The Time Will Come (5)

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodie at Books for Company, where we can highlight the books on our shelves that we’ve been meaning to get to for some time, but have been put on the back burner for one reason or another. 

The book that I chose for this week is:
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1)

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 into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in THE HOBBIT. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. (From Goodreads)

I’ve had the three books in The Lord of the Rings series sitting on my shelf for over 10 years.  Seriously, I got them for Christmas or my birthday or something, soon after the 1999 edition (pictured) was published.  I had read The Hobbit already, and soon after receiving the books I did try to read The Fellowship of the Ring.  However, I wasn’t much of a reader back then (I was a huge reader as a kid, but then I went through a dry spell until I picked up Harry Potter), and I couldn’t really get very far into it.

But I’ve seen the movies and I really enjoyed The Hobbit, and since I recently did a guest post for Pages Unbound’s Tolkien Reading Event (check out my review of The Hobbit, and all of the other posts for the Tolkien Reading Event), I reread The Hobbit and realized that I really need to read The Lord of the Rings trilogy.  One of these days I’ll get around to it!

What books have been pushed back for you?  Let me know, or leave a link to your post if you’re participating in this meme and I’ll be sure to stop by your blog!


  1. Kathryne (Paperback Fantasies)

    April 12, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Oh, the sadness. I read this trilogy as a teen and it is definitely a daunting task! I don't blame you for not getting around to it. Once you do, that's all you'll be doing. I think that it's just a series that every fantasy lover needs to read once in their life. You won't regret it! :)

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      April 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      I know! I can't believe I haven't read them yet! Especially since I've had them for over 10 years! I loved The Hobbit and all of the LoTR movies, so one of these days I will just have to get to the books! Thanks so much for stopping by! ;)

  2. fakesteph

    April 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    You should totally get to it! I read them in high school and LOOOOOVED them. I read them rigth before the first movie came out and I made my dad take me to see it opening weekend. Keep in mind this was a day after my family had moved 6 hours from NJ to VA and we were all exhausted and my parents had just closed on a house. Loved it! I totally want to reread them now!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      April 12, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      That's sweet of your dad for taking you right after you moved! My parents did the same kind of things for me right after we moved… I think it's kind of their way for saying sorry for uprooting you! I'm definitely going to try to read the books soon!

  3. Bittner

    April 13, 2012 at 12:05 am

    I had planned to reread this series closer to when The Hobbit comes out in theaters but now I'm not sure I'll have time.

    I know! I know! That may sound crazy seeing on how it is months away and I already feel like I don't have time, but it is true! There are way too many good books to read this year!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      April 15, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      I know what you mean. There are 3 books on my shelf that I've been meaning to read since January and they keep getting pushed back. But that's what this meme is all about – highlighting those books that we really want to read but keep getting pushed back!

  4. Sally@Always Lost in Stories

    April 13, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    You have to read these books, they are classics. But I understand about being daunted by the size of them!
    (I can't wait to see the new Hobbit movie!)

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