Tuesday, March 16, 2010
LOTR Readalong - The Two Towers: Middle
Here we are with another check-in for the LOTR Readalong. Teresa at Shelf Love is hosting this month, check out her post for some discussion questions. I am through the first half of The Two Towers (also known as Book 3) and I think my love for it has gone to a whole new level. I am so addicted and I love it.
As I have mentioned before, I have seen the movies in pieces on TV, some parts multiple times, but I don't have a great memory of most of it. Sadly, I have a feeling that this book is going to ruin the movie for me. I know that this book differs the most from the movie and I am so in love with the book I am already appreciating what I remember of the movie less and less.
I knew I loved Merry and Pippin but I didn't realize how much I was going to miss them while they were with the Ents and we were with the rest of the company. I was so happy when they were finally reunited. I love the moment we find them guarding/sleeping/smoking. They are so chipper and in the loop. I love that they have information to share with the rest of their company.
Then there are the Ents. Oh how I love the Ents. Fangorn and all his Hrum Hooming is glorious. And his list of all the creatures he knew of that didn't include hobbits was priceless. I think that was one of my favorite parts in the book. I hope they find their Entwives because I don't know how that part of the story ends and I really want them to have some happy Ent lovin'.
I am sad that Book 3 is over and I am moving on from the Ents for a while but happy happy joy joy it's Gollum time!!