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I Read the Entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy

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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 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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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