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Looking Back On The Lord Of The Rings

Oh, you thought I was done?

Well, I’m almost finished talking about The Lord of the Rings…after today.

I reviewed the book last week and have moved on to The Sportswriter. But before I officially kick off blog posts about The Sportswriter tomorrow, I thought I’d take a look back at all the posts about The Lord of the Rings.

So here’s a quick rundown if you missed anything:

Next Up: The Lord of the Rings: My basic preview with a few basic facts about LOTR and Tokien.

The Lord of the Rings Covers: A Brief History: My favorite one is the Chinese version.

One Ring To Rule Them All: The poem that explains it all (kind of).

Bling it Up with Tolkien’s Handwriting: Cool jewelry based on Tolkien’s handwriting.

The 9 Best Lord of the Rings Memes: This is as BuzzFeed as I can get.

“There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold”: Did you realize how many songs have been written inspired by LOTR? Here are just a few.

The Lord of the Rings Journey Animated: This is some cool stuff. Check out what this guy did with a Lord of the Rings map.

My Favorite Passage from The Fellowship of the Ring: It’ll make you cry…not really.

10 Facts You Don’t Know About The Lord of the Rings: That’s a presumptious title, I know. I bet you at least didn’t know 7.

A Game of Thrones Can Suck It: A guest post from my friend about the comparisons between LOTR and GOT.

10 Amazing Lord of the Rings Tattoos: Some of these creep me out. Check out the Gollum one.

The Tolkien-Lewis Friendship Hits the Big Screen: I’ll be watching.

Here’s Minis Tirith, Made out of Toothpicks: Because, why not?

Samwise’s Stirring Speech: It’ll make you cry…maybe.

Tolkien’s Tips for Writing Complex Heroes: This is really good stuff if you’re a novelist.

Tolkien In His Own Words: A little info about an older BBC documentary about the author.

Stephen Colbert is a LOTR Fanboy: More like obsessed with LOTR. He’s amazing.

“Well I’m back, he said”: A quick look at the closing lines of LOTR.

Book #72: The Lord of the Rings: My review. I loved it—the novel, not my review.

Reading and writing about the novel has been a lot of fun. I hate to see the fun end, but it’s time to move on to the next novel.

Go check out the posts you might have missed!

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. Dear Robert,
    I’m at awe with your appreciation for LOTR, and as a person who declares he doesn’t like sci-fi and fantasy – how you kept an open mind. I discovered this masterpiece when i was very young, and thought it the best work of fiction ever written, until someone shoved in my face Ender’s Game in year 2000,
    (Yes, you should read it. All great works of sci-fi have one thing in common: you still have an incredible story, even if you remove the futuristic back drop).
    The Hobbit and his friends don’t really belong in my site, but they keep popping up. I think you’d enjoy the page “About the Fourth Age”. I won’t include here a link so as not to be considered a spammer…


    August 11, 2014
    • Most of my dislike is futuristic sci-fi. I’ve always (mostly) enjoyed the fantasy genre.


      August 11, 2014
  2. Eep! Must close eyes! Not finished yet. 🙂


    August 11, 2014
    • No spoilers! Just don’t click on any links.


      August 11, 2014
  3. this is great..really impressive….


    August 11, 2014
  4. Very impressive. I love Tolkien and LTR is just an amazing read. I’ve probably read it 15 times since I discovered it in 1975.

    Glad to have found your blog and I’m looking forward to tracking with you in your reading project.


    August 11, 2014
  5. It’s always nice to see other people love the series as much as I did. Thanks for the wrap up! Your posts were great


    August 11, 2014
  6. Reblogged this on 40 DAYS BOOK and commented:
    Books = My Greatest resource!


    August 12, 2014

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