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.