What To Read Next?

I finally finished Barbara Tuchman’s “A Distant Mirror”. The length of time it took me was my fault; I mostly read it during lunch, and reading a 600+ page book using hour-long snippets of the day makes for a long literary journey. But, I did finally finish it, after having to beg the library to let me renew it beyond their normal number of renewals. I now know far more about 14th-century France than I ever dreamed I’d know, and it was a fascinating learning experience. But now I’m ready to move on to something else. I think I may look for a novel next, something less involved than Tuchman. I’ve been thinking of reading “Lord Of The Rings” again – I haven’t read the books in over 25 years. Maybe it’s time. Or maybe I’ll grab something short and search for my next major reading project after Christmas. Anticipation!

December 13, 2009 В· Harry В· 3 Comments
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3 Responses

  1. Linkmeister - December 13, 2009

    If you do reread LOTR, you can follow along as Kate Nepveu does the same thing at Tor, the sci-fi/fantasy publisher. That link goes to the index of chapters she’s read so far (she’s well into Book Four). The comment sections are well worth a read all by themselves.

  2. kenju - December 15, 2009

    I think it has been nearly 30 years since I read LOTR or The Hobbit, and I often think about reading them again. I don\’t know where my copies went (probably loaned them and never got them back) so I\’d have to buy new ones.

  3. Harry - December 15, 2009

    …which is exactly what I did a few months ago!

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