Last week, for FHE, they had a White Elephant gift exchange and I got Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (in paperback). I like having this book because it's thick enough for a great hollow book. I am excited to cut into it and make another one. But I decided to read it before destroying it. lol. On Tuesday I started reading it at work. And I got all the way to page 112. On Wednesday I got to page 258. I didn't read any on Thursday. That was my day off and I did a lot of other things that day. On Friday I read to page 386. On Saturday I didn't read. I only read one chapter on Sunday, ending on page 420. So in less then a week I have read almost the entire book. There is only 115 pages left. I figure I'll finish those today. I was planning on bringing the Two Towers to work with me today but I forgot to grab it before heading out the door. That's okay though because I have to find those first. I think they are in the living room on the bookshelf but I'm not sure. They might be upstairs on that bookshelf. I'll find them. lol. It's really fun reading LOTR this time. The last time I read LOTR was back in 2002 (or 2001). It's been ten years. But I have also read The Hobbit and The Silmarillion since then too. Reading The Silmarillion was really interesting. It is a collection of stories that basically give you a great history of Middle-Earth and the Elves in particular. I loved that book. But also reading it has helped in re-reading the Fellowship. There are some of the stories that Aragorn mentions in brief. It is a lot of fun knowing about what he is talking about. lol. There are also minor details and plot points that are different from the movies, which I have seen several times, that I really like in the book. It's really fun reading it. I kind of wish I hadn't of waited so long to read them again. lol. BTW, Aragorn is still my favorite character. I love him. And knowing about his story with Arwen just makes his character all the more awesome. It's so cute. :D
I'll probably be making that hollow book later this week. And I was wondering if you want details of how I make them? I can take photos while I go. lol.