Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Journey to Middle Earth...

...With a side trip to Westeros and a pit stop at Hogwarts. So this has turned into a very, very busy summer. 4 classes leading into fieldwork in the fall and then student teaching. Something has to give and unfortunately I think it has to be the constant blogging. Trying to keep up with the latest and greatest, the reading a book a night, the joining in on every blog tour I can and saying yes to every review request that peaks my interest- well, it's exhausting. Pile school on top of that and it's almost undoable. I'm sure you've noticed that the posts are getting fewer and farther between. It's not intentional, every day I think "today I'll get a post up" and then it gets late and I get tired and, well, the posts get's pushed back.

So I've decided to do something different. I'm taking a literary journey through some of my favorite series...Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and my new addiction A Song of Ice and Fire. I'll still be picking up books that I want to read (Hello Forever- I see you over there waiting), but I'm taking the pressure off.I'll still be rambling on about all the books I'm reading, I'm just taking the pressure to keep up with the Joneses off. So I hope you'll join me as I revisit old favorites (LOTR), say goodbye to good friends (HP. I'm not ready for the end) and embark on new adventures (SOIF).

Up first is The Hobbit- I'm reading it for the first time in about 15 years. So far it feels a little bit like coming home mixed with discovering that something you thought you knew is something altogether more amazing then you remember!

Care to join me on this journey? These are the books I'm getting into first...
J.R.R. Tolkien Boxed Set (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings) (I actually own this set- it's awesome!)
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) (Also own this set- I'm a nerd)
George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones 4-Book Boxed Set: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire) (I do not own this whole set yet- but holy cow, do I want to...badly.)

1 comment:

  1. I've been meaning to finally get around to LOTR. I read The Hobbit and the first two books several years ago, but never read Return of the King... Maybe I'll unofficially follow along, and use this as an excuse to finally get it finished! :)