Friday, 3 July 2015

Friendship Report: Shining

Dear Readers,

In case you haven't noticed, I have spent the last month or so not posting on this. There are two reasons for this, one, I've been busy sorting out my life (still no success there), and two, The episodes have been very hard to write about. I for one loved the hundredth episode special, even though they changed Derpy's voice, I also liked the latest episode, but I will be honest, I wasn't much for Princess Spike, nor am I much for the majority of Spike episodes.

I don't know how to write about the latest episode without seeming like a xenophobe or a racist, I don't know how to write about Princess Spike without ranting about how much I dislike Spike, and I just don't know how to write about the hundredth episode. So I guess I'll have to write about something completely different.

I had one of those days not too long ago, one of those days when you just don't know what to do so you tidy up. In this case I was tidying up my desk so I had a bit more space on it. Whilst tidying, I found the copy of The Shining by Stephen King that I started reading in May 2014 and I hadn't finished. It occurred to me then that I have hardly read since Sixth Form.

Naturally I decided it was time to finish reading it, there were roughly ninety pages left, which I shared over three days. I worked out that it takes me roughly fifty minutes to read thirty pages, and so I selected an album to listen to that was roughly fifty minutes long and hoped I could read my quota before it finished.

It was a good book, but it didn't really seem worth it since very little actually happens in the book and its five-hundred pages long. So it's probably only worth watching the film, which I'm yet to do. Anyway I've now started on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. I've just finished the first section, and I'm quite enjoying it.

I will be honest, I miss books, and I have a nice big pile of them which need reading. Most of my pile is by Stephen King, but I've also got a few Tom Clancy books, a Clive Barker novel, and the Edgar Allen Poe collection. There are a few others (Like Gotrek and Felix) on my shelves, but for now I'm more interested in the books on my pile, and also the copy of Dracula I have on my Nook.

If you're one for books and you haven't read it yet, I'd suggest you pick up a copy of The Art of War by Sun Tzu. It's only a short book (an hours read or so), but it teaches you how to manage your assets and even what your assets actually are, after all, there are many things you have at your disposal that you just don't realise.

Yes this wasn't really a "Friendship report" but I've been a bit recluse lately, and have been befriending my books and my PC (which now has double the RAM). Anyway, Twilight is right books are awesome, but the Twilight Saga, not so much. Saying that, book three-point-five of that series is actually a lot of fun and well worth the read. So if you come across the often overlooked Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, give that a quick read (it's only a short one).

- George "Kitty" Booth

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