I haven’t read at all today

It’s crazy, I know, but I haven’t.

Yesterday, Late afternoon I think, I started sneezing. I don’t know why, I was fine all day and then it just hits me. Plus, I couldn’t remember when I took an allergy tablet on Sunday, so I didn’t take one until 9:30 last night, and this morning my head felt tired and everything, and it still does feel like and I think I’ve lost all my energy or something, and that I want to sleep. I’m tired.


I still have about 16 or comics to read to before the end of the month and I can order #10’s and everything else


Books = Imagination

We all know that the title is just plan and simple and easy to get, books are imaginative. They take you to places that you might not get to go to, or in some cases, places and times and worlds that don’t even exist (or had exist).

You start reading whatever book that it is your reading and suddenly your immersed in a world full of pirates, or up in space trying to save the galaxy from destruction, etc. There’s just so many places where could be when you read a book. If you get into it, like really get into the book that you’re reading, you feel like your part of that book, in the same world as the characters of the book, right alongside with them. One of my favourite books are The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. I mean, one moment your in this beautiful old house full of history, and next moment, you see this wardrobe, in an empty room, but you step into it, and getting past all of the winter coats and that you find yourself in this whole other world with talking animals, and Lions, and a legend that you’re part of that you don’t even realize. and that’s only one book! (or even if your in stores with your brother and sister, and seeing a wardrobe and wanting to go to Narnia.)

There’s adventure in any book that you read, and I love to read. You get sucked into reading a good book, and next thing you know a few hours have gone by. I don’t know if everyone else has done it, but even giving different voices in your mind to all of the characters in the book so they don’t sound the same, and it just gives a book a whole other level. It just makes a ooh, I find, that much more enjoyable.

Even comics books (if you’ve been following along with this blog, hopefully you have) fall into this category. Whatever it is, I use different voices for the different characters and it makes things that much better, more enjoyable.

It doesn’t matter whatever you read, have some fun and who knows what  you’ll find.

Back To The Books

No, I’m no talking about going back to school with this. Another title I could have used for this could have been ‘Back to The Real Books’

Because as you know (if you’ve been reading my limited number of posts on here) that I’ve been reading a lot of comic books lately, and I’m not saying that comics aren’t real books, I’m talking about book books, you know, the kind without pictures?

Since I’ve been caught up with DC Comic’s New 52, that’s what I’ve been reading. Right now, I’m all caught  up basically. So what does that mean? Well let’s just say that I have a good number of books that I have, that have not been read yet. I know their only around 25 dollars or so, but good books aren’t that cheap. I mean sure, you can find great books in bargain bins and sale sections, but then you look at the other books on the shelves, take it off the shelf to read to the description on the back, and you think it’s such an amazing book that you want to read it, and then you look down to see how much it is is, and back on the shelf it goes. There are so many books that I want to get. I’m always looking in the clearance/sale sections first, and then go towards the shelves.

So many good books, but the price. I mean if it’s really good then I mean 25 dollars doesn’t seem like a lot. I just want to get a good amount for my money, know what I mean? (Hopefully you do)

I don’t really like to buy things online (I don’t have a credit card so I’ve been using those visa gift cards, neat little things they are) but for books I’ve been using this site called http://bookcloseouts.com which I think it’s amazing. They don’t have a super huge selection like amazon, but you can find some amazing finds, and I think the prices are great.

Yesterday, I started reading Immanuel’s Veins by Ted Dekker. I’m not on chapter 3 yet but I am really liking this since it’s just setting everything up and I can’t wait to see what will happen. Plus, it somehow connects with The Circle Series, which is crazy because he has so many books that connect with it, sometimes hard to figure things out. I’m not going to even start with that, think it deserves its on post.

To be honest, at first I was never really a fun of suspense books and that, and I believe my first book diving into books like that was Ted Dekker’s Thr3e which was a great read. Then I was also reading Frank Peretti as well. I’ve read one book by Randy Alcorn,, not in the same category, but still an amazing book.

I really like reading C.S. Lewis. The Chronicles of Narnia is one of my favourite series, with the Circle Series in the same group. I happened to have gotten a copy of The Screwtape Letters for free when I was away at college and the library at the school had a table with free books. it was Lewis. It was free so I took it. So amazing. More about books later, I honestly do want to get of here and continue reading.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s..

..Me just finishing reading Superman #1 of The New 52. Now I won’t spoil it for anyone that hasn’t read it, but I can say that there are certain things in it that I think possibly could have done without. It’s still great nonetheless, but since it is supposed to be a new rebranding of everything, there wasn’t really much of his backstory in it (I you read Supergirl #1 it kind of has a little something in it) THe art I definitely really liked in this, and the story was well written with everything going on.

So what would I perhaps want to see in future issues? more of a backstory. I mean everyone knows Superman, he’s that iconic I think, but they need to incorporate the backstory in there somehow so it isn’t like someone reads the first issue and thinks to himself, “This isn’t how things started.”

and what’s another thing I personally would want to see sometime? how about the iconic changing into superman in the telephone booth, or ripping the shirt off to reveal the famous S we all know and love? Now that would seriously sweet.

Would Superman try his hand out at NaNoWriMo?

If he ever wanted to try it at all, as soon as November 1st comes along he’d have 50,000 words done in probably like 5 seconds maybe? well maybe at least 10, because you know, even superheroes would need to figure out a storyline, and by the end of the month, he’d probably have a literary career that spends years (By the way, I just finished my 1,667 words for the day. What your supposed to be at for today Day numero 9, is just over 15,000 at 15,003 and I’m 441 words short. No big deal though, piece of cake to type out that many words)

Any of you out there reading this also working on your novel for NaNoWriMo? How’s that coming along? and how many of you are asking yourselves why I’m relating this to Superman?

Well, the answer is quite simple. I was reading Superman today. Not just any ordinary issue of Superman, no sire, but Superman #1 of the new 52. I’ve had it for a while, but just haven’t read it yet so I thought I would actually read it before reading everything else that I have and totally forgetting about it. I’m a slow reader, I like to take my time reading things, which in short – I haven’t finished it yet. It’s already been maybe 40 minutes to an hour. Though I have picked up my pace and reading it at the pace as if someone was talking. I’m still not sure what to think about it, there are parts that I like, parts that I don’t. but it will be good none the less because it’s Superman, and who doesn’t like the Man of Steel, even without the red undies?