“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
― Humbert Wolfe
As I had promised myself, I started my 5th book Dance of the Dragons on a lovely and rainy Sunday evening. I am a person who gets emotionally involved with the characters if the book is well written. Not all books, but definitely some good books sort of bring out the scenery of what I read in my mind. Its more or like watching a movie, but at a very slow pace. And this book definitely has captured my attention. And there is always one or two characters who sort of stick with me. I root for them. When they do something wrong I chide them, when something wrong happens to them I get upset. I want them to be safe, when compared to other characters who might deserve my attention or pity or emotions. What can I say, I am biased. ISFJ’s are known for that I guess :)
And no points for guessing who I was so relieved to see in this book. When I felt a small happiness on reading about Tyrion Lannister that is when I realized I missed him. I missed his humor, his sarcasm, his bluntness, his matter of fact approach and even his sadness. Am so glad to have him back in this book. And the other person I was happy to see was Bran. I will say this again and again, I stopped watching the series because Jaime pushed that kid from that wall and I cried that day. So you know how I feel about Bran right from the beginning. After all the kinds of movies I watch and books I read, I should not be feeling anything at all at the gruesomeness that happens in any story (not only the physical violence) but in-spite of it I still get emotional. I remember reading Kite Runner and feeling so upset and then even through the quarter of the movie, I stopped watching it. I just couldn’t go through it again. I am not sure if I will get over such things. But then that is why I love the books and the movies. They show me so many different worlds and tell me so many different stories and each of them touch me in a different way. Oh God! I got a little sidetracked here. Back to the Game of Thrones. I am trying to take it a little slow this time for this book because the sleepless nights are giving me more trouble with my health. My eyes feel so strained and I feel so sleepy all the time. So I guess this book is going to take a while to complete (and I hope that it is true). Let me see what else is in store for me.
Time for this week’s Cosmic Musicology Test from Steve and this times it’s about the holidays. So yeah, let’s play.
Christmas or New Year…? Clinton Sparks – UV Love (Explicit) ft. T.I
Uh what? What kind of answer is this…Hmm.. Let me see.
I love both. What is not there to love. Even though I don’t celebrate Christmas, I like the festivity spirit. And I make sure I never work on New Year.
Halloween or Fireworks Night…? Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang
Yeah, that is right. Bang Bang. I love fireworks, and it is that time of the year when all the cities in India get highly polluted by the fireworks. Diwali…yeah!!! Two days from now.
Summer or Winter…? Florida Georgia Line – Dirt
Hmm.. Dirt… Dirt means Summer right ? I dunno. I think I will assume that it is Summer and select that. And anyways, even though I love winters, they don’t particularly suit my health, sinus and all.
My brother was on a quick visit today (as part of his business visit to the city) carrying with him some Diwali sweets sent by my mother. I am happy that they came unharmed and packed. Usually if the train got delayed or if he is hungry he would help himself to the eatables my mother sends me. So there is no guarantee that they would ever reach me safely. But I digress. So he comes home, he sees my new phone, checks it out and what does he do to validate it is a good one ? He takes a selfie. And declares that the selfie has come out good and hence the phone is good. I was like ‘dude, really ?’ I did not pay 13k for the camera, even though it is good too. He is one of those who can’t resist from taking selfies. Earlier it used to be just him. Now that he is married, his selfies mostly includes his wifey too. No wonder there is a song for people like him in the new and upcoming Tamil movie ‘Kaththi’ (meaning knife).
This is just a small clip from that song, but the English translation goes like this
I have Terabytes and Terabytes of love for you
Making me go crazy when I am consumed byte-by-byte by you
Lets live our life through Instagram
By shooting (using camera i.e.) every second of our lives
When we get together there is bound so much fun
That even the Facebook likes and shares are bound to breakdown.