Thread: The Book was first step
Then in high school I wrote a research paper about LOTR (examining Gandalf as a Christ-figure), and that really opened the floodgates. I was reading through all these "secondary sources", books about Tolkien, books about LOTR, and I started to see just how much more there was to Middle-Earth that I had not yet discovered. I wanted to read about all that ancient history, and that of course led me to Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales, which would be "step 3".
I guess reading HOME was step 4 (which I still haven't finished), and joining Planet Tolkien would be step 5.
Hey I just thought of something...there are 12 steps in a "12-Step Program". There are 12 volumes in the HOME series. COINCIDENCE? I think not...
"When others see coincedence I see conspiracy!"
Yeh, that's an MI6 agents motto in Scorpia( One of the books in the Alex Rider series, pretty good books). Well for me these were my steps.
step 1: Read the Hobbit.
Step 2: Read the Lord of the Rings
Step 3: Read Silmarillion
Step 4: Read Unfinished Tales
Step 5: Read The History of Middle-Earth series
Step 6 Watched the Extended edition of The Lord of the Rings
Step 7: Found Planet Tolkien
Step 8: Starting to learn Quenya
I wonder what I'll be doing next?