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JazzFeathers

Joined February 2017

Author of fantasy stories set in the 1920s | History geek | Hopeless Tolkien nerd | slow reader and writer https://theoldshelter.com 󾓩
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The Mystic's Accomplice | Mary Miley Theobald
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The second novel in the Maddie Pastore series is quite enjoyable. But slow, at the moment, but enjoyable.

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#FellowshipOfTolkien #TolkiensLetters

Ta-daaaa!!!!
Here it is! 😊

I Swift reread through the letters to Christopher to take down quotes for my Instagram feed. I really really love these letters 💙

@Daisey @wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN Thank you 😺 2w
Daisey Well . . . I‘m ahead. I started the very long Letter 131 last night. I may go ahead and keep reading now but slow down more in February/March as that is a very busy time for me at school with coaching responsibilities. 2w
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Happy birthday, Professor Tolkien!

Today is Tolkien 130th birthday.
I've celebrated it with a little homage 😊
https://t.co/pDf1jpjXtV

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JazzFeathers @Daisey @wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookwormAHN Sorry, gals, I totally missed December. I don't know how it became so messy. But I'm preparing the new schedule for the letter ASAP, possibly already today. And, late as always, happy new year 😊 2w
wordslinger42 Happy Birthday to Tolkien!! I'm starting my reading for the coming semester, which starts next Monday, and I won't be able to keep up with another readalong. I'm so sorry! I'll be off from mid-April to August, so if you gals are reading something then, I'd love to jump back in 😊 2w
JazzFeathers @wordslinger42 do share what you read of anything Tolkien. I'm so curious and we could have good conversations about it 😊 2w
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BookwormAHN Happy Birthday Tolkien 🎉 I was just watching The Fellowship of the Ring last night. 2w
wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers I'd love that! My class this semester is Tolkien's World of Middle-Earth. We're reading The Monsters and the Critics first! Are you still planning on auditing classes with Signum?! 2w
JazzFeathers @wordslinger42 I am, thought I need to find a moment when I can make the financial investment. But keep me posted. You never know! 2w
JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN @Daisey @wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Did we read The Monster and the Critics? I don't recall us doing it 🤔 I read it sooooo many years ago, and loved it 😍 2w
JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN I really want to rewatch the trilogy before going back to work, which will be on 10 Jan here in Italy. I am attending a webinar over four days this week (9 to 11 pm, that's what happens here in Europe with American courses), so I suppose I need to make it happen over the weekend 😜 2w
Daisey @JazzFeathers We haven‘t read it as part of this group , and I‘ve never read it. 2w
BookwormAHN I haven't read it either. 2w
BookwormAHN Works for me 😺 2w
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #TolkiensLetters

So many times, reading these letters addressed to Christopher away at war, l've heard echoes of things l read in The Lord of the Rings.

BookwormAHN I know and yet Tolkien's always sworn it wasn't related. 1mo
JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN Isn't the relation between an author and their artwork always so complex? 1mo
BookwormAHN It is, especially when one hates allegories as much as Tolkien does. 1mo
JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN But then, I think it is also part of that conversation with Christopher. What they talk about in the letters filter into the story, and what reflections the story suggest then ooze into the letters. Part of the reason why The Lord of the Rings was written for Christopher. 1mo
BookwormAHN True and his own experiences also filter in. 1mo
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #TolkiensLetters

"This book has come to be more and more addressed to you and so your opinion matters more than anyone else's".

I remember Christopher saying a couple of times in HoME that his father wrote The Lord of the Rings for him.
In this light, that of a conversation between father and son about war, the book takes up even a deeper meaning in my opinion.

Daisey I don't think those comments ever really truly sank in for me until I read these letters. It's so clear in these personal writings. (edited) 1mo
JazzFeathers @Daisey It stuck me when Christopher mentioned it because of the implications, but I always wondered whether it was only his impression. Apparently, it wasn't. 2w
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It was enjoyable as usual, but l also found it a bit aimless. I mean, lots of things happened and for a good chunk of the book, I wasn't sure what the story was about.

But then, I suppose this goes with following the real lives a real people.

Certainly a pick, anyway.

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Sorry I disappeared. November was such a messy month, with NaNoWriMo and different commitments at work. And if this were not enough, last week I came down with bronchitis and I'm still recovering.

How's everybody doing?

I've fallen terribly behind with #TolkiensLetters but l'll try to catch up over this weekend.
I'll also prepare the new schedule. I'm thinking to leave out the last week of December because l think we'll be all too busy anyway 😅

ju.ca.no Hope you‘re feeling better soon💙 1mo
Daisey Completely understand! Feel better and hope you get some more reading time soon! 1mo
kspenmoll Feel better! So sorry you have been sick! (edited) 1mo
JazzFeathers @ju.ca.no @Daisey @kspenmoll Thanks, gals. It is a little better today. Still a bit under the weather, but recovering 😁 1mo
ju.ca.no @JazzFeathers good to hear it‘s getting better🤗🤗 1mo
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #TolkienLetters

This really moved me.
Once again, l got the strong impression that Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings for his children and especially for Christopher. I never imagined this kinship, this oneness of experience and desires.
What moves me here is that Tolkien speaks to Christopher (who was really a boy at the time) as a peer, as well as his beloved son. That was a very special bond.

I understand, now.

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#FellowshipOfTolkien

Finally making some catching up with #TolkiensLetters.
I'm adoring these letters sent to Christopher off at war in South Africa. I love reading about Tolkien's everyday life. I never imagined he was a gardener! So now l know where Sam came from!

Daisey I am enjoying these as well. They show a very personal look at their relationship as well as Tolkien‘s thoughts on many things. 2mo
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Started this this week and really enjoying it so far 😊

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Hey, gals! Before the madness of #NaNoWriMo stars, here's November schedule 😜

I'm all caught up (unbelievable!) and loving the letters. They show the complexity of the man and of his life. I was surprised to read about the many health issues. I could see (not just read) the economic problems.
The letters to his published show his vulnerable side, those to his sons are candid and insightfull.
Living it!

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NaNoWriMo Notes | Richard Marcus
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Who's doing #NaNoWriMo ? 😜😁

GingerAntics ✋🏻 3mo
SomedayAlmost Me! 50K at least, short stories & novellas are my thing…. 3mo
JazzFeathers @GingerAntics Yayyy! What will you work at? 😁 3mo
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JazzFeathers @SomedayAlmost That sounds great. In the past, l've done novellas too. But this year, l'll revise a novel 😜 3mo
GingerAntics @JazzFeathers that‘s a good question… I seem to have ideas, but not plots to go with them, so it may just be a boat load of free writes and we‘ll just see what comes out in the end. I don‘t know. 🤣😂🤣 I am definitely a pantser this year. 3mo
JazzFeathers @GingerAntics Sometimes, that approach works really well 😜 3mo
GingerAntics @JazzFeathers I don‘t feel very confident in it, but I guess whatever happens, happens. A friend of mine has requested at least a short story from me, so I guess I always have that to fall back on. I could also finish writing last year‘s project. So I won‘t be short on things to write, that‘s for sure. 3mo
ozma.of.oz I‘m doing a historical fiction, which I‘ve never done before! 😂 We‘ll see how it goes! 3mo
JazzFeathers @ozma.of.oz Oh, cool! I'm writing a historical fiction too. 1920s Germany. With magic 😜 What about you? 3mo
ozma.of.oz Sounds neat! I‘m doing 1860, the Pony Express! I‘m actually really excited about this! (edited) 3mo
TK-421 I‘m doing Nano! It‘s day 2 & I‘m already a day behind on my word count but I‘m hoping I‘ll get back on track later this week 3mo
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#WondrousWednesday late as usual 😜
@Eggs

🎃 Miss Kopp Investigates

🎃 A gals night with a friend and a funny halloweeny film. And pumpkin latte.

🎃 Having going back to a reasonable schedule at work, so l can delve into #NaNoWriMo 😜

Eggs 🙌🏻🎃💀 3mo
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The Spirit Engineer | A. J. West
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Sorry, l'm off.
I don't feel any connection to the story, and especially the main character, who doesn't inspire me any sympathy.
I've read other readers had this problem with the main character, which means the thing won't go any better.
So l prefer to give my time to other stories.

Pity. The premise was great.

LeslieO The cover is great, too 3mo
JazzFeathers That was part of what convinced me to start the book. 3mo
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #TolkiensLetters

I've had a feeling that this was how Tolkien felt when he wrote The Lord of the Rings. In a way, that story seems a conversation between father and son who face similar terrible experiences. And on Tolkien's part, it's almost an elaboration of the experience (of WWI) which he might have never done of his own volition, but now he must to give a sense to his sons' experience.

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I've just watched 'Poirot, Elephants Can Remember' and absolutely loved it.
Now l really want to read the book!

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Halloweenies | Dan Fiorella
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#WondrousWednesday @eggs

🎃 I've kept a book journal ever since l joined Litsy. I also keep a Tkien journal, where l keep quotes, illustrations, and anything Tolkien-inspired. But l haven't touched it for almost a year 😢

🎃 It was very busy. I'm getting ready for #NaNoWriMo and trying to do what l normally do in tow months in just one.

🎃 My two beautiful fur babies 🥰

Eggs 🧡👏🏻👍🏼 3mo
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Loved this letter. The health problem, the work closely mmitments, the newfound love for The Lord of the Rings, his insecurities about that story he loves, his children.
It isn't a personal letter, but it reveals so much personal matters. I truly loved it.

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#FellowshipOfTolkien #TolkiensLetters

Let's do some catching up! 😜💪

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@Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 @BookwormAHN

Sorry for the delay, gals. The beginning of October was crazy at work, as it is every year. Which means I'm quite behind with my readings too 😟

But now things are getting back to normal, and l think I'll be able to catch up with the letters 😜

Here's October's schedule.

How's everyone getting along?

BookwormAHN I'm a little behind too. Thanks for the new schedule 😺 3mo
Daisey I got ahead at the end of September, but I'm behind again now after some very busy days. I hope to catch up and possibly get a bit ahead again this weekend. I'll also try to get back to posting randomly as I read because I haven't been posting much at all lately. 3mo
JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN 😁 I'll have the November schedule ready soon before NaNoWriMo starts. It will be a busy November for me. I want to finish writing The Frozen Maze. 3mo
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JazzFeathers @Daisey l haven't posted a lot too, in general. I feel sorry neglecting Litzy and the Fellowshi 😶 And, Daisey, l love your new pic 😊 3mo
BookwormAHN Good Luck 🍀 3mo
Daisey @Jazzfanatic Thank you! 3mo
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The Spirit Engineer | A. J. West
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Oh, wow! I didn't expect illustrations!

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The Spirit Engineer | A. J. West
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I'm so excited for this 😁😜

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Not bad. Not bad at all.
Sure, a number of things happen a little too conveniently, but other than this, the mystery is engaging and above all, the cast of characters is charming and relatable. I especially liked Kitty's relation with her family, with her carefully crafted balance between her flapper personality and her love for all the members of her family, no matter how traditional they are.

Very, very enjoyable.

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Just started and really enjoying it.

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#FellowshipOfTolkien #TolkiensLetters

Just caught up with a week worth of letters and loved this selection.
His scathing reply to the German publisher asking about his ancestry was a masterpiece.
I loved reading about the beginning of the 'New hobbit'. Yes, we read most of it on HoME, but l like reading it in his life's context. While his mentions of economic difficulties are endearing to me. Never realised how pressant this was to him.

Daisey I‘ve read about the letter to the German publisher before but agree reading it (or a similar draft) in this context was even better. I actually got a bit ahead the other day when waiting and I only had this to read on my phone. I need to look at them again and make a post soon. 4mo
Jinjer Well, Tolkien friends, I had to drop out of this buddy read because I discovered the Konrath/Kilborn horror books and everything else in my life disappeared. I‘ll definitely read the letters another time though! So very sorry! 3mo
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I've read so many quotes from this letters over the years. Reading the 'entire' thing (or, at least, what we can read of it) was nice and endearing
Tolkien makes everything he can to belittle his success. He gives me the impression he doesn't want success to change him or his life, so he makes fun of it, though in places the pleasure come to the surface of seeing one of his story finding its own life 💙

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Bright Young Things | Jane A. Adams
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Really enjoyed this cosy mystery set in the 1920s English countryside.
It is really focused on the murder investigation, but there are occasional glimpses into the life of the protagonists.
And l really loved this professional couple: the rough inspector and the sympathetic cop.

A nice, easy it engaging read.

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#FellowshipOfTolkien #TolkiensLetters

It arrived!!!! My English edition of Tolkien's Letters. At last!

How is it going, ladies?
I'm actually nearly a week behind, but l hope to catch up soon 😜

@Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN I'm enjoying it, a few days behind though 😺 4mo
Daisey I caught back up a night or so ago. I'm enjoying them overall, but it's definitely the kind of thing where there's a lot of text for some truly interesting bits and we're already just getting the most interesting bits as chosen by Carpenter. 4mo
JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN The letters from the end of the 1930s are so interesting 😍 4mo
JazzFeathers @Daisey l know. Besides, we're lucky to be able to read this. 4mo
wordslinger42 I have some catching up to do. I've been really sick the past week and a half, and I'm finally feeling better. I'm really enjoying the letters 😊 4mo
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Tolkien candidated as an Anglo-Saxon professor at Oxford with this letter. He was 33, apparently very young. But they would have been crazy not be to take him on.

I smiled because, as characteristic of him, he presented everything he made as if small things that anybody would be able to do, but in between the lines you can feel the passion for his work, his involvement and his commitment.

A true Hobbit!💙

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Bright Young Things | Jane A. Adams
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Started it yesterday night.
The writing is maybe a little heavy on exposition, but the mystery is really intriguing.

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Such a pity this is the only letter included from the war period. John Garth included many excerpts from letters from and to Tolkien during the war. They were so insightful.

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The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien | Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien
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I loved this one.
Ever since l discovered Edith make the fair copies of Tolkien's first stories, l've wondered how much she was involved in his creation.
From this letter, it looks like she was pretty much involved. At least at this stage.

Tolkien: l'll send this poem to the TCBS. No, l prefer to send it to you first, my dear Edith.
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wordslinger42 Yes, I love that he included her and sought her opinion first 💜 4mo
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Girls at the Kingfisher Club | Genevieve Valentine
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I'm behind with the #FairytaleReadingChallenge, but l still want to try to catch up.
This was supposed to be read in May...

Daisey I‘ll be curious to see your review. I read this a while ago as an ARC, and I was not impressed. 4mo
megnews @Daisey I DNF‘d it. All the parenthesis!! And it‘s a shame cuz it‘s one of my favorite fairy tales and I love the time period it was set. (edited) 4mo
JazzFeathers @megnews l've already noticed the parenthesis 🙄 4mo
JazzFeathers @Daisey Well, can't say I'm too impressed with the opening 😟 4mo
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It starts with a letter relating a normal day. A young man making his girlfriend as much part of his life as he can.

Jinjer Is that her??? 5mo
JazzFeathers @Jinjer Yes, that's Edith 😜 4mo
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In the introduction is said that a great part of the letters collected for this book were left out because there was no space to publish them all.
I already miss those.

Jinjer Right???? MAKE more space! Cut down trees. Sorry, Treebeard 😬🌲🌳 5mo
JazzFeathers @Jinjer 😂 But today we have ereaders! ☝️😜 Imagine if there had been ereaders when Christopher published the History of Middle earth 😍 4mo
Jinjer Good point!!!!! 😮😮😮 4mo
wordslinger42 I felt the same! I'm so curious about what they say! 4mo
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The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien | Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien
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Sorry for the delay, gals. Here's the schedule 😊

I assigned a single letter per day, however short. This way it will be easier to catch up if we fall behind. But let me know whether you'd prefer a different arrangement from next month.

I mark Sundays in yellow. With this kind of schedule, l thought it might be useful to know when it's the weekend.

So. Let's go? 😜

BookwormAHN Looks great, thanks 😺 5mo
wordslinger42 Yay! I can't wait 😊 5mo
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Jinjer This is great, thank you! I only get to keep the hoopla loan for 18 days but maybe I can renew it. If not, I‘ll just cram at the end. 🤣 5mo
Daisey @Jinjer Glad to hear you‘re joining us! Usually you can borrow from Hoopla repeatedly unless your library hits a limit. I often strategical borrow at the end of the month if I have borrows left too. 5mo
Jinjer @Daisey thanks and good to know!👍🏻 5mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers Looks great and I appreciate the weekend highlight! 5mo
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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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Just a random photo of my furry babies, because why not? 😻

#CatsofLitsy #LittenKittens

TiredLibrarian Adorable! 😻😻 5mo
Tamra 😻 5mo
AlaMich Are they siblings? They‘re pretty cute!! 5mo
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Quite excited to read this #NetGalley #ARC 😀

Cathythoughts Great pics 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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This is actually a prequel to the mystery series, of with the tagged book is the first novel.
This is an event that happend in Lennox's days in the was. Well-written, but a bit meandering and with not much focus.
It read swiftly, though.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Mehso-so

It was ok. Very very young adult, with all the perks that go with it -at least for me.
The mystery was very basic and nothing to write home about.
Good to pass a few hours.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Couldn't find anything by this author in the database 😟

This is a freebie for subscribers of her newsletter. It's a very easy adventure, with a very strong YA feel, which also means that reality becomes a bit stretched sometimes.
The mystery is quite sift, but l still can't say who did it.
25% still to go.

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Murder at the Spring Ball | Benedict Brown
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Nice little story, sequel to the tagged book.
I find short mysteries particularly difficult do pull off, but this did the job quite well. A testament to the characters in particular, all very interesting, especially the detective.
Lord Edgington is a seventy-five year old retired Scotland Yard detective still full of spank that investigates mystery with the help of his sixteen-year-old nephew. A great couple!

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Hey gals! How about this as our next read? 😜
If we read one letter a day, we'll be busy for the next year 😆

Daisey I was just thinking that we needed to discuss what we might want to read next. I‘d be interested in this one. I think it‘s another that a group read might be very helpful sometimes. 5mo
wordslinger42 I would really love to read this, too!! 5mo
BookwormAHN Sounds good to me 😺 5mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Well I‘m going to skip this one, BUT about a year from now, when you pick your next thing…please tag me. I‘m interested in some of his other tale translations. 5mo
wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers @Daisey @BookwormAHN @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I'm happy to read something that everyone's interested in instead! Whatever everyone decides is fine, but I do also have The Fall of Arthur and The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 Oh thanks, I need a Tolkien break anyway….so I‘m fine with you guys reading this one without me next…it will give me a chance to wrap a few of my other long running read along groups! LOL!! 5mo
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa That's such a shame, not to have you on the readalong 🥺 l was going to propose the same as @wordslinger42 But if you need a break, l understand and it makes me feel less guilty 😆 So, what do we do, gals? @BookwormAHN @Daisey 5mo
Daisey Agreed. I was happy to consider other options as well, but if Melissa would like a break anyway, let‘s go ahead with the letters. Do we all have a copy so we can go ahead and start fairly soon? I have mine. @JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN @wordslinger42 (edited) 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers Please don‘t feel guilty at all! I definitely need a break…. And I don‘t love his letters as much as some of his other work, so it honestly works out great for me! 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I will keep checking out your posts for the exciting tidbits you unearth from his letters though! 😉 5mo
JazzFeathers I have the copy in the pic. Italian translation (and not of the best, l've heard 🙄) but l can start with that while l wait for the English copy 😜 5mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers Sounds like we‘re all ready then. Do you have time to set up a bit of a schedule? If not, I can but it‘s also the first week of school so may not be my priority. 5mo
JazzFeathers @Daisey l'll se what l can do 😀💪 5mo
wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers @Daisey @BookwormAHN I don't have my copy yet, but will soon, so I'll dive in once I have it 😊 5mo
JazzFeathers @Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookwormAHN l'll prepare a schedule from September 1 so hopefully @wordslinger42 will start together with us 🙂 5mo
BookwormAHN Sounds good to me, thanks 😺 5mo
Jinjer There are letters????????????????? I haven't been on Litsy in ages (I know, shame on me) and I am on my first run through of the Hobbit Trilogy movies and the LOTR Trilogy movies so I was wondering if anyone is doing The Silmarillion chapter-a-day. But Tolkien letters sounds even better! I'm off now to see if I can get my hands on a copy. 5mo
JazzFeathers Yeeeessss!!!!! Join @Jinjer ! It'll be fun 😜 5mo
wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers My copy is getting here today, so I'll be ready to start reading next week, too! 5mo
Jinjer I was able to download the ebook from Hoopla so count me in. And I've just finished the LOTR movie trilogy. I never need to see another movie as nothing can top that.

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JazzFeathers @wordslinger42 Yayyyy!!!! I Plan to prepare the schedule today. Let's say for the first month. 5mo
JazzFeathers @Jinjer l know exactly what you mean 😏 5mo
wordslinger42 @Jinjer I wholeheartedly agree!! 5mo
wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers Awesome!! Thanks for putting it together 💜 5mo
Jinjer @wordslinger42 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 5mo
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Now l need to make a dent in this. I've only five days left before this ARC expires.

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The Story of Kullervo | J.R.R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Kullervo

Finished today and really enjoyed it.
The story itself is kind of strange, very brutal, primitive, almost. But there are very obvious (and other not so obvious) inspirations for more then one of Tolkien's stories from the Silmarillion.

Then l really loved both Tolkien's essays on the Kalevala and Flieger's essay on Tolkien's connection to the Kalevala.

A short, very insightful book for Tolkien's enthusiasts.

Daisey Glad you had time to finish it, and I very much agree with your review as well. 5mo
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The Story of Kullervo | J.R.R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Kullervo

Well, for a change... I'm utterly behind 🙄

How's everyone else?
Have you heard there's a film about Sir Gawain and the Green Knight? 😱

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Finished, I was ahead this time….which is totally unusual for me. And no, I hadn‘t heard that! 5mo
Daisey Finished and enjoyed it more on a second read. I had not heard about a Sir Gawain film. Intrigued! 5mo
JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN l think you're finished too, right? @wordslinger42 What about you? 5mo
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wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers Yes, I just finished a few days ago and posted my review yesterday 😊 This wasn't a favorite of mine, but I'm still glad we read it! 5mo
BookwormAHN Right, I'm finished 😺 5mo
BookwormAHN I've heard of the film, The Green Night. I'm looking forward to seeing when it comes to a streaming service or blu-ray. 5mo
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