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
156. Read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
I am not going to lie, I finished this book a while ago. It was one of the first “big” books I have read in quite a long time. This series as a complete is very good. I originally added it to my list because there was a lot of buzz at the time about the book everywhere. Not just the books amazing characters in the novel but also just how much the Switzerland foreign films were being raved as well as the 2011 with Daniel Craig. Which for the record, was an amazing film and was not a perfect novel adaptation, but did a very good job. But enough about the films, lets talk about the book. I won’t ruin it for the people who have not read it, and if you have not The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - amazon link for you to get it now! It has a wonderful character range. A twisted and fucked up storyline between a family with many secrets and a girl who is a kick ass hacker. If you take anything from reading this book is that not everyone is who they seem. Don’t judge a book by its cover and allow for people who are so introverted because of past relationships and situations, to just allow to open on their terms.
It is an awesome book and I really recommend you read it if you haven’t, and if you have like me, you kinda want to read it for the things you miss, am I right or am I right.
70. Take a Long Weekend Off
I know that this might not be a huge deal now, I have not worked for a job in over a month ago, so it feels like any other day. But why I put it as one of my objectives is because long weekends were always working in a restaurant. I could never get out of a Monday shift on a long weekend and I always worked, I was an workaholic, it made sense. So I included it so that I would take some time off and not always care about the money, time and a half.
This is the first long week I have had off since 2008, 6 years ago!
~~Blood by The Middle East is currently playing while I write this, while my feet are up and relaxing, here is to long weekends ~~
I am happy to announce that I am going thought some mental and physical changes with myself. One of which is focus on the things I want to do. Which means the list of 566 Objectives. I was able to take the chance to move to Toronto by saying to myself that I can do it. Have I stayed with that, no. But things are going to change, because they need to change for the better.
"Reality is the only way to be truly real, fiction never gets you anywhere."
Revamping and Refocusing
566 Goals and Objectives was an idea that I thought of a couple years ago now. It was a list of Goals that I always wanted to do throughout highschool. Highschool wasn’t the best and even doing this list for the last couple years now, hasn’t been any better. My goal for finishing it in 14 Months was crazy and now its been 28+ months. I have went through three revamps because of the time aspect, time changes many people and what they want to do. Someone like me, a person that things of an idea and wants to do it right away is the same. Some view it as I am never satisfied with what I currently have planned, and there is some truth behind that. But it is also that I want to experience more and more. And something that 566 Objectives was suppose to do. When I originally wrote it, it was a list of accomplishments. But as I read it now, some of them are, but some of them are just easy to do things like watch a film or do something I enjoy. I am refocusing all my blogs and one of the biggest ship is the 566 Idea. The 566 Goals and Objectives, now that I have taken a while on them, it wasn’t about finishing all the 566 in a certain time. It was the journey to finishing them, the experience that it creates.
The reality is now, I have moved out of my hometown house and I am in Toronto for Bitmaker Labs that starts in just over a week. I am very excited to do the program and to explore this big city. I have yet to use the transit system and ride a subway. I have already experienced Thai food for the first time last night and it was actually pretty good.
Small Town Goes Big City