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OftenBen  ·  264 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 28, 2018

I made a nice salad for dinner last night with gochujang dressing.

I found a copy of The Lord of the Rings that includes a bunch of footnotes that were found in Tolkein's drafts and it's been a pleasure to read so far. I've only ever actually read LOTR all the way through once back in high school. Re-approaching it as an adult makes me almost want to weep with the beauty of it.

I finished Leviathan Wakes last week and was severely underwhelmed. I am hesitant to get into book two in the series because it just sits dry on my literary palate.

And for more fantasy, I've started the Temeraire series (Napoleon versus the Brits plus dragons) and have really enjoyed it so far. It scratches the same kind of itch as the Inheritance series by Paolini. I loved dragons as a kid, they featured heavily in my make-believe games, and this is a really lovely mix of fantasy, steampunk and stiff-upper-lipped british officers. Makes me want to grow a mustache and wear a monocle.

In a few hours I'm gonna go home, do yoga and finish my taxes.