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Monday, October 10, 2005
2:39 am

Moonlit fantasies.


I finally managed to lay my hands on the first few books of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series! Now I'm re-hooked on reading fantasy novels - thanks (or not) to tzeyi for lending me the books. Many of you hardcore fantasy readers are probably thinking that the series is so passé now, but it has always been ridiculously impossible to find the entire set of books, and being the nitpicker I am, I refuse to start reading addictive serials like this unless I am completely certain that I can get the books whenever I want, and read them in the correct order.

Perhaps there are many who look down the ends of their noses at anything to do with the fantasy genre (oh you literary snobs, you!), dismissing it as whimsicalities belonging to our high school days, but I've always loved reading fantasy books. True, most of them follow similar storylines; true, they can hardly be classified as substantial reading; but they still remain so alluring. It could be the appeal of embracing your imagination, loosing its reins and letting it run wild with the horses that battlelords ride to war to defend their countries (always with curious, exotic names). I cannot recall ever shying away from a chance to delve into one of these beautifully written stories, losing myself in another world of magic and lore, of princesses and knights, and the wonders of a fantastical realm of heroes.

I've got this sneaky feeling that the rest of my term break will be indulged reading WoT instead of catching up on schoolwork. Eeks. :)