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I Read the Entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy

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    I've Read The Lord Of The Rings Twice

    I read it as a kid back in the early 1970's and then I read it again about 10 years ago, before the movie came out. I have to say, Peter Jackson did a fabulous job. I know he deviated from the books on several different occasions. But then that's what film directors do. It's...
    titanis titanis 51-55, M Oct 15, 2011

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    And Struggled...

    Sure, I read all the lord of the rings books. And yes, they were great books... But am I the only one who struggled to get through the first book? I found it to be too drawn out. And I would say if the movies hadn't of been coming out, I probably would not have carried on to...
    Aulara Aulara 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 12, 2007

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    Lothlorein

    I started reading the trilogy a few times before I made it right through. The first time I was about 12 and got so frightened that I stopped - it was the scene where sam and frodo are hiding from the black riders and the black rider gets off his horse and starts...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2008

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    I Don't Like Hobbit People Who Like Hobbits And Think It's Respectable.

    IT IS NOT AS RESPECTABLE AS THOUGHT BY YOU. But I don't mind, I'm not you, but I don't like pointy ears on short people or tall people, unless they're cat ears.
    Denzebarrrn Denzebarrrn 18-21, M Nov 3, 2013

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    These books, along with The Hobbit,

    were my best friends growing up! I've probably read them at least 20 times to date, and the story never gets old. Tolkien was a genius, as well as a fabulous writer!
    Shardsofsorrow Shardsofsorrow 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 7, 2014

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    "i Read The Entire Lord Of The Rings Trilogy Today"

    is what i thought this group said and i was like HOLY SH*T.
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2010

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    The First Time Was 1970

    As soon as I finished it I immediately started it again!  I think that I have read it about 5 or 6 times since then.  The movies were good but could never match the depth and and richness of Tolkien's books.
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2008

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    When I Was In High School

    There was even a group of my friends and I that learned enough tae be able tae write notes in Hobbit and elven, we had fun wi that. Had nae thought o it in a few years then the movies came out and I had tae read them again...WARNING: Reading Tolkien is Hobbit forming!!!
    Raibeart Raibeart 51-55, M May 1, 2008

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    And Watched The Movie Too

    The movie was like the cherry on top. Thanks to the movie(and the book), I've learned to say insults in elvish. You should see the looks on my friends faces when I tell them they suck in elvish...
    girlanonymous girlanonymous 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2010

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    I read the Hobbit as a teenager

    and I loved it. But it was years later when I read The Lord of the Rings books. When I heard they were making them into movies I wanted to read them before the movie came out.
    MonkeyButler25 MonkeyButler25 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 7, 2014

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    I read it and the hobbit too.

    It seems like a whole other life has passed since i read it. i barely got through it sane lol. maybe i will again but not anytime soon. just too busy and too many books already on my list lol.
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F Aug 7, 2014

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    Better With Age

    A long long time ago I went to this tiny junior high school containing 100 grade 7 students and 100 grade 8 students. I was pretty fresh around the gills and didn't know anyone so I was thrilled when I made my first friend there. She was the student president and I was class...
    Linxer Linxer 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    I Read Lord of the Rings Six Times...

    and still havent got bored of it! i absolutely love lord of the rings, and have a tattoo on my thigh of tolkiens elvish symbol he has on all his books, and im going to have the one ring writing on going around my thigh in UV light, so like the ring it will only show when in UV...
    PetSemetary PetSemetary 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2008

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    I Read the Books Out Loud

    To my three children, when they were younger. It took about three weeks of reading a short while each day. I read to them until I noticed them start to fidget, as kids will do when made to sit still for any length of time, and said,"OK, that's enough until tomorrow!" and I put...
    AlternateSource AlternateSource 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    The Trilogy

    I read the trilogy every other year, alternating with the Dune books. I don't read 'the hobbit' nearly so often, though.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 20, 2012

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    Yerp

    Yeah I have actually read them a couple of times. They are pretty good books.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Nov 21, 2010

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    This Is One Of My Favourite Books

    I'm an incredibly slow reader, and when I was reading it for the first time several years ago, it took me 8 or 9 months! Ironically, I was reading it in my native language then, but when I reread it in a foreign one two years ago, it took me just a couple of months...
    orjatar orjatar 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2010

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    I Want More

    I've read the trilogy, reread it and will read them again. I always find something new, something I've missed. And after I finish, I still want more of middle earth. I think this is one of the greatest works in the history of literature.  I can always throw the movie in the DVD...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2012

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    I Might Be Obsessed

    My obsession with the Lord of the Rings began when my parents read it to my siblings and I during my preteen years.  I had already read the Hobbit, thanks to my older brother, and no sooner had we finished the the Lord of the Rings then I began reading it for myself as...
    WildMagic WildMagic 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    Evil Comes From A Want To Control.

    I am watching Lord of the Rings movie for a second time (read it once). I think the story really is about goals/ego/ambition in some way. The nature of evil. I think religion also help us deal with this. An attempt to create to some extent involves ego. Not necessarily in a...
    OkayBut OkayBut 51-55, M Apr 23, 2010

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    Read The Trilogy And Watched The Movies

    My friends think the story is too long and very boring. It is long and many people, myself included has the attention span of a fly.I think i like it so much because i was introduced to it at as a child. i wast allowed to watch TV,  so what else was i to do but read.Now that i...
    kanbisama kanbisama 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2011

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    I just reading books! Especially things like fantasy books like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, just to name some and I also like reading fan...
    Xoxolife Xoxolife 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    My husband read all of the books when he was young. We went to see all of them at the movie theater. My daughter got to be part of the theatrical production that her school did...
    Allie9273 Allie9273 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I'm kind of glad people can't read my thoughts sometimes. I just find learning about certain things, or doing research on certain things, that "normal" people wouldn't really find...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 16 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I'm currently reading "The Sword of Shannara Trilogy," by Terry Brooks.
    spaciousmind spaciousmind 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    So I read fifty shades of grey trilogy in about one and a half weeks right before the movie came out. The books were amazing! I'm just kinda upset that the movie was nothing like...
    thickandlovely16 thickandlovely16 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Actually not most of the time, but sometimes I tend to go back into wearing rings lol I am a big fan of the plain stainless steel type of rings, and the rings that changes colors...
    DawnSahour DawnSahour 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I recommend 'The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer' Its my favorite trilogy so ill type up a little bit about it. You wake up with no memory of the last few day. Your friends were killed...
    pinkhairedunicorn pinkhairedunicorn 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I'm reading the third book in the series (The Death Cure) and I'm so freaking sad...Newt. Died. OMG. Seriously? James Dashner, I hate you!!!
    pinkdonut87 pinkdonut87 26-30, F Feb 10

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    I just got back from the bookshop and Im so happy. I bought the 4 book, I wanted so much: The secret circle trilogy and The things they don't teach us in school. All of these books...
    Alexa3608 Alexa3608 13-15, F Feb 11

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    I hate it when the phone rings and it is from a random sales person. They dial from number to number trying to sell their stuff. Once they find a valid number, they will phone you...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M Jan 28

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    Reading is my escape from the real world.
    TearsofaWolf TearsofaWolf 13-15, F 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Do you know anything about eating well? Have you ever had a plan for nutrition? Are you entirely confident that you're getting everything that you want? If these questions baffle...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    SO I'm currently going through a pretty irritating and turns out lengthy divorce process. The man that I thought I would be with for the rest of my life turned out to be this petty...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 12 Responses Feb 17

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    I am a 20 year old male and have always been single and a virgin and have been rejected by every single female I have ever approached. I feel like there is no hope of me getting a...
    malik91694 malik91694 18-21, M Feb 6

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    My husband gave this after he asked me to marry him, I'm seriously going to keep this my entire life. The secret to keeping a woman happy is touch her butt and feed her Taco Bell!
    Casaundra612 Casaundra612 22-25, F Feb 7

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    Sometimes I feel as though a pact has been made between all of my "friends" of the past to no longer associate with me. Then I find myself meeting new people and realizing they...
    ughgross ughgross 26-30 Feb 7

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    I tell someone at school that I hate reading and I'm told "You just don't have an imagination!" Actually it's the complete opposite. It takes me an hour to read 10 pages. When I...
    Mastixz Mastixz 13-15, M Feb 15

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    Do you know how to read tea leaves?A friend of mine told me how to do this. I'm not reading anything into it but I've done it just for fun. Welcome to my first tea leave reading...
    shaandar shaandar 31-35, F Jan 31

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    I found out about BDSM through books. Novels, short stories mostly. Actually, i have yet to read male Doms and female subs stories. The e reads are all m/m genre. Several times i...
    zalynnzach zalynnzach 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Have you ever read a book and you are instantly hooked? I read the Moments of Silence by Natasha Preston and stayed up until 3 in the morning reading the first book. I had to...
    Sarahissad Sarahissad 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am always reading.When i am on the bus,i read.When i am waiting for the bus, i read.I go to the bookstore a lot. I spend a lot of money on books.I am a bookworm.
    Stephanieloveowl Stephanieloveowl 26-30, F Jan 28

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    I've known a lot of avid readers and a lot of people who would rather do just about anything other than opening a book. There is a marked difference. Not implying nonreaders are...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    If you could read my thoughts, you'd know that I really liked you. If you could read my thoughts, you'd know that it really hurt me when you said you wanted her instead. If you...
    msebok msebok 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Today I was reading my horoscope personality description (I'm a cancerian) and it really had me down to a T .... I know that horoscopes aren't always completely correct but it...
    Euphorialbeauty23 Euphorialbeauty23 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    I read many books on Kindle and I have written a few too, just published two and am working on a third.    Writing is something that is relatively new in my life. I spent...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I have just finished reading a really enjoyable book, The title is CHRIS LYNHEART (The Rise Of Experiment 2025) I would recommend this book to anyone, I found it difficult to...
    Thrash1 Thrash1 61-65, M 1 Response Feb 7