Since studying did not took all that long at all I finally got myself to finish “The Silmarillion”. Such a great book, as always with Tolkien, but I do have to admit it was a bit more difficult than the trilogy. I am looking forward to read “The Unfinished Tales” now, it seem to be quite as epic but yet a bit lighter and easier, which seem to be just what I want at the moment~
So interesting to read about the different elves families as well as Morgoth and his part in the history of Middle Earth though! I really, really recommend this book if you have read the trilogy but have not gotten as far as the rest of Tolkien’s work~
Tampopo had to cancel out visit to the Nobel Museum today. Too bad, I was really looking forward meeting her friend V who was supposed to tag along. Instead I will use the time to prepare for tomorrow’s seminar. I am sure it is not that big of a deal since we will be divided into small groups to discuss different Gettier cases and how they complies with the classical definition of knowledge (Plato) so there will not be any individual presentation or anything like that. Still though, I am there to learn and therefore want to do it properly. ^^
Cannot wait for the Extended Edition to be released! It is set for the same date as my final exam in my extra curriculum, which feels like a gift on its own~ :P <3
Day 23: Which book do you wish had a sequel?
Oh, quite a few I reckon. The first that comes into mind though is Clockwork by Philip Pullman. I really did love those characters as a child and at the same time thought the book to be really scary, so I remembered finishing it and being all upset that I had reached the end. The plot is definitely worth a sequel on its own! <3
Instead of magic this year will be all about philosophy, but in a way one could argue that that is just the same for what could be more magical than the human mind? (^3~)
Btw, the introduction and first lecture that I had today was great! I had a look at the schedule and they have made some changes so it looks like all I will do this autumn is to study. (At least for the first two months since I got an evening course in argumentation, semantics and logic during September and October.) I bet it will be lots of fun though! The subjects seem to be really interesting and I am very excited for the course in Philosophical History starting in four weeks.
(I already got a bit of a crush on the professor holding that course, haha~)
Martin Freeman on Whether Sherlock Will Leave John and Mary Alone to be Happily Married
"Presumably not. It’s the tensions within those characters that make the show. Now that Mary is very much part of the setup, that can’t be a happy, or rather a straightforward, thing. Without the tension between John and Sherlock there is no show. So no, it won’t be un-rocky"
- Martin Freeman, The Sunday Times
Hahaha, one just has to love Simon! xD
(Btw, I did not know up until the day before yesterday that he is Martin and Amanda’s son’s godfather. <3)
Back to school! Actually I am really happy that summer is over. I am more than ready to start uni once again, especially since the things I am going to study will be more than interesting~ <3 I look forward to my first lecture today. It is three hours long so I bet I will learn a lot, ne~ ;*
Day 22: Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
Well but of course! I mean every time I read something well written - may it be a book, a fanfic or an article of some kind - I always get transported in my mind. Let us take Tolkien as an example; one cannot possibly read LOTR without feeling one truly belongs in Middle Earth! That is just simply not possible!
I think it all comes down to the language in the end actually. If you are able to really see the place that it described in the text, reading can take you anywhere!
I am more than ready to start uni tomorrow! I just finished reading the first two chapters that is due to tomorrow’s lecture and it really seems like this autumn will be more than interesting study-wise! Tomorrow will be all about epistemology, I am looking forward to it immensely!