-fashioned. I think they’d distract me from the cleaning. That’s exactly how my audiobooks looks like… Pick any.


Scenario 3: Darn it! The ceiling is leaking! Turns out mass market paperbacks are the best things to soak water up! Which popular book do you use to soak up the water?

  • The books I already read… I’d save only those I haven’t read yet.
  • As example: You are badass’ Jen Sincero or Robb Wolf ‘Paleo’.


Scenario 4:  (Speaking of toilets) Bathrooms need a good scrubbing, and your 2007 Cosmos are a little outdated and need replacing. What book do you place in the bathroom for some light reading for when people need to take care of business?

  • Any book about mindfulness. I don’t want them to feel stressed in my toilets. The life OUTSIDE is kinda stressful enough.

mindfulness book

Scenario 5:  Family is coming over, but you have no idea what to make for dinner! You read somewhere that tearing up the last chapter of a book whose ending you hated and sprinkling it in a casserole dish makes for the perfect meal! Which book do you choose?

Variant 1.

  • I never hate books, only their authors.
    I never.
    But if you’d bring me the author  – I’d change my mind, I’m sure!


Variant 2.
Leo Tolstoy ‘War and Peace’. Too many pages, Leo… I’m sure you’d like to share a couple of your pages with me – to make my dish perrrffecccct 🙂


Scenario 6: Organization is key, right? When it comes time to organize your bookshelf, you realize you have enough room (and money) to get 3 new books! Which books do you buy?

  • 1 non-fiction
  • 1 crime novel
  • 1 classics (19 century) or poetry-book
  • 1 book about painting


Scenario 7: Finally, some peace and quiet! But, before you can relax, you realize you forgot to send your Aunt a thank-you gift for the lovely Adult Life for Dummies book she gave you for Christmas (maybe she’s trying to tell you something?). What book do you send to her to show her how much you appreciate her gift? 

  • A. Milne. Because I love Winnie Pooh
  • And because my aunt would never send me ‘Adult Life for Dummies’.
  • And because I don’t understand ‘pranks’ or such kind of jokes. For real.


  • Victor Hugo. Ahhh, who doesn’t love old cute faithful Quasimodo? He’s adorable…


  • Jules Verne and Jack London  


Welcome to clean again under their beds:

Zarbakhtbilal Blog

Pointless Overthinking Blog

FabricThatMadeMe Blog


Valahd Blog

and remember… 😉😂

Nothing inspires cleanliness more than an unexpected guest…


Next post – ‘The 50 shades of August Gray’


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Living in Sweden. Awesome. Happy. Ayurvedic food. Healthy lifestyle. Dogs. Literature. Painting. Meditation/Yoga. I love my life.
"It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters" A. Ray

29 thoughts on “Spring in July? Time for extra-cleaning… Leave a comment

  1. Thanks for not tagging me again so soon, Love! _The View From the Cheap Seats_ is a great book and is chock-full of awesome, short, easily readable anecdotes that are inspirational and insightful. That book is great for bedside AND bathroom reading.

    Thank you, by the way, Vic, for being such a long-term, hardcore, dedicated reader and correspondent. You are one of the reasons I love being a Blogger. You are one of the few people I have in mind as a Reader when I write something new. I truly love you and wish you the best!

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  2. The scenario where you put a book on the table near your bed…what friends that enter your bedroom are going to look at the book you are reading??????? And if you make the bed, that is going to impress them right there!

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  3. This is so hilarious! Your list of audiobooks is interesting – I just can’t seem to choose one. 😉 One must be mindful while using the toilet. 😂 I must really try sprinkling torn bits of paper from the last few chapters of the books I hate on a casserole dish. I hope it tastes good.

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  4. … Audiobooks will distract you from the cleaning? THAT’S THE POINT! 😂😂😂💖💖 I’m not a fan of audiobooks, but I’ve started to get them in the last year or so for that explicit reason, but my rule of thumb is always that I only get audiobook versions of books I would never normally read. That way, I’m adding to my genres and authors without ruining a reading experience I would have. 💖🍻

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      • No way! It’s not that it’s just that it’s a book that I wouldn’t go out and buy for myself or anything. Not something that I’m going crazy for. I always have to be multitasking or I think I would die. I’m glad that I get these audiobooks for books that I don’t know if im interesting in becauee sometimes they wind up being great and I would have been sad if I never to them in any capacity!


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