What the future looks like.

Posted on Oct 8, 2013 | 10 comments

What the future looks like.

During the last weeks I’ve been adjusting to a new schedule at university and attempting to get everything organized to pave the path for another semester of learning. As a literature student, naturally I have a lot of things to read. The reading list is quite full and just seems to keep growing. Studying literature is quite different than some other courses since the reading must be done on a certain schedule or the lectures don’t hold as much meaning as they potentially could. Here’s a quick look into a fraction of the reading I will be doing in the coming months. There are a few books that have been on my list for quite some time.


Of course, the bottom book doesn’t have to be read in its entirety. Nearly 3000 leaf-like pages comprising the complete works of William Shakespeare would be a bit overboard. In addition to these beauties there are other not-so-fun articles to be read and excerpts from additional novels. This semester is certainly spelled out for me.

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  • Charlotte

    Wow, that’s a lot. Good luck! :)

    • http://www.oppositeocean.com/ Leah@OppositeOcean

      It is a lot. No time to waste! :) Thanks for the extra luck, it’s always gladly accepted. :)

      • Charlotte

        Haha, you’re welcome! We, fellow literature (& language) studentes, have to support each other 😉

  • http://www.sarainlepetitvillage.com/ Sara Louise

    We’re already goodreads friends :)
    Right now I’m reading historical fiction, A Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir, it’s really good!

    • http://www.oppositeocean.com/ Leah@OppositeOcean

      Yes! Proud to be your Goodreads friend. :) I love seeing what others read and getting new ideas! My ‘to read’ list just keeps growing! I guess I never have a reason to say that I’m bored when I have so much reading just waiting to be done. 😉 I’ve always enjoyed historical fiction so I’ll have to check out the one you’re reading now and see if I want to add it to my list! :)

  • phoenixxl


    I’ve always read a lot. A lot of fiction … Sf and fantasy in particular. I re-read my favorites every few years as well.

    But.. recently , I’ve switched to listening to audiobooks more . I know , it’s not the same .. It’s a decadent pleasure at best , I can’t help myself. While driving , sporting even while filling my trolley in delhaize I always have my phone plugged in my ears listening to something.

    My last few starting in summer were:

    Jo Walton : Among Others.
    Charles stross : Both Escaton books.(singularity sky , Iron sunrise)
    Neanderthal trilogy by Robert Sawyer.
    Element X by B.V.Larson.
    Blindsight Peter Watts
    Fuzzy Nation : Scalzi
    The Android’s dream: Scalzi
    The Long War : Pratchett / Baxter
    Redshirts : Scalzi
    Broken Angels : Richard K Morgan
    A Discovery of Witches: Deborah Harkness
    Inversions: Ian M Banks

    If I were to recommend one for a light quick read/listen It’d be “Among Others” . Half the fun is in the welsh accent while the book is being read by Katherine Kellgren.

    • http://www.oppositeocean.com/ Leah@OppositeOcean

      Wow, what a list! :) I’ll have to check some of those out when I’ve completed all the required reading and have some more time for things I choose myself. It’s a great option to listen to audio books, I think. I can’t say that I’ve done it much but after reading your comment I searched for some audio books online. My! What a selection there is available online for free. It seems like a super alternative for those days when I want to feed my brain a bit but just don’t feel like going into the city center to the library. I might just set up “Among Others” on my iPhone to listen to while going to and from the city in the coming week. Thanks for the comment and recommendations!

      • phoenixxl

        You’ll find yourself making detours just so you can keep listening “just a little more” in no time ! Mark my words.

  • http://www.therandomwritings.com/ Rachel G

    I feel like I read much more when I was in high school and college. Now I don’t have access to a great library any more (our town one is tiny!)…and I probably just don’t make it as big of a priority in my life currently. I still love it, though.

    • http://www.oppositeocean.com/ Leah@OppositeOcean

      Reading has always been a relaxing activity for me. As a child, my idea of a fun summer afternoon was an entire day surrounded by books in the local library. I explored every corner of that humble little place (my hometown has a population of 4000). I really love the library environment but can relate to feeling like there’s never anything new or exciting offered. The comment below yours suggests audio books. I have never really used audio books but am now considering it. I looked up free audio books online just out of curiosity and there are a ton available. What a great solution for a library that is a bit lacking. I think I will try that method out myself in the coming weeks. Mixing up the method can be good too, I think, when the task of reading becomes a bit slow in such a fast technological world. :)