Pearl Took here :-)
1. Have you read LotR before, or is this a first time reading for you?
Yes, I've read it before. I first read LOTR in fall of 1966 when I
was in 7th grade. That makes it 41 years ago - YIKES!
2. Did you read the books before the movies? If you read the books
*after* the movies, how surprised are/were you at some of the changes?
I was surprised only a little. I know movies are never ever the same
as the book they are taken from. If anything, I was impressed by how
well they stuck to the original story, if not always in actual
content, at least in the feel and spirit of the work.
3. If you read LotR before the movies, how did they affect your
enjoyment/perception of the books?
This is an odd question. I haven't "read" the books since the movies,
I've only been using them for research for fanfic. I have been much
more aware of how little description Tolkien gives of many things, yet
I had always thought there was a great deal of description before. so
that has been odd.
4. If you've read the books before, what was your motivation to join a
group for reading it yet again?
As mentioned in my answer to #3
, since the movies, and especially
since starting to write fanfic, I haven't actually "read" the books at
all. I joined so I would actually read them again.
5.Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I'm a rather Tookish Hobbit with green-hazel eyes. I'm 5 foot 1 inch
tall and padded. I'm 53 years old. I have long dark blonde/light
brown hair with grey mixed in - especially at the temples. I love
mushrooms. I've been a homemaker pretty much my whole adult life. I
read mystery books, some history and bios, occasional scifi. Tolkien
is nearly the only fantasy I've read other than Chronicles of Narnia
and the Harry Potter books. I do various types of art. I do various
types of fiber crafts. I fence (swords). I'm learning to play
fiddle. I write Tolkien fanfiction. I have a loving hubby and 2