The Sunday Post is hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
September 21 was my birthday. I didn’t get around to mentioning it because I wasn’t online much that day. Sept. 21 also happens to be the birthday of H.G. Wells!
I had a great day. I had chocolate cake and my mom took me out to a restaurant called Sauce. I had a bowl of rice, vegetables and dahl that was very good.
What I read this week:
I finished Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, a group read in the Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club on GoodReads. This was a reread for me. It was great! I’ll write a review soon.
I started The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates. I like it so far. I’ll have more to say later but for now, here’s the official synopsis: “This eerie tale of psychological horror sees the real inhabitants of turn-of-the-century Princeton fall under the influence of a supernatural power. New Jersey, 1905: soon-to-be commander-in-chief Woodrow Wilson is president of Princeton University. On a nearby farm, Socialist author Upton Sinclair, enjoying the success of his novel The Jungle, has taken up residence with his family. This is a quiet, bookish community – elite, intellectual and indisputably privileged. But when a savage lynching in a nearby town is hushed up, a horrifying chain of events is initiated – until it becomes apparent that the families of Princeton have been beset by a powerful curse…”
I’m still following Jeff La Sala’s posts for The Silmarillion Primer at Tor. The most recent is:
Morgoth Is Rendered Null And Void In An All Out War of Wrath — the end of the Quenta Silmarillion. He has some interesting thoughts; I think I’m going to reread this post later.
Hamlette at Edge of the Precipice (on my blogroll) has posted the questions for the Tolkien Blog Party 2018. I’ve started to fill them out, so I’ll probably post tomorrow.