35. Read JPod
This was the first Douglas Coupland book that I have read. My sister is obsessed with him and has been over the years buying his books for me. Most times I will be told that “this book reminds me of you.” I would like to first state that I didn’t hate it, but it was very tough to stay on track of the story. I got some of the side jokes, my personal favourite was the Grand Theft Auto print out of game play.
I connected to the main character more times than one, not when he was digging up bodies, just to set the record straight. But what he was working on, family being family and just general indiscretions he protaked in.
I read every word, except for the 10+ pages of pie, which I would have never found the wrong number. But the front covers as well as random full, extremely full pages of writing.
All in all it was a weird book, but that’s how he writes I have been told, I look forward to reading other stories written by him to see all different weird ways the story plot goes.
Would recommend this to any nerd, geek, or just like humour. To the people that are lame and have no joking capabilities, please do not read this book and instead maybe a manual.
541. Ought to See - Argo
"Argo fuck yourself"
I wasn’t alive when this happened in Iran, nor did I really have that much information about what happened in that country around that time going into the movie. Argo was based on events that happened during the Iran hostage crisis that happened in 1979-1981. It was classified what actually went on behind this story about rescuing the Canadians from Iran till 1997 when they were published.
Argo was based on true events however there is are parts that are argumentative in the story, and there was not extensive details into the length and what the Canadians had to truly go through during those years in hiding. However I believe not going into so much detail was probably for the best, as it was a very violent and unsafe environment in that country at that time.
Argo, even if not knowing anything about it before hand was as interesting and suspensive as I would expect from a Hollywood made movie. It didn’t feel like a documentary, with a monotoned narrator, it moved faster than expected actually, but still being able to grabbing the highlights of what went on. Having not known how the real event ended, being on the edge of my seat as the plane did or did not take off. I won’t spoil it for some who have yet to see it.
Would I Watch this Film Again: Strongly Yes
Notes: It won a hand full of awards in 2012, and it felt like a classic movie, while watching it. As I watched it, I was trying to image what those Canadians must of felt as they were their when this was going on, and the film portrayed in a calm yet meaningful way
536. Ought to see - jOBS
There was a lot of mixed feelings about this film. From film credits, people who thought they knew Steve Jobs, people who actually knew Jobs on a first name basis and are featured in film. A lot of it negative, most of it actually if you really want to be completely honest.
But I’m not here to hate on what it should have been, but what was positive. Going into a movie about one of the most interesting, rebellious, accomplished and featured men in the last couple decades can be very nerve racking. The portrayed Steve Jobs in this film adaptation of his life has its highs and lows. Many scenes have been falsified with contradictions from Steve Jobs biography and also people that were featured in the film. However the reasoning about certain scenes was not about how factual the situation was, It was about how Steve Jobs would act.
The film did a very good, minus maybe a couple situations of Steve screaming in the car, of how he would react to situations. Steve cares if you cared, if you didn’t, you weren’t putting a passion into something. The movie did a very good job about not going too deep into things they didn’t know and more on general expectations of how situations that were covered in news over the years.
I have to say this wasn’t the best movie to portray Steve but it still gave me smiles for the situations that they did very well on how he would react.
I would like to say one negative thing and that was the cut off at the end at the 1990’s period. I still ended on a high note but it could have done a lot more with that ending.
"In 2012, Apple became the most valued company in the world"
Would I Watch this Film Again: Possibly
Notes: This was a movie, not real life. Some parts might be false, but how Steve was shown in this film, how he acted was how he acted sometimes
158. Read The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
It wasn’t much longer after I finished the second book to read the third book of this series. However the ending kinda leaves you wondering what is going to happen next. The last one was probably the most involved I had been in a book since… I can’t even remember. It would have had to because of the pervious reads and knowledge about the characters that made me want to read it.
As a series that has been an international bestsellers, I would have to agree with the ratings. The last book was hardly put down, out of all of them the second one would have to be my favourite, even if I had put it down for a while. Just the story and how it flew, some nights I would look up and be like shoot its 2am, I meant to stop reading hours ago. I recommend the whole series, go get it now The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
475. Go on a Subway
I know that some people might not think this a big deal, but it was for me. I am from a little country town, city buses don’t come to where I live, and the first time I even took public transit was when I was 16 years old. Buses are the only public transit in the closest big city, not as big as cities with subways. The first time I was on a subway, was just early this year, 2014, 20 years old. The first time alone on a subway was just last month and that was an adventure in itself.
157. Read The Girl Who Played With Fire
This is the second book in the series about Lisbeth Salander and her dark past. In my eyes the book ran faster than the original one. It might have been the short strides of reading a chapter or two and then setting it down. This one I finished in a little but over a month. (I know thats kinda sad but I have only just began reading again so give it time)
The story like is very interesting as we learn more about Salander’s past as a childhood and uncover a huge secret. Much like the first one, the story centres about one huge problem that is a horrible story that needs to be figured out. To put the people who did horrible things either behind bars or release what they did.
I am going to say this, not to ruin it, but to prepare you. The ending is a little frustrating. A couple strings don’t get tied up, big strings. I jumped into the third book right when I finished this one and you will want to do the same. So plan ahead and if you haven’t read them, you should pick them both up at the same time. Amazon always has them cheap Girl Who Played With Fire
Happy reading, I know I did