My apologies that this post is a day late and that I’ve been a little quite on social media the last few weeks, but I’ve had a pretty stressful couple of weeks with 4 different deadlines approaching and an awful lot still to do for them! I’m here now though and hopefully everything will calm down a little after I’ve submitted everything, so we should be back to business as usual soon. For now though I guess better late than never.
As you can tell by the title, today I’m going to be talking about all the books I read in February, which is unfortunately not quite as many as I would have liked to read because everything has been a bit crazy lately. The month started off pretty strong, but my spare time fizzled to nothing in the last few weeks, so I haven’t been able to read at all, even though I’ve been desperate to do so. As I said though, hopefully things will calm down within the week and I’ll have time to read again. In the mean time though let’s talk about what I did read this month, which was an awful lot of Tolkien…
The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien
I started off the month strong by reading The Hobbit for the first time, which I read the majority of in one afternoon! I’m not going to say to much about how I liked it because I am planning on doing a review on The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings once I’ve finished ‘Return of the King’ because I have a lot of thoughts and they are definitely a little out of my comfort zone. Overall, I did really enjoy the hobbit, despite Tolkien’s style being a little weird.
The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers by J.R.R.Tolkien
Clearly I didn’t mind Tolkien’s strange style too much because I then went straight into reading ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’, which is the first book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. If you watch my weekly vlogs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd81vyr9In6f0Z5Kd9jgHyQ?view_as=subscriber then you’ll know that how they split the Lord of the Rings into 3 books confuses me a little because all 3 physical books make 1 story, but they are split into 6 parts and 3 books, which seems a little pointless to me. Why didn’t they just bind it as one big book? If would have been about the same size as Order of the Phoenix. Why they decided to split it I may never know, but the point it I did enjoy the first 2/4 books in the Lord of the Rings ‘trilogy’, although I have to say that I personally find Frodo a little annoying, but I will talk more about that in my review.
4/5 (for both)
So all in all I only read 3 books this month (or 5, or 1 and 2/3’s depending on how you split the Lord of the Rings up), so it hasn’t been the best reading month, but I was incredibly busy and Tolkien’s writing style is very dense, so I was reading slower than I would usually. I also had to go back a few times to study the maps and look up pronunciation of words since Tolkein’s world is SO complicated and you kind of have to understand the world to know what the hell is going on.
Even though I haven’t made much progress on my Goodreads goal, I still think I did pretty well with reading as much as I did this month and getting into a series that I had been warned off because of how complicated and heavy people thought it would be for me. What did you read this February?
Goodbye for now!
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