A Game of Thrones Ruined My Social Life

Yes, I could go to Barton Springs Pool today but I won’t.

Instead, I’m going to fill my head with the God-like fury of thousand dragons… Happy Labor Day weekend to me!

"Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not." -Tyrion Lannister
“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not.” -Tyrion Lannister
A Game of Thrones Ruined My Social Life

Weekly Reading Material

Reading is à la mode!

This week I am reading Oscar Wilde’s only published novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. Although it is a quick read, I’m finding it very difficult to rush through. I’m enjoying the decadent themes and exquisitely detailed world that Wilde has created for Dorian Gray. He truly had a way with dazzling the mind’s eye with the English language. Truly a master of his craft, and my hero.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

 

Here are a few of my favorite passages from the author’s work:

“I make a great difference between people. I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. I have not got one who is a fool. They are all men of some intellectual power, and consequently they all appreciate me. Is that very vain of me? I think it is rather vain.”

“To realise one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.”

“Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. Any yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?”

 

I’m looking forward to finishing the novel, and raving even more about the wonderful wisdom of Oscar.

Is there an author whose work you’d like to share? Post your recommendations in the comments box below!

Weekly Reading Material