I wish I was wise enough to take some pictures of what this storm did. There’s still branches down all over the place, but the day after the STORM OF DEATH hit Southington, CT, there was no power for at least a week (some still powerless), and I only just got internet back on Sunday. Roads weren’t closed, because frankly, there weren’t enough cops and barriers to go around to close all the roads. Instead, people were driving around and even through trees. Every 15 feet a tree was leaning against a wire, and one wire near my neighborhood was on fire, ON FUCKING FIRE, for over 4 days at least. Cops and shit were there, looking at it, but I guess it wasn’t a big deal because they just let it burn. Damage was everywhere, and roads sucked.
It was fucking awesome. The only thing that sucked was the lack of power, but that wasn’t even that bad because I was able to catch up on something that I had forgot about for a long time.
Reading actual books. In four days I read 4 books:
The Hunger Games – 10/10 stars
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games part II) – 9/10 stars
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games part III) – 6/10 stars
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – 9/10 stars
I’ve been trying hard as FUCK to borrow the next two books in the Dragon Tattoo series. My mom, who read all of them and reads every second of the day every day of her life she must have read a small library by now, told me the second book was far better than the first, which BLOWS MY FUCKING MIND.
Lisbeth Salander might be the most awesome character in book history. Of course I watched the Swedish version of the movie, and of course it was nowhere even close to the book (the ending was all fucked up and they left out a LOT of revenge that made the book an explosion of awesomeness), but the American version, set to hit theaters next year, looks like it stays much truer to the book (I can tell from the trailers alone).
I plan on writing review for these books, because frankly, if I don’t, I’m going to explode. They were all fucking awesome. The Hunger Games is without doubt the second best series I’ve read since Harry Potter, which is untouchable. If you have any other books that you think I should read, let me know in the comments. So far these are books I’ve been looking at:
- Eon (Read a few pages in the store and liked it. Also has a bad-ass girl main character with swords)
- Caster Chronicles series (Looks like it might be good, as long as it isn’t a shitty piece sappy shit)
- Reckoning (Has a cool cover. That’s literally the only reason.)
- All those Percy Jackson books (To be honest, they look dumb, but I keep hearing they’re dumb…..I could easily read 3 of them in one sitting, they’re not big or hard reads, but there’s still like….20384943 of them, and that confused me.)
- Elrich (recommended by Anon.)
- Seven Angels (shitty title) – I don’t have a fucking clue what this was about. Some kid named Rob who met a girl and ended up having to fight a bunch of people in order to change the government or something. Lots of swords and super powers. Really dumb.
- Blood Drops (Or something. Couldn’t think of a good title. I suck at titles.) – A kid in a mental ward kills his doctor…again. Thinks he’s a vampire. Throughout the first many chapters, you think he’s a crazy person, but then you realize he’s actually a real vampire. Then, the end leaves a bit of doubt as to whether he was a vampire or actually mental. Then Twilight came out and I lost all interest in vampires and shit. Way to go and ruin vampires for me Twilight. Stupid plot anyway.
- Life – 4 related short stories that all resulted in death of the main character. It was actually my best idea. Each main character somehow caused the death of another main character from another one of the short stories. Wish I finished that one. The title was still shitty, but I liked it because it was called life, and depicted many different lives, yet they all resulted in death, showing that death was life. Get it? It’s deep and I’m a pretentious asshole.