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Silmarillion
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
Majestic! . . . Readers of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" will find in "The Silmarillion" a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury . . . It overwhelms the reader. "Time " The story of the creation of the world and of 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. A creation of singular beauty . . . magnificent in its best moments. " Washington Post " Heart-lifting . . . a work of power, eloquence and noble vision . . . Superb! "Wall Street Journal ""
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Booksbymybed
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Goodbye, thank you for everything

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Eggs
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Here are examples of 2 genres new to me: swashbuckler and mythopoeia. I did read read Silmarillion long ago, but never a swashbuckler.

#newtoyougenre

#auldlangreads

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 2w
Laughterhp I don‘t think I‘ve heard of either of those genres 🤦‍♀️ 2w
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audraelizabeth
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Mehso-so

The narration was good. i would never have finished this in any other format due to the pronunciation of names required. It was interesting to learn the history and some of the motivations for characters from the lord of the rings.
#audiocoloring

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“all have their worth and each contributes to the worth of the others.“

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Verba Docent
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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I have read the Silmarillion and listened to it as an audio book. I feel it is much more fun to experience as an audio book, as one does not have to muddle through the names in various languages. It reads like an epic history, as it should. Not to be missed for the true fans of Tolkien's work.

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nitalibrarian
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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It's true. 😉

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Foragingfantasy
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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The library ordered the audio for me! Maybe I can finally get through it.

JazzFeathers I've read the Silmarillion more than once, but l'd love to listen to it. Who reads yours? Are they good? 5mo
Foragingfantasy @JazzFeathers it‘s Martin Shaw, he is good. It‘s slow, but I‘m super excited about it. 5mo
Foragingfantasy I have to return to library. I‘ll come back to it at some point. 4mo
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freyaheart
The Silmarillion | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
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Got a new echo show on prime day. The speaker is awesome! #teamtolkien

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freyaheart
The Silmarillion | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
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Finally have this in audiobook format.

audraelizabeth I have it in paperback and have never made it farther than 75 pages. 6mo
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freyaheart
The Silmarillion | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
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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.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa There and Back Again! Enjoy!!! 6mo
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JazzFeathers
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#YearOfTolkien

Talking about underappreciated characters, awesome #Tolkien fan Olga Polomoshnova has written the most interesting and insightful post about Finarfin

https://middleearthreflections.com/2016/07/15/finarfin-soft-strength/

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DuskAngelReads
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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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.

#journeyathon #fantasyjourneyathon

RainyDayReading Love the look of that edition! 7mo
DuskAngelReads @RainyDayReading it‘s super cool! Found it second hand. 😁 7mo
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Emily92Bibliophile
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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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 💚

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Emily92Bibliophile
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Love this! Looks like I need to ✈️ Buy a book at the airport and 📖 lose a book 🤗

EclecticReaders Awesome!! 8mo
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JazzFeathers
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#YearOfTolkien

I just thought it was time to get them 😊

BookwormAHN Lovely ❤ 8mo
eanderson 💕💕💕 8mo
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DaveGreen7777
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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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! 😎🤘🎸🎶

Geeklet Some people listen to loud angry metal to get pumped, I listen to The Bard‘s Song. ❤️ 8mo
Katerina Oh wow, that's a blast from the past :D
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DaveGreen7777 @Geeklet I love The Bard‘s Song! 😀 But my favorite by them will probably always be “And Then There Was Silence!” 8mo
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DaveGreen7777 @Katerina What can I say, I‘m old school, both with my music and with my books! 😂 8mo
britt_brooke This is the best photo! 😆🤘🏻 8mo
DaveGreen7777 Awww, thank you, @britt_brooke 😊 8mo
hermyknee 🙌🏼 8mo
BlameJennyJane That shirt! 8mo
BethM I‘ll have to check then out! Love metal and Tolkien! 8mo
Meaw_catlady Just one question.. why are you so cool? 8mo
DaveGreen7777 @hermyknee 😁😁😁 8mo
DaveGreen7777 @BlameJennyJane Why, thank you! *bows* 8mo
DaveGreen7777 @BethM Blind Guardian is one of those bands I really wish more people listened to. I hope you enjoy them! 😀 8mo
DaveGreen7777 There is one certain way for me to achieve coolness... I just ask myself, “What would @Meaw_catlady do in this situation”, and then I do that! 😎🖖 8mo
Deifio Very cool pic! And I love that album, too! 😍 8mo
Meaw_catlady Hahaha!!! Thank you! More like how do I achieve ultimate awkwardness... WW meaw do. 8mo
DaveGreen7777 @Deifio Thank you! 😁 8mo
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady 😂😂😂 8mo
Suet624 This photo is the best!!! 8mo
DaveGreen7777 @Suet624 Awww, thank you, Sue, you‘re very kind! 😊 8mo
Branwen I love everything about this post...especially your shirt! 😎 8mo
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen BWAH-HA-HA!!! Thank you! I‘m a big supporter of combining heavy metal and nerdom! 😂🤓 8mo
BooknerdsLife This post is Awesome!!!! 😂👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 8mo
DaveGreen7777 Why, thank you, @BooknerdsLife 😁🤘 8mo
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EmilieGR
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Boring

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jveezer
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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September 4th, 1977 write-up in The Washington Post and the copy I‘m sure I ran right out, bought, and devoured in a few days. Love it still. And that map of Beleriand was magical to this D&D playing Tolkien nerd.

Leftcoastzen Love this post! 9mo
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Emily92Bibliophile
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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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!

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BooksMcD
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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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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Susanita
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2019/03/19/105977-middle-earth-march-madness-is-...

JazzFeathers I've just done something like this, but with the characters from the Silmarillion. It was heart ranting. I mean, seriously, how do you choose between Galadriel, Fingolfin and Finrod 😨😭😧 #YearOfTolkien 10mo
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AryaD
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I love this book more than the lord of the lord of the rings. I love how it explains the beginning of everything. Definitely one of my favorite books.

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JazzFeathers
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#YearOfTolkien

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.

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BookishGamer87
The Silmarillion | J. R. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
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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!

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Alexander_Meng
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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!

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HufflepuffGirl90
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Book haul!! I love ThriftBooks!!!! 💛📚🖤📚💛

Mynameisacolour Nice haul! I recently got Sleeping Beauties from them too. Haven't read a chunkster like that in awhile. 11mo
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Jennymay
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Tolkien‘s work on Elvish languages and the history of the Elves during the First Age of Middle-Earth...Truly a modern mythos and one of my most beloved text.

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Felipesferraz
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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Amazing book

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Moray_Reads
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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1. The Silmarillion, A Song of Achilles
2. Ali Smith, WG Sebald, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
3. Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)
4. Spanakopita, sea bass
#letters #manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 🧡🧡🧡 1y
Nessavamusic 😻Song of Achilles 1y
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alisonrose
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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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 ⭐️

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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.]

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I‘m just gonna interpret this to mean that he was opposing gender essentialism in clothing, because that would be awesome if it were true and I want it to be true so there.

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alisonrose
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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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

WhatThePuck Totally fucking lost is how I'd sum up my experience with this book! 😂😂 I need to add it to my reread pile. Maybe my older brain will do a better job. 1y
alisonrose @WhatThePuck Haha! Well I just let myself go with it and accept that I will never grasp 100% of his world. It‘s like when I read books about theoretical physics and such—I‘m fascinated by the topic and love reading about it, but I sure as hell don‘t “get” a lot of it! 1y
WhatThePuck Ahhhhh, well. If I compare it to my understanding of physics then the assessment is spot on. Lol. Our physics teacher said "some of you will get it, majority of you won't." I was in the majority. ?? 1y
alisonrose @WhatThePuck LOL same!! 1y
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JazzFeathers
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@Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42

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

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0J1JSLzja7E

Daisey Sounds interesting! My weekend is completely full of family events, but I‘ll be sure to check it out this week. (edited) 1y
JazzFeathers @Daisey Did you manage to watch it? Dud you find it as interesting as l did? 1y
Daisey @JazzFeathers I did! It‘s still amazing to me how the books were separate when he first wrote them. I have always been fascinated by how they took place in different times in the same world and didn‘t realize that connection wasn‘t always a given. 1y
wordslinger42 This sounds interesting!! I'll watch it this week! 1y
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Adam_Z
The Silmarillion | J. R. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
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Listening to chapter by chapter commentary and discussion of The Silmarillion on The Prancing Pony #podcast - highly recommended - especially if you've found The Silmarillion to be difficult reading. #Tolkein #LOTR

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Ke633
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Happy 41st anniversary to The Sil!! #tolkientribe #tolkien

Linsy Beautiful pic! 1y
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thereadingowlvina
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1. Historical fiction 🎩
2. Star Trek 🖖
3. I enjoy both equally 🍔🍕
4. J.R.R. Tolkien 🧝‍♂️🧟‍♂️🤴
5. @hes7 @JacintaMCarter @tiarabooks @erank58 @StoriesandCode & anyone who wants to join in the fun!

@JenlovesJT47 Thanks! 💕
#TuesdayTidbits #ThisOrThat

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 1y
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iread2much
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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!

Nazgul93 You're welcome! I'm glad you liked it! 1y
iread2much @Nazgul93 I really did. Thank you so much! And the wrapping paper was adorable 😄 1y
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JazzFeathers
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@Sorceryandswords

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 😁

Daisey That‘s a pretty impressive week, and I can‘t wait to hear about the exhibition at Oxford. 1y
Sophoclessweetheart So jealous you‘re going the exhibit! I live in England and I can‘t go 😹😹 1y
JazzFeathers @Daisey Tomorrow! I can't wait! Everybody says it's wonderful 😄 1y
JazzFeathers @Sorceryandswords l almost didn't go either. But l haven't been anywhere in the last three years and a friend from London has just had a baby gal... and l just had to go, you know? 😊 1y
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JazzFeathers
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#TolkieniteSwap

@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!

Sophoclessweetheart I‘m glad you love everything Sarah! I‘m sorry I didn‘t send many books but as you owned so so many already I thought one off your wishlist and then cute merch would be more fun for you! 🖤🖤✨ 1y
JazzFeathers @Sorceryandswords l adore everything. I'm undecide which item l like the most. But, you know... the Fool of a Took candle has its charme 😆 1y
Sophoclessweetheart I am so excited you love the candle. It‘s one of my favourite ones so I knew it was the one I needed to send you! So glad it wasn‘t damaged xx 1y
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dustywhite7
The Silmarillion | J. R. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
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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.

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BarbaraJean
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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

JazzFeathers Have you read the episode in the Lost Tales? It's even more atmospheric and emotional. Fantastic! 2y
Daisey So true! This is an incredibly dark scene (edited) 2y
BarbaraJean @JazzFeathers I haven‘t read the Lost Tales—I will have to remember that and compare the two! 2y
BarbaraJean @Daisey So dark and so heartbreaking! That‘s one of the things that makes Morgoth such a good (and frustrating) villain—his continual unmaking of creation after creation. He just keeps destroying the beauty, because he can‘t seem to make anything that compares. 2y
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#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.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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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

JazzFeathers True, eh? The Silmarillion is a unique story. It's sad to think that it was probably its uniqueness that prevented it from being published during Tolkien's life. But before we moan over publishers' blindness, we should also consider that, without the publisher's push for more Hobbit stories, Tolkien might have never written The Lord of the Rings. I suppose we've been lucky 😊 2y
Daisey I agree! I appreciated the Silmarillion the first time I read it, but I did not at all absorb it. I finally feel now after a couple rereads, the Unfinished Tales, and a few books into the History that it is all finally making sense as a whole. 2y
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Rudis
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#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.

BookwormAHN I also had trouble with The Silmarillion the first time I read it. Most of the elf names are so similar that I had trouble telling everyone apart and then there is the chapter that is essentially a geography lesson 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2y
Rudis @bookwormAHN sameee. I know it‘s important, but the first time through, I just kinda gave up trying to tell the difference between them until my reread. 2y
JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN @Rudis Crazy as it might sound, l don't think the Silmarillion is a book to read just one time. It's only when you become familiar with it - all the names, the relationship, the plot point - that we may really appreciate it, l believe. 2y
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BookwormAHN @JazzFeathers I agree, my third time through was when I felt like I was really getting it 💜 2y
Moray_Reads @BookwormAHN @jazzfeathers so true. There's just too much to take in on a single read. Too much plot and character to get straight before you can start to dig deeper and really feel what Tolkien was doing 2y
Rudis @jazzfeathers @bookwormAHN @moray_reads Exactly! It‘s not until you get that, that you‘re able to really sink in, enjoy & think about the work. 2y
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JazzFeathers
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#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.

Sophoclessweetheart Oh no! I completely forgot about this challenge due to being away since Friday! Oh no! 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2y
JazzFeathers The bookmark reads: One day you'll be grown up enough to start reading fairy stories again 😊 2y
JazzFeathers @Sorceryandswords We're merely halfway through! Come join us!!!!!! 2y
Sophoclessweetheart I‘ll try and take some photos tonight when I get Home! Xx 2y
Daisey Beautiful edition and bookmark! 2y
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JazzFeathers
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#Riotgrams

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.

#YearOfTolkien

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"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

#CoolBooks #curse
#YearOfTolkien

Linsy Beautiful! 💙 2y
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