the “I’ll get around to it later” tag

… which I will not, in fact, get around to later, because I am doing it now!

Thanks to Liesl for tagging me.

(Before we get into this post, just a quick announcement that I meant to participate in Grim’s “Remember, O Thou Man” but found myself out of time to do so… I may still write a post on the topic later, but for now you should go check out that link — and also her latest post wherein she writes about a particular creepy house…)

a classic book you’ve been meaning to read forever but haven’t yet

At this point, it’s pretty much a given in my mind that I am not going to read Les Mis at any point in the near future? But it’s still on my Goodreads TBR and thus fulfills this answer — I only really put books there that I mean to read.

I’m not sure I mean to read this one, but I think it would be an admirable undertaking… alas, alas for Waterloo, which was my downfall the first time. (And alas, alas for being quarantined in the first month of college — the reason I gave in and watched the musical without having read the whole book.)

(‘Twas worth it, though. *starts singing “Little Fall of Rain” dramatically*)

a book on your shelf you haven’t read yet

“If a girl’s read The Silmarillion then she’ll get along,
But if not then she is sure ashamed…”

(My attempt at rewriting the lyrics of “Leaving of Liverpool” to fit this situation ^^)

I will read it this summer. Throw something at me if I don’t.

(I have in fact read more than half of the stories contained in it! Just not all in this book and not all in the proper order!)

a book you got recently that you haven’t read

I recently acquired this whole trilogy at a thrift store for 25 cents. I’ve heard it’s quite good, and also quite depressingly effective at pushing a very awful worldview… so I think I’ll read it and decide for myself. It’s quite intriguing and disturbing when someone writes a book to be the “anti-Narnia.”

a book you’ve had forever but haven’t read

I literally bought a signed pre-order copy of this book… and I still haven’t read it, two years later. I did try earlier this semester but I really didn’t like the first chapter.

Maybe Sorensen just isn’t for me (I don’t really like her Shiloh trilogy) — but I’ve read such raving reviews of this book and I love the concept. I don’t know.

Have any of you read it? Would you recommend it? Should I try again?

a book a friend recommended that you haven’t read

I absolutely loved Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and have been meaning to read this one for a while, but haven’t got around to it yet. One of my friends at college keeps reminding me that it’s very good and I ought to actually read it. We had an interesting conversation about the origin of the name which makes me even more interested. My current plan is to read it during finals week (next week eek).

*tries not to think about finals*

a book you’re procrastinating on

I have been “reading” this one since I got it for my birthday in October, but I haven’t actually read it since January, and that was the first time I’d picked it up in a month.

Hopefully I will actually read the whole thing this summer. I know that I will like it, but I have forgotten so much because of how long it’s been since I’ve read it that every time I think of picking it up, I decide not to because I don’t want to reacquaint myself with the contents I read long ago.

the next book on your TBR

The answer to this question is actually Piranesi and then The Silmarillion, but since I already talked about all of those I guess I can mention some other books I plan to read this summer: Heretics, The Ball and the Cross, and possibly multiple other works by G.K. Chesterton.

I am currently reading his epic poem The Ballad of the White Horse and recently read his play The Surprise, as well as several random essays including a chapter of Heretics, and the more I read of his work, the more I want to read it all.

(The picture to the right is a page of the White Horse; it’s full of great illustrations and is so fun to read, especially aloud because of all the alliteration and amazing imagery.)

That’s all for now, companions! I hope you are having a lovely end of April and I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. School ends soon and thus I will (allegedly) have more time to blog.

*tries again not to think about school ending because that’s sad*

Until next time,

h e l h e i m r!

2 thoughts on “the “I’ll get around to it later” tag”

  1. I have read (well, listened to anyway) The Door on Half-Bald Hill and I didn’t love it. There’s not a lot that happens in it, but it did have some very good moments. So I would say it’s worth reading once, but it’s not something I’d read again.

    I got the first book in The Gateway Chronicles from a used book site, and it turns out it’s signed!! I haven’t read it yet though.

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  2. *applauds the presence of Chesterton on your TBR* *loudly* *riotously, in fact*

    I’ve read Les Mis! But not any of these others. (Chesterton excepted.) Can’t say I blame you for opting for the musical. I mean…the musical is more sheer storytelling, whereas in the novel Hugo is always taking a page or fifty to hit us over the head with his Enlightened liberal philosophy? It Irked me. To be sure, that was in high school, when I could not disagree with an author without feeling personally insulted by him, so maybe I’m a little harsh on Hugo. But be that as it may. No judgment from this quarter.

    (I don’t know that I’ve actually commented here before? I’m very bad at commenting these days. Anywhozens, it’s a lovely blog and do please allow me to introduce myself, any friend of Grim’s is a friend of mine.)

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