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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 288 out of 387 pages.

The Return of the King  - J.R.R. Tolkien



The Hobbits and Gandalf encounter Saruman and Worm on the way to Rivendell.  They spend some time with Bilbo then head back to the Shire, getting some disturbing news in Bree.  Once they get home, they find a growing tyranny over the Shire and begin fighting against it, officially starting the "rebellion" in Hobbiton and winning the last battle of the War of the Ring in the Battle of Bywater.  The Hobbits then put the Shire right and gain influence, but Frodo hasn't healed from his Quest.  Finally, the story ends with Frodo, Bilbo, Gandalf, Elrond, and Galadiel heading to the West and the three remaining Hobbits returning home.  I've started reading the Appendix, don't expect any posts about them.  My book review will be in several days.