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JazzFeathers
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien

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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Eggs
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A lovely and amusing short read-“Father Christmas “ writes to the Tolkien children every winter describing his life at the North Pole. There are polar bears, elves & gnomes, cave-bears, and serious mischief from the goblins ❄️🎄

TheSpineView Cool. I stacked it read during the winter games.😊 1d
arlenefinnigan I loved this. The audiobook is lovely. Of course Tolkien invented a grouchy polar bear sidekick for Father Christmas. Of course he invented a fictional Arctic language. Of course Father Christmas has to battle hobgoblins. 1d
Eggs @arlenefinnigan @TheSpineView His descriptions are so clever. BTW it‘s free on kindle unlimited 1d
TheSpineView @Eggs That's good since I have KU. 👍 24h
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wordslinger42
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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On hard days, I am very grateful for good books 📚 They make everything better. This is my recent #bookhaul from Dover and my currently reading pile

tracey38 💜 2d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Sauron Defeated | J. R. R. Tolkien
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This one was overall a mixed bag for me, loved Part I, the end of the history of LOTR, Part II with the The Notion Papers was so-so for me, it definitely had interesting sections but probably wasn‘t one I‘ll go back and re-read, then ended with Part III where Tolkien expanded and developed his early Númenorean legend as his Atlantis-esque retelling story shifted & grew to fit into his growing legendarium of interrelated tales. I couldn‘t help ⤵️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa ... but think about his Leaf by Niggle short story again. Sorry I read ahead this weekend and finished up ahead of schedule #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsOfTolkien #YearOfTolkien 4d
Daisey I‘ve only just started Part 3, but so far I feel much the same. 4d
JazzFeathers I pretty much agree too. Though l do think that l'll go back to the Notion Club Papers at some point. I read it in a moment of great tiredness. I'm sure that, peculiar as it is, l'd enjoy it a lot more with a less tired mind. 3d
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JazzFeathers
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien

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. 4d
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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! 5d
JazzFeathers @Daisey lt is awesome. But then, l've always loved Numenor, si my opinion probably doesn't count 😆 4d
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. 4d
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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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Bookwomble
Bilbo's Last Song | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I've had the pocket edition of "Bilbo's Last Song" for a while, and it's one of my favourite entries in the Middle-earth canon. The original full-size edition I bought the other day to enjoy Baynes's artwork the better. First discovery is that the full title is "Bilbo's Last Song (At the Grey Havens)", the second that there is a middle register of paintings of Bilbo in various attitudes of reverie removed from the pocket edition. ??

Bookwomble By juggling the picture elements about, the roundels are printed at about the same size in both editions, but the vignettes in the lower register are larger in the original format. I'm so glad I decided to buy it, despite a slight hesitation about duplicating yet another book! 6d
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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. 7d
Daisey So true! 6d
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