who here does this?

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do u skip around

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  1. Saucy

    Saucy In love.

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    i have read the books all the way through 4 times...in the past 6 years but....most of the time i find my self just skipping to parts i find particularly enjoyable, and that match the mood
    for example if im angry i will usually read one of the battles or fights
    or when im feeling really lighthearted illl read one of the more cheerful parts...
    ofr if im thinking romantically ill read the part with eowyn and famhmir wich i have concluded is the best part in the entir book.

    anyways i was just curious who else find themselves skipping around to there fvourite parts.

    its also odd cause i can open any of the three books at any part and read ....and i find it enjoyable...wich leaves my parents asking "how many more times are u gonna read that?"
     
  2. Rhiannon

    Rhiannon is one hand clapping

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    I do this with all my books, unless it's the very first time I've read them.

    With LOTR in particular I (of course) go back and read over parts that concern Eowyn a good bit, just because I talk about the subject so much :D
     
  3. Inderjit S

    Inderjit S Bootylicious

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    I can't say I have a 'favourite' part to skip to since each page is as beautiful, captivating and engaing as the other. I used to find the Sam+Frodo in Mordor part dreary, but I realised that every sentence, or passage offers something new. I'm currently on my 8th reading in 1 yr and 9mths and I never get bored of it. I usually read it at night, or for an hour or two with no real pattern.
     
  4. Kahmûl

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    I never do that if I'm reading a book for the first time but if it was about the third then I sometimes skip to better bits.
     
  5. Gil-Galad

    Gil-Galad in love

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    Yeah,sometimes I skipped some pages while I was reading it for second time,but it was really boring to read some long and detailed descriptions of places.It was just like describing a map!!!
     
  6. Flammifer

    Flammifer Dagnir-en-Ancalagon

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    I do this all the time. I like every part of the book, but some bits (The CoE, Gandy's account of the Battle of the Peak, all the bits in Moria, the battle with the wolves near the Moria Gates etc.) I like to read over and over. I get something new out of it every time. Well I used to. But I've read them so much I don't think I miss anything anymore. But I still don't get tired of it.

    I agree with Inder, some parts of Sam & Frodo's journey in Mordor are rather boring. I love all the bits with Gollum (What's taters, precious, eh what's taters? :D ). I'll read them over and over.

    But yes, I do skip around. I read in no real pattern, but I still read every bit.
     
  7. HLGStrider

    HLGStrider All Knowing Magic Cat

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    Elgee blushes. . .and stands up in the middle of the AA meeting (Aragornaholics annonymous.)

    "Hello, my name is Elgee, and I'm an Aragornaholic. It all started when I read the Lord of the Rings. The first time I read through straight and didn't skip a paragraph, but I was strangely attracted to the parts about Aragorn. . .On my second reading I could feel the longings start to take over. . .on my third I couldn't help myself. I skipped three chapters to get to where he comes into the book. .."

    etc.
     
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    "Its very brave of you to admit that to the rest of AA Elgee, with our help, you will be back to skipping in no time :D"

    Oh:

    And i skipped the Old Forest and etc with Tom B the second time i read it because it was so draw out, i regret it and im on the 4th reading of LOTR and i wont be skipping. :D
     
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    The first time I read, I skipped the whole Book four and parts of book six. [All concerning F&S in Mordor]
    The second and last time when I read it, I read all of it barring Appendix E.

    I do this sometimes. I mostly like to read the Beren and Luthien poem or the Appendix's or F&S parts in Ithilin.
     
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    The first time I read LotR I was like 12 so I left huge chunks out and it took me over a year to read it (I read it on and off).
    The next few times I read it well; I always skip a few words from time to time, if that particular part of the book is not amazingly fantastically interesting.. But after the eights time or something I knew the plot inside out and I started to concentrate on the literary techniques Tolkien uses - but I couldn't keep that up for more than the first two Books (out of the six). :p
     
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    I love the whole book, but the parts I sometimes single out, and read over and over again for being just so amazing are:

    • Gandalf's encounter with the Balrog
    • The Mirror of Galadriel, and everything having to do with Lórien
    • The Three Hunters being reunited with Gandalf the White
    • The Voice of Saruman
    • Gandalf vs. the Witch-King
    • Gandalf's parley with the Mouth of Sauron
    • The Grey Havens

    I don't really pick up the book with the intention of reading it from cover to cover, and then skip some parts.
     
  12. Legolam

    Legolam Ad astra per aspera

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    Almost every time I read LOTR when I was wee, I missed out the Council of Elrond. I really hated all the boring talking and stuff and just wanted to get onto the exciting stuff. I usually missed out the Tom B stuff too.

    Then, when I went back and started reading when news of the films came out, I realised there were bits of the books I hadn't read in 10 YEARS!!! Never read 'em! Seriously. So I went back and read all the bits I missed out. And now, I'm reading the books in the right order, with nothing missed out, and they're making so much more sense :rolleyes: :D
     
  13. Gandalf White

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    I've tried to skip, but find it impossible. :eek: Every time I pick up one of the books to read a certain passage I get to remembering how much I love this part, than that...and before I know it I'm starting from the very beginning and loving every word. :)
     
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    Eliot We shall prevail.....

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    Whenever I've read the books, I've never skipped through. The only time that I read a part without reading parts around it, was when I read the Council of Elrond when I was bored. My first time I read that, I was pretty bored, but that was before I found my love for history. :) So, every once in a while, I'll read sections of that, or sections of the Appendices just because they're historical. :)
     
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    I've read the series through 13 times but I think the last three times were more skipping then reading, so yes, I do skip.

    Good point Gandalf White, that happens to me with all my favorite books.
     
  16. Samwise_hero

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    I find myself skipping every now and again but i try not to coz you miss out on the good parts sometimes......
     
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    Éomond Rider of Rohan

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    Yeah, I did a *bit with the Minas Tirith chapter in RotK. Guess I was in too much of a hurry or wanted to get to something else, but I read it when I had time.

    I also like the read ahead, I know from all you know what happens, so I like to read ahead, but I eventually go back and read the part I missed.
     
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    I've never really skipped to bits I like, except when I'm checking references etc. I read LoTr on average once a year and always read the wholde thing. I will admit to skimming some passages rather rapidly though. I do skip much more when reading the Sil or UT.
     
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    Well Sometimes when I read I skip paragraphs, but Then I feel a little guilty, so I go back and read it....(Ridiculous am I not?):) I did that a lot while reading LOTR...