300 pages in


So today I made the trek to 300 pages in Game of Thrones The song of Iwpid-wp-1426675681462.jpgce and fire. My thoughts on the book are still that it is a good book. My friend Dean is waiting for the other shoe to drop as to when I talk to him about it he gets this pure look of joy in his eyes.

I work some ideas out as to what I think is happening and he says interesting. I think that is what is driving me the most to read this book. Because the story is not particularly special to me. I am not a mystic able to tell you what was in the mind of the author R.R. Martin, but I am clear on one thing. The story is predictable as far as when I get to a specific tense point that is supposed to be a nice big surprise it isn’t.

Imagine you are watching a movie and the hero meets the villain alone in a room. Bam you know they are going to fight and you know that depending on where you are in the movie who is going to win. That is how the book feels to me and is to me. The traps and tricks, the word choice does not confuse me or enlighten me. It just states that he is following a classic plan of the fantasy genre.

Does that make a bad book. No as I have stated  it is a good book not a great book. I definitely do not feel that it should have gotten fantasy novel of the year. Yet I do not make that choice and attribute it to sales over the actual quality of the story. But that is another topic for another discussion.

The revelation that I did come today is that I now want to read the whole series. Now wait a minute it does not mean that I like the story or am starting to love it. My feelings on it are rather set on the fact that I think it is just good not great, that it has no passion in the words. But there are characters that I like and one that I just want to see die. And as I told my friend Dean I may just look up where he dies and pull up that one scene, read it and be done with it. That choice is still up in the air.

That is it 300 pages in. I am actually almost to 400 pages but I did not want to make this a long post.

For a really nice Romance book that should be Romance book of the year for 2015 I recomend Love. Pictured below.

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The adventure begins


Today my small Spanish reading group starts Don Quixote. With chapter one read and reread I can already see something about this story that few ever mention or if it is mentioned I have seen very few postings on it. Even in when I read parts of it in University I did not come up with the opinion that I am starting to build now.

I do not see it as a man longing for the times gone by, or even a man trying to be a knight errant when the knights no longer exist. The first chapter gives so much more than such a mundane view. There is the man who gets so engrossed by the stories that he reads that his reality fades into the stories. He starts to live them, to be one with them. When the chapter reads on how he lost his mind and forgot about all his daily duties and even sold his land to buy more books on the subject I see something we in the modern world miss.

Reading is fading or actually evolving. Even here you see people stating that they will not read particularly long posts. You see people losing the drive to read whereby the more you read the faster you can read and the more you can retain. There is an inherent need of mine to insure that my son loves to read. And not just read what is fun and easy but what is hard.

It is one of the reasons why my novel Love

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is written as it is, to call back to the classics, to the greats. Until next time I leave you with the call from what Don Quixote is teaching me. Read, enjoy reading, and get so engrossed in the reading that you can become the character, let nothing take that away from you.

Inspired By OM


I see you there talking

you speak loud so all can hear

yet when it is my turn to speak

you quietly disappear

how dare you ignore me

how dare you shun me

how dare you use the words I write

you do this all in spite

in spite of the friendship that could be built

bury that knife of neglect to the hilt

my heart can take it

but soon enough another will read me, will share me

soon enough another will give me wind and you will see

that while you passed me over and did not share me

I was still able to be free

And at that time I will leave you

I tell you know so you will know

It was not for what I did not read but what you did not show

What it takes


In an attempt to not be the spam blogger but also find a balance with what I share the line has become very clear. So here I am sharing with you what it takes to get a rise out of me. What you need to have in order for me to like something, reblog something, comment on something.

Liking something.
I find it fun to like things. Even things that I know bother me but the fact that someone put it up and caused my brain to think about it, no matter how much I hate it or love it. I will like it. Posts that make me think are fun to run into. But that is as far as I will go. I will like it because it made me think.

Commenting on something

I comment on things when I feel strongly about the topic. When I want to bring attention to something or when I feel that there has been a violation. It does not matter to me that I may offend, insult, or basically make someone cry. I could care less. I am commenting my opinion and my thoughts from the research that I have done throughout my life. I do not apologize for what anyone else thinks about the words that I type. I work with words daily, in my writing, in my teaching, in my life. Which is why looking back through my posts I tell people to read, reread, and then read again to what I stated, as to often than not the misunderstanding is that the individual did not read or did not comprehend my words.  But back to the topic at hand. I comment on things that draw me in. And no, it does not have to be words. Pictures, video, heck even a good title has gotten me to read it and make a comment.

Reblogging

I reblog friends that talk to me. That means if we interact with comments the more that I will reblog you. I do not reblog everything as there would be not much time for my own posts to get noticed. I do reblog others more than some but this is due to the fact that some people post more blogs and make a larger signal. But still there must be that line of communication for me to reblog. If we have talked if we have even crossed paths on a post somewhere and started to follow the chances are I will reblog your stuff. Talking helps folks.

Do I expect you to reblog me. I would like it, to that extent I will not lie. But no it is not an expectation. Still the more I reblog someone I do hope they take notice of it and decide that some of my works deserve the notice to be reblogged, commented on and liked. On an interesting topic, my words are mine and if I insult you, treat you like crap, or all in all tell you to fuck off, it is not the responsibility of the post hoster, if I am doing a guest post, or mine. Should you know me then you would understand that I do not insult, treat people like crap, or tell people to fuck off unless they deserve it. And nothing is more deserving than talking BS, trying to tell me or anyone else to change the way they behave because it offends your sensibilities.
When it comes to comments on faith, spirituality, religious matters, I default to my atheistic position. Bring me proof, verifiable, falsifiable, and testable by anyone, anywhere in the world.

When it comes to science, medicine, engineering, theoretical or not, bring me recent published papers from peer reviewed magazines.

If it is just a discussion you want then that is fine. And the final note, just because I do not agree with you is not the reason that I may insult you. Agreement or disagreement on a topic is not enough. So think clearly and post clearly. It is the only way we can keep blogs from degrading to the twitter world where everyone just starts spamming and following for the simple fact of getting more views.

Getting followers is nice but if you have 10000 followers but only 10 views per day, then there is something wrong.

By, Jin OkuboBookCoverImage

Author of Love

Schedule Tweets


Hey all tell me what you think about the whole scheduled tweets like tweetdeck?
Do you think promoting through social sites like tweeter garner you more views or even sales?

As an Indie Author I am always thinking about what would get my name out more and would love to hear what you all think?

Day school


My son listening to a story on Tuesday school. and that’s my wife reading the story to him and his class. If you close I think you’ll notice the book it`s one of his favorite and I think it’s a very popular one :The Hungry Caterpillar.

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People


There are many times that people want to say, “Hey, you , yes you I am following you and you are following me. At least say Coverfronthello. Clicking the follow button is easy, it is harder to comment here and there with the rush of posts from so many people that you follow.”

Well I promise that I will be more proactive in commenting and building on our relationship. And I have posted bellow the links to all the blogs that I follow who in turn follow me. It’s a part people. Pick up your name tag and say hello. Post a link to your most current post or the post you would like to see read and commented on. Let’s breathe life into our day by meeting each other.

I am Jin Okubo 

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