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JazzFeathers
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#FellowshipOfTolkien

Why Tolkien's books always end on a sad note? 😢

I enjoyed this short collection a lot more than the first time that l read it, years ago. Maybe because now l can place it a little better among the other stories of Middle-earth.

A surprise number of them talk about journeys in a morm or another.
I didn't realise this the first time.

BarbaraJean That's interesting about the journey theme--very true! I read this a few years ago when we continued #LOTRChapteraDay, but I have to confess: I remembered VERY little. I do remember enjoying it more then, and I think part of that was the illustrations! I kind of wish I'd tracked down an audio version, as I think these poems would be better served that way than in print. I need to hear hobbits reciting/singing them at the Prancing Pony! 😉 1mo
JazzFeathers @BarbaraJean l agree. This must be marvelous in audio. 1mo
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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

This may seem a transition chapter, yet - l believe - we find here the core of Tolkien's philosophy.
In the way the friends come together and slowly take stock of what happend and how they were change, with a hint that the change might bring good things.
And in the last debate, where Gandalf guides toward doing the right thing in the time assigned to us, as others will do in their time.
Loved it!

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JazzFeathers
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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

I love this chapter!
After so many epic events, here we go back to a human/hobbit scale. The characters arc back to how they were at the beginning of the story.
It really feels like going home after the terror of the war.

The dialogue between Strider and Merry always makes me laugh 😂

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JazzFeathers
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On the homebound train. Can't wait for the weekend.
Sorry for the long silent, especially to my fellow #LotRChapterADay readers. It's an hellish period. I hope things will look up and in the new year, though.

I hope to finish Return of the King over Christmas. I'm behind with #TolkienChristmas but l expect to catch up tonight.
I have two #NetGalley ARCs expiring before the year ends, will probably manage to read just one.

Let's keep up! 💪😁

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JazzFeathers
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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

This is one of those chapters you think, why does it have to go this way? It could go differently. And yet, this is at the core of Tolkien's majore themes: when we let despair get hold of us, it may do worse that any of our enemies.

That moment Gandalf hesitates on the gate, knowing that he has to choose and whatever choice he will make will be the end of someone... It just wrecked me.

Daisey I think the moment of Gandalf‘s consideration of the different consequences struck me more on this read than any previous ones. 3mo
JazzFeathers @Daisey It happened to me last time we read. I don't think l ever noticed that before since it felt like the first time l read it. So strange. 2mo
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JazzFeathers
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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

I mean. How is it l didn't remember how packed full of... Everything this chapter is?
I always remember Theoden's death, that always, always gets me. And if course l remember Eowyn's reveal, which should be every woman's battlecry (in my opinion), but somehow l didn't remember the battle, the Denethor's tragedy, Eomer's rage and then hope, the release of Aragorn's arrival.
It's just incredible.

CatLass007 This is the first time I‘ve listened to/read this book, but you‘re right. This part is jam-packed with major events. 3mo
JazzFeathers @CatLass007 Very true. And it's kind of funny that l felt it, since I've read this book several times before. Still, in a way it's always like reading it the first time 😁 2mo
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BethM
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Here‘s Wes putting his stocking on in prep for St Nick tonight 😂 But what I came here to say is we I forgot to read tonight‘s Santa letter and he made sure we didn‘t go to bed without it being read 😂 #raisingreaders #lotrchapteraday #fellowshipoftolkien

peaKnit He looks like his mama ❤️ 3mo
Gissy Adorable! ❤️ 3mo
BethM @peaKnit @Gissy thanks :) 3mo
Avanders Aww ♥️♥️ And I love that you celebrate St nick‘s day! I didn‘t realize until I moved away from wis that it‘s only celebrated in about 1.5 states (Wi and half of Mn, is my understanding)… 2mo
BethM @Avanders that blows my mind. Even daycare celebrates it. 2mo
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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 The Return of the King #LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien
🎧 The End of the Affair

#CurrentlyReading
🎧 Don Quixote
🎧 The Godfather
📖 Dinged
📖 Advent
📖 Mrs. Dalloway
📖 Letters from Father Christmas #TolkienChristmas (forgot to add it to the image)

#WeeklyForecast
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BookwormAHN
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Pickpick

I loved this reread with Andy Serkis as the narrator 🩶🗡
#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRChapterADay
@Daisey @JazzFeathers

Texreader Me too!! He was great! 3mo
AnnR I agree, Andy Serkis is such an awesome narrator. I revisited all the #LOR books 2 years ago and immensely enjoyed the audiobooks. 3mo
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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 Small Town Pride
📖 Sexing the Cherry
🎧 The House of the Spirits #Chile #FoodAndLit #ReadingTheAmericas2023
🎧 A Glass of Blessings

#CurrentlyReading
🎧 Don Quixote
📖 The Return of the King #LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

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