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The Stuart Age: England 1603-1714
Barry Coward
Myths in Adventism: An Interpretive Study of Ellen White, Education, and Related Issues
George R. Knight
Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Karen Karbiener, Walt Whitman
Progress: 284/960 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 264 out of 398 pages.

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



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.