Music & Books
Just recently, I picked up playing the classical guitar again, and I try to practise at least once per week.
Some of the most beautiful pieces are from Villa Lobos, Tarrega and Albeniz.
As you already guessed I have a weak spot for guitarmusic, classical as well as pop.
In popmusic some of my favourite bands/artists are:
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Sisters of Mercy, Garbage, David Bowie, REM, Prodigy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna, Moby, and lounge music.
Reading is something I grew up with. My mother used to show me picturebooks in the library when I was only a small child, unable to read. Nowadays the love for the written word and books is still there. Also, bacause of my history background, I am espcially interested in very old manuscripts. At the university I attended a course in palaeograghy: that is the art of deciphering old (e.g. medieval) manuscripts.
Here is a list of books I really enjoyed (you can see it as a top 10, in no particular order).
- Hyperion-series/Dan Simmons
- The dark Tower-series/Stephen King
- Elric of Melniboné/Michael Moorcock
- The Mists of Avalon/Marion Zimmer Bradley
- Finn Mac Cool/Morgan Llywelyn
- Hawkmoon/Michael Moorcock
- The Talisman/Stephen King & Peter Straub
- Neverwhere/Neil Gaiman
- Otherland (part 1-4)/Tad Williams
- Vampire Chronicles/Anne Rice (esp. The Witching Hour)
I used to make a bookreview every month, but it took too much of my time. So I won't review
any more, but the ones I wrote are still available.
|'Dream Park/The Voodoo Game'
||Larry Niven en Steven Barnes
||London Pan Books, 1991
||New York, AvonBooks, 1997
|'My Soul to Keep'
||New York, Harper Collins, 1997
|'Lady of Avalon'
||Marion Zimmer Bradey
||London, Penguin Books, 1998
||London, Victor Gollancz, 1991
||London, Harper Collins, 1996
|'Close to the Bone'
||London, Piatkus, 1995
|'Wizard and Glass'
||New York, Penguin group, 1997
|'Wish You Were Here'
||London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1995
|'The Magician's Tale'
||London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1997
||London, Century, 1995
|'The Rise of Endymion'
||London, Headline Book Publishing, 1997
||London, Faber&Faber, 1996
|'Feet of Clay'
||London, Viking, 1996||
|'The Revenge of the Rose'
||London, Orion, 1991
|'Outside the Rules'
||London, Century, 1994