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.