The past year or so I have been introduced to science fiction and fantasy, genres I have, until now, ignored as frivolous and "beneath" my intellectual capacity. Yes, I've always been an intellectual snob, so sorry (not!). Yet, some of these stories are fascinating and–I'll be darned–full of science! Is that an obtuse comment? Well, perhaps, though being blonde, I can get away with those now and again. Anyhoo, I have discovered Sir Terry Pratchett's works and am utterly addicted: excellent character development, no plot holes, a ludicrously astounding sense of sardonic humor, and just a talented all-around writer!
I will certainly not lack any reading material for a few months, as his "Discworld Series" contains 41 books! Thus, in addition to to wizards and dragons and suitcases that can become angry, I have also started reading the work of Michael Booth, who offers a narrative on the comparison of Northern European quality of life, vs the "American Way of Life" in "The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia". This should be keenly interesting after all I have researched about the superior culture and quality of life of those of Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, etc.
Goddess, I LOVE READING!
... Loves to lie amongst the warm rays of sunshine and read, read, read, learn, learn, learn, and live, live, live, vicariously between the pages!