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The Silmarillion
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
A number-one New York Times bestseller when it was originally published, THE SILMARILLION is the core of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing, a work whose origins stretch back to a time long before THE HOBBIT.Tolkien considered THE SILMARILLION his most important work, and, though it was published last and posthumously, this great collection of tales and legends clearly sets the stage for all his other writing. The story of the creation of the world and of the the First Age, this is the ancient drama to which the characters in THE LORD OF THE RINGS look back and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The three Silmarils were jewels created by Feanor, most gifted of the Elves. Within them was imprisoned the Light of the Two Trees of Valinor before the Trees themselves were destroyed by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord. Thereafter, the unsullied Light of Valinor lived on only in the Silmarils, but they were seized by Morgoth and set in his crown, which was guarded in the impenetrable fortress of Angband in the north of Middle-earth. THE SILMARILLION is the history of the rebellion of Feanor and his kindred against the gods, their exile from Valinor and return to Middle-earth, and their war, hopeless despite all their heroism, against the great Enemy.This second edition features a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien describing his intentions for the book, which serves as a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages of Middle-earth.
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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

The way Tolkien creates environments and realms always has a magica, poetic quality to it. It seems to me as these places have a personality of their own, as if they too were characters in the story.

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Daisey
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I haven‘t had much actual reading time lately, so I caught up yesterday on audio while I took my beagle Luthien for a long rambling walk. “Of the Flight of the Noldor” is heartbreaking to me every time, but it‘s also an amazing story.

This morning I read “Of the Sindar” with breakfast. Here we learn more about Thingol & Melian and meet their daughter Luthien.

#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion #BreakfastWithTolkien #BookAndBreakfast

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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

Once, l heard a discussion among fans about whether it was true love between Thingol and Melian, or she had been sent to Middle-earth specifically to enchant him.

I've always thought it is true love, but l was fascinated by the fact that both things were possible.
(Ps: Tolkien does answer the question in HoME 😜)

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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

"Thus it was that the Valar found at last, as it were by chance, those whom they had so long awaited. And Oromë looking upon the Elves was filled with wonder, as though they were beings sudden and marvellous and unforeseen.”

I love this idea that even if the song has already been sung, there remains always a sense of wonder. The concept of Destiny is very complex in Tolkien.

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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

So, then. Anyone who's read Tolkien with me in the past knows of my love for the Dwarves. But, l mean, come on! How beautiful is it this origin story? 🤩

I love this chapter also because of the interaction among the Valar. Is it my impression, or - strange as it might sound - there is never much interaction among the Valar? 🤔

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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

For some reason, I've always loved the story of the Lamps of the Valar and l wish Tolkien had written more about them. The idea of these gigantic lamps illuminating the world... I don't know. There's something magical about it. And then their ruin...

But then, the first part of the Silmarillion, where only the Valar are there, is all exceptionally magical and poetic.

BethM I‘m struggling to follow it honestly 6d
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JazzFeathers Let's talk about it @BethM The group is here to help along 😁 What do you find challenging? 6d
CatLass007 My print copy of The Silmarillion is due to arrive tomorrow. I‘m hugely excited about starting from the beginning with both the print and audio versions. I know I‘m going to be off schedule but I can refer to your posts as I read/listen. 5d
BethM I think it‘s bc I don‘t know what‘s happening. I‘m listening on audio. Is this like a creation story for the LotR world? 4d
JazzFeathers @CatLass007 Yayyy!!! I think it will be easier to follow on paper. 4d
JazzFeathers @BethM Ahhhh! The Silmarillion is always a bit baffling because there is so much in it. But there is a core story that regards the coursing of the Noldor. I'd suggest, follow that story if this is the first time you read this book. There is so much more in it, but that's for subsequent rereads. If you only focus on the Silmarilli and the course of the Noldor, you'll get a lot more out of the story in this read 😜 4d
JazzFeathers @BethM Also, l really think audio is not the best way for this. It've very easy to get mixed up. Maybe you should try paper or ebook @Daisey what do you think? 4d
Daisey @BethM Yes, it starts with a creation story, but I agree the core of the book is the story of the Silmarils. This is a book I finally feel pretty comfortable with after at least three reads. Now I can listen and follow, but on the first read there‘s no way I would have been able to follow with only audio. 3d
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BarbaraJean
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I‘m catching up on my Silmarillion reading tonight, finally starting the Quenta Silmarillion. As before, I‘m having a hard time keeping the names straight, but I DO remember the love story of Elwe/Thingol and Melian. Because of this meme I made upon our last reading of The Silmarillion. 😁 #FellowshipofTolkien

Daisey 🤣😆🤣 1w
BeeCurious Lol! 😃👍 1w
JazzFeathers 😂😂😂😂 7d
BeeCurious @BarbaraJean - I saved your meme to my kindle. Every time I scroll through through my photos, this still makes me giggle! 5d
BarbaraJean @BeeCurious Hahaha--I love it!! Glad I could share the joy. 😁 4d
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Daisey
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Yesterday I caught up on my reading of The Silmarillion. Now that we‘ve gotten into the Quenta Silmarillion itself, there are so many names. I appreciate this chart detailing the sundering of the elves. Then, this morning I read “Of Thingol and Melian” in which Elwe falls in love with the Melian, a Maia, and therefore stays in Middle-Earth and becomes known as Thingol.

#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

TheAromaofBooks Ooo interesting chart! There are sooooo many names for everything, and everyone seems to have about five names to keep straight!! 1w
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CatLass007 Thanks for this. I‘ve decided to put this readalong on hold for a bit. I want a print copy to read as I listen to the audiobook. 1w
Daisey @TheAromaofBooks So many! I‘ve read it multiple times, and they still trip me up. There are a few helpful charts, including this one, at the back of the book. 1w
Daisey @CatLass007 You‘re welcome! I completely understand wanting this in print. It can be tough to follow. 1w
CatLass007 ♥️ 1w
TheAromaofBooks !!!! I knew there was a map and a glossary, but somehow I missed the charts! 7d
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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

Tolkien put together a fantastic cast of characters here.
I find that every Vala has something special to love, but over time, I've become particularly attached to Manwe, Ulmo and Nienna.

Who are your favourite Valar? 😁

Daisey I don‘t think I have a favorite, but I do appreciate the variety. 1w
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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

It doesn't matter how many times l read it, the Ainulindele will always touch my heart with his beauty. It is such a poetic origine story. But also, the deeper you get into the lore, the more essential elements in Tolkien's philosophy you can discern here.

I love the idea that the word was born in music. And that music still survives in the sound of the sea.

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CatLass007 I think I‘m a little off schedule. I listened to Ainulindale, The Music of the (Something? Ainu? Ainul? Ainor?) on Sunday and you‘re posting about it today, Wednesday. Am I behind or ahead? Maybe I need to start over again? Actually, I think I will start over again because I find my thoughts wandering and I‘m missing so much. Please just let me know where I need to be at the end of the day today. (edited) 2w
CatLass007 Would a print copy of The Encyclopedia of Tolkien help me answer questions about this book? Or do you suggest a print copy of The Silmarillion? 2w
JazzFeathers Hi @CatLass007 😁 @Daisey posted a schedule for the readalong here https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2704917 Today's read is Of the Beginning of Days. 2w
Born.A.Reader I swore under whichever bookshelf diety you prefer that I owned a copy of this but I can't find the darn thing. I ordered one from Thriftbooks, it's due in shortly. Hoping to catch up when it comes in 2w
Daisey @CatLass007 I find The Silmarillion hard to follow in audio only. I enjoy listening, but tend to get lost and have better luck with print. I also recommend the Prancing Pony Podcast episodes to go along with The Silmarillion for deeper understanding. (edited) 2w
Daisey @CatLass007 Also, in reference to the schedule, we are pretty chill about following the schedule and many of us are very busy. Even as a host, I often fall behind during the week, especially this time of year, and play lots of catch up on the weekends. Don‘t be surprised if posts don‘t quite match the schedule. 2w
CatLass007 @Daisey Thank you. Did you mean the Prancing Pony Podcast? Most of the buddy reads I‘m involved with I usually listen to the book all at once and then I follow along with the posts and discussions. I believe that‘s not the best way for me to listen to this book. It‘s serious and deep and requires more thought. I believe I will get a print copy of the book so that I have more of my senses involved and I‘m better focused. (cont)⬇️ 2w
CatLass007 @Daisey I‘m glad you have catch-up days built into the schedule.💕 @JazzFeathers 💕Thank you both for hosting this and all the time and energy you put into it. (edited) 2w
Daisey @CatLass007 Yes, Prancing Pony . . . Long day meant I forgot to check my own comment. The episodes are fairly long (I couldn‘t keep up with reading and podcasts last time), but I appreciated those I listened to. 2w
CatLass007 @Daisey I often catch myself forgetting to proofread something. I‘m so glad we can edit posts on Litsy. Also, I‘m pretty happy with finally being able to edit on Facebook Messenger and to do something with texts after I hit the send button. I wanted to make sure that I was on the same wavelength as you 2w
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BethM
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Here‘s my copy! But Scribd also has the audio so I‘ll likely use each as time permits. @Daisey @JazzFeathers #fellowshipoftolkien

JazzFeathers Oh l love this edition! I have the Hobbit and the three LotR books in this edition, and I'm considering getting at least a few more 😜 2w
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Daisey
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Happy Sunday Littens! I‘m so looking forward to rereading this again with a group of readers here. It‘s sometimes a tough read, but I get more out of every reread.

#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion #reread #BreakfastWithTolkien #BookAndBreakfast

Daisey As always, we welcome more readers to join us! Let me know if you want to be added or removed from the tag list. 2w
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Andrea313 Please remove me this time around; I hope to tag in on the next one. Enjoy! 2w
mabell I won‘t be reading along with this one, if you would like to remove me 😊 2w
mabell PS - Yummy looking breakfast! 2w
CatLass007 I‘m listening to the audiobook narrated by Derek Jacobi. It doesn‘t have the forward and preface. Should I be concerned about missing something? 2w
CatLass007 Actually, it‘s not Derek Jacobi. 2w
Daisey @CatLass007 The main part of the preface is excerpts from a letter that Tolkien wrote to Milton Waldman. You can read about the letter here: https://www.teawithtolkien.com/blog/Letter131 2w
CatLass007 Thank you. 2w
JazzFeathers I'm so excited too. It's been some time since last we read it 🤩 2w
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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

I've read this letter so many times, but l always enjoy it.

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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

@Daisey asked to see our editions. This is mine. Nothing spectacular. But l got this years ago from an exchange here on Litsy, and l love it 🤩

This is currently my only English edition of The Silmarillion. Of course l need more!

Daisey I love the simple cover of this edition. 2w
JazzFeathers @Daisey l really like it too. 2w
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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

I've just seen than my las post was a month ago 😶

So sorry for disappearing. February has been an exceptionally busy and kind of a bothersome month. But l really care for this readaling and this fantastic group of readers and l keep telling me next read will be better

I still want to finish reading what I've left out and catch up with all your posts.
Let's start immediately! 💪😁

TheAromaofBooks Oh man, I gotta go borrow this one from my brother!! 😂 2w
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BethM You‘ve got this. Just jump in here so it‘s not all overwhelming:) 2w
JazzFeathers @TheAromaofBooks Did you manage it? 😁 2w
JazzFeathers @BethM l hope this time I'll make it. The Silmarillion chapters are often in the shorter side so 🤞 2w
TheAromaofBooks haha yes!!! He is the Tolkien nerd in our family. I enjoy the stories, but haven't really delved into the lore before, so I'm intrigued to read this one! 2w
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LitsyEvents
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien Readers,
Life has been a busy and I realized last night that I‘ve yet to share a schedule for The Silmarillion. I adjusted a previous schedule to include weekly catch up days since I know many of us are reading multiple things and The Silmarillion can be hard reading. I‘m so looking forward to reading this again with you all! I‘d love to see your edition as we get started.

#Silmarillion #ReadingSchedule #JRRTolkien
@Daisey

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Daisey
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien Readers,
Life has been a busy and I realized last night that I‘ve yet to share a schedule for The Silmarillion. I adjusted a previous schedule to include weekly catch up days since I know many of us are reading multiple things and The Silmarillion can be hard reading. I‘m so looking forward to reading this again with you all! I‘d love to see your edition as we get started.

#Silmarillion #ReadingSchedule #JRRTolkien

BarbaraJean Thank you for the catch-up days!! Looking forward to re-reading this. 2w
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BookwormAHN Yay! 2w
Daisey @BarbaraJean I‘m sure I‘m going to need them as well! Lately it seems I only have time for Litsy on the weekends, so most of my own participation may happen on catch up days. 2w
JazzFeathers Thanks for this, @Daisey 😁 Once against n, I'll try to read along. I still need to finish the previous two books 😶 2w
Roary47 Yay for catch up days! 🫣🥰💛 2w
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LitsyEvents
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Repost for @Daisey

#FellowshipOfTolkien Readers,
As we continue Tolkien‘s short works, we‘re also considering plans for the next phase of our reading journey. Do you want to start The Silmarillion immediately in February or leave time in between and start reading in March? If votes are fairly even, we can start mid February.

#BuddyRead #Readalong #JRRTolkien

See original post at https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2695109

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Daisey
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#FellowshipOfTolkien Readers,
As we continue Tolkien‘s short works, we‘re also considering plans for the next phase of our reading journey. Do you want to start The Silmarillion immediately in February or leave time in between and start reading in March? If votes are fairly even, we can start mid February.

Please comment your preference or if you would like to be removed from the tag list.

#Readalong #BuddyRead #JRRTolkien

BookwormAHN Either is good for me 😺 1mo
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CatLass007 I will be glad to start in February or March. I don‘t have a preference. 1mo
AllDebooks I have no preference x 1mo
Susanita I‘m not going to reread the Sil at this point, but please keep me on the list. 1mo
BethM I‘d vote feb or mid feb, March seems too far. 1mo
Roary47 Yes, please give me catch up time. 😅 Mid Feb or March please. 🙏🏼 1mo
BarbaraJean Later is better for me! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I'm good with whatever works best for everyone!! 1mo
Daisey @BookwormAHN @CatLass007 @AllDebooks @BethM @Roary47 @BarbaraJean @TheAromaofBooks @JazzFeathers I think I will work on a schedule starting February 18. That gives some catch up time without making us wait until March, and we‘ll start the beginning of the week again. I may also put in a weekly catch up day as The Silmarillion can be pretty dense. 1mo
CatLass007 Sounds good! 1mo
BethM That sounds like a great plan! 1mo
Roary47 Love it! 1mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 🧡 1mo
AllDebooks Great!👍 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Thank you!! 1mo
Lizpixie Late Feb to March seems perfect for me honestly. 1mo
Daisey @Lizpixie Great! 1mo
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BarbaraJean
The Silmarillion | J. R. R. Tolkien
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I feel like the #FellowshipofTolkien needs to see this…
(I can‘t stop laughing at “Feanor No“)

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CrystalE02
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Pickpick

I enjoyed reading this book. It brought out more of the beginnings of Middle Earth. I loved learning more about the characters in the book. I rated this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

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shortsarahrose
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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I‘ve never read The Simarillion (it didn‘t really interest my 7th/8th grade self, which is when I originally read The Hobbit/LoTR), but now I feel inspired to get to it after my reread of those. So I ordered a copy from Barnes & Noble. And it was part of a buy one, get one 50% off deal, so I picked up a fun sounding fantasy. April must give them a sniff, while keeping my lap warm.

#bookhaul #catsoflitsy

dabbe Hello there, Amazing April! 🖤🐾🖤 4mo
AnnCrystal 💕😻💝. 4mo
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wisherwishinguponastar
The Silmarillion | J. R. R. Tolkien
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Pickpick

I have been struggling with my new job, but I have been using audiobooks as an aide to get through the day. Last month I listened to Fellowship, Towers, Hobbit, and Return of the King (in that order). Last week I finished the Silmarillion and now I am almost done with Unfinished Tales. Then I found out about #LotRChapterADay . Guess I gotta start over????

Daisey Whether you start over or just jump in to join us for discussion, we‘d love to hear your input! Do you want to be added to the tag list for our posts? 6mo
BarbaraJean You could follow along with episodes from the Prancing Pony Podcast, if it's too soon for a chapter-a-day re-read! https://theprancingponypodcast.com/ I've listened to just a few of their episodes, and they were excellent. I thought about pairing the podcast with the chapter-a-day read, but working remotely and not having a commute are severely limiting my listening time these days! 6mo
UwannaPublishme Wishing you happier days ahead at your new job. 🌼 6mo
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wisherwishinguponastar @Daisey Thanks for the warm welcome! I would love to be added to the list. (edited) 6mo
wisherwishinguponastar @BarbaraJean that is a good idea. I have not heard of that podcast and will have to check it out! 6mo
wisherwishinguponastar @UwannaPublishme Thanks. I keep telling myself to give it three months before I make a decision, but this has been a looooong three months! 6mo
JazzFeathers So happy to have you with us!!! And wishing you all the best at work. It's hard to work in a place you don't feel to belong 😔 6mo
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wisherwishinguponastar
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Sometimes your human wants to go on an adventure because they have been listening to The Lord of the Rings all month and they need to be reminded that home is so much better. #dogsoflitsy

dabbe Hello, you sweetest pup, you! 🖤🐾🖤 7mo
wisherwishinguponastar @dabbe She is pretty cute… and pretty spoiled. 7mo
dabbe @wisherwishinguponastar Those are two good “prettys“ to have! 🤩🐾🖤 7mo
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BookwormAHN
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I just discovered that Andy Serkis, along with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, also narrated The Silmarillion. He was brilliant with the others, so I immediately downloaded this one, too 🧡
#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRChapterADay
Tagging those who might be interested @JazzFeathers @Daisey @wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BethM @Roary47 @Susanita

BethM Audible? The one on scribd is narrated by someone else. 8mo
BookwormAHN @BethM Yes, but if the one on Scribd is narrated by Martin Shaw, then it is also good. 8mo
BethM @BookwormAHN it is! 8mo
JazzFeathers OMG! I need to get aaaallllll of them! 🤩 8mo
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Pickpick

I have been delaying reading this because of its reputation for being "biblical" and dry. I only wish I had read it earlier. While containing the creation narrative of middle earth, it is very engaging. The legends that are the foundation for The Lord of the Rings are found here. The stories of Beren and Luthien, Túrin, and the Fall of Gondolin are the main stories, presented in a concise fashion. This is essential Tolkien reading.

Bigcountry15 This edition is spectacular. It includes the Waldman letter, in which Tolkien provides a very insightful synopsis of the history of Middle Earth. While the illustrations may not be on par with those of Naismith, Lee, and Howe, seeing Tolkien's vision of his world is valuable. I especially enjoyed the different devices that represent the characters. This edition contains a helpful essay of Tolkien's art. 11mo
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Happy Tolkien Reading Day! I just discovered that this was a thing this morning, having been directed to the Kindle deals Amazon is running to celebrate. I just happen to be reading the tagged book. This illustrated edition shows Tolkien was an able artist as well as a literary genius.

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AvidReader25
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Pickpick

I can‘t believe I was so scared to read this one. I adore LOTR and never tire of rereading those, but I thought this one would be more like a textbook. It was a delight! It‘s full of new Middle Earth adventures and the history of many characters I already love. This edition includes beautiful illustrations from the author. I‘m so glad I finally took the time to read it!

“Help oft will come from the hands of the weak when wise falter.”

paulfrankspencer I've always put it off because I'm not as interested in enveloping myself in the world-building, lore, and cast/characters of any given book. But I've heard it is beautiful, at least in parts. Worth it? 13mo
AvidReader25 @paulfrankspencer it‘s definitely beautiful, but it‘s also a lot of world building. If that‘s not your jam, I would skip it. 13mo
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galueth28
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Starting the month with my favorite re-read of the year. The Silmarillion is an all time favourite of mine. I know some people have trouble getting into it, but I just love all the mithology and epicness and elves 🤷‍♀️

#adventrecommends @emilyrose_x

Bookwomble "Epicness and elves" is a good descriptor ??⚔️?‍♀️ 1y
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Tahlia_Reads_And_Knits
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What a beautiful edition of the Simarillion! The cover, art, the whole appearance of this book enhances the reading experience… as well as making a pretty addition to one‘s bookshelf..

AvidReader25 I just got this for Christmas! 😍 1y
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jitteryjane724
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Having a hard time moving through this one. It's a library book and I'm feeling a bit defeated thinking that even if I renew it I may not finish it in time. Everything is slipping through my memory as I try to hang on (even with note-taking, referencing, etc). It's such a big world! I would love to see it be a movie or show with each chapter as a long episode.

#fantasy #epicworlds #lordoftherings #middleearth

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jitteryjane724
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"...it is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance else that is in this Earth ; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen."

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jitteryjane724
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So it begins. Excited and nervous at the same time - curious to see how much this will help me understand Middle Earth and tie things together in the LotR/Hobbit books, but a little apprehensive as people have told me how tough it can be to get through this book as well. Hoping this will provide context to side remarks in the books and movies!

galueth28 Don't be afraid to check the family trees at the end, it helps to keep track of everyone 😉 2y
jitteryjane724 @galueth28 thanks! I'm actually taking notes as well 😄 I really want to get this! 2y
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Deifio
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Pickpick

Finished! I've got to say without The Legendarium Podcasts read-along I never would have gotten through some of the boring parts. But all in all I really loved this. It reads more like a history than a story. And I highly recommend reading it with a friend or with a podcast. Makes it soo much more enjoyable!

Daisey I love Tolkien‘s writing, and I completely agree with this. I‘ve read it at least three times and enjoyed it more each time, especially with discussion. 2y
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swynn
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Mehso-so

This was the bestselling book in the U.S. in 1977. It's a collection of chronicles telling stories of Tolkien's Middle-Earth, from the beginning up to the events of the Lord of the Rings. It's not an easy book, and it's more interested in atmosphere than in keeping the readers attention. I bounced off it forty years ago, so was pleased on this attempt to find it challenging but not awful. I even enjoyed it, but had to consume it in small chunks.

vivastory I wonder if the upcoming LOTR show is based on this? 2y
swynn @vivastory My understanding is, the new series is supposed to tell stories that are consistent with the Silmarillion, but not necessarily drawn from it. But really, I'm curious too. (edited) 2y
vivastory Yeah, it looks interesting. I've been meaning to read this since finishing LOTR a few years ago. 2y
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swynn
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There was Eru, the One, who in Arda is called Ilúvatar; and he made first the Ainur, the Holy Ones, that were the offspring of his thought, and they were with him before aught else was made.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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khooliha
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Going to be starting to read this book soon, for the love of a podcast. Honestly, planning on slotting it into the short story a day habit I'm cultivating, which is me making assumptions about the nature of these chapters! Wish me luck...

Nutmegnc 😱 Good luck 😬 2y
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Bookwomble
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"All have their worth and each contributes to the worth of the others."

#ThinkPositiveBePositive
@fredamans

fredamans So very true!! 2y
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Deifio
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Still reading along with The Legendarium podcast. On chapter 16 at the moment.
I still have a cold (since 2 weeks!) and it's hard to read sometimes because I'm soo tired or my head hurts. Doctor said my immune system is shot. So lots of rest, vitamins and tissues. But I do think it's going better the past two days.

mandarchy I hope you feel better soon. That does not sound like fun. 2y
UwannaPublishme Feel better! 🌻 2y
Deifio @mandarchy @UwannaPublishme Thank you! It's getting better albeit very slowly. 2y
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galueth28
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February #bookreport:

Read 7 books
3 physical
1 from Library
2 for #bookspin, 2 for #roll100, 2 for #ReadingAfrica2022 - O Alegre Canto da Perdiz by Paulina Chiziane (Mozambique) and Children of the Benin Kingdom by Dinah Orji (Nigeria)

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Accidental screenshot from the Rings of Power trailer😀

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galueth28
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Pickpick

This is one of my favourite books ever (I'm one of thise weird people who prefers it to Lord of the Rings 😊). I love the epic scope and that a lot of stuff happens, and all the backstory of Middle Earth.

#bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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galueth28
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Plans for February:

#bookspin and #doublespin are The Silmarillion (one of my old favourites) and Samarcanda (new author!)

Using #roll100 to get through my ebooks. This month I'm reading Sligtly Scandalous by Mary Balogh.

Nigh Circus came from the library.

For #ReadingAfrica2022, I'm currently reading O Alegre Canto da Perdiz by Paulina Chiziane #Mozambique (doesn't seem to have an english translation).

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Deifio
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Listening to the book and also The Legendariums read-along podcast. I like the book so far.
I'm on the front part of the jumper, the back is finished!

#audiocrafting

Soubhiville Love the colors. 2y
Deifio @Soubhiville thanks! That was actually the only option I had, as my wool shop doesn't usually stock that many skeins of one colour 😅 2y
Soubhiville I actually used to have a sweater in these colors, striped just like this. It was light weight and wide necked so it fell off a shoulder, and it was my favorite. 2y
UwannaPublishme Beautiful! 🙌🏻 2y
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galueth28
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#bookspin list for January 😀
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 352.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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Libby1
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My husband has been begging me for YEARS to read The Silmarillon. He has this beautiful and expensive edition that makes it impossible for me to say no.

So far, I‘ve been taking notes to try to keep the characters straight! Some of the writing and ideas are absolutely splendid (Niessa, anyone?), but it is certainly challenging to read.

Any other Silmarillion fans out there?

StaceGhost Yes! A friend gave it to me when I turned 16 and I remember it started out super dense. You're inspiring me to revisit it! I remember my copy was nicotine-stained and smelled awful but I loved it :) 2y
BookwormAHN I've read it a few times and love it 💚 2y
BookmarkTavern Yes! Give me all the lore! I have a copy somewhere filled with post it notes! 😅 (edited) 2y
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Pedicure and a book, perfect together. This is my #doublebookspin for July! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
BarkingMadRead I‘m bailing on this @TheAromaofBooks i thought it was a novel but it‘s more of a compendium that reads like the Bible and that‘s not what I‘m looking for right now! 3y
TheAromaofBooks Totally understandable. I haven't tried this one yet, but I've definitely heard it's more of a reference/background book instead of an actual story. 3y
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