Once upon a time, when my life was taken over by video games, manga, TV and movies to fulfill my spare time, I found something new but old to do: reading books. That moment is due I picks up some novels on local library and found out that the story is not bad that I managed to finish it in my fifth visits. No, that novel is not Sherlock Holmes. I will post it when I manage to dug it from my memories, I hope.
Sherlock Holmes is what comes after ‘what next?’. I want to re-enjoy the feeling I got when I read that 1st novel and thought that why not some famous novel? I have reading Detective Conan manga before and it mentions a lot reference to this Sherlock guy wrote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. So I give it a try.
Since I don’t have the capacity to judge whether a book is a good book or not, I will review it based on my personal enjoyment. Which of course, really satisfied with this Sherlock series. The one that left huge impression for me is the Sherlock guy. He is really…unique. How does Sir Conan comes up with this character I wonder. Does he have real life friend as interesting as him? Or maybe it’s combination of several real life character. Well who knows?
The story itself is engaging. Start with a premise building that has a lot of mysteries which unravel through out the pages until the end. All in all very recommended read!
This is the list of Sherlock Holmes novel that I have read:
A Study in Scarlet
The Sign of the Four
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Valley of Fear
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Woah, and actually there’s more that I haven’t read yet! Just found out today, that’s the benefit of writing blog I guess
Why does sometime it feels satisfying to complete such as painful and troublesome work and sometime it isn’t? Like working hard for routine task is less satisfying than working for huge events that a lot of people feel attention to (e.g. product launching). Maybe it’s depends on how high the profile of the work is. Then that means I’m an attention seeking man lol
So recently I found an new but old type of book that quite fun to read: autobiography. I love this kind of book when I was in college, but at that time I had no idea whose biography should I read. That time only regular historical famous people (e.g. Einstein, Thomas Edison etc.) which what we usually had in our library.
Since now I become older, I gain interest on broader subject. No longer on the generic famous people, I found that reading autobiography of people in different career field really enlightening and help us to become more understanding about other profession.
This book is written nicely by Nick Mason, I have zero knowledge about Pink Floyd before reading this book but I get the grasp of what he want to communicate by reading his writing.
In this book, he covered various aspect of band life. Origin, success, feud, reconciliation, music making process, things that makes us feel that behind all their popularity and rock star life, they have ordinary life similar to what we had.
2012 to 2015. More than 3 years since the last post. I guess in the age of micro blogging tools such as instagram, twitter, facebook and others blogging become forgotten. But after a while, micro blogging is become tiring. Longer writing feels more satisfying than all those short post that most of the time the point is to impress people. As for blogs, its not about getting views, its more letting go the feeling we have on daily basis.
What happen after 3 years? Must be a lot, the world changing so fast. Those guys at NASA is landing a rover on Mars. And they landed a probe in a meteorites. Amazing stuff. More wars happening. Tons of comic book superhero movies, with a lot of people taking it too seriously. And new Star Wars. Luffy has reach Gear Fourth. Naruto has ended. Singapore dollar is now 9,500 IDR per $1. Ha.
Personally I’m still stuck in between projects. While my understanding of the technology better, the task assigned to me only increased. This is why diligent people is rare. The more diligent a person is, the more others take it for granted. Well, salary still running so cannot complaint.
Blogging, in the past, is need context. When you want to voice your opinion about some event or stuff that happening. But nowadays I felt it doesn’t matter. Yes, we need to take sides and have opinion, but not all the opinion have to be communicated. So that’s what will be filling this blogs in the future. Bunch of unimportant stuff.