So I finally finished reading Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth. It’s more history book than novel. Here you can witness the genius behind the creation of one of the most complex world in literature.
The book is divided into four parts: The First, Second an Third Age (in which the events of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings) and fourth part that explore mainly the Istari, the Druedain and the Palantari.
If your looking for the founding mythology and history of Middle-Earth this is a great place to start, but I only recommend this book to Tolkien buffs.The casual reader might find it a bit tedious.
For those who want to get lost in the vast territories of Middle-Earth I recommend to visit http://www.lotrproject.com
And to see detail maps and sections of buildings you can check this book out.
Also I started reading a book that can be considered a grandchild of Tolkien’s work, I’m obviously talking about Harry Potter. Right now I’m reading year 4 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, from which I have read quite a chunk, 521 pages to be exact.
In my nook I started reading another by one of my favorite authors, Haruki Murakami, this time I choose The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. So far all the genius you can expect from this prolific author.
I also had some time off work and it gave me the opportunity to do a little work in my desert oasis.
I put some new decorative gravel and give the plants a mayor trim. It’s looking quite nice and with the huge shade from the ash tree I think is going to be the perfect reading spot for those warm desert nights.
Almost forgot to mention that I also finish reading Mort by the late great Terry Pratchett. The story focus mainly in Death and his newly acquired apprentice Mort, who takes over Death’s duties while he or she or it, whatever Death is, takes on the “human experience” which in his mind involves petting a huge amount of cats and working as a line cook in a shady tavern. As with all of Sir Terry Pratchett books highly recommended.
So here are the number for this period:
- Total pages for the eight year : 6,930 pages
- Days left for the eight year: 187 days
- Books left for the eight year: 36 books
- Pages left to read in my goal for the eight year: 14,361 pages
- Total pages of Lost in a million pages: 174,075 pages