Hometown: Northern NJ
January 16, 2011
I enjoy created worlds, languages, history, etc. The deeper the mythos, the more I like it. That's why I enjoy Tolkien's writings so much. I enjoy intellectual discussion on these matters ... but want it to be FUN too!
I've read the books numerous times before the movies ... but love the movies, too. Always fun to discuss differences between the movies and the books!
Certainly! I've sat in one of the rooms where the Inklings met regularly (at the Eagle & Child pub in Oxford, England). It was a very moving experience! I've read many of the writings of C.S. Lewis, as well as JRRT, but nothing yet by other Inklings.
I've been a major fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and his writings since high school, and have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit over 20 times each. I love discussing the books/movies, and the good friends in this group, some whom I've know for years!
This group is off to a great start, with a pre-existing core foundation of members, plus new attendees who, though just met, already feel like old friends. Everyone was passionate about the Lord of the Rings and other works by Tolkien, and there is such a promise of SO MUCH more to talk about in the future.