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« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2005, 02:22:27 pm »
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I like that idea so much! I have never read the Silmarillion before (I came close once ) and the Hobbit is one of my favourite books!

I don't usually have the chance to discuss my love for/obsession with all things Hobbity with other people (outside the Forum), so this is really a blessing!
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« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2005, 02:39:29 pm »
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Quote from: Cristiel on October 24, 2005, 01:20:32 pm   


I don't know if there will be enough people who want to read LotR every year but we can, when people are interested, read other books by Tolkien like The Hobbit or The Silmarillion. Especially the last one could be interesting because it's a difficult book that might be easier to read together with other people.

I went to the library today nad borrowed The Silmarillion, and I was suprised by how hard it was to read, I don't know if I will finish it, it seems to heavy for me
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« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2005, 02:49:44 pm »
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I went to the library today nad borrowed The Silmarillion, and I was suprised by how hard it was to read, I don't know if I will finish it, it seems to heavy for me

Just keep reading. It doesn't matter if you don't understand everything or if you can't remember all those difficult names. That's the way I did it when I first read The Silmarillion. I've read it a few times since and every time, it gets easier.


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What a great idea to use the copy as a bookmark! I think I'll steal that idea  I bought myself brand-new copies of the books, including The Hobbit. One of my brothers have the books I read when I was 12. They're probably worth something now 

Do you have any idea of the publishing date? It's mainly those editions that were printed before 1960 that are worth some money.

To give you an indication: a first edition - first printing of "The Hobbit" from 1937 is worth up to 20.000$
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« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2005, 02:51:20 pm »
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Quote from: Cristiel on October 24, 2005, 01:09:42 pm   

By the way, I made this thread sticky, so it'll remain on top of the page for as long as we're reading 


Héhé, that's great, yay for 'mod-powers' .

I'm really excited to start reading, I think I'm gonna start tomorrow!

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« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2005, 02:51:52 pm »
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You're gonna have to do it now! lol
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« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2005, 02:54:10 pm »
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Quote from: Artanis on October 24, 2005, 02:51:20 pm   

I'm really excited to start reading, I think I'm gonna start tomorrow!

You can´t!!! Don´t cheat!! It has to be all together following the shedule written by Cristiel...  only joking!!

I am really excited about it, so I can understand how you feel
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« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2005, 02:59:14 pm »
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Quote from: Artanis on October 24, 2005, 02:51:20 pm   

I'm really excited to start reading, I think I'm gonna start tomorrow!

You can´t!!! Don´t cheat!! It has to be all together following the shedule written by Cristiel...  only joking!!

I am really excited about it, so I can understand how you feel


héhé I know I'm cheating a bit, but after the autumn holidays I start my teacher practice so I won't have much time then...
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« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2005, 03:07:54 pm »
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Then I guess we could do an exception...
The only important thing is to enjoy the reading...
 
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The only important thing is to enjoy the reading...  

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« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2005, 04:28:37 pm »
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I second (or third) that!
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« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2005, 10:03:45 pm »
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I'm not sure if I've posted in this thread yet or not (that's how bad my memory is these days  ), but I am planning to give it a shot to read along.  I am working hard to finish up some other reading material so that I'll be ready to start with you next week and I will try to keep up, but no promises.

I have read them twice before - once in the summer of 1987 and again in January-February or maybe March of 2004, so that might help me a bit if I have to skim or something to keep up.

I think this is a fantastic idea and I like the idea of doing the Hobbit, Silmarillion (both of which I've read - twice and once respectively) and maybe other Tolkien books (I've never read any others).  I hope this group sticks and that I can keep up with everything.  What fun!

(Part of the reason that I may have trouble keeping up is that I go to a monthly book discussion at my local library, so it's actually a real life reading group that may make it hard to keep up with this one.  A little ironic, huh?  )
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« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2005, 10:04:25 pm »
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Cristiel, thank you so much for making this a sticky topic.  What a great idea!

My oldest son is reading through The Silmarillion right now.  He only reads three or four pages a day because it is hard to understand.  He has already read The Hobbit and the three LOTR books.  It would be neat after reading the LOTR books we read some of the other books.  I would also love to read through the LOTR appendices together some time.
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« Reply #42 on: October 25, 2005, 01:49:43 pm »
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oooo, its a sticky topic! thats fun, i never saw a sticky topic in the Books section before.

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« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2005, 10:32:57 pm »
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i can't believe how many people are interested.  this is great.  we all will be motivated and motivating each other. 

Cristiel, thank you so much for making a schedule. 
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« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2005, 05:35:21 am »
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Question :

Is it normal if I don't see in the schedule, the introduction, with part of the Hobbits (concerning hobbits...)
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