From the challenge site:
Something about December makes me crave Lord of the Rings. I think it is probably nostalgic memories of waiting for the movies to come out and going with my family after Christmas. Last year I started rereading the series, only to stop in favor of other books. While I read the series when I was younger, I have been wanting to revisit Middle Earth for years.
So I hatched up a plan – read a book every three months. That gives me enough time to stay on top of my other reading, while still being able to immerse myself in the story I’ve been missing. I was planning to do it on my own. However, as I saw some read-a-longs on other blogs, I thought it would be fun to turn this into one. I have never hosted or participated in a read-a-long, so I am just figuring this out as I go, but please feel free to join in the fun.
Here is the schedule:
January – March 31, 2011: The Fellowship of the Ring
April – June 30, 2011: The Two Towers
July – September 30, 2011: The Return of the King
October – December 31, 2011: Any other book by or about Tolkien!
Why not The Hobbit? I have read The Hobbit three or four times. I love it, but I don’t really want to reread it this year. I am thinking that I might try the Silmarillion. However, because others may want to read it, and because of the movie coming out this year, I wanted to let it be up to you what you would like to read.
Feel free to join in for just one of the books, or all of them – whatever you have been wanting to reread. I plan on posting each month about how the read-a-long is going.
I’ve been wanting to reread the Lord of the Rings books, along with “The Hobbit” and “Silmarillion,” for a while now. I will probably fit in both of those books, but my fourth book for the challenge will actually be “The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún” since I haven’t read it yet and I got it a few weeks before Christmas. :-)