tori reads lotr

TORI READS LOTR: a list of favorite quotes

i’m just gonna keep updating this as i go

  • ‘The road must be trod, but it will be very hard. And neither strength nor wisdom will carry us far upon it. This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.’ –Elrond, Fellowship Book Two, Chapter 2
  • An overwhelming longing to rest and remain at peace by Bilbo’s side in Rivendell filled all his heart. At last with an effort he spoke, and wondered to hear his own words, as if some other will was using his small voice.
    'I will take the Ring,’ he said, 'though I do not know the way.’ –Frodo, Fellowship Book Two, Chapter 2
TORI READS LOTR, DAY 1: Fellowship (Ch 1–2)

even though i went in expecting to have to slog through the prose, i am THOROUGHLY ENJOYING THIS BOOK SO FAR

i guess it’s good that i went in with that expectation only to be pleasantly surprised, rather than the other way around

i mean, it’s obvs kinda slow plotwise so far; i’m 60 pages in and they’re still at Bag End; but i know that things do eventually happen, and it doesn’t really feel like i’ve read 60 pages, so that’s good!

i also think it’s lucky/convenient that i’ve been on the internet enough that i can vaguely associate characters with actors’ faces. like, i know what frodo, sam, gandalf, and legolas (even though i haven’t met him yet) look like in the movies, so it’s easier to keep everyone else straight, too

idk so far it’s going well!

TORI READS LOTR, DAY 11: Two Towers (Book 3; Ch 7–9)

AH THE BATTLE omfg i loved gimli and legolas competing about who kicked more ass omfg great

that bit in the middle where they were riding to saruman was super boring though idk i kept flipping forward to see how many more pages of the chapter i had left

BUT THEN MERRY AND PIPPIN AND EVERYTHING WAS OKAY AGAIN

god i love the ents

they’re amazing and i love treebeard and i didn’t understand everything that happened with the ents and isengard? they filled it with dirty water? o k a y i guess

ANYWAY it’s all good