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Daisey
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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I got up early this morning to make pumpkin scones for school, and I hoped to fit in a few pages of reading along with my own breakfast. However, by the time I cleaned up my kitchen mess and prepped my just finished #CovertoCover book to mail, it was time to leave. I did fit in a few pages tonight, and I‘m continuing to enjoy my slow progress through the versions of the story of Numenor.

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JazzFeathers I'm really, really enjoying these evolutions of the stories. In yesterday's night commentary, Christopher theories that at that stage, his father was considering different ways to revise his Silmarillion, especially in light of the (then still) unfinished Lord of the Rings. It's fascinating and quite unexpected. 10h
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JazzFeathers
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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Oh, wow!
Since there has been so little about Numenor so far, l was wondering how Tolkien evolved his stories about it while writing LotR, since in this story a very definite history of Numenor is present.

It's fascinating to see the many different possibilities, some quite different from the story as we know it as canon.

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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.

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JazzFeathers I'm adoring these rereads. Back to back like that, l can see the story growing. 5d
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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. 6d
Lcsmcat Cat‘s Eye is so good! 6d
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. 6d
Daisey @Lcsmcat Looking forward to it! 6d
Cinfhen Yes, graphics are fabulous!!! So concise and visually appealing 🤩 6d
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JazzFeathers
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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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! 6d
JazzFeathers @Daisey lt is awesome. But then, l've always loved Numenor, si my opinion probably doesn't count 😆 5d
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. 5d
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JazzFeathers
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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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!

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Goodbye #NotionClub
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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. 1w
Daisey So true! 7d
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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.

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umbrellagirl I love your dragon! Smaug? 1w
Daisey @umbrellagirl Just a random book dragon, but it is my designated Tolkien bookmark! 1w
May1112 Ha ha 1w
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.😂 1w
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