Well… technically I’m reading The Fellowship of the Ring for the first time on my own (my mom read it to my sisters and I before the movies came out). But to be quite honest, it’s boring me a little bit. I need something new to read. Or I might read the DKC again, in preparation for Dragonlight.
When I was younger, I found it very difficult to read my way through the Lord of the Rings, so I understand completely, Lanna! I ended up getting them on audio (read by one of my favorite narrators) and that worked much better.
I’ve got just another four chapters left in The Fellowship now, so I’ll probably finish it up tomorrow.
Alyosha, I’ll have to try Northanger Abbey. It’s one I haven’t read yet, but I’ve liked the other Jane Austen’s, Mansfield Park particularly.
I’m working my way through Howard Pyle’s “The Story of King Arthur and His Knights.” Very, very good.
Then I plan to re-read the Door Within Trilogy, re-read the first three DK novels and read the fourth one for the first time, finish up a mystery that I’m half-way through, read a new Howard Pyle and. . . .erm . . . then re-read two Louisa May Alcotts.
“'Such nonsense!' declared Dr. Greysteel. 'Whoever heard of cats doing anything useful!'
'Except for staring at one in a supercilious manner,' said Strange. 'That has a sort of moral usefulness, I suppose, in making one feel uncomfortable and encouraging sober reflection upon one's imperfections.'” -- Susanna Clarke,