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The Time Has Come
I started reading Skylar The Lord of the Rings out loud tonight. I've been waiting for this moment for a long time. I'm ecstatic that I will soon relive all the excellent bits, from Brandywine repasts to Tom Bombadil, that were left out of the film adaptation. I remain hugely impressed with Peter Jackson's accomplishment. But the books are still worlds better.

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bitterlawngnome From: bitterlawngnome Date: May 18th, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I hope she loves it!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 18th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Me too. The hardest part, I realize, is the nesting of conversations. That's not easy to convey in one voice. She liked the first bits, though, so I'm hopeful.
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: May 18th, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
If I ever have a child, I hope to do the same. I'm excited that Skylar's going to learn all about it--what the movies didn't tell. Yay!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 18th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It's an excellent reason to have a kid. And the eight-and-a-half years it took to get to this point were a blast. Of course, her mother and I are still shell-shocked. . .
yourbestfiend From: yourbestfiend Date: May 18th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
there's also so much poetry/verse in the books that gets left out of the movies.

have you read her "The Hobbit" already?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 18th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yes, I read her The Hobbit. Those songs are hard to read out loud. And I don't sing them well. But they're crucial, obviously.

Fellowship of the Ring is definitely a leap up, in terms of formal complexity. But she finished the last three Harry Potter books, which are a lot harder than their predecessors.
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