Books of June 2012

These are the books read in June. As with May, it’s been kind of slow due to school and work. Patrick Rothfuss: “The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle Day One” (2007) “The Kingkiller Chronicle” quickly became one of the best fantasy series I have ever read. The first book is an excellent beginning, sharing the […]

LibriVox full cast recording of ”The Hound of the Baskervilles”

I’ve never read one of the most famous Sherlock Holmes stories, ”The Hound of the Baskervilles” before – it’s one of those stories that I know very well thanks to all the filmatisations and parodies, but which I indeed have never read. Cori Samuel is an amazing audio book reader who I discovered through her […]

My RSS feeds

Having gone off from traditional newspapers and TV reports more and more in the last few years, I’m now getting almost all of my news from RSS feeds (what is RSS?), anything from private blogs such as mine, to larger science blogs, news outlets and organisations such as NASA, and – let’s face it – […]

Out of this World: A Comparison between William Morris’ “The Wood Beyond the World” and Peter S. Beagle’s “The Last Unicorn”

While two entirely different novels with substantially different meaning and background on the surface, not to mention the more than a half-century long difference in release year, The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris and The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle are in fact not so incomparable on a deeper level, both novels […]