Sunday 22 January 2023

Happy Lunar New Year 2023

 It's the first day of the Year of the Rabbit, and I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you who are celebrating this occasion. I wish you and your family wealth and health in the days to come.

Happy Year of the Rabbit (source:

 In a first, I have set myself a lunar new year resolution to finally read J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion, thus ticking off a major item in my things-to-do-before-I-kick-the-bucket list. Year after year I have been intimated by the book's prose, and have never ever really got going beyond the first few pages.

The Silmarillion (Illustrated Edition) by J.R.R. Tolkien

 Now, with the help of the audiobook version (as read by Martin Shaw) playing alongside while I read the illustrated ebook edition, I am finally reading The Silmarillion. And I am sure glad I decided to do so because I am loving this book so very much. It also helps that I saw Season One of Ring of Power, which was based on events of Middle Earth in the Second Age. This helped set up the mood for me to tackle reading events of the First (as well as Second) Age of Middle Earth. For context, The Lord of the Rings occurred during the Third Age of Middle Earth. 

Reading The Silmarillion ebook with its audiobook counterpart playing at the side

 So that's it for this supremely short post. I am enjoying a bit of extended hobby downtime as I enjoy The Silmarillion as well as take up drawing again. For the first time ever I am attempting to draw digitally and am having a blast! More on that in the next post. For now, I wish you well. Cheers!

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  1. Happy New year!
    And great to see your book preferences :-))

    1. Thank you and a happy new year to you too. I am absolutely loving The Silmarillion at the moment. So glad I finally found the courage to give it a proper try :)

  2. Happy year of the Rabbit !

  3. Happy new year! I hope it brings joy and happiness. At least it starts with a good book, that's promising!

    1. I too hope the new year brings you and your family joy and happiness :) It is a great book and I find myself really surprised at how much I am loving The Silmarillion.


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