I often find that the Summer time is a great time to read.
No school, so there is nothing more serious that you should be reading.
And you can put aside hours to disappear into the universe of a book, maybe even outside while enjoying the sun (this has not been an option in Denmark this summer).
I’ve already read a couple of books since finishing my last exam at uni at the end of June. But all the books are in one books so does it really count?
Last Christmas I got a wonderful gift from my big brother: The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adam*. It is a collection of all the books in the series.
If I had to describe these books with one word, it would be weird. And I LOVE it.
As many of the less positive reviews on Goodreads points out, there isn’t that much of a plot in the stories. I can’t deny that. Sometimes a book ends and you have no idea how to describe what just happened. But I love the (british) humor. All the fun little details is what makes these books special, the references to earlier stories, the language and all the impossible paradoxes.
Here is just a few things that I’ve learned:
- I will never be able to use the word Belgium seriously again.
- I have a new found respect for dolphins and mice.
- Always bring a towel
- The universe is a joke, nothing makes sense and everything is impossible
- The guide is never wrong but sometimes the real world is
- Even if the world is ending: DON’T PANIC
- Have you ever read The Hitchhiker?s Guide to the Galaxy? If so, what did you think of it?
- What is on your summer reading list?