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The Treason of Isengard
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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Recounts the writing of the central section of the Lord of the Rings, and shows how Tolkien developed his maps of Middle Earth
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Daisey
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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Although most of our land is under water, yesterday was a long day of farm work, but I also found time to take a kayak out! I‘m generally a jeans and boots (or flip flops) girl; however, flood related work required shorts. Today I‘m sore and sunburnt. So, I‘m enjoying some quiet time with my book this morning before church. I‘m intrigued to read more about this hobbit kidnapping that didn‘t stay in the story.

#YearofTolkien #LotRHistory

JazzFeathers I'm so curious about the kidnapping too. 4m
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JazzFeathers
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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So, this is so interesting. Even when Aragorn appears, he retained Trotter for a while.
He transitioned from one character to the other more slowly than l expected.

And it's interesting to see that at this stage the story of the kidnapped hobbit is still in place.

Daisey I have been surprised by just how slowly the transformation happens as well. 15h
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JazzFeathers
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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As always, it is amazing to see the story creeping on towards what we know.
But l'm particularly eager to see Aragorn plaid out, because my impression is that this is still "the new hobbit" rather than "The Lord of the Rings".
There must have been a moment when Tolkien realised he was actually writing a completely new story. I think that moment will be connected to Aragorn.

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Daisey
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I finished the first chapter yesterday and the second this morning. I am continuously fascinated by Tolkien‘s own uncertainty about the character of Trotter and his slow development into Aragorn. I‘ll also admit sometimes I get completely lost in all the hobbit names and developments, but I love the dedication of Christopher for sharing these little details with the readers who are interested.

#YearofTolkien #LotRHistory #BreakfastwithTolkien

JazzFeathers I totally agree with you. He couldn't have been more dedicated if it had been his own writing. 3d
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In this first chapter of the book Christopher gathers all the notes that partano to one of be biggest update of the story: Peregrin Boffin slowly becomes Aragorn.
As always, it's fascinating to see ideas morph.

Aragorn is such a fascinating, pivotal character. I'm loving seeing him emerge.

wordslinger42 I was thinking the same thing as I was reading! I was also exhausted just thinking about the rabbit hole Christopher Tolkien must have went down to figure out the nuances in the name changes for Odo/Pippin! 4d
Daisey @wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers Aragorn is one of my favorite characters, and I find the emergence and development of his character so fascinating. It amazes me how uncertain Tolkien himself seemed about this character for so long and how he evolved over time. 4d
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BookwormAHN
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JazzFeathers 💙 4d
wordslinger42 💚 I love that! 4d
Daisey This is great! 4d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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As I start my section late tonight, it occurs to me my fellow #YearOfTolkien group, by starting this book we are now officially in the second half of the Histories of Middle Earth! That‘s quite an accomplishment, we‘ve read 1/2 of the histories already, more if we count the Rateliff Hobbit History, but half of Christopher Tolkien‘s epic deep dive histories about his father‘s writings!

Congratulations to all of us! Go us!!

#LOTRHistory

Daisey This is a very cool thing to realize! Thanks for sharing. I‘m so glad we‘ve developed this group to read and discuss all these books. I love Tolkien‘s work, but I‘m not sure I ever would have attempted all the history books on my own. 5d
BookwormAHN I'm glad I've joined in 😺 5d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey Me either, 12 History of books always sounded very daunting to me, but somehow as a group, one section at a time, here we are! Again, go us! It‘s a pretty great accomplishment, at least for me, if it was a game we‘d have earned some nerdy literary accomplishment badge. 📚🤓 📚 4d
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JazzFeathers I mean, we're cool, aren't we? 😏 I know l would probably never read these books alone. I even hesitated when we started. But we read Book of Lost Tales and l basically found myself inside the History without really realising it, and l loved reading group with you gals, and so l though, hell yes!!! And hey, gals, it will soon be our second anniversary, can you believe that? 😆 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers I completely agree, I was hesitant too, it‘s such a large commitment....but it‘s snuck up on me too...I‘ll try one and see how it goes, then that was pretty good, one more. I agree too the group kept me motivated and picking up the next one too. We‘ll soon be on our #Year3OfTolkien! That‘s impressive too! We are cool 😎 (edited) 4d
wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers @Daisey It's crazy to think it's been that long! Although, I think it's only one year for me because I joined in late! 4d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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As I start my section late tonight, it occurs to me my fellow #YearOfTolkien group, by starting this book we are now officially in the second half of the Histories of Middle Earth! That‘s quite an accomplishment, we‘ve read 1/2 of the histories already, more if we count the Rateliff Hobbit History, but half of Christopher Tolkien‘s epic deep dive histories about his father‘s writings!

Congratulations to all of us! Go us!!

wordslinger42 I'm so glad I joined the group! 😊 It's been lots of fun! 4d
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JazzFeathers
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My setting tonight as l start our next read in the #LOTRHistory I'm in Venice for a few days.

LibrarianRyan Such a horrible view you have. How will you ever survive. 😉 No seriously Jelly! 5d
DivineDiana Lovely! 5d
Kimberlone Lovely room! 5d
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Daisey Looks like a lovely place to read! Enjoy! 5d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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Anybody else have an addition that started a bit different. I have a very short forward,only 4 pages and then a Gandalf section?
#YearOfTolkien
#LOTRHistory

JazzFeathers Yes, that's what l have too 5d
wordslinger42 That's what I have! 5d
JazzFeathers Was checking the dates for ch 3 and so l put in the Forward twice. @Riveted_Reader_Melissa that why you asked. Stupid me. 2d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers Yes! I thought maybe you had a later or earlier edition that had another or longer forward, maybe Christopher had more corrections that were incorporated in a later edition or something else. No worries, I figured out it was typo then. 😉 2d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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Starting this one tonight!

#YearOfTolkien
#LOTRHistory

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wordslinger42
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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I enjoyed starting the next chapter in our #LOTRHistory read-a-long! Anyone who'd like to join in is welcome to!

#YearofTolkien

Daisey Does this mean you‘re all caught up? Hope so! 5d
wordslinger42 @Daisey Yep! I had to read 200 pages on Sunday, but I got there 😂 5d
Daisey Woohoo! 🙌 So glad you are starting this next one with us! 5d
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Daisey
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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I just enjoyed a picnic lunch and the first few pages of this next book of the history of Lord of the Rings with Eleanor for company on this beautiful day.

We‘re starting the next section of our History of Middle-Earth readalong if anyone else is interested in joining. Our reading schedule is pretty leisurely and can be found by scrolling back through the hashtag.

#LotRHistory #YearofTolkien #DogsofLitsy

DivineDiana Eleanor looks so sweet! 💗 6d
Crazeedi We had beagles when I was growing up, I ❤❤❤ them always 6d
Daisey @DivineDiana @Crazeedi She is a sweetheart, and I think beagles will always be my favorite! 6d
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Crazeedi @Daisey agree!🐶 6d
BookwormM Eleanor is adorable 6d
teainthelibrary Beautiful idea for a read along! Wish I had the time! 6d
Melissa_J My dog is also named Eleanor (although she usually goes by Ellie) 😊 6d
Daisey @BookwormM Thanks! @Melissa_J Love it! 6d
Daisey @teainthelibrary We‘ve been working our way through Tolkien‘s work for quite a while now, and I‘m absolutely loving reading it with others. It truly is a laid back group and a very reasonable number of pages per day, if you think you might be able to manage it we are always happy to have readers join. If not, you can always follow along and join in on discussion on some of the posts. 6d
danireads I wish I‘d found this app sooner. I‘d have loved to join but I‘m about to start rereading the series. Haven‘t read it in a long time and definitely forgot a lot. I definitely want to dive into the history once I‘m done. 6d
Daisey @danireads I find Tolkien‘s whole creative process fascinating and his books are some of my favorites. We finished The History of the Hobbit this year and this is the 2nd of 3 books about the writing of Lord of the Rings. After finishing the third, we‘ve been discussing rereading the published versions again. Join us any time! 6d
danireads @Daisey oooooh maybe I‘ll do The Hobbit and its history reads and be able to join y‘all for the LOTR rereads. Thanks for the info! I‘ll definitely follow along with your discussions for now (edited) 6d
Daisey @danireads If you‘re interested in the Kindle version of The History of the Hobbit, I just checked and it‘s still only $1.99. https://www.amazon.com/History-Hobbit-Baggins-Return-Bag-End-ebook/dp/B005IH0334 5d
danireads @Daisey got it! Thanks for the heads up!! 5d
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JazzFeathers
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Heading to Venice for a three-day holiday. Two American friends of mine are here in Italy to celebrate their 25 years of marriage. I'm be showing them around (you may as well expect photos 😆)
But l'm also super ready to get back to the #LOTRHistory

I have a 50 minutes train ride ahead of me, l know exactly how to use them.

#YearOfTolkien

Daisey Sounds wonderful! 6d
wordslinger42 I finished Return of the Shadow last night, so I'll be starting this today 😊 6d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Starting this one on Monday! @JazzFeathers Thank you for creating a great schedule.

As usual if anyone is interested in joining us, please feel free!

#YearOfTolkien
#HistoryOfLOTR

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Aaaaand here it is!
I took a very lesurly pace. This is going to take almost two months to read (on time) but l thought this way we could accomodate it better to the rest of our schedules.
Hope this work for you, gals

@Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @eanderson @wordslinger42 @tdrosebud @BookwormAHN

As always, everybody's more than welcome to join! 😁

wordslinger42 It looks great! 😊 Thanks for getting the schedule ready! 1w
BookwormAHN Works for me. Thanks for putting it together 😺 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you, and it looks great to me! 1w
Daisey Looks great to me as well! Thank you for putting the schedule together. 1w
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JazzFeathers
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BookwormAHN I'm ready to start The Treason of Isengard 🙋🏼‍♀️ 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m ok too, and I saw @Daisey post she had finished too. Not sure about anyone else though. 🤷‍♀️ 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Love your cover, by the way.... I‘ll post mine later, it‘s a bit more grim. (edited) 2w
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Daisey I‘m ready to start, but life is a bit chaotic at the moment so not sure how well I‘ll keep up. 2w
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @eanderson @wordslinger42 @tdrosebud @BookwormAHN lf you want, l can get the schedule ready this weekend with a start for next Friday. May that work? @Daisey would a schedule like that of the last book (roughly 10 pages a day) work for you? 2w
BookwormAHN That's fine with me 😺 2w
Daisey Sounds good to me! 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Works for me! 2w
wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey I'm still behind and I don't know if I'll be able to catch up by then. You gals can get started & I'll jump in when I can! 2w
wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers Will you still tag me when you have the schedule ready? 😊 I ordered the book yesterday & I'm hoping to be ready by the end of this week! 2w
JazzFeathers Of course @wordslinger42 how could you doubt it?! Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @eanderson @tdrosebud @BookwormAHN Sorry for the delay, work interfired. I'll get the schedule up as soon as possible 😊 2w
BookwormAHN No worries 😺 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers no problem, if you need any help or need me to do the schedule just let me know. 1w
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks for the offer. If you gals can wait a couple of days, l think l'll have it up over the weekend, starting with Monday 😊 1w
Daisey Just came to check if there was a new schedule. Waiting a couple more days means I have a bit more time to catch up on some other reading, so next week sounds great. 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers That‘s fine with me too. Maybe I can finish another of my books in the meantime too. 😉 1w
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