A few months ago, when this blog was floundering from lack of (my) attention, I received a very generous gift in the mail. And now that I'm active in the book blogging world again, I'd like to be social and share them with everyone.
Though more representative of the giver's taste in reading than my own, I'm glad to have them all. They're either books I would never have bought for myself or books I would have procrastinated getting to for another few years.
Given what all these authors have in common,
I should have displayed them with my rosary!
The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun by Tolkien
Smith of Wootton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham by Tolkien
Father Elijah: An Apocalypse by Michael O'Brien
Learning Human by Les Murray
These presents arrived at my home such a while ago that I've already finished two, both of them Tolkiens. (Guess which ones!)
What I really wanted to read first was Father Elijah, but my mother snatched up from where I had set it aside and started it before I could. (Michael O'Brien fans may be tickled to know that by the time I got home from work, she was on Chapter IV and demanding to know whether the novel was based on a true story.)
I also got started on Les Murray's poems, but poetry isn't meant to be read in a linear fashion. It will probably take me a year to weave in and out of Learning Human properly. What I've read so far, however, I like.