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The Fellowship of the Ring
The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings | J.R.R. Tolkien
The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGSOne Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themIn ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning. New York Times
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Susanita
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Not all who wander are #lost

Some are just along for the ride.

#springskies #FellowshipOfTolkien

Eggs Brilliant 👏🏻👏🏻 3w
RaeLovesToRead 🤣🤣🤣 3w
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I listened to the original American National Public Radio broadcast and I loved it. An ensemble cast really brought the story to life. Coming in at 3 hours, I know it‘s abridged, so I won‘t be counting it toward my 1,001 books journey until I read it in full. This was just such a nice listen while I crocheted. ☺️

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We finally finished this one! My husband and I started listening to this last July and will only listen to it during road trips.

Andy Serkis did a fantastic job but it's not easy to listen to this in a long sitting. We found ourselves constantly drifting with this one, which is not good for those who are driving. It was best to listen little by little.

This was a re-read for me but the hubby's first.

#BookspinBingo #8 #18 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Happy Tolkien Reading Day! The Tolkien Society chose to focus on Service & Sacrifice as a theme this year. With that in mind, I‘m sharing this quote that I love about the small deeds of simple people being important in the matters of the world.

Additionally, today is Annunciation Day, recognized by the Catholic Church, and Lady Day, for a long time considered the beginning of the new year in England.

#FellowshipOfTolkien #TolkienReadingDay

tpixie Lovely quote. 🩷 4w
JazzFeathers I love that quote! And personally, l think this idea is one of Tolkien's most innovative work on the fantasy genre. 4w
Daisey @JazzFeathers I love this theme in his work. Like you, I have many favorite quotes, but I do think this is one of my most shared. 4w
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"I want to see mountains again, Gandalf, mountains, and then find somewhere where I can rest..."

I've been so stressed with work lately. I've honestly been quoting this quote to my hubby almost every night. Today, he surprised me with a quick trip to the mountains so we can get some nature therapy and play in the snow.

Plus, we continued listening to the tagged book, which we started last year. It's taking us a while but that's okay.

dabbe Your husband is a keeper! 🩷💜❤️ 2mo
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Jari-chan
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After exactly seven years I'm rereading LotR, how fitting is that? And even though now I realise how male dominated the story is, I still loved every step I took with the Hobbits. Once again. It was the same feeling I had when I first read it. The narrator does a great job and I think his voice fits the story very well. Merry and Pippin are still my favorites, I can't help myself 😄 Already preordered the next audio book. Obviously.

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Die Gefhrten | J. R. R. Tolkien
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Finished this in what felt like no time, even though I took care to read every word. I don‘t know what it is with these books. I have read them so many times but I still can‘t wait to read more to know what happens next.

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I bought this “LOTR” game for my husband, and it‘s taking an hour just to understand the directions on how to play 😅I read the reviews on it, and a lot of people say it‘s really fun once you get the hang of it. Here goes nothing! 🧙🏻‍♂️⚔️

AnnCrystal 🤩Epic! Oh, that looks like hours, upon hours of fun!

I can never seem to grasp most of those game directions. Usually, directions and rules seem like a riddle game all by itself LOL. Once, I just made up my own directions and rules for a game 😂.
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TheQuietQuill It‘s definitely one of those games that I would make my own rules up if my husband wasn‘t such a stickler on following directions lmao 🤣 it‘s actually proving to be pretty fun so far! @AnnCrystal 4mo
dabbe Astounding! 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
AnnCrystal @TheQuietQuill 👏😂👍. That one seems like an awesome adventure. Have fun! 4mo
Bluebird Love the game board! 4mo
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Some books discussed on our latest episode

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It‘s time. It‘s been four years since I last read this. But a couple of weeks ago, I felt the urge creep up on me and suddenly no other book felt interesting enough anymore. So here we are again. With my old friend. I am looking forward to it.

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The traditional anniversary gift for year 11 is steel…my guy got me a sword!!!

AmyG Wow! He‘d better behave!!!!! 6mo
SamAnne What a great gift!! 6mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 6mo
rachelsbrittain Now that's an anniversary gift! 6mo
Gissy Yes! Splendid gift😍👌 6mo
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#ThruThick&Thin 🧙🏼‍♂️🧝🏻‍♀️💛 #IdiomInsight 🍂🍁

#BookNerd 🤓💙📚

TheSpineView I choose the LORD also. Great minds! 7mo
Eggs Perfection 👌🏼👌🏼 7mo
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JazzFeathers
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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

Will l day that l loved it?
Doesn't seem as l need to. If you scroll down my feed, you'll find a few places where l have already said so 😂

Rather, l'd sped two words on the new Italian translation.
I'm sorry to say, l didn't enjoy it 🙁
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JazzFeathers It is very clear that the translator has no understanding of the fantasy language, let alone Tolkien's. His choice of words weren't inherently wrong, they still had no place in Middle-earth. Sentences that sounds like, "This is such a terrible news", or "Who knew we were so far ahead"... you know what l mean? You read these things and immediately, you're not in Middle-earth anymore. I laughed thrice reading The Council of Elrond ? 7mo
Daisey I‘m m sorry to hear this about the translation, but I‘m also not especially surprised based on your original comments about it. 7mo
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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

I love Boromir's episode. It's so strong and complex. And l love that Sam starts to come into his own here.

I'm posting late, but l finished on time.
Now l have to catch up on The Two Towers and #HobbitWeek and all of your comments and posts. I'll do my best tomorrow.

Born.A.Reader Have we started Two Towers yet? Omgosh I missed the start date if so! 😱 7mo
Daisey @Born.A.Reader We‘ve got the schedule set so that we always start on a Monday this time around, so you‘re only behind chapter 1 for yesterday! 7mo
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Born.A.Reader @Daisey oh thank goodness! I'll catch up tonight then, thank you! 7mo
JazzFeathers @Born.A.Reader l'm behind too, if it is any comfort 😅 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m behind also 🤪 7mo
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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

Well, one could think, not a very eventful chapter, just people rowing in some boats. And yet so much happens here. Gollum.is revealed: Sam, Frodo and Aragorn knew it. the orcs, the Nazgul, the Argonath. Frodo trying to make a decision. Aragorn trying to make a decision. Boromir brooding.
It's just incredible.

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JazzFeathers
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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

There's so much packed in this quiet chapter.
And - what can l do. I find Galadriel and Gimli's dialogue so touching and endearing.

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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

It always annoys me when readers say there are too few women in Tolkien's work. That's simply not true. And anyway, if there were only Galadriel, l'd be more than satisfied. She's that good of a character.

In this chapter, we see both her power and her vulnerability, her wisdom and her ambition. All the phenomenal complexity of a very human and yet extremely ethereal being.

gossamerchild I would agree that Galadriel is amazing. I would've liked more of her, though. 7mo
Clare-Dragonfly I have to disagree with you there! The books have hardly any women compared to the number of men, and those that appear have very little screen time. Eowyn will play a more active role, but so far we‘ve had: Arwen, who exists to be a symbol for Aragorn (I don‘t think she even spoke during her brief appearance); Galadriel, who is awesome but mostly a remote power preparing to fade, on a pedestal rather than active on the ground; and Goldberry… 7mo
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Clare-Dragonfly … who is a force of nature and a hostess, and to some extent a motivation for Tom, rather than a character herself. Some of the male characters (like Elrond) are more forces than people too, but all of the characters so far who are fully drawn people are male. 7mo
JazzFeathers @gossamerchild l know. But Tolkien didn't know much more of her at the time either, at the time, l should guess 😂 7mo
JazzFeathers @Clare-Dragonfly As you imagine, l disagree 😜 Readers often judge the number of female characters in Tolkien by The Lord of the Rings, but there are plenty of female characters in The Silmarillion. And l disagree on the role of the characters you mentioned here. Galadriel is a Ringbearer, just like Elrond and Galdalf and she has a much more active part in Frodo's understanding of his task than, for example, Elrond. 7mo
JazzFeathers Also, if we look at Celeborn and her dynamics, it's quite clear to me that she is the more powerful (not uncommon in Tolkien's couple), she is also often mention before her husband. So it's not just a reader's perception, it's how she's perceived by her people too. As for Arwen, l don't know if this is your first read of the book, but towards the end she gets a dialogue with Frodo that, for me, is one of the most powerful in the book. 7mo
JazzFeathers Besides, l don't think it's fair to judge the weight of a character by their mere screen time. The importance of their actions is far more relevant to me. But l'd love to hear what others think 😁 @Daisey @wordslinger42 @BookwormAHN @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BethM @TheAromaOfBooks @Susanita @Roary47 @TheBookDream @dabbe @Vansa 7mo
Vansa Oh,this has always been one of my favourite soapboxes.I have always thought Tolkien has really powerful, interesting women,quite a rarity in fantasy-even Ursa LeGuin,writing decades after he did,centred men in her fantasy series(and derided women's magic as “weak as women's magic“).Eowyn is one of my favourite fictional characters ever,Galadriel has presence and such power,and all of them have agency.And no threat of sexual violence!(1/n) 7mo
Vansa If you take a lot of modern fantasy,for instance,George RR Martin has many women characters but his writing of them is,in many instances,quite icky,and they're overwhelmingly made to suffer sexual violence- something he doesn't make the male characters suffer.In a world where dragons exist,maybe writers don't need to throw in that much realism?!I agree,number of pages does not equal representation to me(2/n) 7mo
Vansa (3/n)Tolkien devotes a lot of attention to the landscapes,but that doesn't mean nature is the protagonist of the books!I would also argue that by their sheer absence,the Entwives are also given a lot of importance-they taught the rest of Middle Earth agriculture!I think the books have enough pivotal female characters to keep me happy.Patrick Rothfuss,or Robert Jordan,in my opinion,have far less well written female characters 7mo
JazzFeathers @Vansa It's very interesting what you say, because l've never really thought about it. Yes, of course every fantasy reader knows that fantasy is considered more of a masculine genre, but l never really thought how contemporary fantasy is really sexualised. What you said about Martin is true, thought l've never elaborated it. 7mo
JazzFeathers @Vansa But l've often thought that while most fantasy authors (men and women) portray female characters that are 'strong'because they act like men, Tolkien give value to many 'feminine' characteristics, that even men display. Aragorn, for example, displays caring, the ability to heal and rebuild, a love and respect for non-bookish knowledge. All 'feminine' characteristics. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa To me Galadriel and Elrond play very equal roles in this trilogy. A way stop on the way, that imparts healing, rest, and much wisdom….as well as sets up the next section. Some of the divided views for women‘s roles in story I think come from those that have read the Silmarillion and other background information vs have not. Those that have imbibe them with very complex backstories that isn‘t really on the pages itself in LOTR. Both are right 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ↪️ from their POV. Arwen has always bothered me though, even with more Silmarillion story. She & Aragorn have a story that parallels one in their myth/history or Lúthien & Beren, but she doesn‘t get to be nearly as involved with their adventures as Lúthien did, which is a shame to me anyway. Now the next women to show up in the LOTR series (on its own, no backstory) is the one I enjoy reading the most, but she is also the only one that got ⤵️ 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ↪️ her own adventure in these 3 books. 🤷‍♀️ (edited) 7mo
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa My impression about Arwen and Aragorn is that Tolkien really really wanted the story of Been and Luthien to be known, but he didn't know whether it would be because nobody seemed to be interested in publishing The Silmarillion. So he found a way to recount it even without recounting it. 7mo
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yet, last time l read The Lord of the Rings, when l read Arwen's dialogue with Frodo, l remember thinking, 'She only gets to speak here, but she gives such powerful speech that to me it's enough'. To me, Tolkien was trying to give her the same strength of heart and mind Luthien has despite Arwen's shrunk screen time. My impression 😜 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers I agree, but again… that strength only comes because we read all the other books and backstories and myths in detail. If you just read LOTR, alone, by itself, you couldn‘t put all that meaning into it. 🤷‍♀️ 7mo
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa l think that part of the difficulty we have in seeing Tolkien's women's power is that in his stories the ability to renounce or let go is more powerful than the ability to conquer. And this is a very hard message to receive in our world, where renouncing and letting go is seen as the act of a weak person. 7mo
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa l agree. Tolkien tried to the very last to have The Silmarillion published with Lord of the Rings, because it was one long story to him, and it was impossible to adequately understand LotR without the Silmarillion. He was apparently right. 7mo
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa So maybe it's up to our effort to see the story how he intended and that it's an accident of publication and popularity that may cause us to have a partial vision of the whole. Again, my own thoughts 😜 7mo
JazzFeathers @Vansa l forgot to tag you 😬 7mo
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I had just plowed through “The Hobbit,” but I had no money for a book, so I had to start negotiating. My mother and I agreed that I would read a book of her choosing and then I would get my mass market paperback with an alarmed Elijah Wood on the cover. I just had to read… “Pride and Prejudice.”

I was reminiscing after playing catch-up for #lotrchapteraday #bookjournal

JazzFeathers Well, you don't seem to have come out too bad from the bergaing. Also, lovely picture 🤩 7mo
wisherwishinguponastar @JazzFeathers Thank you! I was working on Litsy Love letters and everything just fell in to place. I actually didn‘t enjoy Pride and Prejudice the first time around. It wasn‘t until I was older that I liked it, but I will always remember that experience. 7mo
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Time for a cozy evening of reading 😊📚🍁

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BethM
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Finished on ebook in my tree stand! Just in time for tomorrow. Loved it- it‘s like I‘ve never read it before. Now I‘ll be able to catch up on #readingwesteros before bed hopefully! #fellowshipoftolkien #lotrchapteraday

JazzFeathers True, eh? Every time l read it, it's like a new experience. And while l envy people who experience this story for the first time, returning to it is enriching in a very special way. 7mo
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That‘s ominous. Sometimes I swear it‘s like im reading these for the first time😂 Hoping to finish tonight- hubs made me take a nap today so it threw me off. #fellowshipoftolkien #lotrchapteraday
Family update- yesterday was hard to see my stoic dad so emotional. Mom‘s backsliding some and has contracted MRSA on top of everything else. Her release was supposed to be tomorrow which is now looking doubtful.

MaureenMc 💗💗💗 7mo
JazzFeathers That last line gives me the chills every single time. 7mo
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@JazzFeathers @Daisey - I have to thank you both for hosting the buddy read that not only has given me the motivation I needed to reread these amazing books for the first time in 20ish years, but also gave me the excuse I needed to purchase these gorgeous naked hardcover editions that I've been side-eying for a while 😂

This book was an even more amazing journey than I remember it being. I enjoyed every page, even the poems 😆 and am stoked ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) to continue the story!!! 7mo
Kitta What a beautiful cover! 7mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 7mo
wisherwishinguponastar I stopped scrolling immediately when I saw your picture! That is a great edition! 7mo
TheAromaofBooks @Kitta @dabbe @wisherwishinguponastar - Thank you!! The other two are equally beautiful - one in plum and the other dark blue. I LOVE hardcovers that are beautiful without jackets!!! 7mo
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https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cw7diUZoH7T/?igshid=YTUzYTFiZDMwYg==
Since a lot of readers are finishing up the section in Mória now, this might be an interesting video, if you haven't seen it already!
#FellowshipOfTolkien #LotrChapterADay

JazzFeathers It's beautiful, isn't it? 🤩 7mo
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I loved this reread. And Andy Serkis is a brilliant narrator. 🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶
#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRChapterADAy
@JazzFeathers @Daisey
#TBRTarot @CBee

Texreader Yes I loved listening to this book too!!! 7mo
CBee I 💚 Andy Serkis! 7mo
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There's such a sweetly sad atmosphere in Lorien. It's so characteristic of it.
And that closing line! It always steels my heart.

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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

One would think that after reading this book several time, l would read leisurely.
I read this chapter from the edge of my seat!
Such great action, with a lot of urgency and progression. I almost panted at the end like for a long run.

Losing Gandalf is always hard.

wisherwishinguponastar I always have the soundtrack stuck in my head during this part with the “drums… drums in the deep.” 7mo
Daisey I completely understand what you mean about the rereads. I would think by now I could do the same, but I‘m still completely involved in the story each time. 7mo
JazzFeathers @wisherwishinguponastar I know, right? I think the way Jackson orchestrated the Moria episode is genius. He manage to retain the mood, the mystery, the tention and empathy of the book, and still turned it in somethis new and more his own. That's why l love his adaptation. 7mo
JazzFeathers @Daisey l think we don't adequately acknowledge that Tolkien was a devilish good narrator 😁 7mo
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Ah, Moria!
These are among my absolute favourite chapters in the book! And you know? Somehow l didn't remember how packed full of important event it is.
It's a very dense chapter, full of action, mystery, expectation and foreshadowing.
I love it!

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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

I enjoyed this chapter because we see here the fellowship taking shape. And also l liked the way the mountain becomes a character, similar to what happens in The Hobbit.

And l find it interesting that it's pointed out how there are forces that don't belong to any part (like Tom, too), because it's easy to think that in such epic battle, everyone must take a stand. It is not so. The world is bigger that that.

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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

Sunny afternoon. Kitty purring.
Let's read about Khazad-dûm 😜

Larkken 😻😻😻 I want to give the kitty belly rubs. Even if it is a trap. 7mo
AlaMich Your cat is beautiful! 7mo
dabbe Hello there, kitty-cat purring! 🖤🐾🖤 7mo
JazzFeathers @Larkken @AlaMich @dabbe She's growing so fast! 7mo
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I was running a few days behind, so I‘m feeling grateful for our little catch ups keeping this chunkster feeling low key. Read the last chapter of The Fellowship of The Rings today, and I just love the way this book ends! It‘s rare that an author manages to end an installment on a cliffhanger, but with a closing image that leaves me with a warm, sweet, satisfied feeling. #LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien @Daisey @JazzFeathers

dabbe Man, I have some serious catching-up to do! 🤩🤣😍 7mo
IndoorDame @dabbe nah, there‘s a whole week before you‘re actually behind 😂 7mo
dabbe Thank goodness! 🤣🤩😀 7mo
JazzFeathers Tolkien writes some awesome clogings. He always manages to get me, some way or another. 7mo
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Book 1 Chapter 2 “The Shadow of the Past”
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I have been listening to some Tolkien-focused podcasts and is it just me or is the worst fate for anything in Middle-earth to “fade.” Elves that don‘t return to Valinor: fade. Bilbo and Gollum spending too much quality time with the ring: fade.

Roary47 Today a coworker slightly mentioned Lord of the Rings and I went into total nerd mode. He was impressed. Lol 🙈😅 7mo
wisherwishinguponastar @Roary47 I get excited when I meet someone with a common interest like that. Then you have to play it cool until you know how into it they are. 7mo
JazzFeathers @wisherwishinguponastar @Roary47 😂 Fortunately, almost everyone l know knows I'm a Tolkien fan. I do try not to get away with it when anybody mention something vaginally connected with Tolkien 😅 But then, it's good to be a nerd, don't you think? 7mo
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JazzFeathers @wisherwishinguponastar I think you are right. Though I think fadind is more sad than bad in Tolkien's stories. Something that is ultimately not avoidable. And yet, closely connected with changing, which is not bad, though it's certainly hard. 7mo
wisherwishinguponastar @JazzFeathers yeah. Rereading Boromir‘s death allows you to see how our characters deal with sorrow. You sing a song and tell a tale of your fallen comrade so he may live on. 7mo
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I am going to try to play catch-up with #LotRChapteraDay because seeing all the posts have pulled me back in to Middle Earth.

Book 1 Chapter 1 “A Long-Expected Party”
#bookjournal

Roary47 Yay!! 7mo
JazzFeathers We're sneaky readers and fans 😁😏 7mo
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I think I shared this before, but hearing about the backup at the Panama Canal made be think of it again. Meanwhile, FOTR is the second book I‘ve finished this month. #LotRChapterADay #SummerEndReadathon

TheSpineView Great job! 7mo
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Finished the book today. This was, way back in olden times, when I was young, my entry into Fantasy. I still love it.

@JazzFeathers
@Daisey

#FellowshipofTolkien
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#reread

Daisey This was one of my early fantasy reads as well, and I love it just as much and probably appreciate it more with every reread. 7mo
JazzFeathers Same for me. I read The Lord of the Rings later, but The Hobbit was among my first fantasy reads. Probably shaped my journey as a fantasy reader. 7mo
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I came home this evening and read the last chapter of Book 2 of The Fellowship of the Ring with Gandalf & Luthien. The final chapter is not so much an ending as a transition to a new phase of the journey. These are often published as three books, but really it‘s one long story. At the moment, I‘m just sad to be waiting a few days to continue this epic journey with these characters.

#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien #reread

BethM I‘m so glad we have more days! The hobbit extra days made me sad, but these ones I totally need😂 8mo
Clare-Dragonfly I was a little startled to reach the ending! Someday I‘ll read the LotR as one long book, as Tolkien intended. 8mo
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Vansa @Clare-Dragonfly that's exactly what we're doing in this Read along😀 8mo
Clare-Dragonfly @Vansa We are taking breaks between books… and also I have to wait for my library hold on Two Towers to come in 😂 8mo
Daisey @bethm I get it! Sometimes I‘m so grateful, and other times, like today, I just want to jump into the next one. 8mo
Daisey @Clare-Dragonfly It does kind of sneak up on you here. I do consider this readalong reading them all as Tolkien intended as one story. The pauses are just to help keep all of us on track together. Hoping your hold comes in quickly. 8mo
Roary47 I‘m glad we have a little break here. My baby is going to arrive soon, so hopefully perfect timing. 😅 Then I can read him the second on the outside. 🤣 7mo
BethM @Roary47 congrats!!! 7mo
mabell 🐶🐱❤️ So cozy! 7mo
Daisey @Roary47 Sounds like the perfect plan! 7mo
Daisey @mabell It was! I had a bit of an annoying day, so it was the perfect calming thing for me. 7mo
JazzFeathers True, eh? But there's a greater separation between The Fellowship and the rest of the book then between The Two Towers and the rest of the book, in my opinion. 7mo
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Roary47
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4✨ How do you sum up a book that had so much happen? We have hobbits that set out on a journey, met an unexpected leader, lost a good friend and guide, as well as run into a lot of other characters… as well as bad guys. All this because an evil force is after a powerful object. On to the second book to continue the journey. #FellowshipofTolkien #LotRChapteraDay @Daisey @JazzFeathers #catsoflitsy

Daisey When I read the final chapter now it reminds me this is just part 1 of a longer work. It‘s hard to sum up as it‘s really no conclusion, just the beginning of a new phase in the journey. 8mo
dabbe Hello there, sweet kitty! 🖤🐾🖤 8mo
JazzFeathers I agree with @Daisey The more l read Tolkien's work, the less l'm able to 'jydge' it because it slowly becomes something l love too much and l feel relevant to me. There's no sense in judging anymore. 7mo
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“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”

#LOTRchapteraday #FellowshipofTolkien

JazzFeathers Isn't it s beautiful quote? A d so relevant to us today. 7mo
BarbaraJean @JazzFeathers It really is appropriate right now! 7mo
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All caught up with #readingwesteros #gotchapteraday, #lmpbc, and #cbbc #coffeebeanbookclub - now on to catching up with #fellowshipoftolkien #lotrchapteraday- that Elrond chapter is soooo long and threw me off my game! I‘ll read and participate in all the posts as soon as I‘m caught up- which may be a minute yet lol.

JazzFeathers 😂 l know it's probably nerdy, but l love The Council of Elrond. 7mo
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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

I love the Council of Elrond. Every. Single. Time.
I know that many find it long and difficult, but to me, it's like a bonus in the story. It's a chapter in the book that contains many different stories, all connected. I mean: you're reading this book and you get to enjoy all these other stories.

It's fantastic!

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#FellowshipofTolkien #LotrChapterADay
What unbelievably vivid writing. I feel like I'm seeing all of these myself

JazzFeathers Tolkien's writing is among the most vivid l've ever read. When he describes plac s, sure. But not only. 7mo
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So moving. I'm practically in tears at the elegiac tone of this.
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I sit beside the fire & think
of how the world will be
when winter comes without a spring
that I shall never see.
For there are still so many things
that I have never seen:
in every wood in every spring
there is a different green.
I sit beside the fire & think
of people long ago,
and people who will see a world
that I shall never know.
Bu all the while I sit & think
of times there were before,
I listen for returning feet
and voices at the door.

BarbaraJean I‘m behind on my reading for #LOTRchapteraday, but slowly catching up. I do love this poem so: the nostalgia of both looking back and looking forward. It‘s so sad and yet also so beautiful in its acceptance of the world moving on. Tonight it reminded me of my mother (who passed away last year) and it just made my throat catch. 💜 @Daisey @JazzFeathers 8mo
JazzFeathers Hugs 💚 8mo
Daisey It‘s so nostalgic, and I agree, it absolutely makes me think of people no longer in my own life. 💕 8mo
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Just finished #LotRChapteraDay #FellowshipofTolkien Chapter VI Lothlorien. Gimli is a good sport even though he is met with injustice because he is a dwarf in an elves world. I‘m glad that they came to an agreement finally that several other elves can vouch for him. @Daisey @JazzFeathers

Daisey This is one of those places where Aragorn shows himself as a great leader when he steps up to say that they should all be treated as Gimli is treated to dispel the conflict. 8mo
Roary47 @Daisey Yes! Aragorn is the best… after Gandalf of course. 🤣 8mo
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The fellowship has reached Lothlorien. Here they find a few days of peace, beauty, and rest. I always love the description of the elves‘ homes in the trees, but like the hobbits, I‘d rather not climb ladders to flets with no walls or railings. Also, we begin to see the development of the friendship between Legolas & Gimli.

#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien #ReadAndEat

gossamerchild Ooh, could you add me to the tag list! Thanks :-D 8mo
Daisey @gossamerchild Done! ✅ 8mo
gossamerchild @Daisey thank you! 😻😻 8mo
TheAromaofBooks I thought the similarities and differences between here and Rivendell were interesting. Tolkien does such a great job of giving us the elves' “vibe“ in both places, yet showing us their differences as well! 8mo
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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

In so many way, this chapter mark the passage from 'the sequel to The Hobbit' to 'the Lord of the Rings'.
In the first drafts, Tolkien took a very long pause, almost one year long, more or less at the point of the dialogue between Frodo (who became Frodo in this chapter) and Gloin.

So many mentions from The Hobbit, and so many foundations for what will come next.

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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

In comparison, this sounds more like a chapter of passage, thought it would be worth just for Offendel's appearance.
I was fascinated to learn this is the same Glorfindel that appears in the Silmarillion and falls fighting a balrog while trying to protect Earendil and his people. Earendil was Elrond's father. Glorfindel reincarnated to help Elrond as a way to sort of finish his tasks.

Daisey I always appreciate the art you find, but I especially like the illustrations for this chapter! 8mo
Roary47 I love how much you know a lot of this history that I‘m missing. There is so much more to these books in way of layers and connections to their other books. 😍🥰💛 8mo
JazzFeathers @Daisey Thanks! 😁 It's surprisingly difficult to find art that doesn't look like the films. 7mo
JazzFeathers @Roary47 True. When I read Tolkien's notes on anything, l always get the feeling that he had so many more stories to tell that he never ha time to write about 🥺 7mo
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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

I believe this to be one of the most underrated chapters in the book... And it's actually fantastic!

Firstly, here's were Aragorn appears at his more complex because he shows different parts of his personality: the ranger, the experienced man, the scholar, the traveler, the friend, the lover, the fighter and the strategist. There is so much more to him than even such a long book as this can show. ⬇️

JazzFeathers There is again that sense of horror, especially in the way the nazgul appear or are sensed. I always get the chills when they appear in the road. And there's fantastic sense of dynamics, almost cinematography. I love the episode where Aragorn watches the flashes of light in the night, worrying for Gandalf. It is such a great chapter! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Yes!! I think this chapter illustrated so many of Aragorn's layers. His strong desire to do the right thing is front and center here! 8mo
JazzFeathers @TheAromaofBooks Very true. He gets a great into.at the Prancing Pony, but here he is more fully himself, l think. 7mo
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