Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts #11

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1.  My next door neighbor and I talk more via Facebook that we do face-to-face.  How life can changed!  It is sad really.

2.  Don’t you just hate it when some people can get away with anything?  In my workplace there are certain procedures that have to be followed in certain scenarios.  I have pointed this out to a client but when she complained to management, all rules were lifted so that she could get her way . . . hate that!  If something is enforced for me, it should also be enforced for you . . .

3.  Angela from Angela's Anxious Life spoke about the podcast of Welcome to Nightvale.  Like her, I am not a bit fan of podcasts.  But because she loved it, I listened to the pilot episode.  Definitely crazy and weird but that is not a bad thing.  I think I will listen to a few more episodes.  Like one of the reviews said, it is like a modern twist on The Twilight Zone.  It is a fictional story about the strange happenings in Nightvale told through the local radio show broadcasts.

4.  I think I might be addicted to Ebay.  This is what I bought this time.  It is a little owl flashdrive.

5.  I received the autobiography of PJ Powers from Penguin Books South Africa today.  Yay!  PJ Powers is one of the icons of South Africa - she was the lead singer of Hotline, a South African band that did not care about the apartheid rules of the time.  I can't wait to read her story - I love biographies.  Thank you, Penguin Books South Africa!!

6.  I am currently listening to two books.  The first one is in my car - The Sixteen Lives of Harry August.

When Harry dies, he is reborn at exactly the same moment in time.  His lives loops through exactly the same events in history every time around.  I have just passed Chapter 41 and I am enjoying it all but it definitely a book with a difference.

The other book that I am listening to is Afterparty.   

This is the story about a drug that makes it users discover (experience) an ever-present God.  We meet Lyda who is a neuroscientist that was part of the group that developed a drug that sounds very similar but was abandoned because of the danger it caused. The story begins with her interview to be released from the mental hospital where she had been admitted after her multiple breakdowns.  She needs to get out to stop this nightmare from repeating itself.  
The story is somewhere in the near future and I am enjoying the little snippets of the world of tomorrow but the story is really about people and their emotions, motivations and actions.  I am more than halfway through and enjoying it.

7.  Tomorrow starts our training for a new computer program being introduced at work.  Three hours a day for the next month or so on top of the daily work that needs to be completed.  This is going to be interesting to say the least.  But I love learning new computer programs, so maybe it will also be a little fun.  We will see.

Until next time . . . 


  1. Cute flashdrive. Ebay is dangerous!! :)

  2. Love that little owl flash drive! I am fond of of my favorites (in the past) was an owl incense burner. Wonder what happened to it? LOL

    I don't know if I would want to loop through the same time periods in a new incarnation...but then again, I am fond of the time periods I have lived.

    Thanks for sharing...and here's MY BOOKISH/NOT SO BOOKISH POST

  3. I once was addicted to ebay and ended up buying a bunch of stuff I didn't need or really want. Beware. (though the owl thingy is cute.) <a href=">My Bookish Thoughts</a>

  4. Oh my gosh that owl flash drive is super cute. If I saw it on ebay too I would totally buy it. I had to laugh at #1, for ages I had a friend on the other side of town and we never saw each other for about 8 months because we just talked on Facebook. It's a little bit sad really!

    J.C Lemon

  5. I love cute flash drives! It's so insane, because I only need one. But I've seen some awesome designs.

    I've read the First Fifteen Lives Of Harry August - I loved it far more than I expected to! I've heard of Afterparty a well, must get round to reading that soon. Thanks for sharing! (And I can relate on point 2. So annoying.)