Some people make it a tradition to reread certain books regularly, while others get rid of books as soon as they’ve finished them. Is rereading just a waste of time, or is there something that can be won by coming back to your favourite books throughout your life? Let’s see what a specialist on the subject has to say! (What- no, it’s not me! I discuss what the specialist says…)
Today I discuss a long time favorite of mine: the Temeraire Series by Naomi Novik. An awesome Historical Fantasy series which adds the military use of dragons to the Napoleonic War. What could go wrong with that?
Heresy! Blasphemy! Or is it? As a little lockdown treat I bought an e-reader, since my bookcases are full but my wishlist is not.
Sometimes, it’s nice not to complicate things so much. Not all things you do have to be momentous, and not everything you read has to be heavy, dense and philosophical. You’d be surprised sometimes, how much wisdom you find where you don’t expect it.
Not every book you’ll ever read is going to be a masterpiece. However, some books might surprise you in the long run, if you’re prepared to stick around.
It has happened! 2020 is over! While the world won’t have changed over night, it’s always good to reflect and consider what changes and resolutions would make the new year a little better.
I finally got around to the new book Eragon-writer Christopher Paolini published last year. It made me feel a lot of feelings and think a lot of thoughts, but not in the way you’d generally expect…
Time for another Goodreading! If on a winter’s night a traveller by Italo Calvino is definitely one of the strangest books I’ve read. It’s also been one of the least predictable books I’ve read, and in enjoyed it thoroughly. Being made aware of your own act of reading is always a bit awkward, but the subject of reading is one that really should be discussed more in literature. As contradictory as that might sound.
I love tea, I love reading. A no brainer then, to pick up this little book, The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura. Little did I know that along with discussing tea, it’d discuss culture, life, beauty and everything in between.
Have I been using Goodreads wrong? Or has it been using me, all along? I’ll share my experience with Goodreads with you, and make some observations, life-changes and steep resolutions!