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I Am a Fan of Jrr Tolkien Books

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    The First Step of a Journey

    I can still remember my initial introduction to J. R. R. Tolkien's works.  As was the case with my development of interests in mythology, history, and fantasy, the catalyst was my older brother.  We were on a road trip, heading to Hilton Head Island so that my mother...
    WildMagic WildMagic 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Started Reading Them In 6th Grade

    My favorite has always been 'The Hobbit'. I love the movies also, can't wait until 'the hobbit' movie comes out! I love gandalf the most.
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 12, 2009

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    Can't Help But Love His Work

    I've read all the Major works of Tolkin. His prose is so unbelievably beautiful it make reading a pleasure. The only thing better than reading Tolkin is rereading him. Usually, every summer I try to reread either one of the Lord of Rings books of the Silmerillions . I wasn't...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Sep 18, 2012

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    Read The Books

    I'm one of those people who believe the Lord of the Rings books are far superior to the movies. Now I liked the movies and own them on DVD, and I accept the fact that they are different media and have to tell the stories in a different manner. After all, there a lot of time...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2012

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    I am always obsessed by Tolkien.

    I try to see any documentary, or join any discussion on his works. The fact that I believe his book are high literature, yet they popular. They are not just relegated to the halls of academia where a few old men pore over the words endlessly while no one else cares. Which is...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M May 16

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    The Immortality Paradox

    In the mythology of Tolkien there are two race of children of Iluvatar, the immortal Elves and mortal man. Each race, though kindred are endowed with slightly different natures.  And the greatest of the difference is the immortality of the elves and the mortality of men.  Each...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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    Tolkien Talk

    For any Tolkien fans who are interested in talk and study of his great works, I suggest you go to the Tolkien professor.com or on ITunes. The profession, Corey Olsen, has done podcast on the Lord of the Rings books and the Silmerillions.  You can also leave comments on his...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Jan 5, 2013

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    AmarieOfTheVanyar AmarieOfTheVanyar 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I Wish There Were More

    Since I've read everything from the Silmarillion to the ring trilogy and the lost books, and Tolkien biographies, I've exhausted the cubboard. I so wish there were more material.  What shocked me the most was to find tall elves who were mighty warriors.  After all, elves are...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Jan 2, 2013

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    The man is amazing. Absolutely amazing.

    What must it feel like to have a mind so boundless you can create a whole new world, complete with ancient history, peopled with fascinating characters and languages. One of my very favorite places to visit. :D
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    The Council Of Elrond

    One of my favorite chapters of the Fellowship of The Ring book. It was only giving a three minute treatment in the movie and is an entirely different even than the one in the book.  But the book takes the time to give you the histories of the characters and the ring.  One of...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Dec 5, 2012

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    Whole Worlds

    It's been a  while since I've read "Lord of the Rings", and now I'm revisiting "The Hobbit". I am amazed once again, how perfectlu created and detailed the world of Tolkien's books is. From the maps to the several languages, not to mention creatures. I still haven't read...
    Dzoe Dzoe 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2011

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    Books take u away from the imperfectness of the world and help u live ur fantasies whatever they may be.....best way to connect to characters ever better then films ...
    somphenomenon somphenomenon 26-30, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Everyone should read these books before their 30th birthday. 1.Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse – A powerful story about the importance of life experiences as they relate to...
    Cheshirea Cheshirea 18-21, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    BILBO'S LAST SONG (Poem) - By J.R.R. Tolkien Day is ended, dim my eyes, but journey long before me lies. Farewell, friends! I hear the call. The ship's beside the stony wall. Foam...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 4

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    I kind of went crazy with buying books this week. spent over 100 bucks on these. I have issues. But, it was worth the money. They're collectibles! The outsides of the pages are...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    Barbara Kingsolver I read her book, The Bean Trees, and loved it. I read the sequel and loved that too. So I ended up looking into more of her stories. There were details here...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 Dec 11

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    Has anyone here read Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series? Or the Stormlight Archive? Fanstastic books, all a part of his 35-37 book series in the 'Cosmere' universe. He's an...
    Abyd0s Abyd0s 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I got hooked on Hannibal Lecter when I was in 6th grade, which was when I first saw The Silence of the Lambs. I then proceeded to binge watch the rest of the movies and read the...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I love reading and writing fantasy and sci-fi books. My favorite series is probably Unwind.
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    In The Cave of The Scarlet Spade Tail Dragon Cool steely shards, Pieces of a sword blade, Jagged, uneven,sharp Thin of razor edge Lay scattered, broken As parts of a weapon...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M Nov 26

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    I love sci-fi and fantasy books. My favorite series is Unwind.
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    My mom read all of the books to me when I was little and I've seen all the movies. I wouldn't say I'm a HUGE fan, but I do enjoy it.
    Leofflaed Leofflaed 18-21, F a week ago

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    it's my guilty pleasure. there are actually some better fan fictions out there than actual published books, In my opinion at least.
    katnisseverdeen722 katnisseverdeen722 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I had this bookshelf my parents bought me before I was a teenager. It was before there were computers, cell phones or other technological advances. Every two weeks I would get...
    robertsnj robertsnj 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 7

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    I guess having this experience is kind of a lie....I'm always finding new holes to poke my books into. God, they're everywhere though, books spread across my room like a fungus. My...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F Nov 22

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    Bookshops are so peaceful. The best ones are those little backstreet second hand ones where the books are piled as high as the ceiling. Where you can find books that were read when...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 25

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    I really love the Harry Potter films and books but The Lord of The Rings trilogy (and the hobbit) occupy a special place in my heart.
    FloydIsTheDeal FloydIsTheDeal 16-17, M Nov 22

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    I've read all the books at least 300 times each. My favorite was probably the Halfblood Prince, but I don't like how they made the movie at all. Where on earth was Dumbledore's...
    Abyd0s Abyd0s 18-21, M Dec 1

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    The King - My parents grew up listening to Elvis and I was raised on his music as well, I have several books about him including one about impersonators. Heck, Can't Help...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Dec 2

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    Harry Potter is one of my most favorite book/movie series. Every time I re-watch any of the movies, I want to re-read the books.
    Dragneel216 Dragneel216 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    Yes I love Star Wars. Call me a nerd, but Star Wars is awesome. I have lots of Star Wars books. I love the Star Wars The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.
    CoolKid77 CoolKid77 22-25, M a week ago

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    I have 75 books, in total. Ranging from actual books to E-books. And, I have those books where it has **** tons of stories in them, so, If you count those in, than I have about 250...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 7 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    So apparently bookstores in many regions are shutting down due to books on line, but I prefer paper books. Am I in the minority? It's much easier to read without having to use a...
    lujocin lujocin 31-35, F 19 Responses Nov 23

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    I do. Books are so thrilling. I finished the book 'The Outsiders.' I few weeks ago; I cried at the end. XD my teacher gave a copy of 'The Extras' I think she said it's part of 'Th...
    XxLittleBrotherxX XxLittleBrotherxX 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 26

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    This is true . At this point I allow myself one bookcase for books. Just trying to keep it simple ....I used to have waaay too many books so I donated most of them. This is one...
    roseanne00 roseanne00 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I love books, all books, in any state, shape or format. I don't agree that ebooks are nothing like the "real" paper ones. it's the content that must be valued in a book, and the...
    AmarieOfTheVanyar AmarieOfTheVanyar 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 1

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    I can spend hours in a bookstore! I love buying and reading new books,reading is my thing! Whenever i see a bookstore i get too excited.
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 4

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    For me, this group is a little variant. Sometimes I love reading books and sometimes I don't. It really depends on the book. I've stuck to one series for a long time so far and...
    ForgottenCelestria ForgottenCelestria 16-17, F Dec 11

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    There's a bookstore right by my house that I absolutely love called Wee Book Inn. They're open till midnight and have tons of books. I love going there in the middle of the night...
    SilentRider SilentRider 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    bookshops are time machines spaceships story-makers secret-keepers dragon-tamers dream-catchers fact-finders & safe places (this book is for those who know this to be true) I...
    CaroleOR CaroleOR 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Is there a website or an app that has free books to read?? I can't seem to find free books !! Thanks
    Memiii25 Memiii25 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I love how books can take you to new worlds. It is great how books can show you new concepts or ideas to think about and how they can influence you.
    silentiusman silentiusman 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    finished all of Dan Brown's books. would like to read books like his. mystery, adventure, thriller and knowledge able. PLEASE HELP
    richardzparker richardzparker 18-21, M Nov 29

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    Today I went to a used book store in an unspoken challenge for them to have anything of Confucianist or Daoist texts. Of course they were in the NEW AGE section- neverminding that...
    CinimonGypsy CinimonGypsy 41-45 4 Responses Dec 9

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    I love to read. I guess is something i grew up with. My parents would read to us all the time. We didn't have much growing up, so getting a book from the library and reading out...
    Gatikasensual Gatikasensual 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 10