Who is responsible for this?!

About Melanie Thomason:

  Melanie loves to read, write and play scrabble all while drinking copious amounts of coffee! She also enjoys writing about herself in third person for this about section 🙂

Some favorite books…just to name a few:

Atlas Shrugged, East of Eden, The Shining, For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Brave New World, Slaughter House 5, The Bell Jar, The Importance of Being Earnest, Sophie’s Choice, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest…. anything Hemingway, Steinbeck, Rand, Poe


99 responses to “Who is responsible for this?!

  1. mooggeek

    By “play Scrabble” you mean defeat me in Scrabble, thoroughly and consistently.

  2. Nice to meet you Melanie. Thank you for liking my poems ‘ Witch and Basement Flat. Best Wishes, The Foureyed Poet.

  3. That Melanie sounds like a cool person to hangout with 😉

  4. Congratulations my fiend! I have nominated you for the “The Sunshine” Award. Thanks for having such an enjoyable site to share with everyone. I truly enjoy your site and it is my hope that others will do the same. Once again, congratulations!! You can find the information that you need by clicking here… http://goodtimestories.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/the-sunshine-award

  5. melanietoulouse

    OMG! I was in St-Pete one year ago… we could have met! 🙂
    Glad to have come across your blog, Miss Melanie! 🙂 My very best and friendly thoughts from Toulouse, France, “old Europe”… 🙂 Cheers! Mélanie

  6. Hi Melanie. Thanks for the follow and for cruising around my blog a bit. Yours looks very interesting as well. 🙂

  7. Hi Melanie,
    thank you for visiting my blog…and I am definitely going to be viewing yours, especially since you have two cats who are also authors. I do not own a cat or have one for a pet either—as it just dawned on me—from my limited observations, cats “own”: their owners…LOL…SO, your cat liked
    ATLAS SHRUGGED??? That would be a great discussion—I found the author a very disappointing person…especially since our own Paul Ryan seems so taken up with her politics. In any case, I have returned the favor and am now following your blog and am looking forward to reading MORE of you!

    • Thank you as well. You are correct the cats rule the household and never let us forget that the Egyptians once worshiped them and we should do the same.

      And as far as Atlas Shrugged goes…It is one of my favorites. Ayn Rand was not perfect, in fact she was very fallible as are all human beings…but that doesn’t take away from the book for me. And don’t get me started on people twisting and misusing words to support their own agenda. My dad did that all the time except it wasn’t Atlas Shrugged but the Bible he was quoting.

      Oh and by the way Hemingway was a drunk among a long list of other character flaws yet I still LOVE his work. Bing Crosby was rumored to be an abusive dad, yet I still love his voice and sing along to White Christmas every year. So I guess what I’m saying is sometimes we have to separate the person from their art.

      Anyway, I look forward to more discussions with you. It should be fun!

  8. Soughik

    Melanie, I am so glad you started your blog. It not only opens a channel for expressing your precious gifts, but it allows your viewers same opportunity through knowing your world. Your words stir my insides in the most meaningful way and i truly look forward everyday to follow your new expressions. This is the next best thing to sitting on a couch with you, drinking grandma’s freshly brewed tea and sharing what comes naturally. Don’t ever stop the flow of your running water. One day while you are watching the waves of your creation, you will see that your words had the power to part the green sea. Indeed your passion will bring forth the well deserved honor and prosperity. I am so touched by your life. Keep breathing!

    • Thank you. It really is so nice to be embracing my word world again. I feel so much more at peace this last month than I have in ages. 🙂 Miss you and wish we were not so far away so we could actually sit down for a cup or tea or one of your wonderful Armenian coffees!

  9. dear Melanie, Returned to read your poetry! Beautiful and poignant! You are very gifted and give voice to those who cannot speak! Thank you for your many visits to my blog! I appreciate your presence! Write on! Oh yes, read your response above “separate the person from their art”…good idea…I need that too!

    • You are to kind! I really appreciate you taking the time to read so many of my poems…and more importantly commenting. I’m glad my words have resonated with you. I’ll be back to your blog often :0)

      Oh and glad you liked my response…I wrote much more than that but had to edit myself 😉

  10. jdeangelis79

    Defusing Chaos finds your about page very interesting and hopes to keep informed about future poetry from Wordifull

  11. You write beautifully, love! x

  12. You are cool!!! Try visit my blog. Maybe u will like it. Don’t forget to follow. Haha 🙂

  13. thank you so much for your kind comments on my work,
    really glad you liked “Marionette Theatre” 😀

  14. Dang, ‘she’ was just in St. Pete! But then ‘she’ was also born there…thought didn’t stay. ‘She’ like her four seasons now.
    (‘She’ as in me.)
    Thanks for your visit. And Happy trails to you and yours. All the best!

  15. I look forward to reading Your “Way With Words.” 🙂
    I’m currently re-reading “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” after almost 30 years. So far, I am impressed with Kesey’s disordered narrative, though I think I will find the book as a whole a bit too political for my taste.

  16. Apurva

    I’m a scrabble fan too! my mom & bro are yet to win a single game! 🙂

  17. Hey there my friend!! I have good news for you….I have nominated you for the “Best Moment Award.” The reason I nominated you for the award is because I think that your blog is worthy enough to receive the award and that other people should have the opportunity to enjoy your blog. Congratulations! I hope that this award will help brighten your day in some way! You can visit my site and check it out! “Good Time Stories” http://goodtimestories.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/best-moment-award

  18. nokindofmagic

    I’m sorry it took me so long to follow you officially. I guess I’m an old-fashioned guy and such clicks are serious commitments 😉

  19. What about Twain? You must have at least one Twain favorite! 😉

  20. Hey there,
    I have nominated you for the super sweet blogger award. I hope that you accept it and just wanted to acknowledge you and your work. Here is a link with some simple instructions to accepting it: http://josephmerrill.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/super-sweet-blogging-award/

    Thank you,


  21. Love how you have “Featured Friends”…makes it so much easier to follow. Now it will take me two weeks to figure out how to do that 🙂 Love your blog btw!

    • Thanks! Featured Friends in a new addition and I will be adding to it so check whose new whenever you visit. Thanks for reading and commenting (comments are encouraged and appreciated). I’m on your blog now 🙂

  22. Scrabble is great fun, but you must lose the coffee! 😉
    Do you like any Mark Twain books?

  23. Hello – I just so happened to notice that you stopped by my neck of the woods and you are now hanging out:) Thanks – I have been perusing your site – I enjoy your work – especially the pet piece. I look forward to reading many more:) Oh – i have recently given up coffee – not easy – still struggling.


    • Stumbled your way via Busy Mind Thinking… come on back anytime and stay awhile 🙂 Hope you find more to enjoy!

      Good luck with the coffee thing… I’m not even attempting it. I love coffee and I figure I could have worse vices!

  24. Aka Teraka

    The Fountainhead is my all-time favourite. So I’m thrilled to see Atlas Shrugged at the top of your list 🙂
    Also a super fan of Hemmingway (The Sun Also Rises) and Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray).
    So some common reading interests there!
    Thanks a lot for your visits to my blog… and have a great weekend 🙂

    • The Fountainhead is fabulous as well! One of the best opening sentences of all time.

      Does look like we have some common interests. You are most welcome to come by anytime and I really appreciate your commenting 🙂

  25. jdsfiction

    You are just plain awesome. Great book list too! I look forward to going through your older posts as well as reading your new ones. Well met. 🙂

  26. how sweet of you to add my post among those you like. thank you for liking it.

  27. …and the other posts as well.

  28. Hi 🙂 I am nominating you for this awards , Enjoy and God bless
    http://mjraik.wordpress.com/abc-award-and-the-versatile-blogger-award/ 🙂

  29. poetinjena

    Hey, thank you so much for the ‘follow’ Melanie!
    I appreciate it 🙂

  30. Eva PoeteX

    Hi there, Melanie! Lovely blog you have here! Thank you for visiting mine and giving me a few likes. It is much appreciated. Happy Holidays! ❤ 🙂

  31. I would like to say I love your blog and the wonderful and beautiful things you share as well as the inspiration and smiles you bring in doing so! Thank you for being you and I hope even if you do not accept awards you will accept the sentiment expressed as I honor you with one. There is no prize that comes with the award other than my appreciation and being grateful you are part of our world and making a difference by sharing in such a positive way…
    I have posted the award and link to it here I hope you will accept it or at least the sentiment behind it! http://artisticlyxpressedthoughts.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/awards-and-shared-gifts/

    With love,

  32. Thank you for following Storyteller. — Ray

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  35. Hi there,

    I nominated you for one of those award things because I’m nice like that.
    Yes, this is a generic message but when you visit my post and see how long it is, you won’t judge me.

    So why don’t you hop on over and view the post. Being beer, or cake.

  36. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
    Recently reread this one. (and of course then I had to rewatch the movie).
    Still disturbs me, but I do love it.

  37. Much thanks for following back, Melanie!

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  39. I just bought myself Atlas Shrugged last week. Have not yet had a chance to start it though 🙂

    • I hope you enjoy it. I find people usually love it or hate it…not much middle ground. 🙂

      • Well, I’m mostly interested in the philosophy driving it, as I’ve heard it used in relation to US style economics before. Still have not started it! How are you doing?

        • You may want to check out some of her nonfiction selections for a better understanding of that…

          The Virtue of Selfishness
          Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
          Philosophy: Who Needs It

          for starters…

          As far as her fiction AS is my favorite though I do also love The Fountainhead.

          I’m doing well this rainy Monday morning 🙂 Thanks for asking!

  40. Hi,

    I’m Tokoni, A student and poet. Its nice to meet your I’d like to invite you to my blog, http://www.insanitybeautiful.wordpress.com if you’re interested. Thanks!  

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  43. “…anything Hemingway, Steinbeck, Rand, Poe” and, of course, Wilde! Nice selection of reading material. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  44. A good choice. I suscribe to many. With a reservation for old Ernie. I just re-read one of his books, and I was not thrilled. But then it was a French translation of the 50’s. The language has aged. A lot. French. Maybe I should buy an original? ( I just realized all my Hemingways are in ‘Frog’. God forbid!)
    Take care

    • Well I have found rereading sometimes leaves you with a different feel all-together than when you first read things. I may have to rethink Hemingway myself as it has been a long time since i read him. Maybe a reread is in order.

      • Most certainly. I do a lot of re-reading. Periodically I dive into my library and pick a series. I have Dumas on my mind. To re-read the three musqueteers, 20 years after and the Vicomte of Bragelonne… A lengthy task…
        Good luck with Ernest.

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