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The War of the Jewels
The War of the Jewels: The Later Silmarillion, Part Two, the Legends of Beleriand | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
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An analysis of Tolkien's story of Middle Earth looks at the wars of Elves and Men against Morgoth, the "Grey Annals," and Beleriand geography
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JazzFeathers
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And this was my last read of 2020 and my first of 2021.
It's a tough book in places, when it looks in depth to details in the edit of the story, but there are also such brilliant narrative episodes that are not found anywhere else in Tolkien writing.
The Wanderings of Hurin was fantastic.

Daisey Yes, this review is very similar to how I felt about it. 2y
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JazzFeathers
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This last section is very strange. It is kind of nerdy in places, where etimologico of words in the different Elvish languages are explored, but in other places it is addressed how and why some names where used and what this reveals about the people who used them and the people who received them. And this is just fascinating.

Daisey Agreed. Some parts of this last section I kind of skimmed through, but it did have fascinating tidbits of information as well. 2y
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JazzFeathers
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Not much to do tonight, due to Covid restrictions. But who cares? I'm all set anyway 😆

bnp Yes, I'll be alternating between peeing the dog & reading, but I'm ok with that. 2y
bnp petting the dog. her hee 2y
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JazzFeathers
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The last part of the First Age, apart from Earendil's story, always seems so far to me. Maybe because there is really no 'great story' about it.
I enjoy reading this review of this time, especially regarding the end of the realm of Doriath. A great unsung story, in my opinion.

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Daisey
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First of all, I loved how this ended with a short legend or “fairytale” style story of the awakening of the Elves.

As for the book as a whole, it‘s a mix. There were some sections I had to push myself through or that felt slightly repetitive after our previous reading. Yet, there were also wonderful additions that we‘ve not seen in any other reading. It was all worth it to experience those and learn these extra details.

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JazzFeathers My same feeling. I'm trying to finish this tonight! 2y
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Daisey
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The section on language is often a bit in-depth for me, but within there are gems, like this bit about the gesture language of the Dwarves. What a fascinating tidbit of information!

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JazzFeathers I'm quite loving the section about the languages. The way the language reflection the history of the people and how it describe each other. 2y
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JazzFeathers
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And after all, these notes about Ents and Eagles are part of that exploration.

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JazzFeathers
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What l like the most in these late writing by Tolkien is his interest for the 'minor' characters, especially the 'bad' ones.

Though Tolkien's villains were always complex and well thought- out, after LotR Tolkien seems to have felt a need to explore their reasons.
Here Tolkien explores Eol's reasons more in-depth, but he also seems to present Curufin - a villain in Luthien's story - in a different light.

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JazzFeathers
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Because he's not part of the published Silmarillion, l'm still surprised that Aelfwine is still part of Tolkien's writing so late in the History of Middle-Earth.

Tolkien was clearly trying to make his stories as realistic and believable as possible. I really enjoyed the 'reconstruction' of how Turin's tale - which is a Men's tale - ended up being kept and handed down the generations by Elves.

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Daisey
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I finished Part 3 last night. My favorite in this section was definitely the expansion of the story of the “Wanderings of Hurin.” I hope to finish Part 4 before the end of the year.

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JazzFeathers The Wanderings of Hurin is really good. I'm aiming to finish another book tonight, then l'll head for the finish line of this one 😆 2y
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BookwormAHN
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I finished The War of The Jewels. Its always interesting to read the stories behind the stories especially when there are dragons 🐉
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JazzFeathers
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Loved it!
It is a tragic story, much like Turin's, and ends quite hopelessly, but it is beautifully told.

I wonder if this is the reason why Tolkien abandoned the sequel to The Lord of the Rings, because the story - which would have been a story of Men, since magic had abandoned the world - could only be tragic and devoid of any form of uplift.

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JazzFeathers
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Let's see whether l can finish the Wanderings of Hurin 😊

Daisey Yes, I believe that you can finish it today! I‘m hoping to fit in some more pages today as well. 2y
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JazzFeathers
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The central part of The Wanderings of Hurin tells of how Hurin reaches Brethil in search of news of his children (e possibly revange), is imprisoned, but finds a kinsman who's willing to stand beside him while supporting his people right to decide.

Well, this is the most political Tolkien l've ever read. Didn't expect it. Though, having seen Nationalism at work in the WWII years, l appreciate why he needed to write this.

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Daisey
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Finishing out my Christmas Eve with a slice of fruitcake and a few more pages of Tolkien. I‘m reading the Maeglin section now. Wishing everyone a very merry, even if quieter, Christmas. 🎄

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Eggs Merry Christmas 🎄 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Merry Christmas to you too 🎄❄️ 2y
tpixie Your famous fruitcake!! (edited) 2y
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Daisey @Eggs @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks and I hope you had a great day as well! 2y
Daisey @tpixie I don‘t know about famous, but I do think it turned out well this year. Tentatively planning to make 2 next year so I have more to share. 2y
JazzFeathers I totally missed Litsy yesterday. It was such a busy couple of days. Hope you'll ha a serene end of the year... with a lot of Tolkien 😉 Love the pic. 2y
tpixie @Daisey ♥️ 2y
Daisey @JazzFeathers Thank you! We had a lovely holiday, and I am making pretty good progress through the book now. 2y
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Daisey
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First of all, I have to share this lovely painting made for me by a former student! Her dad, the school superintendent, drew my name for Secret Santa among staff this year.

Secondly, I finished the “Wanderings of Hurin” a couple nights ago and really appreciated this new story of his visit to Brethil.

Finally, this morning I read “AElfwine and Dirhaval” with my breakfast stromboli.

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RaeLovesToRead That painting is lovely ❤ 2y
BethM That painting is awesome! 2y
LittleMoon Your cup looks cute :)) 2y
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JazzFeathers What a lovely piantina! What a lovely cup! What a lovely breakfast! Everything is lovely in this pic! I haven't finished The Wandering of Hurin yet, but l'm really enjoying it. 2y
rather_be_reading gorgeous! 2y
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JazzFeathers
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Oh, wow! I didn't expect this totally new narrative.
I'm really enjoying the new interest Tolkien shows fir the Haladins, who he had seem to have quite dusregarded in the past.
I've always found the People of Haleth so fascinating and so different.

Daisey I finished the Wanderings of Hurin section last night but didn‘t take time to post. I really appreciated this additional information about the Haladin as well. 2y
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JazzFeathers
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How is it going fellow travellers of the #FellowshipOfTolkien?
This year has been quite hard on us too, l'm day.

I've only just started Part Ill, but l really want to finish by the end of the year.
How is everyone else going?

I'm enjoying this part. Lots of things about Hurin's history that l haven't read anywhere else. Part ll was hard going, but this one is good!

Daisey I thoroughly agree. I‘m about 20 pages into Part 3. I‘m enjoying this section so much more but still finding it hard to find time to read along with other things I would like to finish before the end of the year. 2y
BookwormAHN @Daisey This section is really good. I would also like to finish by the end of the year. 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I‘m going to give this one a qualified pick, there were some parts that were new and I loved them...the waking up of the first elves, the origin of Ents, some new Dwarven history, including their language, a whole new side story to Húrin, but there were also parts that seemed a bit repetitive (I think because we read the later books like the Children of Húrin first), and I still found myself skimming through some of the language breakdown. ?‍♀️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ll also note that as much as I love the way he pieces these together and talks about the choices he made with the Silmarillion and things he‘d do different now that he found more info... some of the notes with what seems to me like minor word order changes seemed a bit excessive in some parts of this one. 2y
JazzFeathers I haven't finished yet, but l'd agree with you. The central part was hard going with all the notes and little actual narration. But the first part was great and it looks like that last part will be too. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers Yes, I breezed through The Wanderings with no problem, and then the last section was a bit hit and miss for me too, lots of language detail, and then he‘d through in a very interesting aside, like dwarven hand language, etc, that was very interesting. I was surprised that as he tackled the origin of dwarves, and touched on Ents and Eagles, he didn‘t compose more of a Hobbit origin story. 2y
Daisey I somehow missed this when you posted, but I would say I kind have to agree with where I am now. I‘m in to Part 3 now and really enjoying it, but there are definitely hit or miss sections. 2y
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Daisey
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One of my friends that gets my love of all things Tolkien gave me this fun Elven Door of Moria light that changes color for Christmas. It‘s on my desk as I make time for a few more pages of the Wanderings of Hurin this evening. It looks like there are some more family trees and name changes in this section.

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CBee Oh my goodness, it‘s lovely 😍😍😍 2y
Daisey @CBee I agree! 💕 2y
JazzFeathers That is a good friend 😊 2y
Daisey @JazzFeathers Yes, she knows me well and is always too kind with things like this. 2y
rather_be_reading so cool! 2y
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wordslinger42
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After a really hard day, there is nothing sweeter than some homemade hot cocoa and several really good books ❤📚❤

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robinb Amen!! 👍 2y
Daisey ❤️ this and agree! 2y
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Daisey
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I made it to Part Three and the Wanderings of Hurin! I‘m only a few pages in, but I‘m definitely finding this section interesting.

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JazzFeathers Yayyy!!!! I plan to finish Part Two tonight :) 2y
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Daisey
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I had a late supper and am settling in for some more pages of The War of the Jewels concerning dwarves.

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JazzFeathers
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I really enjoyed seeing Haleth turning into the warrior woman we know from the published Silmarillion.
Tolkien's women had always been strong and even powerful, but l'm noticing that it's only after LotR that they become leaders.

On the other hand, I wish there was more about Caranthir. Fëanor's sons don't seem to be well-represented in Tolkien's story. Or maybe it's just me!

Daisey Looks like you‘re ahead of where I am. I hope to get in some more pages tonight. I also so agree with these thoughts on Tolkien‘s female characters. 2y
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JazzFeathers
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Couldn't resist dedicating a visual to the chapter of the Dwarves 😆

Of all of Tolkien's wonderful creation stories, l find the creation of the Dwarves one of the more beautiful. There is something truly moving about it.

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Absolutely loved this section about the Dwarves.
There are a few things qhjgh are not in The Silmarillion and although l had heard of them, l loved reading about it.

The history of the Dwarves is so fascinating. I wish there was more.

Daisey The more I read the more I wish there was more about the dwarves as well. 2y
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Finished Part I of the War of the Jewels last week and started Part II. It looks like this part will be mostly notes. Far less involving than an actual narrative, but l still find it interesting to see how the work evolves.

This is very similar to the published Silmarillion, still there are details Christopher left out, but were so interesting to learn.

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Daisey
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Our Tolkien group has been very quiet lately. Has everyone had a chance to finish Part 1 yet? I started the first few pages of Part 2 tonight. This section seems to be mostly notes of changes and variations, so I‘m looking forward to reading through and getting to Part 3.

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JazzFeathers I finished Part 1 last week and have read a couple of sections of Part 2. I agree, this is less involving than the narrative part. Put l still like reading about tge evolution if the work. 2y
wordslinger42 I'm still making my slow way through! I can't remember offhand where I am, but I'm enjoying it a lot and hope to make really good progress this week 😊 2y
Daisey @wordslinger42 Good to hear. I‘m reading slowly as well. I just finished part 2 last night and am looking forward to the section about Hurin. 2y
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JazzFeathers
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Finished Part One yesterday night and really enjoyed it.
I loved the new details. They may be small, but they give new depth to the story and the characters.
I also loved the chronological narration, which too gave perspective to the story.

This is the version the public Silmarillion is based upon, and still it has some surprises to offer.

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Daisey
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I made it! I powered through the rest of the commentary and the notes this evening. I thoroughly enjoyed the Grey Annals themselves, but I had to push myself a bit to get through the rest of the commentary.

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JazzFeathers So jealous! I was hoping to catch up this week, when my boss stock me on a crazy schedule this week - because we are in an emergency. As usual. But l'm really enjoying the Grey Annals too. I like the chronological telling. It gives a different perspective to the entire story. 2y
Daisey @JazzFeathers I really enjoy the chronological version as well. I feel like it gives me a better way to fit some of the different pieces together in a whole world picture. Finding time to read has definitely been a bit of a challenge lately, especially something like this that requires more focus. 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I finally caught up with all of these AND the commentary, and thought I was at the end of Part I, but at the end of the Commentary I hit Note 1! 😂 I don‘t know how many notes there are, but it was time for a break.

How are you making out?
@Daisey @JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN @wordslinger42

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Daisey I‘ll admit I‘m struggling to find time for a physical book recently. I read a few more pages tonight and hope to get through the rest of Part 1 tomorrow. 2y
JazzFeathers I'm reading the section of The Children of Hurin. Not sure where it stands or what page l'm on. Didn't check. I hope to finish Turin tonight. 2y
wordslinger42 I'm also struggling to find reading time outside of work. I'm reading and loving the book so far, but I'm really behind and don't know when I'll be able to catch up, so if you gals want to continue reading without me, no worries. 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey @JazzFeathers @wordslinger42 I‘m fine with taking our time and waiting on part 2 for awhile yet. There may be time around Thanksgiving for everyone to catch-up (at least here in the states) as we get some time off and most likely (hopefully) stay home more. 2y
BookwormAHN I'm on the second chapter of The Wanderings of Hurin, so I'm not too far behind. This book is really interesting but dense. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookwormAHN You might be way ahead of us. This section ends with Turin, before Hurin‘s release....I think you are in Part III 2y
BookwormAHN In that case I'll take a break and wait for everyone to catch up. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookwormAHN Honestly, you might just want to keep going, and finish ahead of us...you can‘t be that far from the end, right? 2y
BookwormAHN I have about 100 pages more. So I'll probably finish by the end of November. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookwormAHN I would if I were you! 👍. Might as well while you are on a role. 2y
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers @wordslinger42 @BookwormAHN I caught up through the end of Part One tonight. Since I‘ve been reading so slowly, I‘ll probably just keep on when I have a chance a few pages at a time. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Ok
@Daisey @JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN @wordslinger42 it looks like this whole book is just read at your own pace, if that‘s ok with everyone one. So no schedule, just read a little here and there when you can, between the crazy schedules and holidays.
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JazzFeathers That sounds good to me. Working time has been especially crazy for me. But like @wordslinger42 l'm loving the book. It's the story we know, but also not quite. So many it the details to discover. 2y
wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers @Daisey @BookwormAHN That would work for me! It will give me time to order the last book, too 😊 2y
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I really enjoyed this section.
The part about Cirdan was totally new to me. Turin's and Tuor's stories are familiar, but l enjoyed seeing them happening 'in real time'. It gives a global view of the story, which surprisingly, I don't think we have ever had before. Not in this details.

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The tale of the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, the Battle of Unnumbered Tears, is one of my very favourite in the Silmarillion.
So much pathos, so much events. Love, and loyalty, betrayal, cowardice, misunderstanding and deceit. There's everything in this story.
It always gives me a feeling that Tolkien could have written a lot more about it.
Such an epic story.

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JazzFeathers
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I read the section of Beren and Luthien before my hiatus, and l enjoyed it as always.
It was for the most part the same story l knew, but there were a couple of new dialogue (from Thingol and from Finrod Felagund) that l really enjoyed.

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Daisey
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I should be reading and commenting on student assignments, but with such beautiful weather this afternoon I made time for a few pages in the hammock. I don‘t have much to say about continuing to read the Grey Annals, except that I‘m enjoying them . . . slowly.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sometimes slowly is the best way to savor something! 2y
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa This is true, if sometimes difficult to remember. 😊 2y
Book_Lover_2020 So beautiful 2y
iamanuschka Wow so beautiful 😍 2y
Daisey @Book_Lover_2020 @iamanuschka Thank you! I do love my backyard sunset view! 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I‘m behind, you‘re behind, everybody‘s behind... is that right?

So maybe instead of making a schedule for Part II, just check in and let me know about which section you are on in Part I, and we‘ll all just continue reading until everyone has finished Part I. Whenever that is before even looking at Part II...maybe aim for Part II in 2 weeks? 🤷‍♀️, middle of the month, after Thanksgiving, something like that depending on where everyone is?

Daisey 😂 Yes, that sounds about right. I‘m currently on section 213. 2y
JazzFeathers Sounds good to me. I've just read Beren and Luthien's section. I must be more or less where @Daisey is. 2y
wordslinger42 Sounds great to me! Some extra time to catch up would be really helpful 😊 I'm loving the book so far! 2y
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Daisey
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Enjoying pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies while reading more Tolkien is the extent of my Halloween evening plans. I read the versions of the story of Beren & Luthien, always one of my favorites, included in the Grey Annals and made it to section 213.

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JazzFeathers Yayyyy!!! I'm going to read Beren and Luthien now! 2y
Book_Lover_2020 Your book mark is amazing 2y
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I really enjoyed reading about the Easterlings. It looks like Tolkien gave a lot more thoughts to the races on the dark side in the years after LotR than he did before.
And a yway, l'm fascinated with the history of the mortal Men. From these further writing, it sounds a lot more complex than even the Silmarillion let's through.

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For some reason I again thought that switching to teaching from home might allow a bit more reading time, but that still doesn‘t seem to be the case.

These Annals don‘t always include a lot of narrative details, but some of them wow me every time, like the story of Fingolfin‘s last battle.

Also, I‘m not even sure I want to know how far behind I am compared to the schedule. 🤷‍♀️

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Texreader Darling bookmark!! 2y
Libby1 ❤️🐉❤️ 2y
Daisey @Texreader @Libby1 Thanks! It‘s one my favorites! 2y
JazzFeathers I haven't looked at the schedule in ages 😂😭 Maybe we should craft a new one. 2y
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It's always difficult to choose among the tens of awesome characters that Tolkien created, but surely Fingolfin must have a special place. His single-handed attack on Morgoth is truly the stuff of legend, and in this version l wondered if it wasn't Valar-inspired (his eyes shining like the eyes of the Valar, and of course the coming of the Eagles).

I enjoyed the appearance of the first female leader: Emeldir Beren's mother.

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I legged behind because l belatedly realised that every paragraph has his own comment.
Spent two nights of read to catch up with what l've already read.

But l'm really behind.
Going to read Isfin and Eol today.

How's everyone faring?
The hashtag is so quiet.

@Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 @BookwormAHN

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m way behind too 😂 2y
BookwormAHN I'm also behind 😸 2y
Daisey Also behind . . . I almost got caught up Sunday but have not picked it up since. 2y
wordslinger42 Also behind! We've been rushing to get our roof replaced and work has been crazy, but I'll be catching up over the next few days! Maybe reading Tolkien will help me recover from all the madness 😅 2y
JazzFeathers @wordslinger42 Reading Tolkien always helps me, in one way or another 😊 2y
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JazzFeathers
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How's everyone doing #FellowshipOfTolkien The hashtag is so quiet.

I'm reading, though more slowly than the schedule suggests.
I love this version of the Silmarillion and the many little addictions that aren't in the published book.
i particularly enjoyed learning more about Agnor and Cranthir, characters that don't have a lot of space in the published book.

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Daisey
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A hot mug of soup and a few pages of Tolkien are a good combination on this chilly evening.

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Mommamanzi I would give anything for it to be cool here. It‘s almost 9pm and still over 80. 2y
Daisey @Mommamanzi Missouri weather is a roller coaster lately. It was in the 40s for a few days and now back about 80 today. I think this is going to be the last of the warm days for a while though. 2y
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JazzFeathers
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Here we gooooooo!!!!!!

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Daisey I‘m not very far, but I‘m happy to be back to my Tolkien reading again! 2y
JazzFeathers @Daisey Me too 😊 2y
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Happy Weekend! The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien arrived in the mail today, and it‘s officially our day to start more reading of Tolkien‘s work with The War of the Jewels! I‘m tired from a long school week, but I‘ve read the Foreword and I plan to get at least a few more pages in before I call it a night.

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JazzFeathers Yayyyy!!! I haven't started yet because l really really need to finish a Netgalley ARC. Can't wait, though. And l'm so jealous of your new Garth book! 2y
Daisey @JazzFeathers I was exhausted last night, so I didn‘t make it very far. I‘m reading a bit more this morning between household chores. The Garth book is beautiful! I‘m so glad I went ahead and ordered a print copy. 2y
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This is a quick and dirty schedule to get us started....we might have to adjust it as we go if some parts get much more dense later on, but just looking through the beginning this should get us into a Tolkien habit again. I tend to read the commentary as I go, otherwise I won‘t remember what the original passage was about, especially after 349 sections, so be forwarded that the commentary is in the back of part 1.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa I can‘t help thinking I‘m forgetting to tag someone, so if it occurs to you who it is, please tag them. Thank you! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Also I‘m reading from an epub document on Scribd...so if it doesn‘t match up to the physical book please let me know that too. 2y
BookwormAHN Got it, thanks. I'm glad we're back 😺 2y
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JazzFeathers Oh goodness! I've only just seen this! 2y
JazzFeathers It looks good, thanks for making this @Riveted_Reader_Melissa And yes, we can adjust as we go, so that everyone are on the same page 😊 It's been a while. I'm so excited to start again. 2y
wordslinger42 Thank you for doing the schedule! It looks great! So excited to be reading with you all again 😊💚 2y
Daisey I know I glanced at this when you first posted it, but apparently I didn‘t take the time to comment. This looks great! I hope to start when I get home later this evening. 2y
Daisey So, apparently when I came back to look again I still didn‘t read carefully. I didn‘t even see the Foreword listed and then was somehow seeing pages instead of sections. Can I just say it was a long week? 🤷‍♀️ Anyway, now that I finally figured it out, I think I will be able to start the next week ahead, which is good since weekday reading has been minimal lately. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey So sorry, I was dividing up the sections of part I, I probably should have made that clearer, so sorry about that. 2y
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Can't say l love the look of it. It's a pretty messed up copy...
But it's here and it's readable.

So, what say you, ladies? 😊

@Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 @BookwormAHN
#FellowshipOfTolkien

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Oh my, looks like they sheared the top off of it a bit! 2y
wordslinger42 I could really use the comfort of Tolkien's world right about now 💚 Let me know when you all want to start. I'm so sorry your copy is damaged! 2y
Daisey I still haven‘t finished our other reread, but I am ready to start this whenever. I am going to say I‘m struggling to find much reading time currently, so I will most likely end up behind the schedule. 2y
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BookwormAHN I'm ready whenever y'all are 😺 2y
JazzFeathers @Daisey We could do very short reading chucks, like about 10 pages a day, so you can keep up more easily. What does everybody think? 2y
wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookwormAHN @Daisey @JazzFeathers I'm fine with whatever works best for everyone! I just want to read Tolkien with you all 😊 I've missed our group! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m up for whatever, I‘ll squeeze it in or catch up on the weekends (like always, LOL)! @Daisey seems the most booked, let her decide when. 2y
Daisey @JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN @wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I am ready to start whenever! I have been doing quite a bit of Tolkien related stuff, but I absolutely miss reading with this group! 2y
wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookwormAHN @Daisey I'm happy to start next week or, if that's too soon, the week after! Whatever works for everybody 😊 2y
BookwormAHN @JazzFeathers @wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey I'm fine with starting whenever and short chunks would be fine if that helps 😺 2y
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@Daisey @wordslinger42 @BookwormAHN
Has anyone started a schedule yet? Any volunteers? Is it my turn.... I don‘t remember who did the last one? 🤔
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Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I think it might be your turn, but I‘m not sure. All I know is I have not started on any plan. 2y
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa l was thinking about preparing one, but l'll need a few days. I too don't remember who made the last one. Jeez! Has it been that long???? 2y
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