Tell Me Tuesday #63

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I spent much of this week reading my books for my three Litsy buddy reads, and not much else.

Finished

 A Wizard of Earthsea

  • A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin – This was a new chapter a day read I started late last week. I enjoyed this one, but it seemed to be missing something overall. I didn’t totally connect with the main character, and felt like he wasn’t totally developed. I will be continuing on with the next book.
  • Tales from the Perlious Releam by J.R.R Tolkien – This is the anthology of some of Tolkien’s short stories, poems, and essays. I posted about Roverandom and the Adventures of Tom Bombadil in previous TMT posts. We polished it all off Friday. Our next read is The Book of Lost Tales, Part One which we’ll start on March 2nd.

Current Reads

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stane by J.K. Rowling – I ordered this a week ago and it showed up on Saturday. I couldn’t help but start reading it aloud and have spent much of the time laughing at the weird words. (Ex: Owl = hootlet ) If you read it aloud long enough you start picking up the accent automatically, so it’s been a ton of fun.
  • Dune by Frank Herbert – This is another buddy read on Litsy that I joined. I tried watching the movie a few months back and I had no clue what was happening, but the book is a lot easier to keep up with. I’m fairly early on in it, so I don’t have much of an opinion on it yet.

Other Updates

  • I finished up Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride, a point and click game, on Saturday. I’ve now moved on to the second game, Grim Legends: Song of the Dark Swan.
  • I took my cat outside again and Leia (my dog) finally decided to walk up to him and give him a face to face once over. I have a feeling I’ll be getting them use to each other outside in a neutral space since Leia refuses while inside the house.
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3 Responses to Tell Me Tuesday #63

  1. Greg says:

    I’ve never read the Book of Lost Tales so I’m curious. I wasn’t sure if I needed to after getting unfinished Tales and having read The Silmarillion, but there probably is some interesting commentary and stuff in there. Also I remember reading the Earthsea books and not being super impressed, but I was pretty young. I did love the concept of the archipelago world!

    • I’ll let you know if it’s a ‘must read or not’. I was never sure if I’d continue on with the Histories, but this chapter a day thing sort of gained its own life.
      I just started the second book in the Earthsea series and it’s going a lot better than the first, but it’s still a short book and that worries me a lot. The world seems really amazing though.

  2. I loved the Earthsea books when I was in college, so much so that I bought full price paperbacks. Ha ha. I saved them for my child(ren) to read, but Baz dnfed the first book. I think he was in 6th or 7th grade. I picked up the first one after he set it down and really didn’t care for it myself at that time! Funny how you can love a book and then not care for it later on. 😛

    Yay for Dune! I hope you end up loving it. I think that is why the Dune movie was a flop because it is confusing to people who haven’t read the book. I had to explain things to my ex along the way when we watched it. 👈

    I hope to get to some of my side Tolkien books after I re-read the Hobbit! 📚

    Thanks for TMTing. 💜

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