Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Hello my fellow internet addicts! So sorry for going off the radar again, but I visited my friend Sofia and, alas, was without a computer for several days. Although, yes, I did briefly steal her computer, but I couldn’t exactly write an entire blog post in the span of 2 minutes. I’m good, but not that good.

Anyway, whilst I was staying at my friends house, I did get the chance to read a really great novel… Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

817zSlJXNZL._SL1500_To be perfectly honest, words cannot describe how incredibly, unimaginably brilliant this book is, but I’m going to try.

First off, I’m going to commend Mr. Card for his amazing literature – there are not that many author’s that can captivate an audience like he can. The way he writes is just fantastic, and I utterly love it – I couldn’t manage to tear myself away. He puts a new definition to the word “writer”.

Not only is the plot the work of a genius, but all the characters and the people around the story, contribute so incredibly much to how epic it is. You feel so much for Ender, but at the same time you understand why Graff (a sort of teacher) does what he does… at least, you understand towards the end of the novel.

Ender is so smart – and I guess that’s why I like the book so much. I like smart characters, who react the way a real person would react, and not just in a way that only makes sense to the author, but not to anyone else.

This book is really different from anything else I’ve ever read. I’m not the biggest fan of sic-fi – I’m a paranormal kind of girl – but this has really opened my eyes.

I’m giving this the most glowing recommendation I can possibly give.

I recommend this book to everybody who has ever been born and anybody who ever will be born.

I’m even going to go hunting for a hard-back edition of it, so I can have it for myself (the copy I read was the one I borrowed from the library).

Also, I heard that they’re making a movie (Yay! Jumping up and down in my chair squealing), so check out the trailer below:

Ah, so good!

See you later guys!

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Anybody else read this book? Agree with me? Disagree? Let me know in the comments section below!

Are We Human or Are We Dancer?

Hello my fellow internet-addicts! So, I recently listened to this song called Human by the Killers. First off, it’s important that I say what an exceptionally good song this is, particularly the lyrics. Check it out below before you look at my little explanation.

“Brandon Flowers from the Killers said that the lyrics were inspired by a disparaging comment made by Hunter S. Thompson, where he stated America was raising “a generation of dancers” (basically suggesting that americans lacked the imagination to be original instead of copying others).”

the-killers-human-coverFrom a lyrical perspective, the Killers have generated a lot of metaphors – the word dancer could almost be substituted for puppet. The diction of the song is also important, for example the word “cord” could relate back to the strings of a puppet, and the words “cut the cord” is a metaphor for becoming your own person, cutting the strings that make you the puppet.

The really great thing is that he’s never really sure whether he is a human or a dancer.

And so the question arises, are we human or are we dancer?

Are we completely are own persons, or are controlled by others?

You want to know what I say? Lets be both. At least in the sense that we are our own persons, but we’re still being influenced by others. I am human, but I am also dancer.

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So let me know what you think? Do you agree with my conclusions? Disagree? Let me know in the comment section!

On the Subject of Television

Hello my fellow internetees! So, yet another lazy summer day going by, and I can honestly say that I’m enjoying every second. Although I do have concrete plans of go-carting, fantasy conventions, and amusement parks, I have to say I rather enjoy the days like this one – where I have nothing planned whatsoever.

However, much to my disgust, I find myself staying indoors watching TV, instead of going out and enjoying the lovely temperature and sun. Now, don’t get me wrong – I do go out rollerblading, running, swimming, sunbathing, biking, etc. I just feel like I’m watching way too much TV.

The thing is, though, I live in Thailand, but I am on “vacation” in my home country, Sweden. TV in Thailand is, in one word, awful. There are three channels I can watch, because the rest of them are either sports channels or in Thai (which is a language that I don’t speak). So, the thing is, I don’t watch TV on a regular basis – seriously, I don’t watch more than maybe one hour per week… if even that.

top-gear-10But now, everything on the television is so normal and familiar – and after 10 months of barely anything normal or familiar, it’s great… normal television. And although this has resulted in me watching more TV than I perhaps should, in my defense, I’m making up for 10 months of barley any TV watching.

And also, they send out Top Gear several times a day, and I can’t resist Top Gear.

If you don’t know what Top Gear is – it’s essentially a car channel, that has very little to do with cars, and more to do with hysterical british humor. I particularly enjoy the episode where they try to make amphibious cars, but that’s just me…

Ok, back to topic – watching TV might not be the worst thing in the world, but I think I’m going to try to be outside more and do more “social things”.

So what about you? Do you feel like you watch too much TV? Too little? Let me know in the comments section below!

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Summer Reading

Hello everyone! Sorry for being so absent, but the thing is I haven’t had access to internet for a couple of weeks now, and it’s kind of hard to blog without it – as you can imagine. However, I am now up and running again, and I promise to try and be a little more consistent with my uploads.

As you know, I am a renowned book-aholic/bibliophile/book-addict, but to my utter most surprise, I’ve only read 3 books this summer! Really, I am almost ashamed of myself…

The thing is though, this summer I’ve been so busy with swimming, fantasy conventions, eating and being lazy, that I haven’t had time to read – and yes, that’s all just BS.

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I don’t know why I haven’t been reading, honestly, but I have to begin again. Seriously.

I have a few books lined up – great ones – and once I finish with all of those books, I’m thinking of starting a list of 101 books that you should read before you die. I’ll make it like a sort of project… although I can’t decide if I should make up my own list or just “steal” one from BBC, or something. The thing is, though, that there are a few books that I really want to have on my list -for instance, the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

What do you think? Should I make my own list, or “steal” one?

That is the question.

Oh, well, I’m going to go out and enjoy the sun, and I’ll blog with you later!

Have a great summer everyone!