I should put these all in one place where I can find them.
Other people's re-reads:
- "Reading Lord of the Rings: A Final Attempt", by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Chapter-by-chapter reaction posts by a first reader. No spoilers past the chapter listed.
- "A Tolkien Virgin", by Mark-Edmond. Chapter-by-chapter reactions by a first reader. Spoiler warning: the posts are listed in reverse-chronological order, with little blurbs for each post; thus, the very post listing linked above will spoil first-time readers. I don't see any way to browse the posts chronologically.
- "Occasional notes as I go: The Black Gate is Closed", by Thomas Nephew. Spoilery re-read notes, starting from partway through (see also his original essay about re-reading).
- thomasyan's spoilery re-read notes on chapters 1-2, 3-6 of Fellowship.