Reading is more than a hobby. It is something essential to my way of life. It feeds my soul in ways that a good movie or game cannot.
I started reading at a young age. My father is a avid reader and visits to the library were frequent when I was a child. That started my life long love of reading. Books and comics bring me to an alternate world in a sustained and detailed manner that is just different from any other medium.
My favourite genre has got to be fantasy and science fiction. From epic fantasy to hard science fiction I devour them all. Some of my favourite authors include:
- Brandon Sanderson, Elantris
- Robin Hobb, Assassin series
- George R R Martin, Song of Ice and Fire
- Patrick Rothfuss, The Kingkiller Chronicles
- John Scalzi, Old Man’s War
- James S. A. Corey, The Expanse
- Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files.
I got into Marvel comics in my teens. I read X-men and my favourite character is Gambit. I stopped reading comics for a long time after my teens but I recently got back into reading them when I discovered Comixology. Comixology saves me the trouble from having to find space for my comics. It makes life so much easier to just read my comics off my iPad Mini. I am now back into reading X-men and discovering new and exciting titles.
At the same time, I started reading manga (Japanese comics) that were translated to chinese. I had always been a potato eater (Jiak Kan Tan) aka english speaker. My chinese was horrible both written and spoken. That all changed when I discovered manga and it helped me more than all the tuition I had when I was taking my O’ Levels. Some of my favourite series include:
- One Piece
- Ruroni Kenshin
- Hikaru no Go
- Samurai Deeper Kyo
- Fullmetal Alchemist
If you have any questions, leave them in the comments.