Second Time Around ~ Lord Of The Rings

I so nearly wrote about The Lord of the Rings for this Daily Prompt. I was afraid I couldn’t do it justice. Not like this.

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In response to the Daily Post writing prompt Second Time Around.
Tell us about a book you can read again and again without getting bored — what is it that speaks to you?

I’m fairly certain I’ve answered that question one way or another before on this blog. And IRL.
I read The Lord of the Rings 37 times between October 1995 and December 19 2001 when the first movie came out. I won’t tell you how many more times I’ve read it since then. You’d think me crazy (my husband does LOL).

I recall my first reading so very clearly. A high school friend lent me the books thinking that since I loved reading and that I had such a fertile imagination, I would enjoy this one. This was the time I decided that I would never read prologues before the story anymore. The prologue “Concerning Hobbits” almost…

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This film is complete: no sequel required

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Missing Sequels.”

“If you could create a sequel to one favorite (standalone) movie, which would it be? How would it build on the original?”

I tend not to like sequels. Too often they are disappointing, or downright dismal. I don’t known that any of my favourite films is a sequel, or indeed has a sequel that I like. It is the same with books. Dune by Frank Herbert, for example, is a masterwork. Yet its five sequels plummet to the gutter. Continue reading