The first time I read Lord of the Rings was in grade school. Back then, I didn't really understand most of it. The writing, I felt, was a bit old and I found myself dozing off after reading a few sentences.
The only reason I continued to read it was because my busmates from La Salle GH High School were raving about how awesome it is. Confession: I was a bit boyish back in the day and these High School busmates of mine were the epitome of cool. I wanted to have something in common with them. As such, I endured and finished the book. To be honest, I did not hate the book. But, I did not like it that much either.
Years later the movie came out and I did not expect that I'd enjoy it. But, surprisingly enough, I did. I liked it enough to want to read it again. Only, I never got around to doing so.
Now that Fellowship of the Ring is TFG's book of the month for June, I finally have a reason to start.
Plus, this could be the second book for my Chunkster Reading Challenge.
Here's to finishing LOTR... again.