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Fellowship of the Ring

Even as I continue plowing through Infinite Jest (nearly half way now) I recently finished rereading my eleventh book this year – JRR Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring.  I first read this book when I was about age 12 and have revisited it multiple times in the years since.  About six years ago I purchased audio book versions of both The Hobbit and the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy and since then have listened to these books several times.  I have a long daily commute and while I enjoy a number of regular podcasts I also like to dive into audio books as well.  The world of Middle Earth is one I enjoy revisiting regularly so I am glad to be listening to these books again.  The story of friendship, courage, suffering, and the corruption of power is one I find inspiring, and many of the lines and characters are among my favorites in literature.  On my commute home tonight I expect to start The Two Towers so you can expect to see my posting on that in a few weeks.  Until then, remember:

All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

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