MemberAugust 8, 2022 at 11:02 pm
I’m not falling behind because I’m listening to it. I actually prefer to read books, but I read this one in the spring, so I don’t feel the need to re-read it. I have really loved listening to it, and I don’t worry about “missing” anything when someone talks to me while I’m listening, since I read the words just a few months prior.
I’m very grateful for knowing that Tolkien likes to keep some things a mystery. I like to KNOW all the background stuff that goes into characters and names and settings and scenarios. It bugs me that there isn’t any other answer to Bombadil and Goldberry besides the fact that they were meant to be mysterious. I do like the leprechaun possibility!