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I absolutely adore reading - my love for books has had a huge impact on my life! I'm going to grad school to be a children's/YA librarian.

Reading progress update: I've read 54%.

The Fellowship of the Ring  - J.R.R. Tolkien

I have been working on this book for forever. I'm part of a reading club with some of my friends that I met first on xanga and then we moved over to tumblr. I really love being a part of the group - there's only four of us, but we all absolutely adore reading and it's been great to discuss that with friends. The really great part is that we all have pretty different tastes, so we get to introduce one another to books that we probably wouldn't even attempt otherwise. 


Unfortunately, 3 out of 4 of us are still in college (after Saturday, only 2!), so we're restricted by our demanding school schedules and this semester, we were so busy that we had to put reading club on halt. We're coming back on Sunday - that's the plan, anyway - and I CANNOT WAIT!!! So tonight I finally finished what we've designated as section two of Fellowship and I'll be ready to move on to section 3 of Fellowship for our longer reads list and start Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, which is on our normal list, on Sunday. Yes, we do have several different reading lists. We're that obsessed with books. I'm sure you all can relate :) 


Anyway, so far, I like this book much better than I thought! I was always a Harry Potter kid growing up and for some reason, for the longest time I thought that you couldn't like both series. Which is stupid, but that's the way I felt, so for the longest time, I refused to attempt LOTR and by the time I got over it, I just didn't care enough to start the series on my own. So thankfully, my good friend Lizzy is a huge fan of the series and she put it on our longer reads list. Sometimes, Tolkein's a bit wordy, but at least he's clever writer and at times he's actually pretty funny! I watched the movie about a year ago and I'm really glad that Frodo et al. have finally gotten to Rivendell - I remember that being my favorite part of the movie, even though I don't really remember many details as to why that was. I just finished the part where Frodo had some problems crossing the Ford. But apparently, all is well and hopefully the next section will be full of the Elves! I think it's safe to say that they're my favorite - or at least, they were in the movie!