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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Digger View Post
    If you are a Tolkien fan and have read Lord of the Rings LOTR and the Hobbit at least twice, then get hold of The Silmarillion. As an insight into an authors plans and background to Middle Earth it is worth the effort. Not all of the stories are well written or completed as were the Hobbit and LOTR but well worth as an insight into Tolkien's complete Mythology.
    It is a very good companion read to the other books and adds a lot of background that makes the other stories clearer. AFAIK JRR Tolkien didnt finish it and it was actually finished by his son with assistance. That probably explains its relative weakness in comparison to the other books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Digger View Post
    If you are a Tolkien fan and have read Lord of the Rings LOTR and the Hobbit at least twice, then get hold of The Silmarillion. As an insight into an authors plans and background to Middle Earth it is worth the effort. Not all of the stories are well written or completed as were the Hobbit and LOTR but well worth as an insight into Tolkien's complete Mythology.
    I remember reading that when I was 12, it was a slog. almost as much as the later GOT books

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    Ha Books! I slogged through! Catch 22 took two attempts. Or not! Ulysses never got past the first chapter. Fearsum Enjin one of Ian Banks more obscure works 2 attempts.
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    Fearsum Enjin, yes, that one is waiting for attempt two. Don't think I`ve seen a phonetically written book since junior school.

    I have Proust to have another go at; then I can wade into the books I`ve been given from my parents, which include complete works of Bronte and Dickens for starters.

    Have DVD box sets of West Wing, House, Buffy, Person of Interest & ER for evening entertainment.

    I know dvds are old school, but when the internet falls over (or you find the fibre cable in the middle of a shrub, with a pair of loppers, like I did on Saturday), it is not the end of the world.

    I have about 250 of my child hood books in the loft, so that should keep the eight year old happy.

    The lego technic is popular with her younger brother as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smileydiver View Post
    As the days progress I feel like I am embracing my inner hamster
    Are you leaving little 'raisins' all over the floor?

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    How old is Adrian Mole now? Wonder what he would think

    Did he ever see Pandora's box?

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    How old is Adrian Mole now? Wonder what he would think
    Yes, they lived happily ever after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finless View Post
    Are you leaving little 'raisins' all over the floor?
    No....
    The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever - Jacques Cousteau

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finless View Post
    Are you leaving little 'raisins' all over the floor?
    Quote Originally Posted by smileydiver View Post
    No....
    Give it time.
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    Not short, just concentrated awesome ;) smileydiver's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gpj View Post
    Give it time.
    something to look forward to eh?!
    The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever - Jacques Cousteau


 
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