Monday, April 12, 2010

Some collected blogs I never finished

[These bits and pieces have been festering on my HD so I have finally put them up here and tried to complete them]

So the time for change is now

Crazy stuff the elections are almost here and will be pretty soon after a very special person’s birthday. I don’t quite know what to make of the elections not sure if I am going to vote or not either I live in a Conservative held place seat should maybe take the time at least to see if it is close or not.

I have no idea who will win to be honest, a hung parliament is a distinct possibility and that well for the UK that would seriously complicate matters, I mean first past the post basically means you railroad things through in theory in practice even we can’t manage that it seems so to move to a system seen mostly in Europe with no end of deals an compromises worries me greatly.

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I had heard a lot about this, the Millennium Trilogy had often been mentioned on the virtual book shelf a late night segment on Radio Five Live and of course a lot more recently the first of the film versions has made its way to the UK

Been very quiet and I apologise for that. Job wise things are way too quiet unfortunately so I will leave off that for now. In my world of hobbies I have been getting through even more books I feel like I am addicted.

So recently I have been going in two different directions I guess

Dean Koontz and Rick Riordan

The titles that I have been enjoying were 'Relentless' and 'Dragon Tears' by Dean Koontz. Relentless was an incredibly entertaining chase thriller with the usual Koontz weirdness and a really cool dog. Dragon Tears is a nice scary tale about a cop going up against a supernatural enemy. I mean generally scary, something that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Rick Riordan wrote the Percy Jackson and The Olympians I can't explain how good this is. Probably teenager appropriate and not younger than that as the series gets pretty violent especially later on and has reasonably mature themes death and relationships and such but doesn't ever get to serious. You have probably heard about The Lightning Thief the 1st book which has been recently made into a movie. I caught the film it is a terrible translation of the text to be honest and I can't recommend it apparently though it might spawn more sequels.

[So those are the ones that I had in archive basically. Currently I am waiting to hear back from an awesome job that I have applied for. Also got the House of Night series the first book it is awesome and the 2nd in the Milennium Trilogy]

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