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Lord of the Rings

We've just finished reading Lord of the Rings. It took Elf about seven months, but we got through the trilogy in our nightly readings. Elf and Emperor are now memorizing the movie's famous speech of Aragorn before the Black Gate, embedded above. Too bad I don't know any Elvish, or perhaps the children would get some actual foreign language instruction. Only imagine the scholarships they could get with that talent. :)


  1. Yay! Great job!! I have very fond memories of reading (and reading, and reading) the Trilogy out loud to the kids while nursing Spanky as a newborn (maybe that explains his personality?!). Definitely worth the time it took - the nursing and the reading! :o)


    I have friends who speak Elvish. I speak pig latin and spell in the military alphabet.

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  3. Looks like it could be worth as much as $500 for college.


  4. There are people out there that speak fluent Elvish. lol Not a huge fan of these books. I think Tolkien needed a fierce editor with a good red pencil & a sharp pair of scissors. lol

  5. Good for you! Those books are pretty long, right?

  6. I still have not read or seen Lord of the Rings! I doubt I ever will now.
    Glad your boys love it so much.


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