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Obsidian Blue

Government drone by day and book lover and geek girl by night!

Currently reading

Song of Blood & Stone (Earthsinger Chronicles Book 1)
L. Penelope
The Nature of the Beast
Louise Penny
Progress: 25 %
A Great Reckoning
Louise Penny
Nnedi Okorafor
Half a Heart
Karen McQuestion
Paris Ever After
K.S.R. Burns
The High Tide Club
Mary Kay Andrews
My Husband's Wife: A Novel
Jane Corry
Progress: 127/384 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 49%.

The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien,  Christopher Tolkien

I am trying to zen out right now cause if I focus too much on what is happening in the US right now I will scream. I feel really badly for my friends at State Department today. And I thank every thing in the world right now I turned down everyone that tried to push me into the Foreign Service. I can't imagine even dealing with the upheaval at State right now.


Back to the book. At 49 percent/Chapter 20. This is a pretty dense read, but am liking it a lot. I think the main thing is that Tolkien borrows from a lot of other source material, but is doing his own twist/spin on things. I know that for a time Peter Jackson had hopes to put this in movie form, but the Tolkien estate said no. I actually think that this would be too much to put into a movie. It would take at least 5 or 6 movies to even get to the point I am at, at this point.