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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
1) What are you currently reading?
2) What did you recently finish reading?
3) What do you think you’ll read next?

1) "Golden Shrine, Goddess Queen, Egypt's Anoinring Mysteries" by Alison Roberts. This explores the iconography and symbolism that are found to be inscribed on the Golden Shrine of Tutankhamun. It talks about how important royal women were in personifying and reperesenting the "Eye" (Eye of Ra) Goddesses in Kingship, and the turning of each new year and of the yearly re-coronation during those rites.

2) "Voyager" by Diana Gabaldon. This is the third book of the "Outlander" series that deals with the 18th Century, after the Battle of Culloden. and the Pre-Revolutionary Americas. It is a nice continuation of the story of Jamie Fraser and his time travelling wife, Claire. If I could tell a story as well as Gabaldon can and sell it as a novel, I could retire! The only thing I do not like about her writing is her erotic scenes are as contrived as any others I have read in romance novels. I find myself rolling my eyes most of the time. If that happens whilst reading erotica, chances are it's either too cliche' or too clinical. I find that Gabaldon alternates between those two states in her books. I suppose, though her books really cannot be singularly classified in general fiction, historical fiction, or romance, it sort of hits a place of "all of the above".

3) I am debating as to whether or not to delve into a technical book on documentary filmmaking or using crowdfunding for financing film projects, or to go for the fourth book in the Gabaldon "Outlander" series. I have all of the latter on audiobook, so I could listen to them on my commute to and from classes and home.

Date: 2013-01-24 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] muse_maledictio
I tried to get into the "Outlander" series several years ago and found them too romance-y. Although given that I want some light, enjoyable reading while moving around I may give her another try, and my tastes have changed a bit since last time. I do understand what you mean about erotic scenes like that...I usually end up skimming or even skipping them.

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