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JazzFeathers

JazzFeathers

Joined February 2017

Adicted to storytelling, enthusiast of fantasy, author of fantasy stories set in the 1920s https://theoldshelter.com 󾓩
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The Poppy Field by Deborah Carr
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Sauron Defeated by John R. R. Tolkien
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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
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Dubliners by Joyce James
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The Poppy Field | Deborah Carr
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And this is my current #NetGalley TBR pile. Quite a joy to see after last year l came to have a queue of almost 20 novels... which might look tiny to some of you, but it took a year to this slow reader to clear.

Currently reading The Poppy Field, and not sure that's my kind of book.

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Taking sto of my TBR pile to the end of the year.
These are all books l've started this year and still have to finish. I should really to to finish at least half of them.

I'm halfway through Six of Crows. Nice reading, thought l'm not as enthusiastic about it as many readers are.
Need to finish Hazel and Holly, which is a friend's book.
The Impartial withness is an audiobook, so it should been easy to complete.

julesG How far are you in Six of Crows. It really takes some time for the story to actually start. First character introductions then setting the plot in motion. I struggled for the first 70+ pages. Then was on the "so-so" train until they entered the Ice Court. Then I couldn't set it down. But I'm not going to tell you that you have to like it if you don't. 22h
julesG Struggled with Hazel and Holly. I was annoyed by all the characters have the same initial. And the story felt "forced". Just saying. ? 22h
JazzFeathers @julesG l'm halfway through. They haven't entered the Ice Court yet, but l've heard many saying that's the best part. So l'm hopeful. 18h
JazzFeathers @julesG Yeah, l'm struggling with Hazel and Holly too. My issue is mostly the pace. 18h
julesG Yeah, awful pace. 18h
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The Good Cop | Peter Steiner
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I really wanted to like The Good Cop. It's set in one of my favourite places and times in history. I actually quite liked the beginning. But then it went into political tirades that were clearly meant to be commentaries on today's politics. The mystery plot was a total mess. The characters were hard to connect.
Sorry, but no.

On to The Poppy Field, which has sit on my reader for quite some time.

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Episode 3 of my new story. Read it free on my blog 😊

https://theoldshelter.com/chapter/the-frozen-maze-episode-3-fire-warming/

Daisey I just caught up on Episodes 2 & 3, and I‘m really enjoying it so far! 3d
JazzFeathers @Daisey Thanks! I'm so happy you're reading it and enjoying it 😊 3d
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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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#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! 4d
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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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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#ReadingEurope2020

I'm generally terrible at challenges, but l really want to try this.

Discover more by visiting @LibraryBelle and @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB Yes! Happy you did it! 💙 5d
Librarybelle Thanks for joining us! 5d
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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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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1. Middle-Earth. Anybody may guess it from my feed 😆
2. I think three is about right. Enough to create a world but not too long to give a conclusion to a story. I read also longer series, especially if each book can also stand alone. My favourite series is of course The Lord of the Rings.
3. Yes. I write historical fantasy stories set in the 1920s
4. I tag @KendallHershey @Lifeisasnap @Hazel2019

Eggs I love your responses! Fantasy HF!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7d
Lifeisasnap Oooo, I would love to read your HF stories!! Anything published or finished?? 7d
JazzFeathers @Eggs Are you a reader of historical fantasy? 😊 7d
JazzFeathers @Lifeisasnap Thanks so much for the interest 😊 l've just started the serialisation of a novel on my blog https://theoldshelter.com/chapter/the-frozen-maze-episode-1-an-unknown-world-of-... l'd love to hear what you think, if you end up reading it 😁 7d
Alora Very neat that you write historical fantasy!! 5d
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The Good Cop | Peter Steiner
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With all the craziness going on in October, l didn't realise this #NetGalley ARC is expiring. But l still have a couple of weeks.

First impression isn't stellar. At 16% l still have no club what the story is about and l have zero connection with the MC.
The sense of place and time (Munchen 1920) is extremely week and based on name more than any true setting.

Let's see. I love Weimar Germany, so l'll keep on.

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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. 1w
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. 6d
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? 😁 6d
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. 6d
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Episode two of my Snow White retelling set in 1920s Germany is up.

https://theoldshelter.com/chapter/the-frozen-maze-episode-2-gingerbread-biscuits...

Hope you'll like it. Let me know what you think, if you'll read it 😊

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The Lord of the Rings | J. R. R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien

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... 😒

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I'm curious.
A new translation of the Fellowship of the Ring dropped last week here in ltaly. New translation of the story, new translation of most names.

Yes, it was quite shocking and it has arisen a lot of debite.

And some debite has risen also the new cover.
I'll be honest, l don't like it at all. But other readers quite like it.
You can see a better picture here https://bit.ly/34ICf5k

What do you think?

ljuliel It‘s not a nice cover at all. It looks like a field of dirt or something. They should have made it more colorful I think. 2w
JazzFeathers @ljuliel That's the surface of Mars 😒😑 2w
ljuliel Not a very attractive cover .....even though we‘re not to judge a book by its cover, I think a boring cover would attract less attention to it. (edited) 2w
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JazzFeathers @ljuliel l totally agree. 2w
Daisey That cover does not seem to fit the story at all to me. I‘ll be curious to hear what you think of the translation. 2w
CoffeeCatsBooks The seems very bland to me. It certainly would not make me pick it up. 2w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien

I'm totally intrigued with the second part of the #NotionClub Papers. I've only read the first two nights, but l'm loving the atmosphere.
And that foreshadowing about the Redcliff Chamber Dome, with the claud that looks like smoke issuing from it 😍

Can't wait to see where this goes. Thought l have my ideas 😏

Daisey Completely agree! I just read through the end of Night 65 and I wanted to keep going (but tests to grade). (edited) 2w
JazzFeathers @Daisey This second part is a lot easier to read. And it does sound like a story even when it still discusses languages 😊 2w
Daisey I felt that way about this section as well, and I hope it stays that way. 2w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien

Finished The first part of the #NotionClub Papers yesterday night.
Such a different read. And a dense one too. I'm sure l'll read it again.

It seems to me this is a deep update to Tolkien‘s On Fairy Stories, but l also agree with @Riveted_Reader_Melissa this is an inside jokes between Tolkien and his fellow Inklings. I don't think it was never meant to be publish.

Now excuse me. I understand Numenor is waiting 😍

Daisey I‘m appreciating it, but it is definitely more dense. I thought I would easily finish Part 1 last night, but that was not the case. 2w
JazzFeathers @Daisey Took me three days to read through it. It is a very in-depth, and l think partly academic read - one of the reasons why l think @Riveted_Reader_Melissa has a point when she says this is an inside joke between Tolkien and his fellow Inklings. But l started Part 2 last night and that sounds more of a story. 2w
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@ljuliel

1. Reading the review, talking to book loves all over the world, joining group of people focusing on specific authors/genre
2. Wouldn't know. As other have said, if l'm not interested, l'll scroll by
3. Zooming in on photos would be handy. A way of sorting the TBR list
4. Mostly l post every day. Sometimes more than once a day.

JazzFeathers 5. I like all those activities. I've partecipated in all of them, though l had to decide to renouce swaps for geographical problems. I know it's nobody's fault, but l feel sorry that l can't partecipate in more off linea activities. I know there are many going on. 2w
JazzFeathers 6. I wish there were a way to entourage people to partecipate more. When l first joined two years ago, The place was a beehive. I loved it. That's way l stayed. It's a lot more quiet today. Not sure why. 2w
ljuliel Thanks very kindly. We‘ll see if we can get the beehive going again. 🐝 2w
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THE FROZEN MAZE - Episode 1 - An Unknown World of Mist

Here it comes! The first instalmemt of my story.
Do come along. I hope you'll enjoy it 😊

https://theoldshelter.com/chapter/the-frozen-maze-episode-1-an-unknown-world-of-...

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By the way, l'll start posting The Frozen Maze on my blog from tomorrow (my knees are shaking 😨). But l shared an introduction yesterday.
In case you feel like cheking it out, here's the link

https://theoldshelter.com/chapter/the-frozen-maze-a-snow-white-retelling-set-in-...

😊😊😊😊

twohectobooks Just read your intro, it sounds like fun! I‘ve always dreamed of doing a serial project too, but my writing has drastically dropped off over the years. Hope this project goes well! 3w
JazzFeathers @twohectobooks Thanks so much for reading. I hope you'll enjoy it 😊 You never know. I've been meaning to write a serial for two decades. And now, here l am! 3w
Daisey I read the introduction and am looking forward to following the story! 3w
JazzFeathers Thanks @Daisey 😊 l can't wait to hear what you think. 3w
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NaNoWriMo | Washington School for the Deaf, Ginger Speranza
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I really don't know what it will be of my #NaNoWriMo this year. I'm really tired after such a hard month at work, and my shifts are still crazy.

But l'm going to attempt it anyway 😊

Today l worked to my upcoming serial.

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Happy Halloween

BookwormAHN Happy Halloween 👻 3w
Texreader 👻🎃 3w
CoffeeCatsBooks Happy Halloween to you too! 💀 3w
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JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN @Texreader @CoffeeCatsBooks @Sace Happy Halloween! What are you doing tonight? I'll curle up with a book (most likely Tolkien) because it has been a long week and a long month. 3w
CoffeeCatsBooks Besides I had school the next day, I started watching the Netflix Haunting of Hill House and fell asleep. I dress up at school though and painted pumpkins with some of my students. Hope you had a Happy Halloween ! 🎃 3w
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The History of the Lord of the Rings | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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And so it's over. After seven months of journey (we started on 5 April and finished on 27 October) The History of the Lord of the Rings is over 😭
#LOTRHistory

It was such an incredible, enriching, emotional, insightful journey. And all the more fantastic thanks to my awesome #FellowshipOfTolkien travel buddies.

Now let me curle up in a corner and mourne for a little while 😢
Fortunatly, we'll go on another #MiddleEarth adventure soon 😊

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

Loved reading this unused epilogue to The Lord of the Rings, the way Tolkien first envisioned the book to end.
Yes, the final version is more powerful, and it's not hard to see why Tolkien went with it in the end.

It's also not hard to see Tolkien himself surrounded by his own children in his studio, telling them stories. I understand why he was fondo of that epilogue.

Daisey I completely agree! 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I loved that version... it‘s so reflective of Tolkien and so very true to Sam too. 3w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

And l haven't even read the entire chapter 😭

wordslinger42 I felt the same! Like I was just as emotional reading about the creation of the chapter as I am when I read the finished chapter itself 😅 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa It gets me every time, and now apparently...in every form. 3w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

It's gets me every single time 😢

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Catspaw | Mary Borden
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I'm probably not even in the right nation, but l've heard today is #NationalCatDay 😆

#CatsofLitsy

Scochrane26 💚💜❤️ 3w
Leftcoastzen all nations welcome, and if you ask the cat , every day is cat day!😻 3w
JazzFeathers @Leftcoastzen Of course! That's why l won't ask him. And by the way, it's MY armchair where he's napping. For some reason, now it has transformed into HIS armchair. 3w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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Oh, wow!! I knew the ending was to be very different because of all my fellow Tolkien readers' comments, but I mean... no Saruman, Frodo a chieftain of hobbits!

I find it interesting that the parts concerning the Shire seem to have gone through some of the most important changes, as if Tolkien himself didn't really trust them to tell an epic story at first.
This is a far simpler ending than the one we know.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I was a shocked that Frodo was suddenly a warrior in the first version...when he wasn‘t exactly a sword fighter in the rest of the book up until that point. Sam however, fighting for home as fiercely as he did for Frodo would have seemed less shocking to me. 3w
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa True. But l suppose that's in part true for Frodo as well. He suffered a lot and it was all for his homeland. And then he comes home and find out that the Evil he thought he's overcome has taken roots in his own home. I can see why that first direction. We're probably shocked because we know what it morphed into. 3w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

Such a short chapter. What it did is get me excited about hhe next chapter, 'cause my fellow Tolkien readers are all talking about it 😆

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

It's always such a mixed bag when ideas occurred to Tolkien kind of suddenly.
On the one hand, it's fantastic to see ideas take form. I loved seeing Tolkien's idea about Saruman changing while writing. How he abandoned the idea of a redemption, because the character didn't call for it.
On the other hand, it leaves you wanting. I'd have loved to know a lot more of how Arwen entered this story.

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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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These last few chapters, so short, kind of leave me the desires to read more. But l enjoyed (as always) to se the little evolutions in the tale.

Linsy Pretty! 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I know...coming to the end made me want to just go and read the original published books again. 3w
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa But we will soon 😈 3w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers Yes soon...but I was tempted to start immediately. 3w
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa No! Don't do it! Wait for us!!!!!! 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers I did! 😂. No worries! (edited) 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers I did wait...that is! 3w
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Sherlock's Home: The Empty House | Sherlock Holmes Fans, Steve Emecz
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Watched The Abominable Bride with a friend of mine this afternoon.

I haven't seen the series yet, but we plan to watch it together.
My friend is a great Sherlock Holmes fan (though she blames it on Benedict Cumberbatch 😆) and it's always nice to watch a film with a fan of a literary work.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love this series. 4w
GingerAntics I love this series. Once you fall in love, you do a lot of waiting for the next set of three stories, but it‘s well worth the wait. 4w
Daisey I also love this series; maybe it‘s time for some rewatching. 4w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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A friend of mine always tells me that every time she reads The Lord of the Rings she's tempted to stop at Cormallen... and often she does. That's where the story ends in glory and when everyone is rewarded. Where a 'happily ever after' is possible.

But l think that part of the reason why The Lord of the Rings is so special is that it goes beyond it.

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Mehso-so

Such a huge shame!
The book started out awesome. I loved the characters, who felt real and witty. I loved the setting, a haunting house on an island isolated by a storm. I loved the supernatural elementi connected to WWI.

But about halfway through the whole thing started to crumble. I'm still not sure what the mystery was about. The supernatural elementi was totally useless. Characters became cliched.

Such a disappointment 🙁

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Bummer. Sounds like a cool idea. 1mo
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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Instead, in the case of the episode of Orodruin, although Tolkien knew the events quite precisely from a very early stage, he seemed to hesitate for a long time about motives.
The details kept changing for a long time.

Daisey I found this section fascinating! 4w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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It's awesome that Tolkien wrote the conclusion of the journey of Frodo and Sam basically without hesitations. But it was a Part of story that he had know for s long time. For years.

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#Two4Tusday @TheSpineView

1. I speak English (my first language is Italian) and l can get my way around German (trying to get better at it. I love German). I understand a bit of Spanish because it's very similar to my dialect.
2. I don't travel all that much, but there are languages l'd like to learn. One is Irish (always loved its sound) and another is Lakota (learned a few words/expressions for a writing project and fell in love with it)

Cathythoughts I don‘t think I‘ve ever heard Lakota .... I must investigate 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Chrissyreadit Lakota ❤️❤️❤️❤️I love that Pine Ridge has a College on the Rez and Lakota is the primary language spoken there. 1mo
TheSpineView I am glad to know that Naive American languages are not being lots 1mo
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#WondrousWednesday

1. March 2017
2. I was looking for a bookish app on the Android store. I liked the look of Litsy. And when l started using it, l fell in love.
3. A lot more!
4. Fantasy, Historical fiction, Mysteries. JRR Tolkien, Nicola Upson, Alex Reed.
5. @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey two of my fearless #FellowshipOfTolkien travelling companions 😆

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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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Loved to see Sam coming into his own. I especially loved seeing how Tolkien hesitated between having him soccumb to the power of the Ring, or resist it.
I'm happy he finally decided that Sam had the strength in him to renounce the Ring and that that strength come from his land and his people and his love for everything and everyone he cares for.
This is truly the core of Tolkien's philosophy, in my opinion.

Daisey I really appreciated this development as well! 1mo
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

Really enjoyed this chapter, as l always enjoy chapters that are mostly synopses.
This is a very intense part of the story, and l'm not surprised Tolkien worked a lot on it. Still, some of the earlier ideas are quite surprising, like the fact that Frodo might become some kind of a Lord of the Nazgul when he claimed the Ring.

It's also interesting to see how some ideas that remained in tge story first emerged.

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Untilted | Autechre
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I know it might not look like it, but l'm almost ready to start posting my serial on my blog.
Planning on a 3 November opening.

It's a very loose retelling of Snow White set in 1924 Germany.
Hope you'll give it a go. I'll be posting links 😉

I'm very excited for this. I've been wanting to write a serial for decades. It looks like the time has finally come 😀

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TK421 I can't wait! ☺ 1mo
Jas16 I will definitely be reading it! 1mo
readordierachel Exciting! 1mo
Branwen Can't wait to read it! It sounds amazing! 1mo
JazzFeathers @Sace @TK421 @Jas16 @Branwen l hope you'll enjoy it. I'm so nervous! 1mo
TK421 I can't wait!😊 1mo
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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Change of the guard! 😆

wordslinger42 Yay!! 😀 1mo
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I'm quite exhausted this week. But this baby is expiring in three days and l need to know how it ends!

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Biblioteca Capitolare di Verona | Verona, Italy (Library)
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Bit late for #Two4Tusday bit here l am.
@TheSpineView

1. I do listen to audiobook, but never when l walk. Too dangerous in the city.

2. I know Little Free Libraries exist here in Italy too (though are not very common), but l've never seen one.

TheSpineView ❤📚❤🎧❤ 1mo
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Only six day to finish this, then the #NetGalley files will expire. But shouldn't be too difficult. I'm loving it.

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Dracula's Guest | Bram Stoker
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Don't they look like two brothers? 😆
Bought Dracula for the #DraculaBuddyRead but as of today l haven't read a word.
October is always busy at work, but this year is particularly crazy. It has sucked up all my time. I'm so behind with everything l'm reading.
Don't think l'll managed to read it 😑

Tamra Beauties 1mo
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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

I can't believe l'm still behind with this. But today l'll try to catch up. Work is seriously killing me.

Loved to read this. The Passing of the Grey Company is one of the most chilling chapters in the book. Tolkien could write some serious horror, if he wanted!

I'm so fascinated with the idea that Aragorn could be a new 'Lord of the Ring'.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa You‘re getting so close! 1mo
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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

I liked this chapter because l think it showed, even more than the final book does, how central the theme of healing is for Tolkien. It almost seem that to him, a hero who can only kill and is unable to heal is not really a hero.

I am so behind with this. Crazy rhythms at work, then a horrible cold, and l fell so much behind.
But l'll catch up! 😁💪

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I was just going to ask how you were doing with this.... maybe we should push back delay the new one a bit more. 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ^ Sorry, I should have tagged everyone @Daisey @BookwormAHN @wordslinger42 I haven‘t seen a lot of posts about the new book yet and we have one member still working on the last one....would you like me to shift the schedule back a week or two for Sauron Defeated? 1mo
Daisey @jazzfeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I started by reading the Foreword this past weekend, but then I "accidentally" read an entire Brandon Sanderson novel and have not gotten any further. ? I'm good with whatever the group decides. 1mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey 😂 I love when I get sucked into a good book. So if we pushed it back a week or so, you‘d only be ahead by the Forward.👍. What Sanderson did you reread, by the way? I‘m always looking for more distractions... ummm books.😉 1mo
wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I've read the Foreword and the first chapter. I'm fine with pushing it back a week, though, because the launch team for my first book just started and I'm a bit overwhelmed trying to focus on that this week! 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 I didn‘t know you were in the middle of launching a book! Congratulations! 1mo
wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you!! I posted about the launch team on Litsy, but didn't get much of a response 😂 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂I‘m behind on even reading posts on Litsy! 🤦‍♀️ 1mo
JazzFeathers @Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @eanderson @wordslinger42 @tdrosebud @BookwormAHN Gals, l can't deny l'd be happy to have one more week. But don't do it just for me! I'm aiming at finishing by tomorrow night and hope to catch up - At least partly - in the weekend. I'll do my best 😁💪
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JazzFeathers Oh my goodness, @wordslinger42 ! If l knew about your launch, l've totally removed it. Stupid that l am. But it's quite a common occurance this time of the year 🙄 Hey, give me a shout via mail. Send me your links. I'll do my best to share 😁 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers well, I‘m going to revamp the schedule. It will give you more time, but at this point none of us is up to date on the new book either. So instead of all of us playing catch-up, I‘ll just move it back and we can enjoy it together....with less rush.😉 1mo
wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Hahaha no worries!! I feel like I'm behind on most things right now! 😂 Changing the schedule sounds good to me!! 1mo
wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers Don't worry about it! And thank you so much 😊 The launch team gets to read Part One and then share their thoughts, links to preorder, etc. If you like, I can email you part one! Or I can just send you the link to the website when it's ready next week!! Whichever is easier for you :) Thank you for being willing to help!!! 1mo
BookwormAHN I haven't started yet, so I'm good with pushing it back. 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookwormAHN Apparently we are all behind AND I forgot to even tag @eanderson so we REALLY needed at least 1 more week. 🤪 Hopefully a few more days will sync us all back up.🤞 (edited) 1mo
Daisey Sounds good to me! Also, @wordslinger42, I did see your post but figured I would be overwhelmed at this point in the year. If you want to send info my way as well, I will try to fit it in! 1mo
wordslinger42 @Daisey Thank you so much for being willing to help! I definitely understand this time of year being busy, so no worries at all! I can send you the link to the website nezt week 😊 Where should I send it to? 1mo
wordslinger42 @Daisey You're good to delete it! Thanks!! 1mo
Daisey @wordslinger42 I‘ll look forward to it. Congratulations!! 🎉 1mo
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa The Sanderson is the first of a fairly new YA science fiction series, I think the only book of it published so far, called 1mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers I got wrapped up in the other discussion, but I also really appreciated what you pointed out here about a hero needing to be able to heal as well as fight. Great insight! 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey Ok, I know my nephew loved his YA series that started with 1mo
JazzFeathers @wordslinger42 l don't think l'll be able to read part one, even if l'd love to. But do send the link when it's ready 😉 1mo
JazzFeathers @Daisey Yeah, the schedule has kind of taken over 😂 l find Tolkien's concept of hero fascinating and even unique. I'd love to discuss it. But l'm sure there will be the opportunity on Sauron Defeated too 😊 1mo
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The Return of the Shadow | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
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To my #FellowshipOfTolkien companions and all #Tolkien fans!

Fellow Tolkien enthusiast Ads has launched his very own podcast devoted to The History of the Lord of the Rings.
Ads started reading The Return of the Shadow more or less at the same time we did. I invited him to come along, but in the end he fell so behind he decided against it.
But now he's doing this!

Come along. It'll be a grand adventure!

https://t.co/5No2dhoBn6?amp=1

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You know, l didn't really need to buy a new Frankenstein. But when l had this beautiful Penguin edition in my hands, l thought that after all l did 😆

Cathythoughts Beautiful picture! Ofcorse you had to get it 👍🏻✨✨✨✨✨ 1mo
britt_brooke It‘s beautiful! I might also need it. 😍😆 1mo
batsy Yes, definitely! 1mo
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