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« Reply #105: June 29, 2011, 04:03:14 pm »

I found the movies to be incredibly dull, so I can only imagine what the original that has everything intact is like.

Gosh, don't remind me... "Sam, can you take the ring?" - "Well, to be honest, Frodo, I've been carrying it for the last half hour" and so on and so forth *yawns and falls asleep*
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« Reply #106: June 29, 2011, 06:29:42 pm »

The whole thing puts me to sleep. I'm sure the story was great, but he's just. so. boring.

I've had friends give me the cliff notes and it sounds cool, but I can't read it. I've tried, but I have such a terrible attention span and the style is just... boring. Same goes for the movies. I get lost halfway through and stop caring. Made the mistake of watching the last one in the theater and it never ended! I was almost bored to tears. And then I heard there's longer versions of those movies.

most libraries don't keep a list of what you've checked out once you've returned it, unless there is a fine associated with it, on the grounds that if they don't keep it, it doesn't matter if Homeland security has a warrent, the info isn't there to give them.

I know my library does. I can access the list of things I've checked out, so I'm sure that means the library can as well. It is something you can opt out of, although for all I know, they still keep that information and just don't tell you about it.
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« Reply #107: June 29, 2011, 06:42:40 pm »

I've had friends give me the cliff notes and it sounds cool, but I can't read it. I've tried, but I have such a terrible attention span and the style is just... boring.
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You might want to start with The Hobbit, if you can ever be bothered to pick up one of his books. I struggled with LOTR a lot, but found The Hobbit more accessible.
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« Reply #108: June 29, 2011, 07:14:40 pm »

You might want to start with The Hobbit, if you can ever be bothered to pick up one of his books. I struggled with LOTR a lot, but found The Hobbit more accessible.

I think that may be because The Hobbit was written for kids in mind.  Literature aimed at younger audiences tend to be written in a more simple/readable style than things written for adults.
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« Reply #109: June 29, 2011, 08:27:03 pm »

I think that may be because The Hobbit was written for kids in mind.  Literature aimed at younger audiences tend to be written in a more simple/readable style than things written for adults.

Nope. I can't stand The Hobbit anymore than LOTR. I think, however, that mostly stems from the horrific animated cartoon version. I saw it for the first time when I was like four or five and it scared the bejezus out of me. I can't remember what particular aspect frightened me (perhaps the Gollum representation?) but I know I was scared of it for years. Perhaps this is where my dislike of all things JRRT stems from...?

And back OT... I am studiously not reading the news.
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« Reply #110: June 30, 2011, 11:27:39 pm »


I don't read westerns, sci fi (with a couple exceptions), romance novels (I even tried to read paranormal romance, and it just seems like they stick the paranormal stuff in willy nilly in a way that doesn't make sense to me), almost everything in the "fiction and literature" section, biographies, true crime, mysteries (although I loved mystery novels as a young adult, I don't know what happened...), and I only occasionally visit the horror section.

I just basically stick to fantasy, occasionally historical fiction, and I frequent both the new age and religion sections, and the bargain bin; the bargain bin is the best! Cheesy
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