I have a task: to talk about ten things I love that begin with the letter “R.”

How did this happen?  It was passed down to me by YA author Myndi Shafer, who took on the letter “B” last week, so check out her site when you have the chance.

Okay, here we go…

Top ten fave things that begin with “R”:

The first of my favorites makes obvious my love of language:  the prefix “re” – meaning “again.”

Think about all of the second chances made possible by that tiny prefix!  There’s:







 and, depending upon the show, reruns.

Of course, I’m ignoring the icky “re” words, like “regurgitate.”  We won’t go there. 😉

Close behind, if not dead even, is #2, which I’m sure most of you can identify with:  reading.  

“La Liseuse” by Auguste Renoir, via wikimedia.org

Here are numbers 3-10, in no particular order:

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3. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups




4. Ruby-throated hummingbirds

photo by K.B. Owen

5. Roaring fire in the fireplace

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6. Rocking chairs (relaxing and exercising?  I’m there!)

7. Really good mysteries (no surprise, right?)

clipart via Windows7 stock

8. Riddles

9. Rippling water


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10. Rib-tickling belly laughs

Speaking of belly laughs, here’s one in honor of funny-lady Phyllis Diller, who passed away yesterday at the age of 95.  I loved her laugh!

What are your faves?  Do you have any additional “R”s or “re” words you’d like to contribute?  I’d love to hear from you!

Until next time,


P.S. – if any bloggers out there would like to participate, let me know in the comments, and I’ll assign you a letter.  😀

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