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  1. #1
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    Lord of the Rings Re-Read

    Rediscover the books.

    Tor.com is delighted to present Kate Nepveu’s re-read of the entirety of The Lord of the Rings. In addition to re-reading the books themselves, Ms. Nepveu also sometimes examines critical essays on the subject of Tolkien, which appear at certain points in the re-read. For reference, here is an index of all of her posts and their accompanying conversations.

    http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=...=blog&id=13692
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    Re: Lord of the Rings Re-Read

    That's pretty neat. I always enjoy critical opinions and analysis, esp on Tolkien's work. Having just finished The Hobbit again (literally just before writing this) of course I want to restart The Lord of the Rings again; it didn't help that TT was on cable last night.

    I'm in grad school so my personal reading time is limited and I always say I'm going to start branching out again (I've read perhaps one non-Tolkien book in the last year or longer) but I just want to learn more about Middle-earth!
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    I've just started to re-read the books again (which of course reminded me I had LOTRO, and now I'm going to start playing again, after a year being away).

    I do have a secondary question of sorts. How long have you had 'your' copy of the books? While I can't say I've had the same set for the whole time (things do get lost or damaged over time). I can say that I've had a copy of LoTR for well over 2 decades. I read parts or all of it at least once a year.

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    Re: Lord of the Rings Re-Read

    Quote Originally Posted by ClayTaber View Post
    I've just started to re-read the books again (which of course reminded me I had LOTRO, and now I'm going to start playing again, after a year being away).

    I do have a secondary question of sorts. How long have you had 'your' copy of the books? While I can't say I've had the same set for the whole time (things do get lost or damaged over time). I can say that I've had a copy of LoTR for well over 2 decades. I read parts or all of it at least once a year.

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    Wow. That question had to really make me think.

    21 years. I shelled out my own hard earned money for the '87 50th aniversary paperback box set when I was 13.

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    The trilogy was lost to time, but by some strange twist of luck I still have The Hobbit, loose pages and all. For the trilogy now I have the single volume with the movie cover.
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    Re: Lord of the Rings Re-Read

    lol I actually yanked open my completely beat up copy of the hobbit and discovered on the inside cover my little this book belongs to.. dated September 5th 1979

    I have 2 reading copies of every book and then i shelled out the money for the collectors editions with the leather cases that have never been opened(including the children of hurin one)
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    Re: Lord of the Rings Re-Read

    Bought a single volume deluxe version in a box about 1979 or 80. I think it cost about $100 at the time. Still in great shape. Still have a paperback of The Hobbit from about the same time but I got the hardcover 50th anniversary edition. Most of the other books (Unfiinshed Tales, Letters, History series, etc.) are all hardcover first printings.
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    Re: Lord of the Rings Re-Read

    I have the books in paper and a single hardcover. Was hoping to find it for Kindle (since being able to search electronically would be quite nice) but no such luck.
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    Re: Lord of the Rings Re-Read

    I have LotR and The Hobbit in the red and green (respectively) faux leather hardcover editions with box sleeve that my parents gave me as a birthday present (my precious) when I was a teenager. Not sure which birthday that was, but I have had them at least 20 years. My Silmarillion is a very beat up hardcover from the original printing that I purchased used somehwere along the way.
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    Re: Lord of the Rings Re-Read

    I bought my first copy about 10 years ago but at some point it went missing. (Actually, I think someone borrowed it... hmmm.) Fortunately I have managed to collect several other copies in the intervening years. My husband brought a couple with him when we got married (though the single volume version is now falling apart) and we were given one of the nice hardcover versions for Christmas a few years ago. Now what I really want is a nicer version of the Silmarillion. I still have only one little paperback version.
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    Re: Lord of the Rings Re-Read

    I've been sad that there is no Kindle version. I have been dying to make notes, but I'm allergic to writing in real books. The Kindle was a perfect opportunity for me to annotate it without harming it. So Sad.
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