B is for Books

Books… I love books.  I’m sure I’ve mentioned that before.  I love reading books (obviously), and owning books – this last is becoming more of a problem since I have less than no shelf space left.  However, my reading does tend to be within a fairly narrow group of genres: sci-fi, space opera, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal, and historical (romance).  Or any combination thereof.  I did try the seasonal reading challenges on Goodreads with the intention of broadening my reading somewhat, but I just ended up fitting the books I already wanted to read to the challenges for the most part.  Now, I’m doing the 144 Books in a Year challenge, but that has no restrictions whatsoever apart from a minimum length.

So, recommend me some books?  Anyone?  Also, one of the girls at KnitJam tonight invited me to come along and join a book group that they’re starting up through the library where she works.  She said they want some people to come along who aren’t staff so they don’t end up talking shop all night.  So yay, that should be fun!

Today’s prompt is: What’s your favourite poem? (And if you don’t have one, why?)

Actually… I don’t really have one.  Mainly because I don’t actually read much poetry.  Whenever I do, I like just about everything I do read, so why I don’t read more I don’t know.  I do really like a lot of the Shakespeare sonnets, and I’m rather fond of “Kubla Khan” by Coleridge; partly for it’s lyricism and partly because it’s nuts!

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.

Marvellous!

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4 Responses to B is for Books

  1. Russell Heilling says:

    I’ve just finished “Bitter Seeds” by Ian Tregillis. A great alternate history featuring super powered Nazis versus British Warlocks. Its the first part of a trilogy, covering the second world war, I am looking forward to the second volume covering the cold war.

    I found it via the “Sword and Laser” podcast / book group. They are on goodreads if you’re interested (latest episode of the podcast features an interview with the author).

  2. Jenny says:

    Hi Lou,

    hope you’re still up for the book-club! We’re meeting at the Jenny Lind on Tuesday at 8pm. :)

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