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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    AmarieOfTheVanyar AmarieOfTheVanyar 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    I want my life to be similar to fantasy books. It's not so much that I live in a fantasy. It's more that I crave adventure, crave something completely out of the ordinary...
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    I'm a huge fan of Harry Potter (even if I didn't like the ending that much) I grew up with the movies and read the books when I was in 5th or 6th grade. They made such a huge...
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    Ok, so I know this is a little weird but I got the hunger games books for Xmas 2 year ago and I read all 3 within 3 days. I loved them so much that I have been the the cinema to...
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    I spend more time in my books than I do in the real world.. Love fantasy novels, the best escape.
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    What is your favourite Scifi or Fantasy book or series of books?
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    I miss bookstores. They are almost all gone. Electronic media is wiping them out. First came the ability to shop on-line and then the greater horror of e-books. But real bookstores...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 41-45, M 9 Responses Mar 8

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    Okay so I have been eating books as of lately. By eating I'm mean I have been reading books one after another within a few days to a few from each other. I started with a list...
    Zaleanda Zaleanda 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    have for as long as I can remember even before I could read I liked picture books, as a kid I read Pippi Longstocking books and my big brother read me books such as James and the...
    Snowbird22 Snowbird22 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have set myself a goal for 2015 I decided on this near the end of February. I plan to read 50 books this year. To some people that seems like a too big of an amount and to others...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F Mar 3

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    My dad had a collection of books written by him on World War 2 and I think he was one of the greatest statesmen of his era.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 8

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    I'm a big fan of Steampunk novels and one I'd like to read soon is Soulless by Gail Carriger. A story about Alexia Tarabotti who has, obviously by the title, no soul. She's a...
    ladyPlum ladyPlum 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Warriors atm. ovo yayyyy Who else is a Warrior Cats fan?~ SHIPS??? SCOURGE??? FIREHEART/STAR????.. idk
    SpectrumOfTears SpectrumOfTears 13-15, F Mar 19

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    Read the books, watched the movies, and still. Cant. Get. Over. It! Like everytime im at school and everytime i have assignments I turn and glare at my offending school building to...
    DeuxExMachina DeuxExMachina 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    Oh and also, Star Wars. Plus THE Star Wars, a comic adaptation of George Lucas' original draft...so cool. I am also a Batman fangirl tbh. But who doesn't love the hunky, non...
    imjckdw imjckdw 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    First book I read was I guess titled "Wonders of science ". That's the book that made all the difference. I learned that there's this huge world and it's beautiful to learn about...
    ThisIsMeYeah ThisIsMeYeah 18-21, F Mar 8

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    Hey everyone ! I'm selling books!! They're called Usborne books! They're great books and they last for a long time ! They're very nice ! If you'd like to buy some just let me know...
    Dollfan32 Dollfan32 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I love second hand bookstores. I could spend hours in them. I love how there are notes on the first page like birthday wishes. It always gives the book history. One of my favourite...
    wawow wawow 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    You should do it too! If you go to college and take classes don not be suckered into buying overpriced books from the bookstore. This semester I needed a book for my Biology class...
    Ayunir Ayunir 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I think I have mild dyslexia but I do enjoy reading. I haven't read a book for a very long time. I stopped reading when I was about 15. Something happened and I just couldn't read...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 2 days ago

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    There is something unique to literature in terms of art form. Photographs, film, and painting are visual mediums. Music and radio shows are audial mediums. Only literature uses...
    TK1153 TK1153 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    They're sadly non-existent in my area, but most of the charity shops have good and reasonably priced secondhand books, I could easily spend several hours just searching for new...
    everyotherusernamewastaken everyotherusernamewastaken 26-30, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I couldn't say how many books I've read since leaving university last year but it's in the hundreds! You get a good life lesson in having to research things for your thesis, which...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm reading a great book, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, that's about 'real' books and the digital world colliding. Very funny, interesting and relevant. Read it!
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M Mar 11

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    I love books they are best friends of a person my psychiatrist also says that i should read more and more books to overcome depression i am even writing my own novel... All the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 11

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    I've always loved reading, in fact, I don't remember a time when I didn't find some book either given to me or borrowed from the library to completely engross me. Reading stops me...
    ladyPlum ladyPlum 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    There will be a time when there is nothing but stories on electronics. Knowing that future generations will not have the memory of browsing a bookstore and smelling that certain...
    FirstEmpire FirstEmpire 16-17 4 Responses Mar 14

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    Wish they never made electronic books today. I own one and yes it is easier and quicker but I miss the days before they closed most of the bookstores, I used drive down and buy my...
    rachhappyville rachhappyville 31-35, F 26 Responses Mar 20

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    I love books and I want to write one someday ..our books are our best friends
    tryingstill tryingstill 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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