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)
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!