As I mentioned on Sunday, several bloggers and I have been wanting to reread J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Eva, Maree, the Literary Omnivore, and I decided to share the experience and wanted to invite along anyone else who wants to join.
Starting January 1, 2010, we’ll be reading one book from the series (including The Hobbit) each month with a goal of finishing all four books in April. We’ll be taking turns hosting the readalong, so you can follow our intrepid fellowship of readers around the blogosphere. Here’s where you’ll find us each month:
- January: The Hobbit at A Striped Armchair
- February: The Fellowship of the Ring at The Literary Omnivore
- March: The Two Towers here at Shelf Love
- April: The Return of the King at Just Add Books
Whether you’ve made repeated visits to Middle Earth, have only seen the movies, or are a complete newbie to Tolkien’s amazing world, we hope you’ll consider joining us. If you’re in, sign up using the Mr. Linky below:
As Bilbo said at the end of The Hobbit
Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea.
The road through Middle Earth is one I’ve traversed many times in the last 14 years since I first read The Hobbit. Its trees, caves, and streams are familiar sights to me now, but they haven’t failed to bring me pleasure over the years. I’m thrilled to be able to share that pleasure with so many others this January. Grab your pack and your sword, and please do consider joining us!