Thanks! I’m glad to hear you enjoy it. Corpus really is a beautiful place to study, and I’m very sad that this will be my final year there.
Favourite books is a difficult question! One of my absolute favourites is The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway. It’s difficult to describe, but it’s basically an apocalypse novel but with a tonne of cool twists on the idea and a great sense of humour. It also has the best plot twist of any novel I’ve ever read. I also really like The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi, for similar reasons- it’s full of a wealth of imaginative ideas. The far-future world its set in is very complex and comes with a large stock of new vocabulary to match. A lot of people have found it difficult to follow because of that, but I really like how it develops its own language, even if it isn’t always one I can understand! Outside of sci-fi, I really like The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano (which is really full of great quotes, a lot of which have ended up on my blog). He writes in the voices of a lot of different characters, all of whom feel distinct and interesting. Finally, I really love A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway. It’s rare that a book can make me cry, but that one really did.
My reading spot today: Corpus Christi College library again, but today with a view of the college garden. The monster on the desk is the Oxford Latin Dictionary, volume 1.
My reading spot today: Corpus Christi College Library, Oxford. Sadly, no tea allowed in here!
My reading spot today: W Cafe in Waterstones, Oxford.
I’m reading Virgil’s Eclogues.
My reading spot today. It’s Plato’s Republic, if you’re interested.
Working on some stuff
'1984' George Orwell.
The single most powerful and terrifying sentence I have ever encountered.(via 17threasonforfallingoutofthesky)