“Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are” is true enough,
but I’d know you better if you told me what you reread.
Perhaps as a continuation of yesterday’s posting about having too much to read … calculating the reading time for all the books you want to read is one thing, but some books you want to read again. This screws up the calculation but it improves the life satisfaction :-).
After stumbling upon a posting in a newsgroup I follow, I recently started to re-read a book series I enjoyed very much — and still do. It’s a rather impressive fantasy series — playing in a beautiful and interesting alternate reality world. It plays during the medieval times, but in a world in which gods and angels do exist. Consequently, the world turned out to be a bit different — perhaps even a bit better. What makes the series interesting is that it is very smart, mature and sex positive writing. A perfect combination of eloquence in writing, and maturity in dealing with topics of love and desire in all its forms. Neither avoiding desire/sex, nor using it as a cheap way to get attention — just a normal but important part of life — as it should be. A nice alternative to all the crap that is available and promoted these days.
Anyway, the series consists of three trilogies: I. Phèdre Trilogy (Kushiel’s Dart, Kushiel’s Chosen, Kushiel’s Avatar), II. Imriel Trilogy (Kushiel’s Scion, Kushiel’s Justice, Kushiel’s Mercy), and III. Moirin Trilogy (Naamah’s Kiss, Naamah’s Curse, Naamah’s Blessing). Although the first six books are closer together than the last three — and personally, I like the first six books most:
Update: Ah, Twitter, always a source of information. I just got the info that these books are also available as audiobooks at Tantor Audio. I haven’t listened to them — personally I prefer the written word (among others, because I love to collect beautiful quotations). But for those who like to listen to audiobooks this is an option 🙂