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The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
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it was amazing
bookshelves: audience-adults, 2021, genre-fantasy, format-audiobooks

I read this for the first time 20 years ago as a college student just before the first movie came out. At the time, I found it very difficult to read. Now that I've read many more books and had 20 years more life experience, it didn't seem as intimidating, but it was every bit as good. I listened to the audiobook read by Rob Inglis and I really enjoyed the way he sings the various songs throughout the story. It was such fun to revisit Tom Bombadil and to relive the first time Frodo meets Aragorn. I was totally immersed in the world again, and though I had not forgotten the plot, many of the finer details had been lost to my memory, and it was wonderful to flesh them out again. I both enjoyed the story on its own merits and felt nostalgic for the first time I read it.
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Quotes Katie Liked

J.R.R. Tolkien
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


Reading Progress

January 15, 2011 – Shelved
July 12, 2011 – Shelved as: audience-adults
January 1, 2021 – Started Reading
January 1, 2021 –
page 17
4.02%
January 3, 2021 –
page 51
12.06%
January 4, 2021 –
page 60
14.18%
January 5, 2021 –
page 74
17.49%
January 7, 2021 –
page 120
28.37%
January 8, 2021 –
page 134
31.68%
January 13, 2021 –
page 175
41.37%
January 14, 2021 –
page 231
54.61%
January 21, 2021 –
page 252
59.57%
January 22, 2021 –
page 308
72.81%
January 24, 2021 – Shelved as: 2021
January 24, 2021 – Shelved as: genre-fantasy
January 24, 2021 – Shelved as: format-audiobooks
January 24, 2021 – Finished Reading

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