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What are you reading now?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Werifesterian, 16 July 2017.

  1. Azaeroe

    Azaeroe Member

    Since my last post, I have concerned myself with non-fiction, short stories, & Greek drama.

    Right now I am reading Metamorphoses by Ovid.
     
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  2. Plantagenet

    Plantagenet Heroic Member

    I recently reread "Awakening to the Tao", a text by 18th/19th century Daoist Liu Yiming. Always a good read and highly recommended.

    Now am am reading "Wales and the Britons, 350-1064" about the Britons/Brythonic people during the period of the Late Roman Empire to near the dawn of the Norman age. Personally I've always found the Britons/Cumbrians interesting: the Celtic Arthurian material, Taliesin and the bardic tradition, the myths of the Mabinogion, the symbol of the dragon, etc. and like Tolkien I find the Welsh language attractive, especially in written form (perhaps why I like his Elves as well.)

    I think the tale of the Bretons is interesting as well, of a people leaving their homeland to carve out a kingdom/duchy across the sea, successfully fighting off the Franks on multiple occasions, defeating the Vikings, and finally some returning as conquerors with the Normans to their old homeland where they would remain a part of the ruling/noble class and play a role in the spread of the Matter of Britain and Arthurian chivalry across the feudal Western world.
     
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  3. Werifesterian

    Werifesterian Senior Member

    At the moment, I am reading the collected correspondence of H.P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith, just published and well worth getting if you have interest in either man's work.

    When finished with that, I shall begin my annual Halloween ritual of reading Roger Zelazny's A Night in the Lonesome October.
     
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