It had been snowing again the other day.
Even though it was not planned in any way, my daily habits and doings are getting more and more analog and I find this move very enjoyable and reading an actual, physical book is, by a long shot, a much better experience than anything that a digital book has to offer.
Somewhere along the lines I realized that I could save a lot of money by purchasing used books and use that saved money in the local comic book store. That is at least how I justify that to myself.
In any case, my Neil Gaiman book collection is growing and during the next few days I will have to do some serious re-organizing of the book shelf.
Still empty. Kids’ concert starts in two hours.
Autumn will soon over and yesterday we used most likely one of the last chances of this year to have a nice walk a through the woods. We chose a rather short walk (2.8 km) and round about the middle there was a nice fireplace to grill some sausages.
And just for the fun of it, a fire:
In the morning we took a quick trip to Koitelinkoski for a little walk and to grill some sausages over the fire.
It was mostly grey in the morning, but for a brief moment the weather improved a bit. It helped that I at that time didn’t have to look after burning sausages anymore.
Still, after all those years I like to come back here. It has changed though dramatically since I visited here for the first time about 12 years ago.
I finished the audiobook Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments” the other day and it’s nothing but brilliant. Even though the faith of the two main characters is kind of pre-defined since the beginning, I found myself wondering many times what is going to happen to them. Also the story gives a bit of an insight about the “how that could happen”.
In short it was a very captivating book and I frequently found myself getting extremely angry at the system in the book. I read the first book last year, but now think I should give that another read now and I’m sure I will get me the hardcover at some point as well.
And talking about hardcovers…
During the night I finished Neil Gaiman’s “Fragile Things” which is another great collection of his stories. I had been familiar with some of the stories, but the re-read of those unearthed some nice new, or forgotten details.
I’m not sure what to read next, but I have the feeling that I will re-read “The Graveyard Book” next or continue with the Sandman‘ series, or Snow, Apple, Glass…
A few more books have been recently added to my collection
I had pre-ordered both the Neil Gaiman “Snow, Glass, Apples” and Randall Monroe’s “How To“. The latter I pre-ordered long ago enough to have completely forgotten about it already and it’s shipping notification confused and delighted me at the same time.
This makes me wonder what else I pre-ordered at some point…
Anyway, Michael Sull’s “The Art of Cursive Penmanship” is another addition in my attempt to further improve my handwriting. Turns out, there is a lot of room for that.
Finished reading the audiobook “Heroes” by, and read by, Stephen Fry yesterday. The book is very interesting, entertaining and confusing at the same time. But as he mentioned in the prologue, this is to be expected with all the greek names. And just as I was thinking which book to read next, Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments” was released, which made my choice rather easy. 📚