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Daisey
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I haven‘t had much actual reading time lately, so I caught up yesterday on audio while I took my beagle Luthien for a long rambling walk. “Of the Flight of the Noldor” is heartbreaking to me every time, but it‘s also an amazing story.

This morning I read “Of the Sindar” with breakfast. Here we learn more about Thingol & Melian and meet their daughter Luthien.

#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion #BreakfastWithTolkien #BookAndBreakfast

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Susanita
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The Hobbit is a #roadtrip story, right? #ittakesallkinds #fellowshipofTolkien

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 2d
Eggs Brilliant post 👏🏻👏🏻 2d
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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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Once, l heard a discussion among fans about whether it was true love between Thingol and Melian, or she had been sent to Middle-earth specifically to enchant him.

I've always thought it is true love, but l was fascinated by the fact that both things were possible.
(Ps: Tolkien does answer the question in HoME 😜)

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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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"Thus it was that the Valar found at last, as it were by chance, those whom they had so long awaited. And Oromë looking upon the Elves was filled with wonder, as though they were beings sudden and marvellous and unforeseen.”

I love this idea that even if the song has already been sung, there remains always a sense of wonder. The concept of Destiny is very complex in Tolkien.

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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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So, then. Anyone who's read Tolkien with me in the past knows of my love for the Dwarves. But, l mean, come on! How beautiful is it this origin story? 🤩

I love this chapter also because of the interaction among the Valar. Is it my impression, or - strange as it might sound - there is never much interaction among the Valar? 🤔

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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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For some reason, I've always loved the story of the Lamps of the Valar and l wish Tolkien had written more about them. The idea of these gigantic lamps illuminating the world... I don't know. There's something magical about it. And then their ruin...

But then, the first part of the Silmarillion, where only the Valar are there, is all exceptionally magical and poetic.

BethM I‘m struggling to follow it honestly 5d
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JazzFeathers Let's talk about it @BethM The group is here to help along 😁 What do you find challenging? 4d
CatLass007 My print copy of The Silmarillion is due to arrive tomorrow. I‘m hugely excited about starting from the beginning with both the print and audio versions. I know I‘m going to be off schedule but I can refer to your posts as I read/listen. 4d
BethM I think it‘s bc I don‘t know what‘s happening. I‘m listening on audio. Is this like a creation story for the LotR world? 2d
JazzFeathers @CatLass007 Yayyy!!! I think it will be easier to follow on paper. 2d
JazzFeathers @BethM Ahhhh! The Silmarillion is always a bit baffling because there is so much in it. But there is a core story that regards the coursing of the Noldor. I'd suggest, follow that story if this is the first time you read this book. There is so much more in it, but that's for subsequent rereads. If you only focus on the Silmarilli and the course of the Noldor, you'll get a lot more out of the story in this read 😜 2d
JazzFeathers @BethM Also, l really think audio is not the best way for this. It've very easy to get mixed up. Maybe you should try paper or ebook @Daisey what do you think? 2d
Daisey @BethM Yes, it starts with a creation story, but I agree the core of the book is the story of the Silmarils. This is a book I finally feel pretty comfortable with after at least three reads. Now I can listen and follow, but on the first read there‘s no way I would have been able to follow with only audio. 1d
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BarbaraJean
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I‘m catching up on my Silmarillion reading tonight, finally starting the Quenta Silmarillion. As before, I‘m having a hard time keeping the names straight, but I DO remember the love story of Elwe/Thingol and Melian. Because of this meme I made upon our last reading of The Silmarillion. 😁 #FellowshipofTolkien

Daisey 🤣😆🤣 6d
BeeCurious Lol! 😃👍 6d
JazzFeathers 😂😂😂😂 5d
BeeCurious @BarbaraJean - I saved your meme to my kindle. Every time I scroll through through my photos, this still makes me giggle! 3d
BarbaraJean @BeeCurious Hahaha--I love it!! Glad I could share the joy. 😁 3d
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BarbaraJean
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I saw this a couple of weeks ago and am only just getting around to posting it. I thought the #FellowshipofTolkien might enjoy this “Spell in the Library” with a delightful poet, scholar, and priest, reading from and chatting about “The Adventures of Tom Bombadil.” Malcolm Guite is an absolute treasure… and he reminds me of a hobbit. 😁

https://youtu.be/d6P01SDkN1E?feature=shared

JazzFeathers Ooooh! Thanks so much for this! 🤩 5d
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Daisey
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Yesterday I caught up on my reading of The Silmarillion. Now that we‘ve gotten into the Quenta Silmarillion itself, there are so many names. I appreciate this chart detailing the sundering of the elves. Then, this morning I read “Of Thingol and Melian” in which Elwe falls in love with the Melian, a Maia, and therefore stays in Middle-Earth and becomes known as Thingol.

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TheAromaofBooks Ooo interesting chart! There are sooooo many names for everything, and everyone seems to have about five names to keep straight!! 7d
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CatLass007 Thanks for this. I‘ve decided to put this readalong on hold for a bit. I want a print copy to read as I listen to the audiobook. 7d
Daisey @TheAromaofBooks So many! I‘ve read it multiple times, and they still trip me up. There are a few helpful charts, including this one, at the back of the book. 6d
Daisey @CatLass007 You‘re welcome! I completely understand wanting this in print. It can be tough to follow. 6d
CatLass007 ♥️ 6d
TheAromaofBooks !!!! I knew there was a map and a glossary, but somehow I missed the charts! 5d
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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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Tolkien put together a fantastic cast of characters here.
I find that every Vala has something special to love, but over time, I've become particularly attached to Manwe, Ulmo and Nienna.

Who are your favourite Valar? 😁

Daisey I don‘t think I have a favorite, but I do appreciate the variety. 1w
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