Books

WWW & Wishlist Wednesday (19/03)

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme organized by MizB from Should Be Reading. It has you answering the following three questions: What are you currently reading; What did you recently finish and What do you think you’ll read next? To see my previous WWW Wednesday posts, just click this link and it’ll take you to the right page! (I was supposed to post this yesterday, but I wasn’t home for the majority of the day so I forgot. Let’s just pretend it’s still Wednesday!)

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING? | At the moment, I am reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. And I’ve just started Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH? | I finished Philosopher’s Stone, of which I won’t write a review. And I finished Carrie by Stephen King. I will write (and post) a review about that asap.

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT? | I don’t really know which book to start next, actually. At the moment I really feel like reading an actual book, so not an ebook. I might start rereading The Maze Runner by James Dashner, because the movie trailer has made me so excited!

wishlist wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Pen to Paper, where I’ll post about one book per week that has been on my wishlist for some time, or just added, that I can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto my shelves.

25Title: Unfinished Tales (Goodreads)
Series: –
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
Release date: 3 January 1998

The popular paperback edition of this fascinating collection of stories, which continue the tales of The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion and contains an alternative version of The Children of Hurin. Unfinished Tales is a collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-earth to the end of the War of the Ring, and provides those who have read The Lord of the Rings with a whole collection of background and new stories from the twentieth century’s most acclaimed popular author.

The book concentrates on the realm of Middle-earth and comprises such elements as Gandalf’s lively account of how it was that he came to send the Dwarves to the celebrated party at Bag-End, the emergence of the sea-god Ulmo before the eyes of Tuor on the coast of Beleriand, and an exact description of the military organization of the Riders of Rohan. Unfinished Tales also contains the only story about the long ages of Numenor before its downfall, and all that is known about such matters as the Five Wizards, the Palantiri and the legend of Amroth. The tales were collated and edited by JRR Tolkien’s son and literary heir, Christopher Tolkien, who provides a short commentary on each story, helping the reader to fill in the gaps and put each story into the context of the rest of his father’s writings.

Even though I still haven’t read the Silmarillion, I just want to own every Middle Earth book that Tolkien has written. Unfortunately, this book has many covers, and the cover that I want has been out of stock on most webshops (book depository, bol.com) for a long time, u g h.

What are you reading, what did you recently finish, what do you want to start reading, and what’s the first book on your wishlist? Share your answers in a comment (a link to your blog or just your answers if you don’t have a blog)!