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Big mistake

I made the error of finishing my book at lunchtime and not having another one with me. I hate being without literature. Makes me feel so... naked. Well, maybe that's a little exaggerated. I do dislike having nothing to read though. Especially as there is a good chance that I'll get the bus home rather than walk this evening. Sitting on the 38 bus for 45 minutes while it chugs forwards through the traffic is really not my idea of a good time. Even with my MP3 player playing it gets really dull.

I was reading The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear It's a silly book. It is exactly what it says it is - the autobiography of a bear that is coloured blue. Bluebears have 27 lives, so this is the first half of his life. It is very simple, you could almost (if it wasn't for the fact that it is 700 pages long) mistake it for a children's book - it is very heavily illustrated and uses simple language. I'm trying to find the right words to talk about it, but my brain is seriously not working today. I think the lack of sleep I had yesterday has really hit me today. Suffice it to say that I enjoyed it a lot. It's a fun, nonsense fantasy (there aren't many novels where one of the villains is a sentient, telepathic rock). Not my favourite book ever but certainly worthwhile to pass the time.

That was damning with faint praise wasn't it?

Music played while writing this entry:

Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold mix) - Elvis Presley (2nd to None)
Pretty In Pink - Psychedelic Furs (Dark Side of the 80s compilation album)
Song For The Asking - Simon & Garfunkel (Tales From New York)
Walking On The Moon - The Police (Greatest Hits)

(Edited to fix the Amazon link)