Originally Posted by Mom_enjoying_life
I could start over again if needed. Or I could keep reading and we could discuss anything from any part of the books. I am not too worried about spoilers. I know the main story lines from the movie and so far the books have followed to movies fairly well...unless the last book is drastically different?? I have never organized something like this before...any ideas??
Peter Jackson did a pretty awesome job staying true to the books, IMO. There are a lot of things omitted in the movies (due to time constraints) and a few things added or changed that weren't in the books but the basic storyline is the same.
The book goes MUCH MUCH deeper into the history, geography, sociology, etc. of Middle-Earth, however.
I'm currently in the middle of "The Ring Goes South" in FotR (Fellowship of the Ring). I'm not worried about spoilers either because I've read the books several times.
I think we should pace our discussion for those who are just starting the books who've never read them before.
Where is everybody else in the books?