Hi, everyone! I'm finally back for summer! And that means that there will be plenty more posts forthcoming, as well as book reviews, quotes, and summer stories! I'm really looking forward to a lot of fun this year :)
First things first, a bit of business. This summer, as with every summer, I hope to have a theme. This year, it's "A Summer in Middle Earth". I'm going to try and tackle the entire Lord of the Rings series this summer, as well as sample from some of Tolkien's other works. As I'm sure many of you know, this December, the first part of a two-part movie series of The Hobbit is coming to theatres, and my excitement knows no bounds! That's the reasoning behind this theme; I'm really trying to get into the Tolkienien spirit! As a kick-off to the summer, therefore, I'm going to be starting with The Hobbit, which I read last summer. After that, I'll be reading the other LoTR books, along with anything else I can get my hands on. It's finally time to pull out the trusty reading list (a fat little notebook packed with books to read and movies to watch). And of course, I'll be reviewing most of what I read :)
A running list will be kept of all the books I read this summer. I've established it as a tab at the top of my page, along with Weekly Wodehouse, Wilde Wednesdays, and of course, the ever-present LXG Challenge. I'm going to try and read at least one book from that list this summer.....Last year, I sadly only touched on one book from the challenge: The Picture of Dorian Gray. Hopefully, I'll be able to add a couple more completed entries to that list. (I have a copy of King Solomon's Mines sitting in my room--perhaps that will be next?)
So, with all that established, I believe it's time to get back to reading The Hobbit so that I can start posting as soon as possible :) And, also, those of you who follow me on Goodreads can also see possible reviews and ratings of my reading selections. (Not going to lie, though, they are not going to be as good as the reviews I'll post here; my heart's just not in Goodreads as it is in this blog).