Monday, 17 February 2014


Book 6 of 2014 in my reading quest is Eragon by Christopher Paolini. It is the first book in the Inheritance series. It is nice to read a book that has a dragon that isn't just a beast. Although, this book has that Like Skywalker kind of whingey young man become hero gets old, the story is engaging.

Should I read this? Yes
What did I learn? The dragons are wise, beautiful and fierce. I want to be one when I grow up.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Life is like a box of chocolates on a 37 degree Celsius Canberra day

It's true. Sometimes, I am a complete fool. Sometimes a total bitch. And other times, nuttier than a Picnic bar. Most of the time, I'm doing my best to be a decent and considerate person. Although the road to hell is paved with good intentions, it is not good enough to act intending one thing and hurt others. So, I'm sorry if I've been an idiot. Will try to be less of one.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

The Arabian Nights

Book five of 2014 is Sir Richard F. Burton's translation of The Arabian Nights. This book brought back so many childhood memories. Obviously, I read a children's version of this because I don't recall there being so many references to sex or to people being quartered.

This is well worth the revist and not an effort to consume.

Should I read this? Yes
What did I learn? That women were regarded as cunning and smart in these stories. They were respected and treated as calm. This is a very different view than what I expected. I also got used to the thanking of Ala every five seconds.