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Fear Itself (11/50)

My second Marvel Comics based story book, and I loved it.

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“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

the only thing I would like to say is; someone should have warned me that someone has to die.

Not going to spoil it for others but be forewarned!!!

 

P.s: this counts as my 11th book in my GoodReads Challenge of 2014.

 

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My Reading Challenge (5/25)

Fourth Update: (5 done from the list, 20 to go)
  • 1. Read a classicEmma ~ Jane Austen
  • 2. Read a ‘banned‘ book. The Mysterious Stranger ~ Mark Twain
  • 3. Re-read a book from your childhood. The Secret Garden ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • 4. Re-read a book you read at school/university/college as required reading. Jane Eyre ~ Charlotte Bronte
  • 5. Read a book that you have been meaning to but have never gotten around to reading. Persuasion ~ Jane Austen
  • 6. Read a biography of someone you don’t know or may only know a little about. The Diary of a Young Girl ~ Anne Frank
  • 7. Read a modern classicTo Kill a Mockingbird ~ Harper Lee
  • 8. Read a book in a genre you normally wouldn’t choose. Mockingjay ~ Suzanne Collins
  • 9. Read a book that is based on or has been turned into a TV show. Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales
  • 10. Read a book that was adapted into a movie you have seen. Lord of the flies
  • 11. Read a book suggested to you by someone you know. The Casual Vacancy ~ J.K.Rowling
  • 12. Read a book based ENTIRELY on the cover (You are not allowed to read the blurb/synopsis first). The Secret Keeper ~ Kate Horton
  • 13. Read a book that is not necessarily marketed for you (ie your age group/gender etc). World War Z
  • 14. Read a book by an author you have never heard of/never read or you don’t particularly like (would normally avoid). The Alexandria Link ~ Steve Berry
  • 15. Read a book that is not in a typical novel style (e.g. a book of poetry, diary/letter based book, play, graphic novel). Wolverine Origins
  • 16. Read a book by one of your favorite authors. Parker Pyne Investigates ~ Agatha Christie
  • 17. Read a non-fiction book. Howard Carter. The Path to TutanKhamun
  • 18. Read the first book in a series you have never read. The Bad Beginning ~ “A series of unfortunate events”
  • 19. Read a book you gave up on reading in the past. A Feast for Crows
  • 20. Read a book from a foreign country. The Girl Who Played Go ~ Shan Sa.
  • 21. Read a book (not necessarily a memoir/autobiography but they are fine too) written by a famous person you like (not normally authors). Palo Alto ~ James Franco
  • 22. Read a book to learn something new (a language, a country, recipes, crafts, event). Gods and Myths of Ancient Egypt
  • 23. Read an bind-up, omnibus, anthology or a collection of short stories. The Best of Roald Dahl. Perfect Bedtime Stories for those who Relish Sleepless Nights.
  • 24. Re-read one of your all time favorite books. The Hobbit
  • Bonus: Place a collection of book titles you own/want to read into a hat and draw one out at random. Read it. Absent in the Spring ~ Agatha Christie

Absent in the Spring (10/50)

Absent in the Spring

 

 

When I started reading this book, I did not notice that part it said as MARY WESTMACOTT.
I thought I was reading another crime mystery by the Queen of Crime and Mystery.
No, it was not the kind I thought it was.
It was more a crime to the heart and soul.

I could not let it down, I wanted to know what will JOAN the main character realize about herself.

It was surprisingly good, I did not expect that.

But it is scary, in the end I wanted to cry for JOAN, ever alone, ever oblivious of others. Always thinking she is doing good for them but the contrary.

It makes you fear being stranded somewhere and forced to think and reveal stuff about yourself.

I hope I do not get so oblivious of others and get so arrogant about my thoughts thinking it is original and kind, when it is nothing close to that.

“Poor Little Joan”
“Absent in the Spring” indeed.

The Mysterious Stranger (7/50)

The Mysterious Stranger

Interesting… I do not recall how I came by this book, but it all happened coincidentally, by chance.
Just the thought that everything might be just a mere thought.
A dream!
This book will offend many people, and many other will relate to it.
Rebutting Religions, denying the existence of God. That will definitely get many angry.

What scares humans the most? The idea that nothing makes sense, that their lives are meaningless, the fear of death and what comes next (hoping that there is something, and it being Heaven other than Hell).
This notion is how many civilizations were made and broken in history. And how they controlled their people.

The idea of a bigger being, a larger entity, a God, depends on what we prefer to believe.
Believing there is a God, would give us serenity and a better life to live.
Or for many others, the notion he doesn’t exist is the better outcome.

In all means; the book got me thinking (that is all I would say). 😉

 

P.s:

As for this book, this counts 4 out of 25 from my 2014 Reading Challenge, since it was number 2 in the list:

  • 2. Read a ‘banned‘ book. The Mysterious Stranger ~ Mark Twain

And it also counts as 7 out of 50 for my Goodreads challenge

 

My Reading Challenge (3/25)

Third Update: (3 done from the list, 22 to go)
  • 1. Read a classicEmma ~ Jane Austen
  • 2. Read a ‘banned‘ book. The Mysterious Stranger ~ Mark Twain
  • 3. Re-read a book from your childhood. The Secret Garden ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • 4. Re-read a book you read at school/university/college as required reading. Jane Eyre ~ Charlotte Bronte
  • 5. Read a book that you have been meaning to but have never gotten around to reading. Persuasion ~ Jane Austen
  • 6. Read a biography of someone you don’t know or may only know a little about. The Diary of a Young Girl ~ Anne Frank
  • 7. Read a modern classicTo Kill a Mockingbird ~ Harper Lee
  • 8. Read a book in a genre you normally wouldn’t choose. Mockingjay ~ Suzanne Collins
  • 9. Read a book that is based on or has been turned into a TV show. Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales
  • 10. Read a book that was adapted into a movie you have seen. Lord of the flies
  • 11. Read a book suggested to you by someone you know. The Casual Vacancy ~ J.K.Rowling
  • 12. Read a book based ENTIRELY on the cover (You are not allowed to read the blurb/synopsis first). The Secret Keeper ~ Kate Horton
  • 13. Read a book that is not necessarily marketed for you (ie your age group/gender etc). World War Z
  • 14. Read a book by an author you have never heard of/never read or you don’t particularly like (would normally avoid). The Alexandria Link ~ Steve Berry
  • 15. Read a book that is not in a typical novel style (e.g. a book of poetry, diary/letter based book, play, graphic novel). Wolverine Origins
  • 16. Read a book by one of your favorite authors. Parker Pyne Investigates ~ Agatha Christie
  • 17. Read a non-fiction book. Howard Carter. The Path to TutanKhamun
  • 18. Read the first book in a series you have never read. The Bad Beginning ~ “A series of unfortunate events”
  • 19. Read a book you gave up on reading in the past. A Feast for Crows
  • 20. Read a book from a foreign country. The Girl Who Played Go ~ Shan Sa.
  • 21. Read a book (not necessarily a memoir/autobiography but they are fine too) written by a famous person you like (not normally authors). Palo Alto ~ James Franco
  • 22. Read a book to learn something new (a language, a country, recipes, crafts, event). Gods and Myths of Ancient Egypt
  • 23. Read an bind-up, omnibus, anthology or a collection of short stories. The Best of Roald Dahl. Perfect Bedtime Stories for those who Relish Sleepless Nights.
  • 24. Re-read one of your all time favorite books. The Hobbit
  • Bonus: Place a collection of book titles you own/want to read into a hat and draw one out at random. Read it. Absent in the Spring ~ Agatha Christie

I am currently finishing up “The Mysterious Stranger” ((which I started up earlier))