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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:54 am    Post subject: Anyone rereading this winter? Reply with quote

Now that I'm done with AATE, I'm looking forward to doing my bi-decadal (there really should be a word for that so I won't be forced to make one up Smile ) reading of The Holy Trilogy. It has been five years. It is time. And for some reason, fall/winter always puts me in a Tolkien mood. I think it goes back to my first reading of The Hobbit one winter in junior high school. My life hasn't been the same since.

I'm pretty psyched this time. I'm going to finally crack open my mammoth Allen Lee illustrated $70.00 (which I got on sale) LOTR mega-tome. I've been reading crappy paperbacks for years. The covers have all fallen off. This time I'm going to do it in style. I think I'll even start out with my first addition hardback Silmarillion that I've been leaving untouched for over a decade. Ah, like a bottle of fine wine (or in my case, barleywine).
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was thinking about a new years re-read myself.

Done it twice, starting on new years day, last time was three or four years ago.
Me and the kiddos are watching all the movies on new years eve, so its nice to follow up with the real story.

Unless of course, I get AATE for Christmas, then LOTR will have to wait Very Happy Very Happy
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