How old were you?

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  1. Isthir

    Isthir the Tanomanar

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    Hobbit : around the age of 12

    LotR : 13 or so

    Unfinished tales : 16-17

    The Silmarillion : 19 (right now actually)

    -Isthir
     
  2. Bombadillo

    Bombadillo Skipping right along

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    hobbit:1 11 couldnt get through
    2 13

    lotr: 1 13

    sil: 1 16

    ut: 17
     

  3. Holly

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    I was 8 when I read the Hobbit. :)
     
  4. Arthur_Vandelay

    Arthur_Vandelay Hipster Doofus

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    I was about 15 when I read LOTR, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion.

    My introduction to Tolkien was a curious one: I copied the PC game "War in Middle Earth" from a cousin, and wanted to find out more about it. The rest is history.
     

  5. Rhiannon

    Rhiannon is one hand clapping

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    I remember my brother playing that game! The graphics were based off of the Hildebrandt illustrations. It came with a big map of Middle Earth, which I found and had on more wall for a while, but when we moved it vanished and I can't find it, which is currently driving me bonkers.
     
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    Dáin Ironfoot I Vive la revolution!

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    LOTR- 15 (reread about 1.75 times)

    Hobbit- 15

    Simarillion- 16 (rereading it again and loving every page)

    UT-16

    HoME (1-8)- TO BE DETERMINED (as I have the books but felt it a good idea to reread the Sil first)
     
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    I think that when I started to read LoTR I was 16 years old, and when I read the Hobbit too. I was kinda happy when the first movie came out because finding the book was quite hard back then (at least where I live) and I had like 2 or 3 years looking for it.
     
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    33Peregrin hmmm

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    I read The Lord of the Rings when I was thirteen, same with the Hobbit. It's been two years, and I've read LOTR six times.
     
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    Halasían Dunedain Ranger

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    ... I'll add Children Of Hurin at 50 ...
     
  10. Starbrow

    Starbrow Tolkien Fan

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    I first read The Hobbit at age 13 and LOTR at 15.
     
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    CirdanLinweilin The Wandering Wastrel

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    I started reading The Lord of the Rings when I was 19, I just finished it yesterday. I am 20 now.

    I still need to read The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and all the rest.

    CL
     
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    Hobbit- 11 years
    Lotr- 12 years
    Silmarillion-13 years
    Unfinished Tales- 14 or 15
    History of Middle Earth (Currently reading at age 16)
     
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    Azrubêl Drúadan

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    When I was in 4th grade (10 years old?) I got The Two Towers from the school library because I had heard of the LOTR movies, which my parents didn't let me see then. Needless to say, starting with TTT didn't make the story make much sense to me! I liked the way it was written and the imagery but I basically had NO IDEA what was going on. I think in 5th or 6th grade I started with The Fellowship of the Ring, and that's where it all began! I also read The Hobbit around then. In 7th grade, my English teacher (bless her heart) had us read The Hobbit as one of our major subjects for the year, and I was one of the few people who LOVED it.

    I read The Silmarillion in high school and wasn't really that impressed, except by the more exciting parts, but it grew on me a ton. I also read The Children of Hurin in high school and wasn't that impressed, and... now I basically cry while reading it. I also read and re-read LOTR and The Hobbit all through high school. Now, I recently graduated college, and I've read a solid chunk of Unfinished Tales and the first 5 Histories! Now the challenge is to retain the information from those!

    I am super excited about the Beren and Luthien book that just came out, and I'm hoping to see a similar one for The Fall of Gondolin soon!!
     
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  14. Sir Gawain d'Orchany

    Sir Gawain d'Orchany I seek The Grail of Legend

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    I was super young when I read the Hobbit. I was 8 when I read LOTR, I was 10 when I read Unfinished and Untold tales and I was out of high school when I finally read Sir Gawain.
     

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