Yesterday I reached the half-point of this book and the ending of that chapter is one you would find at the end, not at this point; hence I can’t wait to continue the journey to the end.
It’s a deep read, sad, dark, hopeful, true, cruel, helpless and yes I am only half-way through it. My recommendation, go get it now. Once I return this book to the library, I’m going out to get my very own copy, it’s made it to the sacred bookshelf (when I get one).
It’s been a while since I read something and I got that heavy feeling in my throat!
What better way but to start with the definition of a parrot:
A copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated
Well, this is the perfect description of our 2 1/2 yr old. We started noticing this some weeks back, how he would jump on the very last word any of us used in a sentence. However, he wouldn’t jump on saying that single word, he would waffle a sentence that included that word. Ok, I have parents all over the world nodding, been there, seen it, but it’s actually so funny which then turns into so annoying.
We then decided to run an experiment. In the car, while driving, our little one started copying our eldest, he was in the groove so I asked my eldest to make up a sentence and see how his little brother coped. It was hilarious, our little one was spot on, it was like an echo!
We have now moved onto words containing 14 letters or more, the results are staggering.
Human Parrott Experiment continues……
The Room: it’s on my next book to read, I put off purchasing it (oh how much was I tempted) and placed a reservation in my local library.
Two weeks ago @ the library………. “Sir, you are 31st in the queue for this book”
I thought to myself, let me just go out and buy it. The price is not the issue, it’s where do I store it, with the other several hundred I have in containers in my garage?
Friday 18th March…..”Letter from library, oops, looks like another fine…what! The Room is at the library waiting for me to pick up?”
As you can imagine, rush of panic through sheer excitement.
Monday 21st March…”It’s sitting at home, the book, can’t wait to start it…..”
As I was working my way through the Sunday Times last week, I read an article about Ford now looking to introduce a version of KITT in its cars for the UK (I understand this is already present in the US).
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