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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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Crimson613 6pts! 5d
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Stacypatrice Yeeeesssss Girlllll!!!!! 7d
Texreader @Stacypatrice Right?! ❤️🧝‍♂️ 7d
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Soubhiville 👍 I‘d be ok with that! 7d
4thhouseontheleft 🙌🏽🙌🏽 7d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I do have that elf on my shelf 😉 7d
Crimson613 6pts! I can get behind this xD 6d
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Son and I have been watching this movie and all the appendices so it seemed a good time to post a #holidaylaughs (5 pts) plus participation (1 pt)

#wintergames #tmskellington @crimson613 @clwojick @StayCurious

Crimson613 6pts! xD 1w
Clwojick 😂😂 1w
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Day 20 - #ClassicIHaventRead #GratefulReads

I have read 240 books from the 1001 books to read before you die list but I have not read Tolkien yet. I‘m not a fan of fantasy but I think I need to check out this trilogy. I have watched the movies and enjoyed them so reading this book is overdue.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I haven‘t read these either!! 3w
EadieB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We need a buddy read! 3w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 3w
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Deifio I've recently started my reread of LotR. The first part of Fellowship kind of drags on a bit. You if you do a buddy read, I think you'll get through it just fine 😉 3w
Iblu @EadieB could you kindly point me to such 1001 books to read before you die list? I might have some catching up to do!!!😅 3w
EadieB @Iblu Goodreads has a list too. You can search for it there. 3w
Iblu Thank you!!!🤗 2w
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Pickpick

Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf the Gray, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the elf, Aragorn Son of Arathorn, Boromir and of course Bill the pony.

So lovely was the fellowship, so deep was their friendship, so mesmerising was the book.
Pick it, read it and you will love it.

I only wish Tom Bombadil had reappeared in the book again. He was such an interesting character!!

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I found some reading candy when I was reading. 🙂
“A heavy weight was settling steadily on Frodo's heart, and he regretted now with every step forward that he had ever thought of challenging the menace of the trees.“ (pg 124)
I'm pretty sure its a metaphor, let's see if you can find it/them 😏

ConnorBecomeDeviant “A heavy weight was settling steadily on Frodo's heart“ is a metaphor. 3w
ThatHobbitNerd7 There's one more. 😉 3w
~TC~ I feel like “challenging the menace of the trees“ is a metaphor? Maybe... 3w
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#GratefulReads
I can‘t name one #favoritebooktomovieadaptation so here are some of my favourites. 😁

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choices 🎥👍🏻 4w
OriginalCyn620 Awesome choices! 4w
Kalalalatja Love that P&P movie ❤️ 4w
inthegreensandblues The Wasikowska/Fassbender Jane Eyre is my fave too ❤️ 4w
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This is a hard book to follow or is it just me with my partially functioning brain. Everything starts making sense after the Council of Elrond, the epicness of it. It astonishes me how people are able to create such mystical world that you want to live in.
I wish I hadn't seen the movies all those years ago. It was a long time ago and I don't remember everything.
I am starting to Capture how epic this book is.

Also, I love the cracked spine.

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I'm curious.
A new translation of the Fellowship of the Ring dropped last week here in ltaly. New translation of the story, new translation of most names.

Yes, it was quite shocking and it has arisen a lot of debite.

And some debite has risen also the new cover.
I'll be honest, l don't like it at all. But other readers quite like it.
You can see a better picture here https://bit.ly/34ICf5k

What do you think?

ljuliel It‘s not a nice cover at all. It looks like a field of dirt or something. They should have made it more colorful I think. 1mo
JazzFeathers @ljuliel That's the surface of Mars 😒😑 1mo
ljuliel Not a very attractive cover .....even though we‘re not to judge a book by its cover, I think a boring cover would attract less attention to it. (edited) 1mo
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JazzFeathers @ljuliel l totally agree. 1mo
Daisey That cover does not seem to fit the story at all to me. I‘ll be curious to hear what you think of the translation. 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks The seems very bland to me. It certainly would not make me pick it up. 1mo
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Shamzi
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Back to the reading ways after a short visit home and meeting my furry little friend!!

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Books_n_Whatnot

“Confound it all, Samwise Gamgee. Have you been eavesdropping?”
“I ain't been droppin' no eaves sir, honest. I was just cutting the grass under the window there, if you'll follow me.”
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“What did you hear? Speak.”
“N-nothing important. That is, I heard a good deal about a ring, and a Dark Lord, and something about the end of the world, but... Please, Mr. Gandalf, sir, don't hurt me. Don't turn me into anything... unnatural.”

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“I should like to save the Shire,if I could-though there have been times when I thought the inhabitants too stupid and dull for words, and have felt that an earthquake or an invasion of dragons might be good for them.But I don't feel like that now. I feel that as long as the Shire lies behind, safe and comfortable, I shall find wandering more bearable: I shall know that somewhere there is a firm foothold, even if my feet cannot stand there again.”

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“For the grim years were removed from the face of Aragorn, and he seemed clothed in white, a young lord tall and fair;...and returning out of his thought he looked at Frodo and smiled.

...`and here my heart dwells ever, unless there be a light beyond the dark roads that we still must tread, you and I. Come with me!‘ And taking Frodo‘s hand in his, he left the hill of Cerin Amroth and came there never again as a living man.”

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“Fool of a Took!" he growled. "This is a serious journey, not a hobbit walking-party. Throw yourself in next time, and then you will be no further nuisance.”

Ugh, when‘s the next hobbit walking-party? Sign me up

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“And now leave me in peace for a bit! I don't want to answer a string of questions while I am eating. I want to think!"

"Good Heavens!" said Pippin. "At breakfast?

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“My dear Frodo!” exclaimed Gandalf. “Hobbits really are amazing creatures, as I have said before. You can learn all that there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you at a pinch.”

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“But it is said: Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. The choice is yours: to go or wait.”
“And it is also said,” answered Frodo: “Go not to the Elves for counsel for they will answer both no and yes.”
“Is it indeed?” laughed Gildor.

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“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

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“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”

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“Then you know or guess something about this rider?” said Pippin, who had caught the muttered words.
“I don‘t know, and I would rather not guess,” said Frodo.
“All right, cousin Frodo! You can keep your secret for the present, if you want to be mysterious.”

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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.” -Haldir

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Reading this gets me hype despite being doomed to die

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Loved it! I can‘t believe it took me so long to start this story. It was especially lovely to read alongside @scale-shark. Reading about the Shire was fun, and I love the way Tolkien describes weather and climate. It was emotional?? Idk, somethin‘ about it. I already feel closer to the Company than I did watching the movies.

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This is indeed one of the great epic fantasies and I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.

Please read my full review here:
https://thereadingmermaidsreviews.weebly.com/book-reviews/the-fellowship-of-the-...

BookwormAHN Agreed 💚 1mo
BookwormAHN And Happy Birthday 🥂 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @BookwormAHN THANK YOU!!! ❤️😘😘😘❤️ 1mo
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @Redwritinghood thank you so much sweets!! ❤️😘❤️ 1mo
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There are many instances of great beauty throughout the novel, especially in the Realm of the Elves. What do you think this beauty signifies? What do you think the elves signify?

#LOTRBuddyRead

BookwormAHN I think the elves are definitely considered higher beings. And I've always wondered if Tolkien meant for them to be angelish. 1mo
JazzFeathers I think the Elves represent a possible balance between what nature offers and what menkind is capable of. So in the Lord of the Rings they represent all the good things that existed in the beginning, before the world was corrupted. Though, as we know, Elves themselves are far from being perfect and incorruptible 😉 #FellowshipOfTolkien 1mo
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How does Tolkien define Good and Evil? Is there a fine line or does it become muddied? Are they easy to distinguish in the book?

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BookwormAHN I think with the exception of orcs, good and evil is somewhat gray and more dependent on choice and intent but he also seems to give very little room for redemption to his characters. 1mo
JazzFeathers I disagree @BookwormAHN Redemption are always on the card (as both Boromir and Denethor show). But there are people who willingly disavow redemtion and those will never find it. It is in the end, always a matter of choices. 1mo
JazzFeathers As for the question, l've seldom read another story where good and evil were more mixed and grey-shaded. 1mo
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Why do you think Tolkien chooses his hero to be a hobbit instead of a more powerful creature of Middle Earth such as a man, a dwarf or an elf? What is the significance of the hobbit's role in the story?

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BookwormAHN I think the quote from Gildor "even the smallest person can change the course of the future" is what Tolkien set out to prove with the hobbits. 1mo
JazzFeathers Tolkien lived through the European Civil War, as some historians call it. That period between WWI and WWII that destroyed and then recreated the Western world. There were many uncommon people who (in good and bad) caused/handled this. But in the end, it was people who destroyed the old world and created the new one. People who accepted or rejected. Everyday people. I think this is what Tolkien tried to potray in the Lord of the Rings. 1mo
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What do you think the one ring signifies?

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BookwormAHN Temptation and power. 1mo
JazzFeathers Well, the Ring clearly means power in all its form, and by power l mean the possibility to handle the lives of other people more than doing what one wants. Coming to a position where you think that what you are doing is right and everybody else should therefore follow/obey you. It's the destruction of freewill. 1mo
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Why do you think Frodo was chosen as the ring bearer? What characteristics make Frodo the best candidate to carry the ring to Mordor?

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BookwormAHN I think since he quite literally inherited the burden of the ring and that is what made him the ring bearer. But his courage, determination and to some extent his innocence gave him a slight edge over the others to take it. 1mo
JazzFeathers I second @BookwormAHN l also think that being a Hobbit factored into it. As we know, Men are very suscettible to power and Elves are easily tempted. But hobbits value the little joys of life, things that other people may consider silly and small. They are totally immune (as we'll see in the end), but they are different. And Frodo is a different hobbit, he knows the word outside, he's not scared of 'the others'. 1mo
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Making slow but steady progress with my #lotrbuddyread this Sunday night. Have my candles in my spooky halloween decorations going and some Harry Potter ASMR room videos going. How‘s everyone‘s night so far?

#asmr #lotr #buddyread #candles #bigbook #mpls #twincities

OnlyYoo Wow those are such cool candles! They go with the book perfectly 1mo
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ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL, ONE RING TO FIND THEM,
ONE RING TO BRING THEM ALL AND IN THE DARKNESS BIND THEM.

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Shamzi
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Finally delving into the fantastical world during the magical festive season of Diwali!!

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"But I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence."
One of my favorite J. R. R. Tolkien quotes

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First part of the epic trilogy. Takes a while to get started, but obviously worth it.

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How was everyone's day?

I went to the dermatologist today and found out I've developed a severe allergy to scents. So, I'll be up all night rewashing literally all of my clothes, blankets, sheets, etc with new soap. At least I know why I haven't been able to breathe and I've been itchy as heck for a year, so that's good right?

Anyway, I'm glad to have littens and hobbits to keep me company while I do a billion loads of laundry. ❤

xicanti Boo allergies. 😔 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @xicanti Right? I'm allergic to like everything but food, so thankful for that at least 😂 2mo
Judybskt Yikes!! 2mo
Buechersuechtling Well. Okay. Knowing where all your suffering and problems come from is a good thing … but …this sounds like it makes everyday life complicated. At least before having gotten used to the new routines … I hope that everything improves for you and stays manageable. 🤗 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling Thanks, friend! I'm just glad to be moving in right direction 😊 2mo
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I love walking through the woods when the trees have golden leaves. It makes me feel like I'm in Lothlorien! 😍🍂

brit91 So beautiful!😍😍😍 2mo
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🏝 The Harry Potter series. Or LOTR. Or Narnia. (Hmmm. Fantasy makes up a small portion of my reading but in the case of desert island I think that's what I'd want.🤔)
🧦 Depends on the temp. We're into sock season now.
🏔 Mt Evans- 14,271 feet
🍄🌶 I'm not fond of mushrooms. Or very spicy foods.
🎃 Nope
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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“Well, I‘ve made up my mind, anyway. I want to see mountains again, Gandalf – mountains; and then find somewhere where I can rest.”

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Lucas is down for the count this weekend, and the cookies may give you a hint as to why. 😜🍋😂

We have nerdy reading material and snacks at the ready, and we're going to have a nice relaxing weekend. 📚

FantasyChick I'm dying at 100% Juice 😂😂😂 2mo
Sace 🤣🤣🤣🤣 2mo
Amiable “Snip snip hooray!” 😄😆 2mo
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Owlizabeth OMG where did you get those cookies??? 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @Owlizabeth I custom ordered them from Darling Cookies! She's a local baker in Boise, ID who makes cookies out of her home. I told her to do whatever she wanted with the theme, and this is what she did. I'm obsessed with them. 😂🍋 2mo
Owlizabeth @Rachel.Rencher that‘s amaaaaazing 2mo
ImperfectCJ I completely love these cookies! 2mo
MariettaSG 😂❤️ 2mo
Hooked_on_books Vasectomy cookies. Genius. (Edit: it occurs to me that my reply could be read as sarcastic. It‘s totally not! I love this idea and envy that I didn‘t think of it.) (edited) 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly Those are hilarious! 😂 2mo
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EjCorum007
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Reread my favorite series!

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I have some rare reading time tonight, so I'm picking up where I left off with The Fellowship. 🤓

I can tell summer is finally over because it's 60 degrees right now and this is me: 🥶🥶
I need to go invest in some new fuzzy socks, but for now I'm bundled in a blanket with a hot cuppa coffee. ☕

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Starting Fellowship tonight. I tried reading this many moons ago and now I am determined to finish.

#LOTRBuddyRead #LOTR

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Taking the night to plan out the #LOTRBuddyRead for October. This will be the second attempt at reading Fellowship. The first was back in 2002.

megzlynn Love your planner! Is it a Happy Planner? 2mo
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Fun afternoon at an etsy fair with @Andrea4 😁 Loving the necklace I bought!

(and while taking this pic, I realized it's been over 10 years since I last read LotR - how did that happen? - so now feeling a re-read might be due soon)

Hestapleton It‘s been 12 years for me! I started a reread 2 weeks ago. It‘s going to take me MUCH longer to read this time than it did when I was 12 😂 2mo
llwheeler @Hestapleton I reread it when I was 19... and I bet it will take me longer now too haha. Unless I do it during a readathon maybe... 2mo
Daisey A group of us are currently reading the History of Middle Earth books, and we are planning to go back for a reread of The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings starting later this year after we finish the next one. #LotRHistory It might be a good time to join in rereading with others. 2mo
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llwheeler @Daisey That sounds great 😄 I enjoy seeing some of the History posts. It will be fun to reread with you and see what insights/layers you may find after reading all those other books. 2mo
Andrea4 I had much fun!!! And definitely had to purchase some things to help local artists! Lol 2mo
llwheeler @Andrea4 😁 of course lol 2mo
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The fall equinox has finally brought a cooler morning with low humidity, so I am enjoying the sunshine as I finish up my reread of the tagged book. THIS is my idea of perfection: blue skies, book and tea while not sweating through my clothes. I love the autumn! 🌞

Scochrane26 At work today, we were excited because it rained for a few min. We‘re having a drought in my area. 3mo
cherinium @Scochrane26 Yay for rain! 🌧☔🌧 2mo
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The Passing of the Elves

New Zealand

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The road beneath Farmer Maggot‘s farm

New Zealand

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Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

Its an incredible peice of work and really loved the first book. Onto the next!