Falling Behind on Friday # 6: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R.Tolkien
Friday, 1 May 2015
Falling Behind on Friday is an original weekly feature created at Moirae the Fates. The idea is that each week you pick a book that you are ashamed to admit has been on your TBR pile for a longtime and showcase it to your audience. You can find out more about this feature here.
This week I am falling behind on:
THE LORD OF THE RINGS BY J.R.R.TOLKIEN
In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.
From his fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, Sauron's power spread far and wide. He gathered all the Great Rings to him, but ever he searched far and wide for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.
On his eleventy-first birthday Bilbo disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest --- to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. THE LORD OF THE RINGS tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard, Merry, Pippin, and Sam, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the Elf, Boromir of Gondor, and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.
Why am I falling behind?
I know exactly why I am falling behind on this classic series and it's purely down to the fact that I've seen the movie adaptations. As this trilogy requires a lot of time I've always just kind of put it off because I already know the storyline. I think this is the major reason behind why I haven't invested in the Song of Ice and Fire series either - plus those books are like 800 pages a piece! The Lord of the Rings trilogy is definitely a series I want to invest my time in eventually because believe it or not I have actually read The Hobbit so I know I enjoy the world and the writing ect.
What books are you falling behind on this Friday?
Let me know in the comments below, or over on any of my social media platforms. I'd love to read which books you guys are falling behind on.