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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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wordslinger42
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Settling in for a cozy night to read Chapter 11 for #ThereandBackAgain and continue my newest read, A Natural History of Dragons, which I'm really enjoying so far!

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marleed This is a beautiful photo! 14h
wordslinger42 @marleed Thank you!! 😊 14h
Daisey Another wonderfully cozy looking photo! 12h
wordslinger42 Thank you, @Daisey 😊 2h
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wordslinger42
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And with that, I'm caught up! I'm really enjoying all of Tolkien's illustrations. I wish he had done even more 💚

#ThereandBackAgain #FellowshipofTolkien

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wordslinger42
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Chapter Nine is one of my favorites 💚 But it also makes me think of Peter Jackson's (in my opinion, poor) choice to include Tauriel in the movies 😂

#ThereandBackAgain #AHobbitReadALong #FellowshipofTolkien

Susanita I appreciate that he wanted to include a female character, but yeah the whole Tauriel sub plot really irked me. 2d
wordslinger42 @Susanita Same here! Tolkien wrote strong female characters, and her character could have been so great, but I think the focus ended up being more on the love triangle between her, Legolas, and Kili, which truly annoyed me 2d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa You know what I caught this time, that I didn‘t before, in the movie verses book and parts added to the hobbit to accommodate LOTR later...Gandalf is off now on “other business”, which in the movie involves checking out the Necromancer and finding Thorin‘s father then in his dungeon, BUT he has already given Thorin the map, back in chapter two that he got from Thoton‘s father after he found him in at the Necromancers.🤷‍♀️ 😱😂 2d
wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa ..... I never caught that before!! I wonder what Gandalf's other "other business" is haha.. Maybe tea with Elrond? ? 2d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 😂🤷‍♀️ could be. Maybe he‘s just a time traveling wizard! 🧙‍♂️ 2d
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wordslinger42
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A cup of tea ☕,
An apple Fritter 🥧,
A good book 📖,
And my evening is all set!

I'm a chapter behind in The Hobbit read-a-long, but I think I can manage to get caught up tonight!
#ThereandBackAgain #FellowshipofTolkien

Daisey This looks like the perfect way to spend the evening! 2d
TheAromaofBooks I have a lot of apple fritter love!! 😁 1d
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eanderson
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Able to put my feet up for a little while. Matty is sleeping and I need to catch up on a couple of readalongs! Thank goodness it‘s Wednesday! #FellowshipOfTolkien #ThereAndBackAgain

JazzFeathers I need to catch up too, but l doubt l'll manage it tonight 😟 How are you going? I'm reading ch 8 tonight. 2d
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JazzFeathers
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #ThereAndBackAgain

I've always loved Beorn and his chapter. His conversation with Gandalf always makes me smile. And l like Beorn being so slight farward.

But after reading The History of the Hobbit l also appreciate what is behind this episode. Tolkien's love for Anglo-Saxon literature and the intrusion of that epic in his children's stories.

#Tolkien #fantasy

Daisey Yes, I think what I appreciated most about the History of the Hobbit was getting a better understanding of the sources of inspiration for Tolkien‘s work. 2d
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JazzFeathers
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"Farewell," they cried, "wherever you fare, till your eyries receive you at the journey's end!" That is the polite thing to say among eagles.
"May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun salsa and the moon walks," answered Gandalf, who knew the correct reply.

Tolkien does have a way with greeting ?

CSeydel I‘m picturing the sun salsa-ing ☀️💃 2d
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Linsy
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I‘m almost caught up with the read-along! I just finished Ch. 8, Flies and Spiders. I honestly don‘t know why the forest was so hard for me to get through before. I had a much better experience this time and loved learning about the different types of elves!

Also, I love all of the sayings!!

“May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.”

The language is just perfect. ✨

#ThereAndBackAgain #FellowshipOfTolkien

Riveted_Reader_Melissa So glad you are enjoying it! And yes, sometimes it just has to be the right book at the right time. 2d
Daisey So happy to hear you‘re enjoy it this time! 2d
JazzFeathers Sometimes it is the time. Sometimes it is the company 😌😇😆 2d
Linsy @JazzFeathers You‘re right, it‘s my Littens! 😸 2d
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JazzFeathers
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#Two4Tusday @TheSpineView

1. Yes. A lot. I'm still a fantasy and mystery reader as l've always been, but l'm more choosy in my reads. And l'm unforgiving with books l don't like (l used to force me to finish every book). I read non-fiction, with l didn't use too and l'm more open to different genres.

2. I'm reading The Hobbit and l can't decide between Bilbo, Gandalf and Thorin.

Sharpeipup Completely agree with being unforgiving now...too many books to waste my time suffering through one. 2d
TheSpineView @Sharpeipup I agree with you both. Life is too short to waste. 😊 2d
JazzFeathers @Sharpeipup @TheSpineView l used to feel bad not finishng a book. Now l feel bad wasting my time with a book l don't like while missing out on books l might like. 2d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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It‘s hard to believe, but we are halfway through The Hobbit read today!

How‘s everyone enjoying this bumpy, waterlogged escape ride?

#ThereAndBackAgain
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BookwormAHN Loving it 😸 3d
JazzFeathers I'm loving it. But l'm so behind 😭 But really, l knew l was going to enjoy this more than my September read because of you guys 😘 2d
wordslinger42 I'm reading Chapters 9 and 10 tonight! 2d
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JazzFeathers
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I've only just realised that this chapters gathers several elements that both bring The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings together and set them apart.

Gandalf, the Eagles and also the Dwarves appears also elsewhere in the legendarium, but they are very different.
Gandalf, for example, is more the fairytales wizard here, while in LotR he's more an inspirator. His magic is far more subtle.

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wordslinger42
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Tea, The Hobbit, & Christmas lights ☕📚🎄 Is there any better combination? Though I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of the spider chapter 🤣

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Stacypatrice What a gorgeous book! 4d
AkashaVampie The book almost looks like chocolate! Haha must be hungry! 4d
JazzFeathers Already the spider chapter? 😱 l'm so behind. 3d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks wonderful to me! 3d
wordslinger42 @Stacypatrice Isn't it?! It's a boxed set I found at Booksamillion! 2d
wordslinger42 @AkashaVampie 😅😅 I looked at the pic again after reading your comment, and I completely agree! 🍫 2d
wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers Oh, you're not behind! You're just arriving precisely when you mean to 😉 2d
wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa It was a really relaxing way to spend the evening! I'm loving this read-a-long with all of you!! 2d
AkashaVampie @wordslinger42 ok.... thought it was just my eyes and stomach!! haha! 2d
JazzFeathers @wordslinger42 😂Thanks for reminding me 1d
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Absolutely loving this read through. Every night I look forward to a chapter. ❤️

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Johanna414 That edition is so pretty! 4d
Cinfhen Gorgeous photo 😍 4d
JazzFeathers I'm enjoying it a lot too. 4d
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TNbookworm Gorgeous! 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s such a great read for this time of the year, each chapter is a nightly mini-adventure! 3d
GrilledCheeseSamurai @Riveted_Reader_Melissa nailed it! That's exactly it! 👍 3d
wordslinger42 Where did you get this edition?! 😍 2d
GrilledCheeseSamurai @wordslinger42 it's the Folio Society edition. 😊 1d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Ah Gandalf, such a great fare-thee-well send-off.

Note to self: don‘t ever invite him for motivational speeches! 😂

#ThereAndBackAgain
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Cross Fandom Side Note: “Never Tell Me the Odds!”

JazzFeathers 😂 l'd pay anything to hear Tolkien telling this orally. 4d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I‘m with our honest little hobbit here, that sounds wonderful... lots better than the days he‘s been having lately! 😂

#ThereAndBackAgain
#FellowshipOfTolkien

JazzFeathers You can.alwsys count on hobbits for an.honest, down-to-earth perspective 😆 4d
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Linsy
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Excited to join the #ThereAndBackAgain read-along! Besides a few false starts, I‘m a Tolkien new-by, but have always wanted to change that. Thanks for welcoming me into the fold, @Daisey! #FellowshipOfTolkien

Thought I‘d share this adorable gingerbread hobbit hole I saw at Festival of Trees the other day. 😍

Lindy Adorable gingerbread house! 5d
Readage Cute!! 5d
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Oh I love the Festival of Trees! I was so sad I couldn‘t make it this year. I‘ve already put next year‘s dates into my phone calendar. 😁And that is an adorably tiny hobbit house. 5d
Daisey So glad that you are joining us! Also love the gingerbread house! 4d
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JazzFeathers
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Is Riddles in the Dark the best chapter in the book?
For me, it might easily be. There's mystery, and adventure, and danger. There's an ancient and sacred game. There's a magic item and a reluctant hero coming into his self.
It's fantastic.

l'll admit that after reading the Histories, l can see how this chapter (that was heavily revised after the publication of LotR) differafrom the rest of this story.

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JulAnna
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🎄tagged book for #thereandbackagain read along,
and The Huntress by Kate Quinn
🎄The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
🎄I was fortunate enough to have two lunch dates with two long-time, very dear friends. 💕
#weekendreads
@rachelsbrittain

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wordslinger42
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Chapter 6 in the #ThereandBackAgain Hobbit read-a-long! It's fun to see our little burglar coming into his own 💚

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JazzFeathers
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I can't believe l'm already behind!

I so wished there were more about the stone-giants. They somehow seem alike to Ents. They are the personification of nature, and it's not clear whether they are good or evil.
Maybe they don't care about these things.

Daisey I think you summed this up well. We get just a tiny bit of information about them as a part of the natural world and it just makes them more intriguing to me. 5d
JazzFeathers @Daisey But then l have to admit l'm fascinated with legends about giants. 2d
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akaGingerK
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Possibly my favorite part as a kid, right up there with the initial meeting with Smaug.

Also possibly the part that scared me the most!
#ThereAndBackAgain #FellowshipOfTolkien

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Bookishlie
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien

All caught up. Poor Bilbo lost and no dwarves:( I am really enjoying the buddy read!

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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“Even the good plans of wise wizards like Gandalf and of good friends like Elrond go astray sometimes when you are off on dangerous adventures over the Edge of the Wild; and Gandalf was a wise enough wizard to know it.”

#ThereAndBackAgain
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Daisey Another great quote! 7d
JazzFeathers I love that quote. 6d
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hike.read.repeat
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We took a few days off from tramping and visited Hobbiton!

CaliforniaCay 😱🤩😍💚 7d
umbrellagirl Love it! 7d
Texreader Yay!!! 7d
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wordslinger42
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Probably one of my favorite quotes in the whole book 💚

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JazzFeathers It is a good one 👍 7d
Daisey This is one of my favorite quotes as well! (edited) 7d
JulAnna I like this one too! To me it sums up the attitude of hobbits which continues in The Lord of the Rings saga. 6d
wordslinger42 @JulAnna I agree! Their perseverance sure is something 💚 2d
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wordslinger42
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I had forgotten that this edition has Tolkien's illustrations 🗻 Loved reading about the misadventures with the goblins!

#ThereandBackAgain #FellowshipofTolkien

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 1w
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wordslinger42
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With my trusty book sleeve, I'm ready for all manner of adventures 📚 🧙🏼‍♂️ Including chapter 4 of the #ThereandBackAgain read-a-long! It's not too late to join in if you'd like to read The Hobbit with a group of lovely Littens!

#FellowshipofTolkien

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eanderson
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Finally getting around to my daily #FellowshipOfTolkien #ThereAndBackAgain reading today. I usually get it in during babes‘ early morning feeding but today has been busy. It‘s almost Friday! 😃

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akaGingerK
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As exhausted as I am today (still fatigued by my bout with whatever illness is going around my workplace), I could really do with a short rest in Rivendell myself...

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I know, reading about it always makes me think it would be a great place to visit and rest. 7d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Tolkien‘s watercolor of Rivendell that appeared in some editions of The Hobbit.

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akaGingerK These are lovely 1w
JazzFeathers 😍 1w
Daisey I absolutely love these color illustrations he did himself. 💕 1w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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“An early conception of the view of Rivendell looking east towards the Misty Mountains than the watercolor” (which I‘ll post next).

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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“Bilbo never forgot the way they slithered and slipped in the dusk down the steep zig-zag path into the secret valley of Rivendell.”

Unfinished crayon sketch of Rivendell from Pictures by JRR Tolkien

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wordslinger42
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Continuing on with the journey 📖

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Daisey Looks like a perfect way to spend the evening. 1w
JazzFeathers Ah, the joy of a comfortable adventure! 1w
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JazzFeathers
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I really enjoyed reading about Elrond, and after having read The History of the Hobbit l can almost see the different stages to which sentence belongs.

I wonder whether it wasn't Elrond who -in the end - brought The Hobbit into the legendarium.

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akaGingerK
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I would love an adverb attached to that final “said Thorin.” #ThereAndBackAgain #FellowshipOfTolkien

JazzFeathers Noooooo! Adverbs? 🙅🙅🙅 1w
akaGingerK @JazzFeathers Just the one, so I can figure out the sincerity level here! Thank you! 😆 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ... sarcastically, ironically, sincerely, abashedly, reluctantly, perturbedly, imperiously, petulantly, admonishedly, thankfully, quizzically... it could make a world of difference @JazzFeathers 😂. Thorin can be kind of full of himself, so I‘m going with imperiously.🤷‍♀️ (edited) 1w
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JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂😂 lf l didn't have an idea what kind of character Thorin is, now l would. But then, that's why Tolkien left the blank. It's the mark of a master storyteller to allow space to the reader 😉 1w
Nute Am I the only one who would attach gratefully? lol 1w
akaGingerK It‘s a possible reading! 1w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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“Bilbo was sadly reflecting that adventures are not all pony-rides in May-sunshine”

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* Photo from Pictures by JRR Tolkien

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llwheeler
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Afraid I'm going to pull a Gandalf on my fellow adventurers and disappear from the party temporarily. Limited time for the next week or so - I was ahead, soon I'll be behind, but I'll catch up again! I'll do my best to catch up on your posts as well.

#FellowshipofTolkien
#thereandbackagain

Sace Y'all are making me want to read this again. It's been 20+ years since I read it. 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa We‘ll be on the road somewhere when you catch up.... ask for us in Rivendell. 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Sace You should join us, we are doing a chapter-a-day, and it‘s such a fun read for around the busy holidays. 1w
Sace @Riveted_Reader_Melissa oh I'm such a slow and polygamous reader that I don't think I could manage even a chapter a day. I might read it own my own at some point though. 1w
JazzFeathers @Ilwheeler we'll be here when you're back 😉 1w
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JazzFeathers
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Tolkien is a master crafter of dialogues. I could read the trolls' episode one hundred times and always enjoy it.
I also love the way Tolkien uses words to create comic effects, even when observing the reality around him.

"He had read of a good many things he had never seen or done."

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Daisey
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Reading chapter 1 with Tolkien‘s own illustration of The Hill and Bag End. The meeting between Bilbo and Gandalf is great, and I always enjoy the little history of golf anecdote.

Fun note for today: I happened to log into the web version of Litsy this evening and The Hobbit is a trending book!

#FellowshipofTolkien #ThereAndBackAgain #YearsofTolkien

JazzFeathers Noooooo! Do you think we made it trendy? 1w
Daisey @JazzFeathers I think we did! If you scroll through recent posts, they are all for our readalong. 💪 😁 1w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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It‘s finally settled down enough that I can curl up in my own little hobbit hole and read today‘s chapter, chapter 1.

I still think this is the best “meet cute” for a non-romantic couple I‘ve ever read....and I‘ve always loved the word play here, and how well Tolkien calls out the way we use one simple greeting phrase to mean SO many different things.

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JazzFeathers It is a fantastic meeting and word-sparring match. Tolkien is a wizard with dialogues. 1w
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Bookishlie
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Chapt 1 in which we meet our burglar......

#ThereAndBackAgain #FellowshipOfTolkien

JazzFeathers Always been one of my very favourite chapters. It's fun and retelling and even epic in parts (l love Thorin's story about Smaug). Such a good introduction to the book. 1w
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Crimson613 6pts! tbh thats me LOL 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have to tag our current #ThereAndBackAgain group read too! 👌 1w
Texreader @Riveted_Reader_Melissa You can just hear him say it in his deep voice, too, right? 😁 1w
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akaGingerK
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It really has been awhile... I clearly remember specific turns of phrase (to “wear a sword instead of a walking-stick” as much as the opening line or the songs), but the overall feel of the first chapter is very different now that I‘m older. Or maybe now that I‘ve read more late 1800s/early 1900s British lit.
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akaGingerK @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I guess I‘m trying to do this! 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Woohoo! I hope you enjoy it again, even if it‘s for different reasons now that you‘re older. 2w
Daisey So glad to have you joining us in rereading it! 2w
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JulAnna
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“Where did you go, if I may ask?”
“To look ahead,” said he (Gandalf)
“And what brought you back in the nick of time?”
“Looking behind.”
💕Gandalf is the master of enigmatic answers 😂💕
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TiredLibrarian Beautiful illustration! 2w
Daisey So true, and so much fun to quote! 2w
JazzFeathers That's one of the best quotes. And that's one of my favourite illustrations! 1w
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wordslinger42
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Now, for the perfect ending to my day ? Gandalf & Bilbo's conversation is some of Tolkien's finest work ? This is my favorite quote: "This is a story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected. He may have lost the neighbors' respect, but he gained - well, you will see whether he gained anything in the end."

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Daisey Beautiful edition! Great bookmark as well; I think you're the reason I also ordered that box. 2w
JazzFeathers I love that quote too. Isn't it the finestra blurb you the book? 😁 1w
wordslinger42 @Daisey I think you're right!! She's always made great stuff for Lord of the Rings! 2d
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JazzFeathers
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I'll have never hidden my favour for the Dwarves. They are much more complex characters that many Tolkien's readers seem to give them credit for.
Thorin is the perfect example. He is a noble man, a brave warrior, a fierce ally. And still there is darkness inside him. More powerful than he thinks.

JazzFeathers Discussing chapter one with a friend who's reading along offline, l realised something that has never occured to me. I adore The way the Dwarves arrive in little groups, with Gandalf directing evtything and Bilbo slowly accepting the situation as his Baggings and Took halves war. That's the same tactic Gandalf will use with Beorn, isn't it?
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BookwormAHN It is the same tactic and it works brilliantly. 1w
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JazzFeathers
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It may seem easy to think that Gandalf is the quintessential - even the stereotypical wizard. But he is so much his own character. He is so unique. Such a fantastic character.

Daisey I‘m interested to read Gandalf with a slightly different perspective after seeing how his character developed through revisions as well. He became so much more of a unique character over time. 2w
Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ 1w
JazzFeathers On my Tolkien FB group we were discussing Gandalf's 'arrogance'. Last September, someone commented that Gandalf seems to act selfishly and just to show off. Personally, l think that self-confidence is part of his character, but that's a different thing from arrogance. As assertive as he may be, he never tries to forse his view on anyone. 1w
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JazzFeathers
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I'll admit it, the first chapter is one of the best in the book, in my opinion. Bilbo is such a relatable character from the beginning and l adore how he behaves during the 'dwarf crisis' 😂

Both his Baggings and Took side are immediately clear and you just know that spells 'adventure'.

GrilledCheeseSamurai This first chapter has always been one of my favorite things to read ever! I often do when I'm bored or can't decide what to do. Which often leads to a whole new read through but...oh well. 🤷🏼‍♂️😅 2w
JazzFeathers 😂 That's quite naughty @GrilledCheeseSamurai but titallh understandable 😌 1w
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TK421
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This is still my favorite opening lines to any book. I loved it as a kid, and I still love it today. I remember meeting Bilbo, Gandalf, and the dwarves for the first time, and I think that I still get just as excited now. 😊
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JazzFeathers The first chapter is one of the best in the book 😊 2w
llwheeler I think it's my favourite of any opening too 2w
GrilledCheeseSamurai An incredible first sentence for an incredible first chapter. 👍 2w
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wordslinger42
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I think I found my wedding cake 🐉

#FellowshipofTolkien I thought you all would appreciate this 💚 And how appropriate for this to have showed up when we just started reading The Hobbit 😅

#ThereandBackAgain #YearofTolkien

wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers @Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TK421 @tdrosebud I know I'm missing people! Can't remember who's participating! 2w
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wanderinglynn That‘s amazing! 😍 2w
eanderson Oh my!!! This is awesome!!! 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That is awesome!!!! 2w
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TK421 I need this in my life! 2w
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Daisey Amazing!! 2w
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