So I just finished Book One and I am hooked. I originally planned to read this slowly throughout the month but clearly that is not what happened. I have seen the movie version and it was interesting to see how it differs but I am enjoying the book more than the movie. The movie doesn't really capture the same spirit of the book. I am really enjoying all the poems that are in this, they really enhance the story for me. Whenever I am not reading this I find myself still thinking about it. Now that they have reached Rivendell I am really excited to read what happens next.