Every ring that has a beginning, has an end.
I finished reading all 1,000-plus pages of The Lord of the Ring this past week. This brings to a close my three year effort to read each of the books before the movies come out. I think the extended edition of The Two Towers is due out in about a week and The Return of the King should be in theaters sometime in December. I should be good and Lord of the Ringed out by that point.
[Funky RAM Update: I finally got around to installing the new RAM which was sent to replace the kernel panic-inducing pair supplied originally. The new chips made the OS crash twice during startup. I reseated them and have been running for about an hour with no problems. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.]