The Book was first step

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Oerath Windsoul
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The Book was first step

Post#1 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:06 am

I am now 17 years old student in business college studying about computers. When I was young, at age of 9 I was home alone, it rained all day long and I was watching from the window to out, when I realized that there must be some interested books to read. So I went up stairs to my parents room and then I saw strange looking big book at the table, and I read from it: "The Lord of The Rings" then I started to read and that was the begin, I read it maybe over 12 hours in a day and when I at least finished it I wanted to read more books from Tolkien. And since that day I've been big fan of J.R.R Tolkien.
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The Book was first step

Post#2 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:16 pm

Nice story. Reminds of The neverending story.
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The Book was first step

Post#3 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:45 am

Right... So what was the second step?
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Meneldur Elentirmo
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Post#4 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:36 pm

Well, I don't know about Oerath, but I guess my second step was when I decided to read beyond the basic story of LOTR, starting with the appendices. I remember being especially interested in the Tengwar, but I thought the chronologies and histories were great too.

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. :elfbiggrin:

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Post#5 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:31 pm

Gee, only seven more steps and you'll have free reign over this outstanding addiction. :elfbiggrin:
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Meneldur Elentirmo
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Post#6 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:51 pm

Well I'm having a beer right now, is that step 6? LMAO!!!!!

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... :orcgin:

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Post#7 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:04 am

"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? :D

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