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JazzFeathers
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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It seems that the more Tolkien worked to the story of Numenor, the darkening and more heartbreaking it became.

This third version has all the names changed. It was strange to read, and l wonder why Tolkien decided this course. I hope there will be some insight in Christopher's comment.

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Daisey
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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No time for breakfast with Tolkien this morning, but I did fit in just a few pages with lunch. I‘m thoroughly enjoying another look at the Fall of Numenor in this third section of the book. The more often I read them, the more I can appreciate the mythological style of the early stories of Tolkien‘s world.

#FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien #ReadandEat

JazzFeathers I'm adoring these rereads. Back to back like that, l can see the story growing. 1d
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Daisey
I, Robot | Isaac Asimov
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#BookReport
I finished 2 books in progress last weekend along with an impulse pick this week, The Kitchen.

#CurrentlyReading
📖 I‘ve reached Part Three of Sauron Defeated for #FellowshipofTolkien
🎧 Thoroughly enjoying listening to In Cold Blood for #ReadColdBlood

#WeeklyForecast
🎧 I plan to listen to Cat‘s Eye and/or Quackery once I finish my current audio
📖 Still haven‘t started The Darkdeep from my class library

howjessreads Ooh I love how you formatted this! I may have to try something similar. 2d
Lcsmcat Cat‘s Eye is so good! 2d
Daisey @howjessreads Thanks! I like having one graphic I update from week to week by just moving and adding books. It‘s a fun way to show my reading progress. 2d
Daisey @Lcsmcat Looking forward to it! 2d
Cinfhen Yes, graphics are fabulous!!! So concise and visually appealing 🤩 2d
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JazzFeathers
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien

What can l say? I adore the story of Numenor more every time l read it. It is such a perfect story inside the story in the Silmarillion.
What has always fascinated me is the way evil inplants itself with lies, as it seems to answer hard questions, and how some people still resists, come what will.
It is a story of loss, but also of hope, as so many of Tolkien's stories are.

Daisey I haven‘t picked my book up since I finished Part 2, but I‘m hoping to at least get to a few pages later tonight. Looking forward to this section! 2d
JazzFeathers @Daisey lt is awesome. But then, l've always loved Numenor, si my opinion probably doesn't count 😆 2d
Daisey Your opinion always has value! I got through the first section last night and started the next few pages today, and I have to agree. I love seeing more of this aspect of the history. 2d
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JazzFeathers
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien

Really enjoyed this early version of the Fall of Numenor, one of my favourite stories by Tolkien since l first read The Silmarillion.
The story will become much more complex, still so much of utenti is already here.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Sauron Defeated | J. R. R. Tolkien
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All caught up again, felt like I was never going to make it to Part III.

Although The Notion Papers were interesting, I‘m always going to think there is so much more there going on just below the surface that had a lot to do with the members of The Inklings and some of their personalities and foibles seeping over into this story as fun academic teasing.

Onto part III!

#FellowshipOfTolkien
Goodbye #NotionClub
#YearOfTolkien
#YearsOfTolkien

JazzFeathers I caught up too and can't wsit to read part three. The Fall of Numenor has always been one of my very favourite parts in the Silmarillion. 4d
Daisey So true! 3d
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JazzFeathers
The Good Cop | Peter Steiner
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Well, apparently, l've caught up with the #FellowshipOfTolkien #NotionClub Tomorrow we start The Deowing of Anadune and l can't wait.

I'm afraid l'm bailing on The Good Cop. I really wanted to like it. I adore Weimar Germany. But really this mystery is as unattractive as they come.

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Daisey
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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I made it through the rest of the #NotionClub Papers. That last section all about language was tough again, and to be honest I might have skimmed through parts, but I‘m caught up again. So glad to be reading this with others so that I do get to those moments of great interest or insight without giving up.

#FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

umbrellagirl I love your dragon! Smaug? 6d
Daisey @umbrellagirl Just a random book dragon, but it is my designated Tolkien bookmark! 6d
May1112 Ha ha 6d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I completely understand! As fascinating as I find all the languages he created, when it gets into the nuts and bolts of nasal vowel sounds verses script drawling styles...I just can‘t follow...maybe if there was a physical language class I‘d understand all of that better, however that was my least favorite part of learning my own language as a kid, so possibly not.😂 4d
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JazzFeathers
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien

Read up to Night 70 of the #NotionClub Papers last night.
At some point, l'd like to compare this to the Lost Road. I don't remember it very well, now, but l seem to remember it was an easier read. But maybe l read it at a more related time.
I keep having the feeling that this writing was a private joke and that's why it's more difficult for us to got into it.

Daisey I very much agree with this. I want to compare it more closely, but I don‘t have time for that kind of careful comparative reading right now. I also feel this is more complex and analytical with a very specific audience in mind. 6d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers & @Daisey I agree too. I think there is a lot of internal joking here and poking fun at Lewis‘s use of Númenor too. As I remember there were two version back in The Lost Road as well. A version told to the lost sailor in the Cottage of Play, and a brief version that was a time travel story of a father and son, but actual time travel, not this past remembered consciousness expressing itself through dreams and daydreaming as kids. 4d
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Mhm. I think there were dreams in The Lost Road too, at least in the beginning. @Daisey do you remember better than us? 😁 4d
Daisey @JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I do seem to remember dreams, and the reader actually traveled into the dream instead of hearing about it later. However, that‘s also why I wish I could compare more closely, since I‘m not sure. 4d
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JazzFeathers
The Lord of the Rings | J. R. R. Tolkien
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I know it's still a month away, but l thought l'd get ready for out LotR reread.
I've wanted this edition for a while now, but had l known it's printed so small... 😒