Anyway, I'm a student living in the U.S., I've been obsessed with The Lord of the Rings and Middle-earth in general to varying degrees for the past five years or so, and I like discussing it with other people, which is largely why I sought out other fans on the internet. LOTR is probably my favorite Tolkien book, though I like just about all of them. Children of Hurin I'm not so keen on (tragedy isn't quite my thing), and the History of Middle-earth, while enjoyable, is not something you read like a finished story. Unfinished Tales I find much easier to get through though.
As you have probably guessed by now I have a tendency to ramble. Because of that I will simply end now with that [b:ej33w1i9]Hello again![/b:ej33w1i9]
And I really appreciate how you talk of LOTR as a single book. You're right on the money.
Don't worry about rambling. As long as it doesn't get us horribly off-topic, we love discussion!!
It's a pet-peeve of mine when people call LOTR a trilogy, though I try not to be rude about it since it's a mistake I used to make myself.
Just don't get too annoyed if I occasionally slip and call LotR a Trilogy . I know better of course ; but it is such common currency, and usually I mean the films if I do use the term (most of the time).
Edit: Ooops, I guess this is Saturday. I thought for a moment I had somehow missed this post