Saturday, July 21, 2012

Abducted by Lord of the Rings read along!

Like many of you out there I am so excited about the Hobbit coming out in December that I can hardly stand it!

To help cope with this building anticipation, I have decided that I am going to reread all of the Lord of the Rings books and The Hobbit this fall! And I wanted to take this moment to extend the invitation out to anyone that wants to join me!

There are some people out there in the world who can read through these books in one sitting and have no problems whatsoever. I am not one of those people! I find that these books can be hard to get through with all the ancestry and poetry and all the nitty gritty detail that they go into. So here is my plan...

I will read one book a month and break it down to three chapters a week! Three chapters a week will be a piece of cake!

In August I will be reading through The Fellowship of the Rings and I will be hosting weekly posts called "The Fellowship Fridays". Every Friday I will discuss the three chapters I read that week. In September I will have "Two Towers Tuesdays", and in October I will have "Made it to Mordor Mondays" (since the Return of the King is when Frodo and Sam finally make it to Mordor)! November is when I would like to reread the Hobbit, so I am thinking about writing those posts on Wednesdays and calling it "The Hobbit Hump Day" or "Hump Day with The Hobbit" - but those titles might be a bit too provocative so I'm taking suggestions.

If I can get a good group of people together who are willing to read along with me and participate in the discussions then I might host a giveaway in the end, but for now I am just extending the invitation.

So, Who's with me?


Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

Okay, I was just going to read along with the Hobbit (Hobbit Hump Day for the win!), but your clever LotR discussion day names has convinced me to go all in. I swore I'd never suffer through another Ent song... Only for you, Bittner, only for you.

Kimberly @ Midnight Book Girl said...

You know I think you're awesome right? Cause you are. :) But there isn't anything in the world that could get me to read these books. Or watch the movies. Sorry, but it's just not my thing. But I hope you have a good time reading them!

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase said...

This is a really cool idea! I'm not sure if I'll be up for participating, because Jessie from The Daily Bookmark and I are planning on running another readalong in September and October, but I do want to read the LotR books someday! I tried reading the first one but couldn't get very far. But that was years ago. And I do really like The Hobbit. I can't wait for the movie!

fakesteph said...

I'm with you. I'm so with you. And Hobbit Hump Day... I'm laughing so hard... please take suggestions. I'm kind of excited now. :):)

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