regndoft: (Liz Shaw {She Blinded Me With Science})
Exactly what it says on the tin.

Breaking news first: my university application went through. Starting this autumn, I'll have three years of religious studied at Uppsala university. I don't think there's much to say about this except: squee!

I don't really have much to say about the week that's passed; it was enjoyable, but we didn't really do much. We stayed in a village called Massouri on the island Kalymnos, outside of Kos. Unless you're into rock-climbing, the most strenuous activities available for tourists were sunbathing and plain old bathing. So I've mostly lazed about in the sun, eaten delicious food and read books all week.

(I would've bathed, but salt water is, apparently, terrible for my eczema. I was not aware of this because I seldom get eczema in summer, and when I go swimming here it's usually in fresh water. Because of that, I somewhat foolishly never realised bathing in salt water with dry and irritated skin is literally pouring salt in wounds...).

Haven't taken any photos either, because... frankly I sort of forgot. And I didn't really get the urge to, either.

I have finished five books:

- Shada (the recent novelisation by Gareth Roberts, which was enjoyable enough I suppose)
- Placebo Effect by Gary Russell(a completely random EDA I picked mostly because Wirrn frankly scare the shit out of me-- it was also ok)
- The Secret History by Donna Tartt (The Completely True Account of What Happens To Classics Students, obviously; I greatly enjoyed it)
- H. G Wells' The Time Machine (this week's classic, I guess; interesting in a genre-shaping sort of way, but otherwise pretty dull)
- Goth Opera by Paul Cornell (WHY DOES THIS BOOK EXIST?? HOW DID PAUL CORNELL WRITE SOMETHING THIS BAD??? WHY DID I FORCE MYSELF THROUGH ALL THE 229 PAGES?????)

Also started Blue Remembered Earth by Alistair Reynolds, but haven't finished it yet. So far I've read 32 out of 50 books for the 2013 Reading Challenge on GoodReads. That's already heaps better than last year, when I only managed 21 books in twelve months.

Also, speaking of books, guess what was waiting in the mail (well, at the nearest supermarket for us to fetch anyway)?

More books )

All in all, a nice vacation, if uneventful. Now I just have to decide what to do with my continued existence...
regndoft: (Swe/Fin :3)
Awwwright. Yesterday, [livejournal.com profile] gluecookie and I went to the Army Museum, on a guided tour about the Swedish Empire and to see the new temporary exhibition about Poltava. There's been a lot of attention given to the commemoration year 1809-2009, but not much at all to 1709-2009. Which is interesting, because while the loss of Finland was important in shaping Sweden of today, I think the beginning of the fall of the empire was too?

I suppose there is a lot of shame connected to Poltava, but... Not even the Hetalia fandom has noticed this. Hello, guys? The Battle of Poltava?

Bought three books: one about the Dano-Swedish wars in the 1600s, one about ghosts and haunted places in Stockholm, and one about Greek myths and their function through the ages. ^^

Ah, and yes. Last post on Oslo. Here goes.

There are naked people behind this cut. )

Edit: leaving this open for a while... Also, I just realized that next week is the Pride week! And the Army Museum is contributing by showing a photo exhibition of three of our former regents as flaming gay. Sometimes I love my country.

Also, the National Museum of Historical Antiques are having tours about how the hetero norm have shaped our view on vikings, and how it REALLY was... :D

My combined geek and slash fangirl is showing.

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