The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1): Thoughts on The Prologue till the end of Ch.3

It was a bright Wednesday afternoon when the newspapers had the weekly films; I have seen a poster of a great film that captured my mind. The Fellowship of the Ring accessed my life by 2003; I remember being just merely thirteen.

Continuing toward my weekly quest of collecting films and actors pictures fashioned by my teenage hands into my scrapbook. O! I admire how the years passed! It was not till 2004 when I finally introduced to the motion-pictures that were viewed over a cable channel.

A year passed unto execution the determination of obtaining the novels, and I did. Also, more years till I started reading the novels throughout Keen on Tolkien.


(The Lord of the Rings #1)

The Lord of the Rings is a fantasy novel in three volumes: The Fellowship of the RingThe Two Towers, and The Return of the King. The plot revolves around the quest to destroy the evil One Ring, forged by Sauron, the Lord of the Rings. Tolkien originally conceived The Lord of the Rings as one long story told in six books, but he instead divided it into three parts due to publishing demands.
(The Lord of the Rings Study Guide – Course Hero)

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Book Review: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Ho15923724bbit (There and Back again).  

Series:  (Middle-earth Universe).

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien.

Genera: Fantasy (High Fantasy).

Age Group: From age 0 till 100

Publisher: Published November 2nd 1998 by HarperCollins Children’s Books (first published 1937).

Source: Bought

Rating:  5 /5



GoodReads excerpt:

In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.
Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo-alone and unaided-who had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside . . .
This stirring adventure fantasy begins the tale of the hobbits that was continued by J.R.R. Tolkien in his bestselling epic The Lord of the Rings.

Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent. The text in this 372-page paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics (1998) and includes a note on the text by Douglas A. Anderson (2001). Unforgettable!

My Review:

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The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring): Prologue and Ch.1 discussion

I have been on and off trying to read the works of The legendary J.R.R. Tolkien. Started a project blog long ago, but it was deleted due to a technical mistake; until last week. I finally started a Goodreads reading group aka Keen On Tolkien, where we aim to read J. R. R. Tolkien’s books by order, starting The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

The Reading Schedule is as the following:
1. We will be reading a chapter for a week starting Sunday.
2. The chapter discussions will be every Saturday.

Therefore, last week we read the prologue and Chapter 1 of-of Lord of The Rings; and had Saturday 14/10/2018 for Group discussion.

P.S. I dream of turning this project like The Classics Club, so if you would like to join, please do go ahead.


The Lord of the Rings: Prologue and Ch.1 discussion

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Life runs Glacier Mellow!

” Sweet Thames, run softly, till I end my song.”



The soul-searching journey starts with the inadequacy of knowledge and ends with erudition towards one’s consciousness. The absence of knowledge is repulsive, so one investigates the pathway to engaging knowledge. The waking of the numbed souls like a river of enlightenment to transform it all into soft pieces of wisdom, therefore, it is ultimately Glacier Mellow.

Hence, this blog is my personal journey within encountering my English Language university experience and my personal studies in the realm of writing, literature, Occult studies, linguistics, Demonology, Angelology, Theology, Anthropology, and the world of J. R. R. Tolkien. Here I will add my list of online courses and writings. Foremost, ultimately to achieve my M.A. in Gothic Literature.

Update before the end of the decade, this entry on the 29th of December 2019 forms as; my M.A. in Literature is still an ongoing journey, yet for some obstacles, thus being doubled major allows me to start an MSc instantly, they forced me to join the main umbrella major-Marketing-instead of literature. I believe one can pursue the pathway within various aspects such as self-learning, therefore continuing the journey of literature and literary essay writings on my own. The MSc in Marketing with assisting my hungry exploring and keen on understanding the human condition and brain.

I shall resume my writings after a year of depression cause of continuous rejections—a pathway is never over, but I altered it to another aspect of humanitarian studies. Admittedly, I allowed my reading and writing lists stretched to cover: essay writing directed towards literary works and analysis; fantasy novels, young adult and middle-grade novels within the genre of horror and fantasy; further exploration to the umbrella of speculative fiction; and added more classics to my 2020-reading list.

No matter the age group, I will read anything under the umbrella of both Gothic literature and Speculative fiction, moreover, I am fond of Horror fiction, Paranormal fiction, Historical fiction, Historical romance, Magical Realism, Classics, Poetry, and selecting few Nonfictions. I loathe unmagical contemporary novels, yet I would watch their movie adaptations—though, I will never review them.

Overall, the perspective of one’s self determines whiter the change is destructive or uplifting—we will see!


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