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Do I really think it’s a problem? No. Could I have acquired e-books to save space? Probably, but I much prefer to have a physical book in my hand. Gives me fewer headaches too. I’m not too keen on having a screen in front of me at all times. It used to be my favorite thing, now it is just a nuisance.

I used to collect games, collect magazines, but they never gave me that same sense of accomplishment as collecting books does. They didn’t smell as good either. I recently purchased a 20-fantasy-books-bundle thing and they all smell like incense because the storage facility they were in stored that too, and I love it. I don’t think I have ever owned a book that didn’t smell good. Does this talking about smelling books make me seem weird? If you enjoy smelling books too I’m sure you will understand me.

My collection mostly consist of fantasy books, some books based on video games, some books that have been made into movies, things like that. When I read, I really enjoy being able to escape into a world different from ours. I don’t necessarily want an altered reality, I just want something different, something that doesn’t feel like the world we know at all. I love learning about new worlds, new characters, new ways of living, magic, dragons, the lot. I also love post-apocalyptic stuff, for those who know me, they know that the Fallout game series is one of my favorites, and it is post-apocalyptic. It is a bit contradictory because it just shows a different version of what could be our future, but it still feels like a whole new world because, you know, do you think the world will be almost completely annihilated by atomic bombs by tomorrow? I sure hope not


This is just what I keep in my bedroom. I have a few more shelves full of books. If you notice any silver lines on them, it is books I have read, or re-read this year.Β 





Some may think it’s a waste to spend so much money on books, but honestly, I buy almost everything on sale, or in bundles, I do everything I can to spend as little as possible. I really enjoy going to thrift stores to find cheap and old books too. I also have a few in my collection that were left behind by my grandmother who passed away in December. Some of the books are really old, the oldest from 1927, the second oldest from 1934. They still smell like her house and I enjoy just looking through them sometimes.

I don’t even really know why I wanted to write this post, I suppose I just wanted to talk about books for a while, about how happy they make me. My fondest memories of my childhood is from reading, staying up late with a small flashlight to read, hiding away from my parents. There was also a library on wheels, a bus that was modified with a lot of book shelves. It used to visit where I lived every other Wednesday, I was their most frequent visitor. Our library was never really open so this was pretty much my only way of borrowing books as a child. I’m so grateful for what they all did for me back then, and I’m so sad that it no longer exists. I guess I will just have to start driving to the next city over to borrow books, or just continue to purchase and hoard like I do now.

Do you have any fond memories of reading? Or do you hoard books like I do?



I got a very friendly email from the people over at with a link for an interview they did with Dmitry Glukhovsky, the author of Metro 2033, Metro 2034 and now, Metro 2035. The interview gives a look into the creators mind and he talks about the metro universe and how it relates to ‘the real world’. I really do not want to spoil too much of what he talks about, it is better to experience it and listen yourself.

The interview itself is in German, but if you click into the settings of the video, you can auto translate it to English since the German text is very accurately written. There is a few minor grammatical and spelling errors for the English text but it is understandable.It is also something to notice that the interview itself is happening in a bunker in Hamburg, beneath the main station.

I enjoyed it a lot and i hope you will too!
I would also recommend checking out the website for the Metro series to keep up with any updates.

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Metro 2033 is written by Dmitry Glukhovsky and was first published in Russia in 2005.

In the book we follow the story of Artyom, a survivor of a nuclear holocaust who now lives in the Russian metro, traversing an apocalyptic land and always stumbling upon some kind of danger.Β The book describes the consequences of an atomic war: its only survivors strive for existence in the mazes of the Moscow metro system some two decades after the nuclear Holocaust. The novel contains elements of science fiction, post-apocalyptic fiction and dystopia, in which Russia’s ‘present-day’ society is meticulously analyzed and described.

A brief history of the novel before it was published;Β 

51p0mKCuP1L._AC_UL320_SR248,320_The novel first appeared online in 2002, but was first being written when Glukhovsky was no older than 16. First called “Underground”, this version consisted only of 13 of the story’s eventual 20 chapters, and ended rather abruptly with Artyom’s death from a stray bullet. Underground was a rather unique story in terms of maintaining a satisfyingly depressing vibe to it, but also structurally, including references to music to which each chapter was intended to be listened to. Underground didn’t manage to be published however, as the publishers Glukhovsky approached either stated that the story’s ending was too “edgy” or the overall premise was simply not inspiring enough. Once posted on the internet however, it became an interactive experiment, drawing in thousands of readers from around Russia.

In 2005 it was reworked, expanded, and printed by an established publisher as Metro 2033, quickly becoming a nationwide bestseller.

There are three books in total in the metro series, Metro 2033, Metro 2034 and Metro 2035, but only the first and the last follows the story of Artyom. There has also been made two video games based on the books, Metro 2033 and Metro; Last light. I have played through both and they are amazing. I’ll include trailers for both below. I would definitely recommend all three books and both of the games if you really like post-apocalyptic scenarios or alternative universes.

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