Type it Out Tuesdays

So today’s writing prompt might be a bit sad, but I think using writing prompts that evoke different emotions are important for a lot of reasons…so here it is:

You and your wife find out that you are going to be having a baby in a few months.

The next morning, you get a call from your Commanding Officer and he tells you that your unit is being suddenly shipped off the next morning without warning.

You say your goodbyes, and a few months pass. You are looking at a picture of your beautiful baby girl, while surrounded by gunfire and explosions.

The situation looks grim, and you say perhaps your last goodbye to your wife and daughter…

What is it that you say to them? (Try to stay under 100 words)

Like I said, it can be a bit sad, but I hope you enjoy it.

As always, I’d love to hear what you make of it.

Weekly Recap

In case you missed any of this week’s posts, here they are:

Book Review: History’s Worst Inventions

Type it Out Tuesday: January 15

Wednesday News: January 16

What does my library look like?

Quote of the Day: January 18

Weekly Recap

In case you missed any of this week’s posts here they are:

Monday

Book Review: Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Tuesday

Type it Out Tuesdays: January 8

Wednesday

Wednesday News: January 9

Thursday: Thursday Thoughts

Thursday Thoughts: My Top 10 Fictional Worlds I Want to Live In

Friday: Quote of the Day

Not sure what happened here. I set up a post and a tweet to go out but clearly the computers didn’t like me since neither went out.

Weekly Recap

In case you missed any of this week’s posts here they are:

Monday

Book Review: The Curious Incident of the dog in the Night-time

Tuesday

Type it out Tuesday: January 1

Wednesday

Wednesday News: January 2

Thursday: Thursday Thoughts

Thursday Thoughts: 2019’s Reading Goals

Friday: Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: January 4

Quote of the Day: January 4

“Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.”
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Thursday Thoughts: 2019’s Reading Goals

Hey everybody!

First Thursday Thoughts of the year and I figured what better than letting you know about my 2019 reading goals.

With my last semester of school coming to an end in April I’ll hopefully have a lot more time to read after that, but I still read when I can.

I’m currently reading book 6 of the Wheel of Time series; Lord of Chaos. I’m hopefully going to finish it up by the end of the month and then start reading Norse Mythology and Fire & Blood before stepping back into Wheel of Time for A Crown of Swords.

I’m hoping to get all of those done by the end of school.

Come summer I don’t have many books planned, but I’ll hopefully get 3 done by August (I’m hoping to move out this spring so that might slow me down), with another 4 or so done by the end of the year.

I know that doesn’t seem like a lot,  but I tend to read a lot of books that have close to 1,000 pages so it takes me a few days.

So basically:

January

Lord of Chaos

April

Norse Mythology

Fire and Blood

A Crown of Swords

End of 2019

7 other books

 

It’s a little ambitious, but I think its definitely an attainable goal.

What books are you looking forward to reading this year? Let me know in the comments.

Book Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbor’s dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favourite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes. What follows makes for a novel that is funny, poignant and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing are a mind that perceives the world entirely literally.

Author: Mark Haddon

Rating: 3/5

Honestly it took me a while to figure out what to say about this book. I read it a few years ago, and  it only took me a few days, but I didn’t feel satisfied with it when I was done.

I enjoyed the beginning of the book, and was pretty sold on it being a good book until the end. I don’t really have a specific reason for it, but I just didn’t really like the ending that much. I guess i was unsatisfied with it.

The book has a really interesting concept, and I’ve never read a book that was from the persepctive of someone with a behavioral disorder. Despite that, I thought it did a really good job.

My whole life I’ve interacted with people that have Autism or Aspergers, so I’ve had some experience with those, and I thought this book did a really good job of putting the reader into the mind of someone with a behavioral disorder.

The book follows Christopher, a 15-year-old boy with an unspecified behavioral disorder as he investigates the killing of his neighbour’s dog, despite his father telling him to stay out of other people’s business.

It’s a bit of a mystery novel, but at the same time we get to see Christopher’s life and how he interacts with the world around him.

Seeing the world through the eyes of someone with a  behavioral disorder isn’t something I’d ever thought about really, but that was one aspect of the book that I really enjoyed.

I’d really enjoy reading another book like this, but I understand that it can be a bit of a slippery slope if the author isn’t careful about how they portray their character.

Next week I’m gonna take a look at a book about a man and his monsterous other half.

Since it’s New Years I want to hear what everyone’s New Year’s Resolutions are. If I get 5 I’ll make a tweet about what mine is.