Day: March 5, 2015

Snapshot from the reading pile

Here’s what’s currently occupying my bedside table:

  • Snow Blind. Christopher Golden. 2014. London: Headline Publishing.
  • Sarah Laughed: Modern lessons from the wisdom & stories of Biblical Women. 2005. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. Robert C O’Brien. 1971. London: Puffin Books.
  • Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking. Susan Cain. 2012. London: Viking.
  • The complete illustrated works of Edgar Allan Poe. 1981, 2013. London: Bounty Books.
  • Goddesses: A world of myth and magic. Burleigh Mutén. Illustrator Rebecca Guay. 2003. Bath, UK: Barefoot books.
  • Feminism and ecological communities: an ethic of flourishing. 1998. Chris J. Cuomo. London: Routledge.

Griseus (2011)

I absolutely love this album by Aquilus. I don’t have words for it. It’s dark, symphonic, emotive, beautiful, film score-style black metal made in Australia. I hope to one day make it to an Aquilus live concert.

Admittedly I can’t think of a way to describe it without imagining the scene in The IT Crowd where Goth character Richmond Avenal goes to a funeral and gives a copy of a Cradle of Filth album to the grieving widow:

"... it's actually quite beautiful."

“… it’s actually quite beautiful.”