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Old 07-06-2002, 03:15 PM   #41
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im not missing out. i have WAY better things to read! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Old 07-06-2002, 03:17 PM   #42
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like what? what are you reading? [img]smilies/evil.gif[/img]
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Old 07-06-2002, 03:19 PM   #43
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the flame of anrock, and the flame of anrock 2..........
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Old 07-07-2002, 12:02 PM   #44
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I have read the Silmarillion once in Swedish and once in English, the Hobbit twice, Lotr 6 times, the book of Lost Tales 1 & 2 once, and am hunting the other books....
Oh..when we´re talking about books..when I was in the north of Sweden (came home yesterday) I bought a "kind of"-biography (about Tolkien, in Swedish), and J.R.R Tolkien-A Biography by Carpenter, in English, I am very happy.... [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

:EDIT: - I must have miscounted something when talking about LotR... I am reading it for the 9th time right now (in English for the first time, lovely!) And I have only read LotR once since I posted in this thread. Ack, missed one time! How horrible.. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] Oh well, just had to change that, it was bothering me...

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Old 07-07-2002, 03:53 PM   #45
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Oh yeah...I have read Farmer Giles from Ham once too. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Old 07-08-2002, 10:28 AM   #46
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IM GONNA READ THE SILMARILLION!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-08-2002, 10:31 AM   #47
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Since i´m from Argentina, i read the books in spanish. I´d love to try the english version but i´m afraid it´s gonna be a bit too advanced for my english [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] It would be nice to read it with the original names and everything.
Maybe i´ll give it a try when i´m done with the unfinished tales!
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Old 07-08-2002, 11:01 AM   #48
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ya know in all honesty, i started to read the Hobbit and put it down because i got bored. So, i started to read LOTR. And, oh my gosh! I couldn't put it down! I read them though once, and then read all my fav parts again and again! LIke, in ROTK, i read the last stretch of Frodo's burden like once a week at least, if not more! And call me pathetic, cause i am, but i read 'a knife in the dark' and 'flight to the ford' a million times since the movie came out in theaters. What can i say? They are the best books ever written! Tolkien IS the author of fantasy!
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Old 07-08-2002, 12:11 PM   #49
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um,I started reading tolkien books about 3-4months ago...
LotR-2 times, reading a 3rd time now [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
Hobbit-1 time, but going 2 read a second time one day [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]
Silm-1 time too...
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Old 07-08-2002, 04:36 PM   #50
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wow, mystra , you changed your mind!! gj!

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Old 11-20-2002, 11:05 AM   #51
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ive read lotr 3 times, same with the Hobbit, the silmarillian twice, unfinnished tales once and the letters once. and i love it so so much... would people recomend reading the histories of middle earth too?
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Old 11-20-2002, 07:45 PM   #52
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Let's see, this is actually a very hard question for me. My family is very...er...Tolkien-friendly (my parents named 3 of us with Middle-Earth first names and the rest have Middle-Earth names for middle names, just to point one odd fact). Very, very soon after I was born my parents read me the Hobbit, and after that The Lord of the Rings, then the Silmarillion. Imagine reading the Sil to a baby. As a direct result of this my first word was, "Maedhros!" Anyway...moving on...I think they continued reading all three of these books to me until I was old enough to read them for myself, which happened around 4th grade. I read the Sil for myself around 6th grade. I'm seventeen now and I have lost count of both how many times I had the books read to me and how many times I have read them myself. So my answer is, "Too many times to be considered normal anymore." I have read UT twice though and I am currently waiting for the HoME volumes I ordered to arrive.
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Old 11-20-2002, 07:49 PM   #53
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ive read LotR 4 times, the hobbit 3 times, the simarillion, the book of lost tales one and two, and unfinished tales.
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Old 11-20-2002, 09:32 PM   #54
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I've read LOTR once but I plan to reread the trilogy sometime early next year...

I have yet to make it through The Silmarillion or The Hobbit even once...
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Old 11-20-2002, 09:53 PM   #55
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LMAO WHAT DID UR PARENTS NAME YOU GUYS?sorry for the caps lol didnt mean that

myself? hobbit,lotr,silm, and unfinished 3 times each
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Old 11-21-2002, 12:26 AM   #56
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I've read LOTR 5 times and I'm reading TTT again before the movie comes out but I'll probably just read the whole thing! I've read the Hobbit twice BUT I CAN'T FIND THE SILMARILLION ANYWHERE!! I used to live in Malaysia so it was no suprise but now I'm in Australia and still I can't get it. [img]smilies/mad.gif[/img]
anyway my mum read the hobbit and lotr to me when I was young so I've been addicted ever since. an you know what? my mum complains that I'm too obsessed!
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Old 11-21-2002, 01:58 AM   #57
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cudae, you must tell what they named you guys!!

btw, i have read the lotr 8 times, the hobbit about 5-6 and the sil 3 and reading it once more atm i am also reading the entire HoME series
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Old 11-21-2002, 04:04 PM   #58
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I believe I've read the whole set three times through, and The Silmarillion once. (Currently on my second go.) The Hobbit around four or five times. I have to finish The Two Towers by noon on Saturday, as I'm going to see the exhibit then. Huzzah!
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Old 11-21-2002, 06:06 PM   #59
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I've read The Hobbit 3 times, LOTR 5 times, The Silmarillion 2 times (I'm working on my 3rd), and UT 1 time.

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I don't have very much spare time to read. I go to school. I am taking all of the honors courses that are offered at my school and I get entirely too much homework. So, my spare time is limited. [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img] [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img]
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Old 11-26-2002, 08:06 PM   #60
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Cudae: Sounds a lot like what I want to bring my kids up on! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

LotR: 35 (twenty of it was speed reading)
Hobbit: 8
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Old 11-27-2002, 12:56 PM   #61
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If you go back to the first page, you'll find someone named "hegemonmatt". That's me! I've read it easily over a hundred times now, though not quite as frequently as I used to. Maybe once a week when I find the time. THe Silm i've now read 11 times, as it takes a week to get through.
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Old 11-27-2002, 01:30 PM   #62
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I have just discoverd Middle Earth for a small year now and i'm busy reading lotr for the second time.

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Old 11-27-2002, 02:02 PM   #63
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I'm on "The Last Debate" in RotK for the 2nd time. My mum doesn't let me read LotR, so I try to read a little rarely. [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Old 11-29-2002, 07:59 PM   #64
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l.o.t.r. im on my 9th reading! sim i have read it 2 times and the hobbit 3times
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