While filming The Lord of the Rings, I began recording my impressions in The Grey Book - named for Gandalf the Grey, the wizard who leads the Fellowship of The Ring in its fight against Sauron, the Lord of the Rings. This was one of the earliest blogs, launched before the term came into widespread use.
Originally posted like a blog, with the newest entries at top, in 2010 the entries on this page were rearranged into chronological order from 20 August 1999 to 14 December 2001. After 2001, I began an additional volume of entries called The White Book.
It is difficult to catalogue the entries (though you may search the site) but I hope reading them in or out of order will convey the fascination and excitement