The Excitement of Starting a New Book

I recently finished reading The Iliad, which was a pretty difficult book to read. It took me quite a while. But of course, I started on another book right after. And let me tell you, the feeling was wonderful.

Starting a new book gives me a feeling of excitement most of the time. Sometimes apprehension, but usually I feel very positive about it. If it’s a series I’m continuing, I always feel great about it.

This time, I started reading The Dragon Reborn, the third book in The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. Since I’ve already read the first two books, I’m very familiar with the characters and the world. I was excited to start reading it. And since I’ve begun, I can’t seem to put the book down. I’m enjoying it thoroughly. It’s quite easy to read, and I get through the pages quickly. It’s probably Jordan’s style that keeps me glued to the book.

To be honest, I felt a bit of apprehension when I started The Iliad. The style is very unusual compared to what I’m used to reading. Of course, it is nearly three thousand years old. I felt a great sense of relief when I finished it. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the book, but it was hard work to read it. I still have The Odyssey to read.

When you start reading a new book, how do you feel? Do you have a strong feeling of anticipation or excitement? Let me know in the comments below.

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Kungfu Santa: The Movie

This Christmas, a movie spectacular decades in the making is finally coming to the big screen. P1xar and/or D1sney and/or Dreamwerx presents Kungfu Santa: The Movie.

Christmas, Santa is hard at work in his workshop at the North Pole. All seems peaceful. But after Christmas, people expect him to vacation in the sunny Bahamas, exotic Phuket, or even the exciting Ibiza. No!

In one dark era when Christmas was almost lost, Santa trained with Shaolin monks to turn the tide in the Reindeer Wars. His Kungfu training was instrumental in ending this brutal war that left half a million reindeer dead, including Rudolph’s great-grandfather.

Now, Santa uses his kungfu skills to fight crime against the very toys he makes. Little Billy tries to steal little Bobby’s Deluxe Edition Super Transforming Car Robot, but Kungfu Santa is there to kick the crap out of little Billy. This chubby old man is a major badass.

It’s Toy Story meets Kungfu Panda meets Miracle on 34th Street. Watch as the exciting action unfolds. Coming December 24th to a theatre far from you.

But that’s not all! Next year, Kungfu Santa returns to the big screen with Kungfu Santa 2: The Guerrilla Grinch!