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Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)
Jenny Lawson
The Martian
Andy Weir
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Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Karen Karbiener, Walt Whitman
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Reading progress update: I've read 264 out of 398 pages.

The Fellowship of the Ring  - J.R.R. Tolkien

Re-read

 

The Council of Elrond is fascinating because if Tolkien hadn't done it correctly the chapter would have read as a massive "infodump".  Instead Tolkien weaves the character's detailing of events in a way that gives the reader a glimpse at the whole of Middle Earth as well as underscoring the dangerous situation developing by the actions of the Shadow.