2020 with Tolkien: Book 4, Chapter 6 – The Forbidden Pool

This is a small chapter and I genuinely debated if I should combine it with the next chapter which is also a fairly short chapter. In the end, I decided against it as I felt this could be an easy win. We all need a few easy wins this year. Chapter summary Frodo gets woken…

2020 with Tolkien: Book 4 Chapter 5: The Window on the West

I’ve finally given up on using season names for my titles. This is primarily driven by two reasons- one is that I can’t really define the season I’m living through right now and the second is that the season titles make it look like the series has been going on forever (even if this has…

Fall with Tolkien: Book 4 Chapter 3- The Black Gate is Closed

Dear all, once again I had to take a break. Indeed, when it comes to this project it seems I mostly only take breaks. But here I am, ready to go through another chapter. You’re not going to now turn me out, are you? Chapter Summary As is very obvious from the chapter title, Frodo,…

60 books

In this year, when time has seemed both endless and fleeting (how is it already October?) I present to you my third quarter reading update. As always, reading books has been my main entertainment and source of intellectual nourishment. When I did my half-yearly update at the end of June, I had finished 37 books….