Nov 12, 2015

#142

There is little more satisfying than being able to cross something off your life list. Also very satisfying is finishing a book that you struggled to get through. And I'm not going to lie, I struggled a bit reading these four books.

Number 142 on my life list was to read The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. After years of it hanging out on my life list, I can officially cross it off. For a long time I kept putting it off because I was thinking they would be similar to book written by Jane Austen or Mark Twain. But I have no idea what I was thinking because they were definitely not written in the same time. For that reason I wanted to wait until I had completed my Reading Challenge before I took on these books.



As it turns out when I started reading The Fellowship of the Ring, I got through it much faster than I ever expected. However after I finished the first book, I started struggling. By the time I got to the third one, I was pushing myself through it because I was ready to be done. There was a lot of narrative and I often got lost in the middle of it.

After conquering The Lord of the Rings for which I was really proud of myself, I took on The Hobbit. I actually was surprised by how easy this book was to read. Although it is the same world, it was a pretty different read from the trilogy. I got through it pretty quickly and enjoyed it over all.

Although I'm definitely glad to be done with it, I'm also very glad I read them. I will say with lot of certainty that I will never read them again. But at least I can say that I read them once in my life.

xo, B


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