What I’ve Been Reading – March 2017 Edition

Because I’ve been sick, I haven’t read as much as I’ve wanted to.  I want to be able to dive deep into what I’m reading and fully digest it.  I haven’t been able to do that with a stuffy nose.  So my pace has slowed, but I’m still moving forward.  Unfortunately my BABEL is growing at the same pace as well.  Here’s what I have read, and am in the process of reading:

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman – I admit it.  I’m more familiar with Marvel’s Asgard than the Asgard of Norse mythology.  I thoroughly enjoyed having that oversight in my education corrected. I listened to it on audiobook, also narrated by Neil Gaiman, which I felt was an added bonus.

Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula by Bram Stoker and Valdimar Ásmundsson, translated by Hans de Roos – I recently reread Dracula so it would be fresh in my brain while working on Lucy Harker, Vampire Hunter.  I’m about a quarter of the way through it. It’s fascinating to see what elements and passages are the same as well as the subtle (and not-so-subtle) changes.

The Mabinogion translated by Charlotte Schreiber – Several of my friends expressed an interest in discussing it, and I’ve been meaning to read this for a while. I’ve only read the “The Lady And The Fountain” so far.  I’m also listening to it at work, and I’m still getting a feel for the language.  I may need to go back and physically read or listen to it again.

Next on the list: finish Powers of Darkness and The Mabinogion, and start Kameron Hurley’s The Stars Are Legion, to be followed with Goodbye From The Edge Of Forever by Steven Mix.

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