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I read them before seeing the movies. 0.51985559566787 52.0% [ 144 ]
I read them after seeing the movies. 0.33212996389892 33.2% [ 92 ]
I haven't read them. 0.086642599277978 8.7% [ 24 ]
I only read the Hobbit; LotR is too long. 0.061371841155235 6.1% [ 17 ]
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My mother wouldn't allow me to see the movies until I had read the books.
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I think I read them all about 13 years ago.
I started LotR again a year ago but then got too busy with other things (work and school), and dropped the book again.
I really need to read it all again...

The Silmarillion was definitely the hardest book to get through for me.
I should read these books.
I'm about halfway through reading the Hobbit right now. Some people complain that the movie is too cartoonish, but man, the original stuff is even more so. Especially all the brightly colored dwarf clothes, and how the elves act in the book.

Not saying I don't like the book, I like it as much as the movie. But if they stuck totally to the book, it would be an all out kids show. At least, more so than it is. 4laugh
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My mother wouldn't allow me to see the movies until I had read the books.


Good for her!
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I'm about halfway through reading the Hobbit right now. Some people complain that the movie is too cartoonish, but man, the original stuff is even more so. Especially all the brightly colored dwarf clothes, and how the elves act in the book.

Not saying I don't like the book, I like it as much as the movie. But if they stuck totally to the book, it would be an all out kids show. At least, more so than it is. 4laugh


The Hobbit was written as a children's book, so it focuses on things a child would, such as the colors and the abundant food as well as addressing the reader directly. But it was still pretty thrilling and a complete story in and of itself, and I dislike the fluffing out Jackson is doing. Not just adding stuff from the backstory of LotR, but completely added scenes like the stone giants in the mountains and the fact they brought Azog back to life. Don't get me started on the love story.

But enjoy There And Back Again. It is a lot of fun.
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I'm about halfway through reading the Hobbit right now. Some people complain that the movie is too cartoonish, but man, the original stuff is even more so. Especially all the brightly colored dwarf clothes, and how the elves act in the book.

Not saying I don't like the book, I like it as much as the movie. But if they stuck totally to the book, it would be an all out kids show. At least, more so than it is. 4laugh


The Hobbit was written as a children's book, so it focuses on things a child would, such as the colors and the abundant food as well as addressing the reader directly. But it was still pretty thrilling and a complete story in and of itself, and I dislike the fluffing out Jackson is doing. Not just adding stuff from the backstory of LotR, but completely added scenes like the stone giants in the mountains and the fact they brought Azog back to life. Don't get me started on the love story.

But enjoy There And Back Again. It is a lot of fun.


Oh wait, the love story. I forgot about that stupid part. rolleyes
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The films started coming out just after I turned ten, and the summer before my dad bought me the edition of the Lord of the Rings in one giant paperback with the Nazgul on the front and told me I had to at least finish Fellowship before the film hit theatres.

I carried the blasted thing around with me THE WHOLE SUMMER and fell in love like only a nine year old with an overactive imagination can.
I have read them at least 10 times ( including the hobbit) and the silmarilion, the children of hurin, the lost tales... 3nodding I read them for the first time when I was 12, but i didn't really understand them. Then when i was 16 i read them again and i looooved them, since then i've been hooked. biggrin
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I started reading them after I watched LoTR trilogy for the first time, which was about three years ago.
I have since re-watched the series five times (extended only of course because I'm not a barbarian)
and I read The Hobbit. I still have to start the series itself, but I have all these other books I want
to read. D,: I'll definitely start it once I finish the book I am currently reading.



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