My name is KJ/Kerry-Jean.
I’m a 24 year old trying to make it in the exciting world of teaching high school history. Due to the complete lack of available education jobs right now, I’m currently stuck working as a substitute teacher. The only highlight of this situation is that I had ample time to complete my Master’s Degree in History.
Reading has always been a passion of mine. What started as an interest in classic mythology and fairy tales as a kid has now blossomed into a fairly substantial obsession with building up my personal library. I don’t read for escapism, but rather to push my mind to new limits, so I’ll admit to being a bit of snob when it comes to literature. I will always read a book before criticizing it, but I have difficulty taking some of my friends seriously when they gush over the newest romances or vampire trends.
This blog is my love note to literature. I use it to explore many different genres at once, discuss some of my favorite authors, and highlight books that I feel deserve more credit from the general audience. If you ever have suggestions or are looking for recommendations, I’m all ears.
- J.R.R. Tolkien
Today, my father, who is going through a serious mid-life crisis, walked into my room, told me to “sit the fuck down,” and spent the next two hours ranting about how the Lord of the Rings books prophesy the end of the world this December, and that Sauron is an analogy for “corrupt bankers.” FML
The Book: ”The Hobbit” by JRR Tolkein
Reviewed by “Olive-705” on Goodreads:
Shelves: abandoned-booksI think this book was frankly kinda boring. I think (even though I stopped reading at page 60) it didn’t relate to many real world issues, except for maybe something like peer pressure when Bilbo is forced into coming on an adventure. But I found I couldn’t relate to it.
Maybe it’s just me, but THERE ARE TOO MANY CHARACTERS!
I found this book uninteresting and while I guess quite a bit happened in the first 60 pages, it didn’t appeal to me.