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Sep 30

So many different fandoms…

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 in Fandom

Sometimes, I’ve been thinking about how many different fandoms there must be. I encounter other fanfic writers online and many times they have quite a few fandoms too, but not one single fandom is the same as any of mine. Or they might have one or two in common with me but nothing else. I write or have written in about 100 fandoms, counting the Nordic ones, but of course I’ve read and been involved with many other fandoms that I haven’t written in. At least several hundred. Especially if I’m not counting just tv and movies, but books too and I know there are plenty of other mediums as well. Can there be literally millions of fandoms? I suppose it’s possible. In a way, I wish there were better ways of finding the ones I’ll like and passing by all the ones that don’t seem interesting to me. It would make things easier. Now I’m not just talking about fandoms I might write about, but also any I might like to read and/or watch.

How many fandoms are you involved in? Do you know?

Aug 5

Reading for pleasure ‘boosts social relations’

Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 in Links

A new study says reading for pleasure can help people relate to each other and increase their empathy.

Read more here.

Jul 13

The Book Seer | What should I read next

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015 in Fandomlinks, Literature

Read a great book and wondering what to read next? Ask the famous bookseer. (There’s also another site called What Should I Read Next that works the same way.)

Check it out here.

Dec 31

Poetry reading in Second Life

Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in My life

Last night I went to a end of year poetry reading by Russell Eponym (Russell Taylor Ashby) in Second Life. He is a Welsh singer/songwriter and a bit of an allround artist. The evening ended up being a bit sad and reflective, but it was interesting too, and the event took place in a region that is beautiful and magical.

Blue Mushrooms

Jan 13

5 Ways Reading a Book Can Improve Your Life

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 in Links

5 Ways Reading a Book Can Improve Your Life

Read more here.

Dec 5


Posted on Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Other

You see, one of the best things about reading is that you’ll always have something to think about when you’re not reading.

James Patterson


bibliophiles unite!.

Aug 29

The heart of a man…

Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 in Literature

“If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads.”

– Francois Mauriac

Aug 27

Improving the mind…

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 in Fandom, Literature

“And of course she must improve her mind by extensive reading.”

Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Aug 18

Eating and reading…

Posted on Sunday, August 18, 2013 in Humanities

“Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.”

C.S. Lewis

Apr 7

Some answers

Posted on Saturday, April 7, 2012 in Literature

2. A mystery by Barbara Nadel (set in Turkey, really interesting)
4. Probably that I like to keep reading all night if necessary to see how the book ends.
6. Not yet, but I want a Kindle Touch. Have tried the Kindle (3), iPad (didn’t like it very much), iPod Touch and iPhone (the latter are alright, but I’d like something bigger).
7. One at a time now, since for various reasons I can’t enough books anymore. As a kid, I used to read at least two, usually three or more.
8. No. Except for posting reviews.
11. As seldom as possible.
13. No, and not in a car either. On a train though.
14. My bed.
15. I don’t do it, after getting a paperback back from a relative in a dreadful state (‘because it’s a paperback, and that’s what you do with paperbacks’ – clearly other people’s paperbacks too).
16. I did as a child, I’m sorry to say, but never anymore.
17. Not in fiction.
18. Yes, if I have to.
19. Swedish (though I enjoy English and French too)
20. Many different things. I have certain favorite elements and if they’re present, slightly less brilliant writing will do, otherwise I do like a well written book with great characters and a really exciting and absorbing plot.
22. It’s a tie between fantasy and mysteries, then non-fiction (history, language history…)
23. Non-fiction.
31. I usually don’t write really negative reviews – if I hate a book, I just ignore it.
32. I can read in at least two foreign languages – English and French – but would be able to manage a few more. I’d love to be better at French.
36. Two. Now we’re talking e-books, because I prefer that when it comes to library books. More convenient. If I read a physical library book, I like to do it at the library, not at home.
41. Probably during my college studies – when I say reading I mean reading for fun, not studying, obviously. I could only read for fun during the vacations, more or less.
42. Too many. If something horrible happens to an animal, child or simply something horrible happens to someone, I give up. I don’t want to continue reading something like that. Also, if the book turns out to be a disappointment in other ways.
43. Someone talking within earshot.
48. See above, question 42.
49. Yes, but for reasons I’m not going to go into here, I can’t do that anymore, but I’m looking forward to being able to again, when I move.
50. I keep all the books I love or like, but get rid of the ones I hate.
51. Several very popular books from the last five years or so (won’t name them, in case I offend someone).
55. Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum ‘mysteries’.


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