Laughter and books make life a little easier

How to hit yourself through the face with your own hair

Dear me, things have been way too serious around here of late. Just look at all the serious topics we’ve dealt with: from job interviews to the future of little children to Hobbit movies… Something needs to be done. We need something a little more light-hearted, what do you say?

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Oh yes, and here is also a picture of the uncooperative sticking-up bits. And a lovely view of my zits…

They all stand up when I'm trying to smooth them down, but when I'm trying to achieve more volume they will hang limply...

They all stand up when I’m trying to smooth them down, but when I’m trying to achieve more volume they will hang limply…

 

If you want to know where I’ve been and why I’ve not been posting, blame it on the book…

I’ve just been reading, reading and reading this book. Like with the first one in the series, The Final Empire (one of my favourite books, as you probably know by now), I had a hard time putting it down to do normal things like doing the dishes. When I read the first one over two years ago, I put Brandon Sanderson down as a very brave writer. He never ever gives his characters an easy way out. There is never a timely surprise or recognition of old information. With this series, it is much more likely that the author will set up a kind of deus ex machina and then he’ll turn it around again and there will be yet another failure, yet more grief and yet more disbelieving gaping at the book on my part. Similar to George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, the Mistborn-trilogy’s motto should be “Don’t get too attached. He’s going to kill your darling.” That happened to me when I read the first one (and when I read A Game of Thrones), though luckily not during this one, but still… thank you for the heartbreak, Mr Sanderson. Now I’m really scared to read the last one. The Well of Ascension is yet another 5-star read. Or maybe I’ll take off half a star for all the eyerolls I did at the teenage angst. I’ve never had a lot of sympathy with that, not even when I was a teenager. 😉

I’m not going to continue the series immediately. I need a brain-detox now after reading about 300 pages in half of yesterday to finish Ascension. So this morning I started The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams. Actually, I’m probably going to finish it before bed, it’s that fast a read.

 

Well, this post turned into a book review really fast. I should stop. 🙂

Until… sometime next week. Holidays (which means reeeeading and playing lots and lots of Runescape) is really playing hob with my posting schedule. I’ll work something out again once classes start.

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2 responses

  1. Oh Lord… you’re hilarious… 😀

    January 25, 2013 at 18:05

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