Got a new echo show on prime day. The speaker is awesome! #teamtolkien
Don't call it a come back!
Guess who is at it again. I know I didn't formally make any announcement but bringing back #lotrchapteraday but this year I'm starting with The Silmarillion. Might just read it at my own pace. Maybe a chapter a day.... maybe 3 a day who knows.
Talking about underappreciated characters, awesome #Tolkien fan Olga Polomoshnova has written the most interesting and insightful post about Finarfin
I have finished The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien for The Shire Challenge which is to read a book that is at least 10 years old! This book was first published in ‘77 so it well and truly fits this challenge.
Now I have started The Silver Mask by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black for the Hogwarts Challenge.
After a couple months of audio book listening... I FINISHED IT! Loved it so much. I don‘t think I could have read it with the physical book bc of all the intricate details- I would have gotten lost ! However I love Tolkien‘s books being read to me, and I am so glad to have listened to all of his books on audio. 💙And With that, #TheCrossfittingLibrariansJourneyThruMiddleEarth had ended 💚
Heavy metal band “Blind Guardian” is one of my favorite bands to play in the background while reading fantasy novels! With their epic orchestrations, their music almost sounds like a movie score, and several of their songs are even based on books like the Wheel of Time and Lord of the Rings series. Their “Nightfall in Middle Earth” album is based entirely on Tolkien‘s The Silmarillion!
When I listen to Tolkien Metal, so do the neighbors! 😎🤘🎸🎶
Just finished my first week of my second job, Eggleston Design Co! So thankful not only for the financial help, but also that with working with detailing Decals and processing them, it‘s work I can have an audio book on while working! Thankful for a job do on my own time, pace, and can enjoy audiobook listening whilst working! 💙Also this one is giving The Children is Hurin a run for its first place of my favorite Tolkien works - so good!
Every time I pick this up someone warns me against it. I finally decided to see for myself by listening and reading at the same time to help me with numerous pronunciations which will help me remember more in the end! 🎧📚
I‘ve just read the foreword and preface of this book, which weren‘t included in the audiobook, and was excited to learn some of the mythos of this world! I think I will enjoy what this book has in store! 💚
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Yesterday, my group organised a conference with the theme: women in Tolkien's stories, are they really so few and secondary?
Actually we Rohirrim hosted the conference in our usual haunt in Verona, while La Musica degli Ainur, the group from Firenze, held the conference.
It was such a lovely day. It was a great collaboration and the conference was very interesting and sparked a great discussion.
I'm excited to be getting deeper into the back story of Middle Earth and where better to start than the very beginning? My only issue was that the first quarter or so of this reads like a Bible and was a little harder to wrap my brain around. But after that, it was great!
I read this at 13 and was both fascinated and confused. It was a lot. Think you could call it information-overload. I then read it again three years later and this time, I enjoyed it even more.
This is the father of world-building showing how it is done (that even before the fantasy-genre was defined). It's epic and, at times, the world-building seems to overshadow the characters, but then we have complex characters and politics.
I loved it!
Ok so yes, it took me a freaking week to read this because I just moved to my new apartment yesterday and the days leading up to that, plus the day of, and much of today, I had no time to read because I have TOO MUCH STUFF and I‘m still not done and uuggghhhh I hurt. But anyway, this was super interesting in parts, and the writing is gorgeous. It‘s almost Biblical in a way. But it was fairly repetitive too, & too many damn characters, LOL. 3/5 ⭐️
The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light. In that hour was made a Darkness that seemed not lack but a thing with being of its own: for it was indeed made by malice out of Light, and it had power to pierce the eye, and to enter heart and mind, and strangle the very will.
[Me, reading the news, every day.]
This was tied for second place in my #makemereadit voting, decided to go with this next because it‘s quite different from the book I just read and the other second place book. Haven‘t read any Tolkien in quite a while, I‘m eager to be enchanted/totally fucking lost, LOL 😂 #nowreading
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Christopher Tolkien speaks about The Silmarillion
Just thought l'd share. This is so interesting in itself, but l think it makes even more sense after all our readings
Thank you so much @Nazgul93 !! Your gifts are amazing, my husband has already added the Gollum to our LoTR shelf and I can‘t wait to test out the trivia book! The coloring book is coming to work with me so I don‘t lose my cool :) Thank you so much for such thoughtful gifts!
This must be the most Tolkien-filled week of my life. On Sunday, l watched TTT. On Monday l met with @ItalianBibliotherapy in Verona to prepare the presentation of his book, and discovered he's a Tolkien enthusiast (l also stumbled on another fan in a bookshop). Yesterday l watched TRotK. Today is #TolkieniteSwap opening day, and on Saturday l'll be in Oxford at the exibition.
I need more weeks like this 😁
@Sorceryandswords l love everything!!!!
I'm so happy to finally own The Silmarillion in English. It is also the new edition with different introductions from my old ltalian edition.
Funko Frodo is adorable, but l simply love that Fool of Took candle! 😍 And the chance, and the sweets and the bookmark!
Thanks so so much!
This has become my favorite book over the course of years. I love that it reads as if it were a series of oral histories, and brings Middle Earth to life as a real mythology. The stories of Beren and Lúthien, the children of Húrin, and the fall of Gondolin are my favorite stories, and combine hope and hopelessness to make the world resonate.
I‘m so far behind with #ThereAndBackAgain that it‘s almost over! ☹️ Here is my post for day 2: “The Black Riders”—a dark scene or book from Tolkien‘s work.
The scene where Ungoliant attacks the Trees of Valinor is one of the first that came to mind as a dark scene—both figuratively and literally. I‘m always so affected by this scene—the heartbreaking destruction of beauty and light.
Image credit: valerhon via deviantart
#ThereAndBackAgain Day 5 -Characters
Finrod Felagund has always had a special place in my heart, l'm not even sure why.
Maybe because he's loyal, true, compassionate, brave. He's a singer ansia a wise as well as a warrior.
In short is an especially noble man even for an Elf.
The Struggle is real (even if a day late)!! The Silmarillion was a struggle for me, such a different structure than the other stories, and it‘s only now as I‘ve read into ‘the history of‘, that the stories are gelling more for me. I wish that the publishers had encouraged him to flesh it out more at the time, but sadly it‘s only through his son‘s archival work that I feel like I‘m seeing the whole picture (right, Niggle 😉).
#thereandbackagain #yearoftolkien This was the first book I really struggled with; I had to read it in bits & pieces to get through the first time. Nearly gave up a few times, but I persevered, and I‘m glad I did.
#ThereAndBackAgain photo challenge day 3
After The Hobbit, l read the only other book by Tolkien my library had, The Silmarillion.
At 17, l could hardly believe this was the same author of The Hobbit. I was fascinated with the world, but the sheer complexity of the story overwhilded me.
I then read bits and pieces of the book over the years, coming to love it, but it was to be almost 20 years before l read the entire book again.
The Green Door Podcast is a non schedule #podcast maintained by a group of Tolkien fan. It airs whenever they manage to prepare an episode.
This might sound offputting, but do give them a try. They are going through the Silmarillion and they are giving such incredible insight in it.
I love it.
"Tears unnumbered ye shall shed; and the Valar will fence Valinor against you, and shut you out, so that not even the echo of your lamentation shall pass over the mountains. On the House of Fëanor the wrath of the Valar lieth from the West unto the uttermost East, and upon all that will follow them it shall be laid also. Their Oath shall drive them, and yet betray them."
This is part of the Doom of Mandos
FINALLY FINISHED! The hubby has been reading this one out loud to me since at least January 2017! We all know Tolkien's work is long and dense and a masterpiece. I don't think it's for everyone and if it is for you, you'll know without anyone telling you.
I'm glad I got through it- 100% certain I didn't retain everything but that's my brain! 😂