A Scholar in Skyrim – reading the literature of another world

It was 11 in the morning, but actually it is about 9 in the evening. It was fairly sunny outside, but actually the snow is falling silently around me as I leave my house. Not my house, but the College in Winterhold – at which point I realise I’ve been playing too much Skyrim. Replete with arcane lore, Skyrim is home to a vast corpus of literature, and I’ve decided to continue my new year’s resolution of making myself more well-read. Will reading Skyrim’s books add to my understanding of the world? The makers have seeded the place with a huge variety of tomes which must have taken a long time to assemble and write. I’m intrigued to see whether they will reward a closer reading. Read the rest of this entry »