February 13th, 2020

Bedtime reading

First book cover

Over on Facebook there's a meme thing about posting covers of your 7 favourite books. I was tagged to do it, so I thought I'd do it here too.

You're supposed to tag someone else to do the challenge, but I'm not going to do that, either here on on Facebook. I'm also going to break the "rules" and say a little about why I've chosen each book.

Firstly, there are more from my youth than recent reads. I feel it's harder to fall in love with a book or series as a mature adult. When you're young, everything is new and fresh, even if it's not really.

Anyway, cover 1: "The Lord of the Rings". I first read "The Hobbit" at the age of around 9 or 10 when it was serialised in my comic "Princess". That would have been around 1961. It's difficult to believe now, but whilst I knew there was a sequel and that it was something about a ring, I didn't find LoTR until some 4 or 5 years later, when it started to become popular in the US. I saw an article in a magazine, realised it was the sequel to the story I'd loved as a child and rushed to the library to find it. It's a book I've re-read many times since.

computer typing

Computer woes

In other news, I was feeling frustrated that the computer was running slower than ever. I have moved what I can to the laptop, but the sound and image quality aren't good enough to do everything, and the screen is rather small to do the book proofreading/program testing for G. I googled about defragging, which was a thing I remember doing in the past, but apparently Windows 10 does it automatically. I found the relevant menu in the settings and ran a manual scan, but it said it was only 1% fragmented, so that's not the problem.

However, while I was in the settings menus, I found a Windows update that seemed incomplete. It said the computer needed to restart. It has restarted many times, but anyway I clicked on the button to restart and finish the update and it now seems to be running a little better.