First exam done today. That was english so I wasn't overly stressed about it.
Went on a reading spree after I finished the Harry Dresden books ^_^
I called Bujold to the rescue and devoured Shards of Honour
. It must be the books of the serie I read the least because I used to prefer the ones with Miles (for humour sake mostly), but I really liked re-reading it and got into Cordelia as I didn't use to be. Sign of maturity or senility, I wonder ? But they are good, rough sometimes, and with a bad pacing, but nice characters, nice story and nice themes.
I actually was underlining some lines I liked because there's some very good quote material there.( Like )
After that I read Patricia McKillip's Riddle master's game trillogy
. That was very fine, good high fantasy with nice magical ideas and a beautiful prose. Made me want to reread books like the Earthsea cycle or Fionnavar. It's the kind of books i love for the colours they invoque,I imagine them like aquacolours, gems really. Something sweet that reminds me while I love the world, wonder and magic.
Le ciel est, par dessus les toits
Si bleu, si calme !
Un arbre, par dessus le toit,
Berce sa palme
La cloche, dans le ciel qu'on voit
Un oiseau sur l'arbre qu'on voit
Chante sa plainte
Mon Dieu, mon Dieu, la vie est là
Simple et tranquille.
Cette paisible rumeur-là
Vient de la ville.
Especially while listening to Under the Pink by Tori Amos. In a strange way, it's the music I want to listen to remind me of myself, of what i want, of what I dream of - i don't even pay that much attention to the lyrics which is rather sad :p
Going now, I have an Evening of Science Fiction to join.