Thursday, February 11, 2010
LOTR Read-Along: The Fellowship of the Ring Intro Post
I'm getting caught up enough this month to start thinking about reading The Fellowship of the Ring for the read-along so I thought I would answer Clare's intro questions to get in the mood. I think I will get to start reading it in a week or two and I'm excited!
When did you first hear of The Lord of the Rings?
I heard about the stories when I was a kid through the animated movies but didn't read them until years later.
Have you read The Fellowship of the Ring before?
Yes, I believe I've read it twice -- once in college and one right before the films came out.
What’s your plan of attack, now that we’re dealing with more “mature” literature?
I still plan to read this straight through. I have a hard time metering out books and just reading a chapter here or there. But I also plan on savoring it because it has been quite a while since my last reading.
Have you ever seen the movies? If so, do you think they’ll influence your reading? If not, well, why haven’t you seen them?
Yes, I have seen the movies MANY times. The third film was actually the last movie I saw in the theatre while I was pregnant with Z and then I didn't get to go to another movie for a couple of years. I own the beautiful box set of DVDs and they are films that I love to put on somewhat regularly. I don't think that they will affect my reading very much except for maybe fleshing out some of the settings. I tend to have my own mental pictures of characters even if I have seen a film version of the story. However, it's impossible not to be influenced, isn't it?
Getting ready to head out of the Shire again,