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The joy of reading

I've started to enjoy reading again. Something that I'm very glad of.

It started with Fire by Kirstin Cashore (a present from the lovely XakliaAeryn for my birthday last year), I really had trouble putting it down and had forgotten reading could be so fun.

I tried to follow it up with the Death Note novel but with the move to Scotland and the end of the MSc that didn't go as well and reading got put aside once again.

Now that I've gotten settled I picked up the DN novel again and carried on from where I had paused. I liked it a lot more that I had expected. I've decided now to try and keep up with the reading. It used to bring me such joy but then life just got in the way and it got pushed to the side of my life.

I've got a variety of books waiting for me, more fiction, some cookery books, Becka got me two lovely books on lost crafts and knowledge which I am sinking my teeth into, and of course there is manga.

I thought that to keep track of the books I've read and to write a little about what I think of them I'd set up a tag and do it here. It's not a review, and it may just be a couple of lines, but it's something nice for me and who knows maybe if you read you'll hear about a book you may like! Manga will be over at Nanashimoriko as always.

Dans
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Glad to hear that you are reading. I tend to take it as a good sign for my mental health, my reading does seem to wane when it gets bad. Hope you can read more hun.

Dans
cool beans. Ooo a Physics book sounds heavy. What is Contact about?

Dans
hehe, I love that phrase.

Ah cool, pop sci can be good, tho I tend to stick to bio.

Sounds interesting, I'm sure Sam can get hold of a copy of the film. So is the book the original?

Dans
That reminds me I haven't made my annual book post yet.
Can't really stand reading right now, because I have to read so much for my dissertation but I sincerely hope I'll enjoy it again after I'm done.
I'm happy for you though, that you re-discovered reading for yourself. :)
*hugs* boo for diss making you dislike reading. So far I seem to be managing the PhD whilst still enjoying reading. I guess the topics are so different that it works. When is your course due to end?

Dans
I think I'd actually like to read right now, but something just for entertainment and not for analysis. ^^' I'll probably grab some light reading once I'm done.
Well, I'll have to hand in my dissertation in early May, and then I have sort of an oral exam about it - probably in late June. And then I'm done. Unless I fail my paper - which I seriously hope not to do.
How did the light reading go? If you're stuck for a book I'd highly rec Graceling by Kirstin Cashore.

Dx
Haven't done much light reading yet; been still rather busy lately. ^^"
What's that book about? :)
I still have a full shelf of books to read, though. XD Just started with The Tales of Beedle The Bard, which shouldn't take too long, I guess. ^^
I'm terrible at synopses so this is lifted from the authors page:

Graceling, my debut novel, is the story of Katsa, who has been able to kill people with her bare hands since she was eight. Katsa lives in the seven kingdoms, where very occasionally, a person is born with an extreme skill called a Grace. Gracelings are feared and exploited in the seven kingdoms, and none moreso than Katsa, who's expected to do the dirty work of torture and punishment for her uncle, King Randa. But then she meets a mysterious stranger named Po, who is also a Graced fighter and the first person ever to challenge her in a fight. The two form a bond, and each discovers truths they never imagined about themselves, each other, and a terrible danger that is spreading slowly through the seven kingdoms.

I'm not sure that does it justice but it's YA fiction and my copy comes in at 370 pages so it's not epic. I've fallen in love with the universe and characters she has created though!

Dans

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i agree

thanks for the interesting information

Re: i agree

which part do you agree with and who is this?

Dx
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