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Friday, September 22, 2006

Birthday Greetings

Today is the birthday of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, two of the main characters of the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Series of books by J.R.R. Tolkien. My oldest Noisykid pointed this out for me, and I thank him.

I read these books rather late in life. Back in 1977, I read a book which lampooned the Ring Series, and I was turned off from reading the original books. It wasn't until the eldest noisykid started to read them that I picked the books up and read them as well.

I have not seen any of the movies based on the book, for the same reason I did not see Mel Gibson's movie of the Passion. I prefer to have my own image of what I read, and I know that the memories of a movie would override those of my own imagination. In addition, my own memories would follow the storyline in the book better than any 2-hour movie would.

This reminds me that in the future, I will include some book reviews that I have lying around the house. Long ago I had the idea of reviewing books and distributing them to folks on my e-mail list. using the blog would be a better way to get some of my reviews out there.

Please pray for the Poor Souls in Purgatory today.


1 comment:

Me a name I call myself Lalalala said...

Happy Birthday to all.
thats a good idea about the book review. I'm looking for a book on Hell. Kind of, if you can't have faith in God out of love...fear is a good place to start. Have faith in God because you fear hell. Hell is someting to fear...right!!!!!
Know any books like that? J

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