Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. Napoleon Hill

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Mother Teresa

Your know I just love classic literature and good quotes. Some weekends I spend as much time looking for good words as I do creating.

The theme for this month’s Altered Book Challenge was ‘monsters’ and other than a Cookie Monster, this was the best we could do.

Our family has always loved a good crossword puzzle, it was part of our weekend rituals to spend time with newspapers and crossword puzzles. Both my parents loved reading for the sense of adventure, to learn about new things or places and am always thankful for their nurturing the love of words. After all there are so many good ones to choose from.

Do you think there are bonus points for scrabble letters used creatively upside down? And yes, that is a dictionary page that we are peeking at underneath.