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message 1: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (last edited Feb 26, 2016 01:41PM) (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3455 comments Mod
AT LAST!

I've been wanting to do this for ages because I want to re-read this absolute favourite of mine so badly.

So who is up for a Buddy Read of the first of Tolkien's epic, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring? I'm planning on hosting this for the entire month of March, and will also be eager to do Buddy Reads for the other two LotR books.

This buddy read is going to be part of an event I'll be hosting on my blog in March, called 'March into Middle-earth'. Feel free to get involved :D

Just to say that this will also be the chat thread, so be sure to use spoiler tags when posting anything spoiler-ish! Although I feel that might be hard with this book since most of us have probably at least seen the films...


message 2: by Paul, A wanderer in unknown realms (new)

Paul | 3494 comments Mod
Definitely up for this. Its been way too long since I've read the series


message 3: by Cupcakes & Machetes, Hybrid Creature (new)

Cupcakes & Machetes (hybridcreature) | 836 comments Mod
I'm down for a buddy read of this. It will actually be my first time reading it.


message 4: by Andrew (new)

Andrew I think I'm down for that. I have my eye on an audio dramatization, but my library's digital service is acting strangely this month. Hoping it clears up by then.


message 5: by Jilly (new)

Jilly | 10 comments I'm in! I haven't read it yet, so I'm excited.


message 6: by Nic, Wormhole Technician (new)

Nic Margett (enn_eye_cee) | 353 comments Mod
I think I'll join in too, LOTR was one of the first books I read as an adult, and fellowship was my favourite one, so I'd like to re-visit.


message 7: by Veronica (new)

Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 803 comments I was actually just thinking about rereading this a few days ago. I will join in and try to keep up. I have a pretty packed reading schedule at the moment.


message 8: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 641 comments I'm definitely in! I haven't read this in probably ten years. Definitely due for a re-read.
Gives me time to track down my copy.


message 9: by Roger, Knight Radiant (last edited Feb 10, 2016 10:38AM) (new)

Roger | 1954 comments Mod
I'll participate by re-watching the movies :)

Not my favorite books but I love the movie adaptation.


message 10: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 641 comments Roger wrote: "I'll participate by re-watching the movies :)

Not my favorite books but I love the movie adaptation."


I'll probably watch the movies too.

I really liked the books, but I LOVED the movies. One of the very few cases where I enjoyed the movie more.


message 11: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3455 comments Mod
Feel free to discuss the movies too :D I most likely will.


message 12: by Paul, A wanderer in unknown realms (new)

Paul | 3494 comments Mod
I think we should all watch the 1970s animated film as well ;-)


message 13: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3455 comments Mod
I actually have that on DVD... it was kind of painful to watch.


message 14: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 641 comments Paul wrote: "I think we should all watch the 1970s animated film as well ;-)"

Rinn wrote: "I actually have that on DVD... it was kind of painful to watch."

I've never seen it but I think our library has it. Now I'm curious!


message 15: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3455 comments Mod
I think it was intended to be several films because it stops halfway through the story with no explanation, so never gets wrapped up.


message 16: by Paul, A wanderer in unknown realms (new)

Paul | 3494 comments Mod
Its not bad, animation is reasonable, and The Hobbit is decent as well but the sound tracks are awful.


message 17: by Cristal (new)

Cristal Punnett I've watched the movies, but never read the books, so I'd be interested in joining in.


message 18: by Susie (new)

Susie  (susiend104) | 265 comments March into Middle Earth, love that! I recently rewatched the movies and it's been a longgg time since I read the books, count me in!


message 19: by imyril (new)

imyril Oooooh I'm in! Hooray!


message 20: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 641 comments Found my copy over the weekend, so I will be ready as soon as this starts :)


message 21: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3455 comments Mod
I'm hoping to start on 1st March, but I need to make sure I read another book for a blog tour by 10th March, so might end up starting a few days later.

Anyway you can be guaranteed I'll catch up quick because I love it so much ;)


message 22: by Paul, A wanderer in unknown realms (new)

Paul | 3494 comments Mod
So many books so little time. I'll probably start a few days late as well.


message 23: by M. (new)

M. I, coincidentally, started a personal reread yesterday and I'm about half way through, so will probably be done by then but will try slow my roll?


message 24: by M. (new)

M. Will totes participate in your blog event but what doe a buddy read entail too... in brief: whadya gotta do?


message 25: by Paul, A wanderer in unknown realms (new)

Paul | 3494 comments Mod
Read it then talk about it


message 26: by M. (new)

M. Paul wrote: "Read it then talk about it"
That's it? I'm in :o!


message 27: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3455 comments Mod
If you've already started it or have read it by the start of March, it's fine - I'm sure it will be fresh enough in your mind to discuss :D Also Claire I'm gonna FB message you about a possible idea...


message 28: by Tracey (new)

Tracey (stewartry) | 19 comments Hi - I just discovered this group! I read LotR annually for most of my life, but I haven't read it in years - and I've tried twice now to do a "Great LotR Re-read" and blog about it. And I've failed miserably, for various reasons. May I join the buddy read? I've listened to the first couple of chapters of the audiobook twice now - I think a buddy read would be just the thing to give me the boot I need.


message 29: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3455 comments Mod
Of course, this is open to any member of the group - the more, the Merry-er (see my awful pun? mwhahah)


message 30: by Eli (new)

Eli I'm totally down - LoTR is a huge gap in my reading list, and this is a great opportunity to finally get that trilogy under my belt.


message 31: by M. (new)

M. I like that pun


message 32: by Lesleya (new)

Lesleya | 5 comments I was just thinking about re-reading it! First saw the 70s cartoon, then the audio book on a road trip with my dad and sister. Very nostalgic for me as is one of the first stories my dad shared with me. I read the whole series a little more than ten years ago. It's time for a re-read! Looking forward to discussing! (I LOVED the movies!)


ash | novelly rooted (novellyrooted) | 12 comments So excited!!


message 34: by Joanna (new)

Joanna | 8 comments Tracey wrote: "Hi - I just discovered this group! I read LotR annually for most of my life, but I haven't read it in years - and I've tried twice now to do a "Great LotR Re-read" and blog about it. And I've faile..."

!!! YOU TOO?!!! :) I'm also due (or even overdue) for a re-read... I mean, it's been over two years!! I read them first when I was about 13... and then read them again, and again, and again - usually about once a year (at least). It kind of became a ritual. But yeah, I haven't read them last year or the year before and I am feeling incomplete ;) I'm looking forward to joining the discussion and excited to see so many people reading it for the first time!


message 35: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3455 comments Mod
I am also two years behind on my annual re-read :D I love that so many of us do this!


message 36: by Joanna (new)

Joanna | 8 comments This is brilliant! I feel like I found my tribe... :)


message 37: by M. (new)

M. Lesleya wrote: "I was just thinking about re-reading it! First saw the 70s cartoon, then the audio book on a road trip with my dad and sister. Very nostalgic for me as is one of the first stories my dad shared wit..."
What's the 70s cartoon like?!


message 38: by M. (new)

M. Rinn wrote: "I am also two years behind on my annual re-read :D I love that so many of us do this!"
I've only ever read HP annually but I've enjoyed reading FotR so much, I think I'll add that to my yearly list. Abhorsen is on that as well :)


message 39: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 641 comments Joanna wrote: "This is brilliant! I feel like I found my tribe... :)"

Not long after I joined this group I told my parents I had found "my people". They just sort of rolled their eyes at me.


message 40: by M. (new)

M. Sarah wrote: "Joanna wrote: "This is brilliant! I feel like I found my tribe... :)"

Not long after I joined this group I told my parents I had found "my people". They just sort of rolled their eyes at me."


Haha absoloutely brilliant.


message 41: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3455 comments Mod
Sarah wrote: "Joanna wrote: "This is brilliant! I feel like I found my tribe... :)"

Not long after I joined this group I told my parents I had found "my people". They just sort of rolled their eyes at me."


Hehe I love this <3


message 42: by Paul, A wanderer in unknown realms (new)

Paul | 3494 comments Mod
One of us, one of us. ;-)


message 43: by Andrew (new)

Andrew One Group to rule them all, One Group to find them,
One Group to bring them all and in the darkness bind them


message 44: by M. (new)

M. Andrew wrote: "One Group to rule them all, One Group to find them,
One Group to bring them all and in the darkness bind them"


I shed a tear. So beautiul!


message 45: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3455 comments Mod
If we could add a tagline to groups... that would be it. <3


message 46: by Tracey (new)

Tracey (stewartry) | 19 comments Andrew wrote: "One Group to rule them all, One Group to find them,
One Group to bring them all and in the darkness bind them"


*applause*

Joanna wrote: "!!! YOU TOO?!!! :) ..."

Me too!!! :D I read it every year from the age of 12 to about six years ago (see how cleverly I danced around my age there?), then had a blowout with a group devoted to Tolkien and simultaneously came to know and loathe the movies. I needed to let past associations and the taste of those ... things fade before reading it again.


message 47: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 641 comments Andrew wrote: "One Group to rule them all, One Group to find them,
One Group to bring them all and in the darkness bind them"


Yes.


message 48: by Tracey (new)

Tracey (stewartry) | 19 comments In the land of Goodreads where Mount TBR rises high.


message 49: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 641 comments Andrew wrote: "One Group to rule them all, One Group to find them,
One Group to bring them all and in the darkness bind them"


Tracey wrote: "In the land of Goodreads where Mount TBR rises high."

If we weren't so spread out, I would say that we needed to put those together and put them on a t-shirt with the group name.


message 50: by Lesleya (new)

Lesleya | 5 comments Claire wrote: "Lesleya wrote: "I was just thinking about re-reading it! First saw the 70s cartoon, then the audio book on a road trip with my dad and sister. Very nostalgic for me as is one of the first stories m..."

The 70s cartoon was made by the same people who made The Last Unicorn, if you ever saw it. Gollum looks very similar to the look the used for the movies...anyway, i digress, I believe the animation company was Japanese. I feel very well done for the time.


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