Ready for some quality time with Heimskringla, and the saga of Halvdan Svarte 🤩 Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday ❤
It was #teaandsagas tonight instead of #beerandsagas. I‘ve slowed down a lot with this reading project, but I‘m hoping I can pick up the pace again now I‘m far enough into the book that it‘s pick-upable. It‘s hard, dealing with very thick books when your fingers don‘t have much of a reach. I hope you large-handed people appreciate the comparative ease of your reading lives.
This has been one of those weird days when I‘ve only managed to snatch scraps of reading time, but I‘m finally able to sit down with the Sagas! I‘m close enough to the end of “The Saga of the People of Vatnsdal” that I‘ll probably push through and finish it tonight.
Also, I‘ve decided #beerandsagas is a thing. Because vikings like beer, y‘know?
Sagas progress. I finished with Egil yesterday and made a good start on the People of Vatsndal. They‘re cheekier so far, which is fun.
I‘m pleased this is going faster than I thought it would, but it‘s been all too easy to get wrapped up in it and ignore other things. Like, it took me three days to read Butler‘s PATTERNMASTER, even though it‘s short and her prose is so clear it practically reads itself.
I drank a lovely Friday afternoon beer while I drafted a scene and read a few more chapters of THE SAGAS OF ICELANDERS. I‘m now 40 chapters in, and if I can keep reading 20 chapters a day I should finish in late January or early February. (The longest chapters are, like, three pages. Most are way shorter.)
I absolutely loved this. It's a sci-fi comic about two soldiers from opposing armies who fall in love. One is a prisoner the other is a guard. They break free and go on the run, get married, and have a baby. It has beautiful artwork and the story is just engrossing. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series.