Review: J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

I really don’t have words for how much I loved this book. Definitely the most fast-paced of the three, I was hooked from beginning to end, unable to stop reading (even when I should probably have been doing other more important things, like working or sleeping). Many times when I was reading, I was so engrossed that I felt like I was travelling along with the hobbits, feeling every bit of peril and hopelessness that they too must have been...

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Review: J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Why oh why oh why didn’t I read Lord of the Rings before now?! I was gripped from the first word (‘Aragorn sped on up the hill’) to the last (‘Frodo was alive but taken by the enemy’). I found The Two Towers much more fast-paced than The Fellowship of the Ring, filled with much more action and intensity. I loved the switch between the different character groups, it always happened in a very natural place and...

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Review: J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

I’ve been meaning to read this book for a long time, but when it came to it last year I decided that with my challenge to read 100 books in a year, something as long as this wouldn’t be wise. Although to be honest, if family problems hadn’t stopped me from reading, I would have been finished in about 4 days. I absolutely loved the book, the world that Tolkien creates is so vividly real that I was completely absorbed by it, even...

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Review: J.R.R. Tolkien – The Hobbit

Do you ever have a book that you’re really enjoying, but also not enjoying at the same time? That’s kind of how I felt about this book. When I was reading it, I really loved it, but I felt no pull to the book to make me want to carry on reading or to pick up the book instead of watching tv. The part I enjoyed most about the book was that the descriptions were so detailed and immersed you completely in these mystical lands. You could...

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Now Reading: J. R. R. Tolkien – The Hobbit

I’ve put off reading this book for quite a while now, especially because I know that once I read it I’ll want to read the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and there’s no way that I can read all 3 books in 9 days to keep on track with my challenge! I’d give it a go, but even I can’t read that fast and still understand what’s going on! My best friend Abi is a massive LOTR fan (and has been since I met her about 10...

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