Where thoughts go to think.

Been a long time otaku (if you use that word in a nice way), traveled to many exotic places, been shot at in at least two, and have a habit of writing short stories to pass the time.

Hang around a bit, you might find something you like.

For fun and gaming in one, try my Elder Scrolls: Oblivion adventure logs.

Bullet time

As always to start: New Adventure post With that out of the way I shall continue my blog. Over the weekend my unit had gotten a new member. A young guy, b...

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Books are for reading

A few days ago I was asked why I didn't have a Facebook account. To which I said, "I know where I am, those who I want to know know where I am. Books are for reading anyway."

Bad joke I know. SO sue me.

Shameless blog plug HERE.

So, I've been collecting many books for this year but I had gotten sidetracked after I found a box of old Manga that I haven't finished or read in a while. So, to start out my current tracking of my book challenge for the year:

Finished:

Manga:
Kamichama Karin 7volumes
Alien Nine 4 Volumes
To Heart 3 Volumes
Kashimashi 5 volumes

Books:
The Currents of Space- Isaac Asimov
The Wavering of Suzumiya Haruhi- Nagaru Tanigawa
Like Stars, Like Dust- Isaac Asimov
The Rosie Project- Graeme Simsion
Still Life- Louise Penny

Currently reading:
Visions or Sugar Plums- Janet Evanovich
Hollow City (Second novel of the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children)- Ransom Riggs

The stand out title is Hollow City. The first Peculiar Childern book was a very unique and fun and unexpected book. The photos and sketches were so bizzar at times and the was the author weaves them into the story is seemless. By the end of the first book, I could easily convince myself that the photos were really of the events in the book.
So if you haven't read the first one, do so. Then read the second and prepare for the third when Riggs finishes it.

NNM
Boogiepop doean't smile

From the top

So, it's been a while. Been busy with life. Life is always a problem. I so wish there were save points and cheat codes. Then I'd so rock at life.

I finally got the next part of me Adventure log up HERE.
A much more serious one than the last few. I know, serious, how can that be?

Other than that I've gotten off to a decent start for this years book list/challenge.
As with last year I don't really have a goal but I just want to see how many I read. Last year reached 42, the holy geek number.

Before I list me reads so far I'd like to recommend one of them.

The Rosie Project- by Graeme Simsion

The official summary:
"Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.

Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper."

When my mom recommended it to me, she spoke of how much the main character reminded her of me. Like him, I have Asperger's, though not as deep as him. Much of how he acts and many of his thoughts are very similar to my own. It is probably the best look into the mind and life of someone with Asperger's I've read. My mom has recommended it to a number of people she knows who have family members with the syndrome. And most importantly to my grandmother who is still having trouble understanding what it means to live with Asperger's. I've tried to talk to her in the past about both the difficulties it causes in everyday life and the positives like my intelligence, my ability to learn things quickly, and, for me at least, my creativity.
Apart from that connection, the story is just really fun at times and heart warming at time and blunt(like all things Asperger's are) most of the time. So give it a read if you want something different than your typical man meets woman story.

Currently reading:
The Currents of Space- Isaac Asimov

Finished:
The Wavering of Suzumiya Haruhi- Nagaru Tanigawa
Like Stars, Like Dust- Isaac Asimov
The Rosie Project- Graeme Simsion

Happy year that is new-ish

The year is over and a hell of a lot has happened to me, to many of us. I tend not to make resolutions since, well, the future is too unknown to hold to a frivolous promise that may or may not be possible.
Call me a pessimist, cause I so am, but that's just my take.

All the same, I do hope all y'all have a good year.

NNM
Flirtatious winds from the bowels of the Earth

I can read dead people

My newest adventure post Here.

Now on to the reason of this post. It has been sometime since I last posted my book challenge list. My original goal was to read at least 30 before the end of the year. Well the year is at a end, almost.

Currently reading:
The Stranger You Seek- Amanda Kyle Williams

Read:
The Magical Kingdom of Landover: Princess of Landover- Terry Brooks
Mostly Harmless- Douglas Adams
Mockingjay- Suzanne Collins
Life, the Universe and Everything- Douglas Adams
Restaurant at the End of the Universe- Douglas Adams
Vertical Coffin- Stephen Cannell
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy- Douglas Adams
Amber Spyglass-Philip Pullman (Re)
Subtle Knife-Philip Pullman (Re)
Golden Compass-Philip Pullman (Re)
The Magical Kingdom of Landover: Witch’s Brew- Terry Brooks
The Magical Kingdom of Landover: The Tangle Box- Terry Brooks
Graceling- Kristin Cashore
Fire- Kristin Cashore
Bitterblue- Kristin Cashore
The Magical Kingdom of Landover: Magic Kingdom for Sale — SOLD!- Terry Brooks
The Magical Kingdom of Landover: The Black Unicorn - Terry Brooks
The Magical Kingdom of Landover: Wizard at Large- Terry Brooks
Eleven on Top- Janet Evanovich
Twelve Sharp- Janet Evanovich
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World- Vicki Myron, Bret Witter
Lean Mean Thirteen- Janet Evanovich
Fearless Fourteen- Janet Evanovich
Finger Lickin' Fifteen- Janet Evanovich
Sizzling Sixteen- Janet Evanovich
Wicked Business- Janet Evanovich
Sworn to Silence- Linda Castillo
Pray for Silence- Linda Castillo
Breaking the Silence- Linda Castillo
Gone Missing- Linda Castillo
False Price- Jennifer A Nielson
Ocean at the end of the Lane- Neil Gaiman
We are all Completely Beside Ourselves- Karen Joy Fowler
I am the Messanger- Markus Zusak
Cuckoo's Calling- Robert Galeraith
Book Girl and the Undine who Bore a Moonflower- Mizuki Nomura
Book Girl and the Scribe who faced God- Mizuki Nomura
Keili volume 5 and 6- Sunlit Garden where it Began parts 1 and 2- Yukako Kabei
Eyre Affair- Jasper Fforde
Spice & Wolf Vol 7: Side Colors- Izuna Hasekara

Count: 41

I think I did well. And I do have a feeling I've forgotten to include a book or two.

Apart from that Christmas is approaching and I do wonder what the plan for that day is. Probably spend the morning with a good cup of coffee, Skype with a good friend I met overseas and then visit my grandparents.

Hope your holiday treats you well.

NNM
He who must not be maned