A Good Read, Favourite Authors, Favourite Books, Japan, Library, Ninja, Pulp Fiction, Reading for Pleasure, Spare time, Train Travel, Wordplay
Shiro can oft be found in a Library,
his own or others,
also perhaps a second-hand Book Shop at times. Chasing data, refs and Intel… can be like that.
Much to read… so lil’ time indeed.
… THE ABOVE is… NOT SHIRO’s LIBRARY…
though he insists it’s ” quite similar ”
…THE BELOW is… at times,..
MORE LIKE SHIRO’s LIBRARY looks btw.!.
Shiro says now too,.. when oft asked;
What’s in your Library Shiro.?.
… BOOKS… he sayeth emphatically, indeed and in fact too.
ok… so now that’s sorted straight Shiro style.
Back to the… INTEL INDEED.?.
A BRIEF REVIEW OF BOOKS SHIRO READS.
BOOKS OF… the non-INTEL, non-refs req.,
the so called light reading…
which tend to take your imagination so deep.
The genre of fiction with the o so eloquent sobriquet,
A BRIEF REVIEW where two make one good read indeed.
Indeed it seems.
Of two Authors who co-write… their own series and
who writes alone, yet co-writes as guest of others indeed.
ENTERTAINMENT may not be the word usually associated with Shiro and books. However,..
his LIBRARY… has an alcove btw.
THE ALCOVES OF SHIRO.
Tucked behind and tween where several book shelves meet in a corner along one wall.!.
(… in the other corner alcove… is a meditation shrine + ninpo dedication… all nestled under… a PYRAMID shaped area… but that is another tale to tell and read, indeed.)
BLOW-PIPE and NINJA DOLLS.
The alcove of above design and mention;..
contains few books, some scattered icons and mementos…
and a CEREMONIAL BLOW-PIPE.
For all those pipe n blow ceremonies… of course…
or when you can’t find anything else of interest in this corner… obviously.
Oh… a few martial dolls Shiro’s MUM made too-
that quite look like this below…
But still,.. are not the real mum mccoy ones
that are in the alcove of Shiro’s Library it seems.
TIME FOR TRAVEL TIME…
Travel Shiro style is mostly of two types.
TWO WHEELS… AND TRAIN WHEELS.
KAWASAKI KUNOICHI ZX-7…
and those choo-choo machina… too.
Training NINPO in JAPAN oft requires much travel on trains.
SOME SPARE TIME…
was to be shared and had,.. whilst seatedly watching the city,..
then country-side blur by.
AND A HOUSE OF BOOKS.
Dojos could be quite a distance from KOMA HOUSE where lodged Shiro most times. Japan’s trains are modern, sleek, super quiet in and somewhat timely, super comfy too.
Long before the advent of personal computers and such devices…
there were BOOKS.
A house for books is… a LIBRARY…
Shiro has one btw.
PUSHY PEEPS… AND BOOKS.
This Shiro knew… about BOOKS;
however, i did not know,..
this below was a typical JAPANESE city train station queue.
there’s oft a pair of white-handed…(click)
white-gloved indeed,.. rather pushy peeps.
Ok… here tis…
the pushy peeps white-gloved ones it seems.
All done officially and with good taste…
though in of course too,.. appropriate…
Pushy peeps indeed here.
Push,.. pack n stack…
no room is left to waste.
You can see the white-gloved ones perform,..(click)
but sardine style is the only way to load…
the suburban peak trains of JAPANESE peeps,
home-ward bound it seems.
A TRAIN WITH A VIEW…
OF A WORLD,..
BLURRED THAT IS.
out in the rather tranquil japanese country air and environs,..
there is and was… time to read.
Cos sometimes Shiro’s blurry view of JAPAN changed…
to like below,.. for example.
Yes indeed, the TITLE is correct.
Shiro reads… pulp fiction.?.
THE ESSENCE OF PULP.
Look he sayeth…
there are times my MIND seeks and share solace,
equilibrium and posits towards grace perhaps.
…And then there’s the times shiro is awake.!.
CREATIVE WRITING above… aside,..
whilst my passion and dedicatory writing is oft ALL MARTIAL and LEGENDS, Refs, Intel and so forth,.. as on much of this site- there is much to say for the pleasure of reading itself…
just to please… me.
Vis… the fiction side of book-town per se.
From my perspective…
all of that much of mind matter is PULP FICTION;
but that’s not meant at all negative.
CHOICES, O SHIRO.
We all have our preferences: comical, fantasy, semi-biographical, romance and epic and so on.
When i need to read like this and that,
without study… and…
Just to read…
Shiro has a choice or maybe… TWO…
in that above corner tucked alcove,..
Destroyed indeed (click).
The reading of these that is (click).
DOUBLE-DOWN… THE NINJA…
…of course… sayeth Shiro
the SHINOBI student, indeed (click) (click).
…Shiro sayeth the below… an obvious choice…
and damn good read too.
The modern movie adaptation of the below are well known.
Less well known perhaps is that the LEGACY of ROBERT LUDLUM allows and encourages suitably experienced writers to continue
the adventures of thriller HERO JASON BOURNE (click).
The author of THE NINJA + co. above is one such fine writer,..
who now continues THE BOURNE LEGACY.
Each of the REVIEW above have many books in their respective series (click) (click).
Martial Arts, training + combat, vengeful villains, sprinkles of romance amidst turmoil, engrossing incidents and accidents across the globe, in each, as the series unfolds.
The characters become better known and understood,.. (click)
as does their own understanding of the scheme of things along the way.
The locations, back-drop scenery and such, oft encompass many famous real-world sites of LEGEND and MYSTERY which helps to bring the imagined characters more to life… and made more real.
The plots are too,.. oft as sinuous as the world of spies and martial masters tends to be, though real enough for the imagination to soar.
Train travel, to and from training was and is a perfect time to catch up on such personal reading.
Or any time you are a passenger per se…
or when you… have the time. Anytime.
Many of you may,..
as with Shiro… oft have a pile handy.
Take one and have a good read…
… BUT… first there’s this-
SHIRO’s SHARP AS STEEL,..
WORDPLAY WITH… WORD :
WORDS ARE WEAPONS…
here’s some striking samples indeed.
( btw: Shiro suspects a male with a message penned this,..)
THE PEN,.. IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD.
… or did we mistranslate… and it should be.?.
THE PENIS,.. MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD…
not as steel sharp but,.. WORD-play indeed.!.
IS YOUR WORD… STEELED AND SHARPENED.
… with that in mind and heart;
A SHIRO STYLE…
SIX-PACK of SWORDS.
PLEASE START AT…
Press PAUSE to view each in entirety.
NJOY SHIRO’s SLIDE-SHOW:
SIX-PACK of SWORDS.