If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?

If I could have written any book I think I would have wanted to be the author of The Lord of the Rings. I love the language, world, and species that Tolkien created! I have daydreamed about creating a world with new creatures and languages but when It comes to actually trying to write it down it simply does not make sense or I don’t know how to translate it down to paper.

Tolkien was an amazing person. He created an entire language! The had to have taken years and so much patience to be able to get the linguistics of it all down. I can’t imagine being able to do something even close to that. Not only did he create a language that people learn and speak but he created a world so fantastical yet so realistic. When you read his books you can see the creatures, the landscape, feel the hope and despare.

Wouldn’t it be amazing to have been able to create something that all these years later people are still loving?

About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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7 Responses to LOTR

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    great selection… and if you had created this trilogy, you’d be on the top of the world!
    I’ve read the Hobbit — many decades ago — but never got around to the lengthy trilogy.
    In some of the “fantasy” — not sure what to call it — I’ve read, it feels to me as though the author worked so hard to make things different, but only succeeded in making them more complicated for me (the reader) to understand.
    That’s among the reasons that I read very little of it… and likely why I was never drawn to immerse myself in LOTR.

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    • I TRIED to read the Hobbit and never got into it.I could never understand what all the hubbub was about and frankly, like you, was lost in the intricacies, Jeff. But I watched the movies because they ran at my house by family staying there and got involved. Very involved with the characters. Then all of the family members who had read the books would talk about what was changed or left out and FINALLY, I got into the books, and am glad.

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  2. Yes, Angie, to create a whole world into which others become involved nearly a century after it was started would be incredible.

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  3. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I had a college friend who was a total fan of the whole series, and I went out and bought the books, but I never read any of them. I know they’re wonderful, so maybe someday when I’m able to sit through a movie I’ll dig into them. Yes, the world-building would be awesome.

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  4. Angela, that would be my first choice too. I’ve read from The Hobbit through to the end of Lord of the Rings I don’t know how many times now. Plus, we’ve watched the movies (first in the theater and then on DVD) multitudes of times. Tolkien was a master writer, and I believe Jackson did a splendid job of bring Tolkien’s stories to life.

    Did you know J.R.R. Tolkien made up all those languages, just to entertain his children?

    During my school years, The Hobbit or LOTR was never on my reading list in English class. I wish it had been. The first time I read the Hobbit, I was reading it to my daughter, who as six years old. Our pastor had told us one Sunday, “If you’ve never read The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings, you should. You’ll be amazed at the references to the Bible without ever mentioning the Bible.” I found out later than Tolkien was a Christian. So I bought the first book. My daughter loved it. And I was so enthralled by the story, I read ahead each night. So, in fact, I read the story through two times in one sitting on my first read-through. LOL I did see what Pastor meant about some of the scenes reminiscent of events in the Bible, especially in the last book of LOTR.

    A friend of mine told me if I enjoyed The Hobbit I should read LOTR. It was my next purchase…all three books. I never get tired of those stories. If only I could write so well. 🙂

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