Hi again! There is this thing I really struggle to write about, for many reasons. And then I always wonder, do anyone care to read it anyway? But I am also on painkillers and bored so here we go-
I am chronically ill, and sometimes it really defines what I am able to do. For instance I dropped one grade in all my classes because I got worse towards the end of the year, The moment exam season finished I got really sick, and turns out I had a lung infection. And then we realized my gallbladder bile duct was enlarged and today I had surgery to fix it. I’m terrified of hospitals yet I have been in one for two weeks, before I got to fly to the biggest hospital in the country for the surgery thing today.
Pain is extremely difficult to describe, and I am not in a condition to make a good attempt at it right now. But I want to share that I’ve had three different mothers tell me gall stones are way worse than giving birth – “I have three kids and I would rather give birth to them again, all in a row”. So while it’s not certain I have gallstones, it’s been a lot of pain. Which is why I haven’t been able to read.
Which bring me back to the books- This is going to be a weird post. I had been looking forward to reading these books for months, I just had to get through exams and end of schoolyear. Now I am looking forward to reading them on a beach somewhere if I ever get out of this hospital.
The Lake House by Kate Morton
The Complete Poetry by Edgar Allan Poe
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
The Waste Land and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot
Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman
Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (I have to admit I bought it only because of the cover, I mean look at it)
Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection by Brandon Sanderson includes a lot of short stories and novellas from the Cosmere universe like Edgedancer, which I read before starting Oatbringer.
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky was bought because it was cheap.
The Art of War by Sun Tzu was also cheap, oops.
Books from NetGalley
The Future by Neil Hilborn, a poet I’ve followed for a while, but never read his collections.
Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett, a well-received fantasy, with “industrialized magic” and thieves.
The Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg, magic and a lovely cover.
The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara, with pirates!