The three things I noticed on my third read of The Lord of the Rings

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I read Tolkien’s masterpiece first at ten years old, mainly to be able to tell people that I had. I read it again in the fervour and excitement of the films coming out, when my friends were learning elvish, writing in runes and we were writing stories about our lives if we were elves.

I just read it again. And I LOVED it. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it quite so much, but it was utterly fantastic. One of the best things was finding my original imagination seeping through the pictures from the film that were in my head!

Here are three quick things that I noticed this time round:

BOOKS VS FILMS: or should I read Gone Girl first?

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Only illness prevented me from seeing Gone Girl today. But did it actually save me the terrible horror of having the book spoiled?!?!?!!

I don’t know! Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn has been buzzing around for a while, and I have been cheerfully resigned to coming into contact with it in some form. And a couple of trailers and an interview with Rosamund Pike intrigued me enough to want to see the film.