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    Senior Member Starting to Drool Incessantly frik51's Avatar
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    Tolkien's The Silmarillion....impossible (for me) to get through. I tried...and tried again.....and again.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by frik51 View Post
    Tolkien's The Silmarillion....impossible (for me) to get through. I tried...and tried again.....and again.....

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    It's a tough one. It took me a long time to fully tackle that one. It actually kinda soured me on reading any of the other random LOTR books that weren't LOTR or The Hobbit.
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    That was my exact reaction upon finishing The Silmarillion as well. I love LOTR & The Hobbitt and would willingly reread them at any opportunity; however, I don't think I'll ever pick up another of the random Tolkien books.

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    "...and I was just afraid someone would glance over and see something a little disturbing on the page."

    HA ! Reminds me of the time I was reading an Ed Lee book with a VILE cover in my doctor's office. Fuggit. My doc had Training Day blasting through a massive TV.
    I miss that office...

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    I used to never give up on books, but do now. I don't have enough reading time for the good stuff, I'm not going to waste it on junk (or something that just doesn't engage me).

    I can only think of one book that I actually tried multiple times to read. I tried three times to read Gone Girl. I started it, got about 100 pages in, hated it, quit, then saw everyone raving about how great it was. Decided to try again, same result. Then a couple of friends told me I should try again, that it was really good. So I tried it again---and gave up for good. That book was not for me.

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