Thursday, April 25, 2013

Books I Have Read in 2013

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
Coming to the end of a series is always bittersweet. I finally found out how the story concluded, but since it was so great, I did not want it to be over. 
In this third book, Eragon and his companions finally get to confront the villain. The only part of this book that did not surprise me was that Eragon was able to find a way to defeat Galbatorix. I was a little surprised that he did not get the girl (Arya) in the end.

Besides those two points, Paolini was able to keep me guessing. I did not know what would come next.

I looked forward to the times when I was able to read this book, which says a lot about it. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Such Great Neighbors

So my neighbors put up a chicken coop on the back side of their property against my apartment property. It has been up for about 2 months now without anything in it. 

I was walking the dog during lunch and I happen to see a chicken out from the chicken coop. I don't have the best eyesight, and I really believe what I had just seen. So I take two steps past the curb, still well within my side of the short shrubs that mark the property line, to take a look with the dog, from a distance I hear "hey! Excuse me! Private property!"

Now, I would have shouted back, "This is really cool" or something to that effect but, I am not a loud person, and I'm also battling a cold, so I just walked away.

I would have thought a neighbor would have been nicer than that.  If I had started a chicken coop, I would have assumed people would be interested. I would not be shouting across my yard to my neighbors and pushing them away. 

In fact, I would want my neighbors to like me and to know what is going on in front of them. That way if anything were to happen they would be more likely to help me out and not ignore me. Now, if I happen so see anything wrong with the coop, I will simply ignore it, since they obviously don't want anything to do with anyone around them. 

So much for love thy neighbor and such.