Saturday, February 11, 2012

Books We Love


I just found this blogfest today on Rebecca Kiel's  blog! It was so awesome, I went ahead an joined so I could tell everyone about the book I love. I'm sure you all know, but for some reason, I've been dying to read it again! Here we go:

Yes, I love The Lord of the Rings. And I cannot wait for The Hobbit to come out! The trailer looks so awesome. (You could argue The Hobbit is a part of The Lord of the Rings, making it a series!)

AHAHA!!!

Anyway, I love in books, when you can't pick your favorite character because you just love them all! That's how the Lord of the Rings is for me. I read them out of order, I don't know how I understood anything because I was like 13, but after that, my reading level was ridiculous and I couldn't read anything but classics and the like.

Was anyone else able to pick a favorite from LotR? Or do you like LotR? lol.

Oh, and also, I'm going to join Rachel Harris's  Platform Building Campaign! I'm really excited, and a bit overwhelmed. Recently, with my 19 hours of school, job search and all, I've been trying to blog way more than I have in the past. I think this will be a great way to connect with everyone and I'm super excited! Just hope I can keep up! yayayay!

<3

Ashley

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  1. Oh yes, it is hard picking just one character from LotR. Far easier in the hobbit (it’s Smaug ^_^).

    Pretty sure they're tinkering with the Hobbit, like they did with LotR. Yes, I’m a rabid fan of not altering books so much for movies. Especially adding characters. At least they're doing it in two parts, they should've made LotR into four. The ending went too fast. At least they can't skimp on the dragon.

    But the LotR book. I’ve read it a few times, watched the movies some more, and I still wanna slap Frodo for doubting Sam.

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    1. LOL. Yeah, I read that Evangaline Lilly was supposed to be an Elf they just made up for The Hobbit and that made me mad! But Galadriel is there, too, and I don't remember her...or Legolas who shows up in the cast listing!

      I agree about four movies. I don't think anyone thought about that then. I'm sure it's all for money purposes now, not really the story. :( Maybe I'm being too cynical!

      Yes. Poor Frodo! But we have to remember that the Ring does crazy things to your mind!

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  2. I read The Hobbit, but not the rest. I will have to dd them to my wanna read list.

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    1. Aww!! Read LotR! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I'm not sure what it is about everyone, you just fall in love with them. I did. I specifically remember falling in love with passages in the Two Towers with Legolas, Aragorn, and Gimli.

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  3. I love those books. :) I am excited for the new movie, too!

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    1. Oh meeee too! I cannot wait. I screamed when I saw the trailer. LOL.

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  4. How can you go wrong with LOTR? But you really read it out of order? Whaaaat? That's just crazy. :PP

    I can't wait for The Hobbit either. Cast is amazing.

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    1. Yes. I needed to read over 1000 pages for my reading log in Middle School, and I was like "This has a lot of pages!" Not thinking that I'd fall in love with it! haha.

      I agree!

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  5. Good book choice! And I am so stoked for The Hobbit to come out too! It's gonna be awesome!

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  6. I cannot wait for the new Hobbit film, my brother is a massive Hobbit fan so I kinda caught the bug off him! Thanks for popping over to my blog, I can't wait to read more of your posts! I do have to admit I haven't read the LotR books... but they are on my to read list! (first time I tried to read them I was very young and got about 15 pages in thinking it was all about a squirrel up a tree... I got confused and stopped... shameful I know)

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    1. Oh man! You have to read LotR!! LOL. No, it's not shameful! You were probably one of a million 15 year olds who only got 15 pages in!

      Thank you for stopping by!!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm doing the same. Just followed you on Twitter.

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  8. I can't wait to see The Hobbit. :) And I rarely get really excited about new movies.

    Thank you for coming by my blog!

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    1. I know! I'm totally watching The Fellowship tonight! I can feel my obsession rekindling. I'll be dressing like an Elf next!

      Thank you!

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  9. I almost fell out of my chair when I found out The Hobbit trailer had been released. I also noticed in your bio that you said LOTR was the reason you started writing...I think we're going to get along =)

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    1. Oh yeah. I accredit everything I became to J.R.R. Tolkien. LOL. YAY!!

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  10. I haven't seen any of the movies or read any of the books. I want to do both, though. Sometimes I wonder how I miss popular books and movies like these.

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    1. Well, I didn't realize LotR was so popular when I began reading them, and I usually can't read anything that's popular at the moment, lol.

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  11. Thanks for stopping by, Ashley. See you on the campaign trail. Good luck with the job search.

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  12. Hi Ashley! Just hopping over to say hi! I'm afraid I am not a LotR fan. I tried. I really did, but I couldn't do it. I actually have a theory that all LotR fans read the books when they were teens or younger. Everyone I know who tried to read them as adults couldn't get into them. I guess I came too late to the party! I did enjoy the movies though and give Tolkien props for an amazing imagination. Happy campaigning!

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    1. Hey! I forgive you, at least you have a theory! lol.

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  13. Hi Ashley! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think the campaign will be so fun, and p.s. I love your hair. :-)

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    1. AWW!! Thank you so much! I was so worried about it when I had it done! yay! Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Hi Ashley, I am in your campaign group, and I am coming around to say hi to everybody and introduce myself :) I look forward to getting to know you better!

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  15. Hi Ashley, I am in your campaign group, and I am coming around to say hi to everybody and introduce myself :) I look forward to getting to know you better!

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    1. Yay! I'm so excited to have you in my group! I'm excited about everything lol.

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  16. I read the first book of LOTR and part of the second one. Unfortunately, my reading momentum ran out and I drifted to younger pastures. But I'll probably revisit it one day.

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    1. You should! Well worth it, I think! Thank you for stopping by!

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    2. Hi Ashley! For some reason, I can't post a comment so I'll just reply it here.

      Thanks for stopping by my blog...It's a real encouragement esp from a blogger with over 200 followers like you!=DDD

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    3. Hi Ashley! For some reason, I can't post a comment so I'll just reply it here.

      Thanks for stopping by my blog...It's a real encouragement esp from a blogger with over 200 followers like you!=DDD

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    4. Aww, I'll tell you, I just got about 30 in the past three days! Which is very exciting! Thank you for stopping by! I can't wait to get started with the campaign! It'll be so much fun! I also can't wait to follow your posts!

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  17. LOVE LOTR and can't wait to see the Hobbit. Should've put this on my list!
    Catherine Denton

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    1. I'm not very surprising! LOL. I did a whole post over how obsessed I was.

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  18. I love LOTR. Just saying hi. We're in the same campaign group. =)

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  19. I haven't read LOTR but I think it's something that needs to be put on my TBR pile. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I loved thw Hobbit, but couldn't get into Lord of the Rings. A classic choice though.

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    1. A lot of people can't, I think it's daunting, lol.

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  21. Hi Ashley! Stopping by to say hello, fellow campaigner from your YA group :D it's nice to meet you!

    Also, have to agree, can not wait until it hits the cinema's - it's one of the films out this year I'm super excited about (there seems to be quite a good movie release planned for 2012, though, doesn't it?)

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    1. Ahaha!! I agree! I'm SO excited for The Avengers! I cannot wait. lol.

      I'm so happy to have you in my group! Yay!!

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  22. I'm another YA Campaigner from your group popping by to say 'Hi!'. I'm Susan and looking forward to learning more about your writing experience. You can find a link to my writing blog (mywithershins.wordpress.com) on my Humpty Dumpty site. I am using my Humpty Dumpty identity only because I'm having real trouble posting comments using my WordPress one.


    I read The Hobbit when I was about 19. I never did read the LotR trilogy, but I love the movies. Can't wait until The Hobbit comes to the big screen.

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    1. It's wonderful to meet you, Susan! I'm very excited to read your writing! I'm so excited for the Hobbit, every time I see the trailer I get even more excited!

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