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Lord Of The Ring Bindings

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I have had these three books since the edition was released 10 years ago. The pages are yellowing, the print is tiny, the margins are none existent, and the bunch lurks in a cupboard beckoning me to come hither. “But they are so long and the language is so difficult!” I exclaim. So they were due to be left for another 10 years. I guess if nothing else by then the print might have faded and so the story will be shorter.

But then my boyfriend told me on no account was I to get away with it this time: come winter and our holiday we would be watching the films. I have never watched the films because I wanted to read the books first, and I’ve not yet read the books because – well, I just told you.

I’ve a couple of months to read them; my boyfriend has given me a deadline on books.

In theory this in no problem, I relish the challenge and considering the weather will mean any days out are pushed firmly back to spring 2011 I should have more time. But time is temperamental at the moment. With my degree starting in a couple of weeks and lots of background reading to do I’m not sure I’ll get to it.

Of course my boyfriend hasn’t read the books and wouldn’t take up my challenge in reply, but I’m thinking I should get him reading something for the stress he is causing me!

Any words of encouragement?



September 28, 2010, 11:28 pm

Get the all-in-one volume, with bigger margins and print! And if you don’t get to it, that’s ok, because (1) the movies are good enough to stand alone, and (2) your boyfriend hasn’t even read them, so you don’t have to!

Not sure that counts as encouragement, but there you go.

Charlie: Ahh, that was my worry, that the films would be different, so it’s good to hear that. An all-in-one would be useful…

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