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Tolkien Reading Day Questionnaire

I found this meme over at Tumblr through juno_magic, asking for my Tolkien reading experience. It was quite fun, actually. do feel free to pass it around but please mention the original source: askmiddleearth's Tolkien Reading Day Questionnaire.


Okay, we’ve all seen these before. Simply reblog and replace my answers with your own. We all get to talk about Tolkien (which is awesome), and we all get to learn a bit about each other (which is awesome.)

HISTORY


  • First Tolkien Book: The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Age at First Reading: 20

  • Who/What Introduced You?: the newly released movies, a freshly-sprained ankle, and a bookstore clerk willing to deliver

  • First Favorite Character: Bilbo Baggins (chronologically; I had quite a few sweep me off my feet in succession)

CURRENT EVENTS


  • Currently Reading (By Tolkien): nothing at the moment

  • Fan of the Movies?: Lord of the Ringsy, heck yes; The Hobbit, heck no

  • Plan to Read Next: “On Fairy Stories”

FAVORITES


  • Story: Akallabeth

  • Race/Culture: Gondorians

  • Male Character: Denethor

  • Female Character: Arwen

  • Romantic Relationship: Boromir/Theodred

  • Friendship: Merry and Pippin

  • Location: Dol Amroth

  • Battle: Battle of the Five Armies (the lead-up to it in any case)

  • Song: Gil-Galad was an Elven King, particularly the version from the BBC adaptation

  • Of the Trilogy: Return of the King

  • Member of the Fellowship: Pippin

  • Villain: Sauron, but mainly in the Eregion/Numenor years

  • Elf: Celeborn

  • Dwarf: Balin

  • Man/Woman: (other than Denethor), Finduilas

  • Hobbit: (other than Pippin and Bilbo), Rory Brandybuck

  • Valar/Maiar: Yavanna

  • Other: Treebeard

BOLD WHAT YOU’VE READ

The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Silmarillion, The Unfinished Tales (absent much of the First Age Section), The Children of Hurin, The Histories of Middle Earth (volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12), The Book of Lost Tales, Leaf by Niggle, Farmer Giles of Ham, On Fairy Stories, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Atlas of Middle Earth



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