Sunday, January 4, 2015

It's Monday: A New Year and a Bout of Books

It's 2015! Already I'm heading into the new year full speed. I began reading Beowulf just shortly after midnight New Year's Day just for the fun of it and then finished it later that day. :) This is also my first day of Bout of Books!
I don't know if people get reading cravings but I if they do I have one! For the last few days I've been longing for a re-read of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and I can't get rid of the longing! This is not planned into my schedule of reading this year but I'm thinking I'm going to have to work it in somehow. It's such a great book that I don't see why I should resist this craving. ;) For now I'll probably just suffice with Tolkien's The Book of Lost Tales but I think I'll take LOTR along with me when we go on our family ski trip next week. It's rather appropriate actually as the last time I re-read LOTR was two years ago on our last ski trip. :)

Finished this Week

  • Beowulf by Unknown- Excellent poem! I was surprised to love it! A beautiful mixture of the epicness of Tolkien and the poetry format of Homer's Odyssey. A full review will hopefully be coming soon. :)
  • Agamemnon by Aeschylus- Somewhat difficult to read and comprehend but interesting nonetheless. 

Currently Reading

  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (re-read) (audiobook)- A classic childhood favorite. :)

Coming Soon

  • The Book of Lost Tales part 2 by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski (re-read)
  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy (re-read)???

Book Reviews posted this week

Let the reading commence!

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20 comments:

  1. nice week.
    and def another who enjoys Anne !
    HapPy listening ;)

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  2. Wow! Some interesting choices there! (Better you than me!) ;-)

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  3. I am participating in Bout of Books too! Good luck!

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  4. I also really want to read the LOTR. I don't have it in the three book part but in the one, big 1000 page book. I started it when I was around 13 or 14 and only managed to get around 500 pages in. I think I might be better off getting it in the three parts, it might make it less daunting!

    Find out what I am reading

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    1. We had a big all in one book growing up, which is how I originally read it, but it was hard to read. Now I have my own individual copies and it is so much easier. :)

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  5. I can't get through LOTR. I tried half a dozen times. The second and third book are no problem, but the first one is so long, and the pacing so slow. I love the series as a whole, but the first is my least favorite one of the bunch. I hope you have fun reading them though!


    Take a look at what I'm reading this week.

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    1. I like all of the books, but I agree, the pacing is slower in the first one. I suppose it is kind of that transition from the peaceful Shire life to the epic battles of Rohan and Gondor.

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  6. I hope you enjoy everything you're reading and that you find new things you didn't know before in the things you are re-reading!! I hope to see you around my blog

    Katelynn
    www.literarychameleon.blogspot.com

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    1. I'll be sure to check it out! Thanks! :)

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  7. Love Anne of Green Gables. Tolkien is on my classics club list as the author I most dread. I think you love or hate him?

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    1. Love, love, love him! Hard to get into but the beauty and epicness of the stories keep me hooked every time! :)

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  8. Who is narrating Anne of Green Gables? That will be the next audiobook for my kids, once we've finished the Ramona books!

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  9. I wish I was able to do Bout of Books, but I just can't justify it during the week back after Christmas break. I hope you enjoy it! I haven't read LotR in probably ten years, but I read it several times before that. Sounds like a good time of year to return to Middle Earth!

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    1. My break from school is long thankfully so I still have time. :)

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  10. I don't think one can read LoTR too many times. :) Enjoy it if you do. It's funny when I was younger the Fellowship was slow for me, all the Shire stuff, but now as an adult I enjoy all those pastoral elements. Funny, that. :)

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    1. It's interesting how we grow our reading preferences change.

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