What Are You Reading?

itsmondayIt’s been a while since I joined in with the Book Journey meme, “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?”  Maybe it’s time for an update!

I’ve been reading lots of fantasy for Once Upon a Time, which has been enormously fun.  And I can’t believe we’re almost a month in already!  I have so many more books to read…

Right now I’m midway through A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett, because I’ve been meaning for months to read more of the Tiffany Aching books, which feel a bit more like a proper series than the rest of the delightfully mixed up Discworld books.

Coming up next I have a big one to tackle: Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien.  I read The Hobbit years ago (and reread it recently), but I’ve never read the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  I was bound and determined to make the attempt this year, and now’s the time!

I am probably way over-focusing here…I reread The Hobbit and watched the movie of Fellowship in preparation, then made sure I cleared through my stack of library books before turning to Tolkien.  So I’ve been counting down to Fellowship for about six books now.  Wish me luck!

I have new ones coming in from the library as well, for once I get to the other side of Middle Earth.  I’m planning on Heir to Sevenwaters, the next in the series by Juliet Marillier, and The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley, which I read so long ago I barely remember it.

As you can see, we’re continuing the fantasy adventures…

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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15 Responses to What Are You Reading?

  1. Jennifer says:

    Good luck with the LOTR series 🙂 I have a feeling that you’ll love them all! Have a great week

  2. Ruth says:

    Best of luck with The Fellowship of the Ring, it is on my tbr pile but like you I’d need to clear so much in front of it I think it will be awhile before I reach it.

  3. Good luck with The Fellowship of the Ring 🙂

  4. Karen says:

    I am so behind on my Terry Pratchett. I haven’t read any of the Tiffany Aching books. They do sound good though and I know a few people who actually like them more than the Discworld.

    I loved LOTR. I read it before the movies and before I read The Hobit (a bit backwards, I know). There are a few fab characters in there that didn’t make it to the film. Hope you enjoy.

  5. Susan says:

    Cheryl, just remember that the LoTR is written for adults, not children as The Hobbit was. That said, I’ve always found LoTR fascinating and one of my favourite fantasy stories of all time. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

  6. Love LOTRs! I know you will too. Have a great week.

  7. Charlotte says:

    Oh my gosh, I do hope it works for you! The expectations must be killer…I can’t even imagine what it would be like to read it as an adult for the first time, because my mother read it to me when I was seven, and then I re-read it so often I have ability to think of it with any sort of critical distance…

    The Sevenwaters series is lurking on my own virtual tbr pile, and has been for ages….I wish I had more time to read!

    • Yes…there are a LOT of expectations built up for Lord of the Rings!

      Sevenwaters is very good, though they are long books. They make me wish I had more time to read too!

  8. What fun to be reading LOTR for the first time! And I so love The Blue Sword; it’s one of my favorite books!

  9. dianem57 says:

    I just finished “The Aviator’s Wife.” Now I’m reading “Gift From the Sea.” The first is a fictionalized life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh; the second is a book she wrote.

  10. Ekaterina says:

    Oh, I envy you so much! You are still to read Lord of the Rings for the first time! For me it was many years and more than 10 re-reads ago, but I still remember the feeling 🙂 It took me a week, and during this week I didn’t do anything else but reading. Luckily, I was a very good student and a week of virtual absence from school didn’t matter 🙂 Hope you love the book too!!

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