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Ranting.

So. Now that we can clearly see how much I fail at staying active, I think we can continue.

I’ve been reading a lot of Sookie Stackhouse lately, the series that inspired True Blood. I’m so far up to book seven, which I plan to begin reading shortly.

I’ve already watched all the episodes of the TV show. It’s pretty good, and it has Alexander Skasgard who is well. He’s fairly good looking.

I also read Inheritance, the last offering to the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. It’s incredibly satisfying when predictions come true, but also a bit disappointing. Thankfully not all my predictions actually came true, hooray! There were still a few things I was annoyed at, however.
Like The Menoa Tree.
It was a tad anti-climactic.
I don’t know, I found the novel as a whole not great. It just seemed… unfinished to me, not the ending, I was expecting that, but there are so many loose ends that were given a quick fix, if that at all.

After reading Inheritance, I decided belatedly to read the other books in the series, but as I was busy studying for exams at the time, I got Eragon on audiobook. It took an incredibly long time to get through it, and I couldn’t help but think of how I would have finished the entire series four times over while I was listening to it. I honestly can’t be bothered getting the rest of the series on audiobook however, it takes too long. It did manage to put me to sleep each night, however, so that was soothing.

I am also procrastinating re reading Isobelle Carmody’s Obernewtyn series so I can read the newest release. Have you seen the length? It’s daunting, even for me.

But, with school holidays comes books that I’ll be studying next year that I need to read, these being A View from the Bridge, by Arthur Miller, Home by Larissa Behrendt and The Road, of which I need to find out who the author is so I can actually buy it…
Anyway, I’ve bored myself enough. Farewell!

~T

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Tis the Season

Ahoy thar,

I can’t even blame the Christmas season for me not posting, as I was on every other means of social communication during the season that is to be jolly.

I have re-read the Inheritance Cycle, because I felt the need to read about dragons. In case you are not aware, the Inheritance Cycle is made up of the books Eragon, Eldest and Brisingr. A fourth book is in writing, near the end supposedly. I have many theories and speculations about what will happen in order to complete the story. In some of my theories, I hope I’m wrong.

My list of Christmas books that I asked for have not yet been ordered, which I am quite shattered about, I must admit. Having expected to have access to the books on said list, I have just about finished my stockpile of books. Now, with no books that are due to arrive and be delivered, I don’t know how I shall be entertained.

Speaking of Christmas, I did get a portable external hard drive. I’ve backed everything up onto it, and I want to delete everything off my laptop (well, most things, like music and videos mostly) but I still want to use iTunes and the like. So if anyone knows how I can easily get the library that’s backed up on the external, preferably not by opening each album individually one by one to add it to iTunes, please tell me. Really, I have well over 5000 songs that I need to deal with here.

In other news, I received a free trial version of Xbox live gold membership. I don’t know whether my internet will be able to handle it, however.

Currently I am browsing through Amazon Books and cross checking books of interest with the online library catalogue.

Currently reserved is Crescendo, the sequel to Rebecca Fitzpatrick’s Hush Hush. I am not really into the recent theme of fallen angels, so books like Fallen and such are not very likely to make it onto my “If I Don’t Buy This Book, I Will Implode” list.

Another book to reserve from the library – Torment, which is Fallen’s sequel by Lauren Kate, if I am not mistaken.

I often do not jump into reading sequels, unless the first book I found was so brilliant I feel as if I do not know how the story shall continue, my brain will combust. Sequels, especially young adult fantasy / sci fi ones, often should not have been released. I find that with most books, it brings down my original opinion of the first book.

I’m sure that I have ranted enough to make up for lack of posting. Coming soon are my thoughts on The Host, as well as the other books I’ve been reading since my last post.

One love, me bredren.

~T