Saturday, 26 December 2015

Favourite readings of this year

Ireland is lovely. There's sun and rain and green hills and steep cliffsites. Bars on every street and Catholic masses. We're doing our best dodging the holiday spirit and chilling out as hard as possible. Amid sleep-ins, long walks, reading books and watching Full Metal Alchemist my body is starting to come to its senses again. I seldom notice just how stressed out I am until I take a break from it all. It is a luxury to have the opportunity to breathe without obligations coming in the way.

Speaking of books, I thought I'd make a recap of my favourite readings of the year.

  • Anathem by Neal Stephenson.

    My favourite science fiction novel to date. Intriguing ideas discussed in a compelling setting.
  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien

    A long-awaited re-read, half a lifetime later and this time in its original language. A poetically told story in an epic world well worth re-visiting.
  • The Red Mars trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson

    I'll make a slight reservation since I haven't finished the last book yet, but so far these books are very interesting. It tells the story of humans colonising Mars in the near future, from the perspective of a variety of standpoints.

What were your favourite readings of 2015?

Love and books,
Winterdragon

Monday, 21 December 2015

Holidays incoming



And the carcass of the beast
Left over from the feast
May still be found haunting the kitchen
And there's life in it yet
We may live to regret
When the ones that we poisoned stop twitching

Merry Christmas and happy new year to those who are so inclined. Myself I'm off towards Ireland now. Later, dears!

Love and holidays,
Winterdragon