Wednesday, March 3, 2010

LOTR Readalong - Fellowship: Ends - Two Towers: Begins

Awwe crap! February is over and that means we are on to the next book for the LOTR readalong and I just made a huge mistake. I went over to The Literary Omnivore to see what Claire had to say for her wrap-up, since she hosted February, and she had a video for the movie trailer, and I watched it. Big mistake, big, HUGE! Now I want to watch the movie soooo bad, but I can't. I'm going to wait until I have finished all the books to watch the movies again.

My husband actually asked if I wanted to watch the movie a couple weeks ago. Seriously hun? I'm in the middle of reading the book for the first time and you think I'm going to want to pause halfway through to watch the movie? Sadly, since then I can't get idea of watching the movies out of my head.

I'm kicking myself for not having a post-it handy (I don't mark-up books...except some non-fic) to throw in for one of my favorite moments on the book because now I can't find it. Frodo heard some pitter patter behind them or sensed someone near and of all the sudden I was like GOLLUM!!! Oh happy days how I love Gollum.

I'm completely typical and am in love with Aragorn so I don't think I need to go into that. I was surprised, though, at how much I enjoy Gimli. He is cute and quirky and yes when I read I imagine him in the movies but still...

I can't wait to continue with the next book because so far the story is awe-some!

The good thing about me being a few days late with this post is that both the the final post for The Fellowship of the Ring AND the introduction post for The Two Towers is up at Shelf Love. Teresa is hosting this month so lets get started.

I'm just starting The Two Towers for the first time and I am so excited to see the story move on. I enjoyed The Fellowship of the Ring but I feel like now we have all the introductions out of the way and can get into the good stuff. The story really started to pick up towards the end of the last book and I became more addicted than I thought I would. Now I just want to get with Gollum and hopefully see more of Aragorn and meet Arwen. After reading Teresa's rant over Faramir I can't wait to read more. My interest is peaked.


Amy said...

I too am in love with Aragorn. :-) I'm only one chapter in but plan to spend a little time with The Two Towers today.

Eva said...

Oh Aragorn. :D It should be interesting for you, since the movie Two Towers wasn't nearly as faithful to book as Fellowship!

Erin in Boston said...

I think the scene you may be thinking of is when they are in the Mines of Moria. That is when they realize that Gollum is following them.

Teresa said...

I'll be interested to see your reaction to how Tolkien treat Arwen in LOTR. It's one of a small handful of areas where I think Jackson and Co. actually improved on Tolkien.

Beth F said...

The book and movie of TTT are very different from each other -- I'll be looking for your reactions.