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The Annotated Hobbit
The Annotated Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson
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Daisey
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This was an impressive reading month! I read several great #middlegrade books in the last few months, but I think The Length of a String is my favorite.

I won‘t be finishing any more books tonight, but I‘m probably going to start a new book and wait to post year end stats tomorrow. Happy Reading! 📚

#monthlystats #readingstats

Reviewsbylola Damn that‘s a lot of NF! 2w
Daisey @Reviewsbylola Oops. I got my numbers backwards and didn‘t even realize it until you commented! Fixed it. (edited) 2w
Reviewsbylola I was very impressed. 😆 I can‘t imagine plowing through that much NF in one month. Great month! 2w
Daisey @Reviewsbylola I can‘t imagine that much in one month either. I listened to the one to make sure I had some kind of nonfiction every month this year. 2w
JazzFeathers 👏👏👏👏💪😀 2w
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Daisey
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I finished the last chapter of The Hobbit today, and again I loved this story. It‘s interesting to consider it with more depth after reading The History of the Hobbit and so much of Tolkien‘s writing the last few years. I appreciated the footnotes, but since much of that information was familiar from other reading, my favorite aspect of this edition is the variety of illustrations.

#ThereAndBackAgain #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien #reread

JazzFeathers Three different edition! 😍 4w
Daisey @JazzFeathers 2 editions of The Hobbit, a Middle-Earth Atlas, and the art book I have. 4w
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Daisey
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Monday morning breakfast and a book! The more of Tolkien‘s work I‘ve read, the more I am fascinated by the dwarves. I think that Tolkien changed his own perception of the dwarves of Middle-Earth as he worked on The Hobbit. In previous reads, I was mostly frustrated with Thorin at this point in the story, but in rereading, I better appreciate the history and depth of his character.

#ThereAndBackAgain #FellowshipofTolkien #BreakfastwithTolkien

JazzFeathers Welcome to the club 😆😜 1mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers I figured you would appreciate this post! 😀 (edited) 1mo
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Daisey
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From “Inside Information,” a long quote but a good one! I always love the word play.

#ThereAndBackAgain #FellowshipofTolkien

JazzFeathers I love the conversation with Smaug 😍 1mo
Linsy @JazzFeathers It is perfection! I found myself pausing to make sure each was true, lol. 3w
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Daisey
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It‘s been tough fitting in all the reading time I might want the last few days, so I‘m compromising a bit. Some days I read our Hobbit chapter, and some days I listen on the way to or from school. Then I read the annotations and enjoy the related artwork when I get home. The audio version is well done, but this is absolutely a book I enjoy more in print.

#ThereAndBackAgain #FellowshipofTolkien

Bookishlie Awesome! I have three chapters to catch up on. Work has kicked my butt!! 1mo
JazzFeathers @Bookishlie l hear you. Same here. @Daisey lt sounds a good compromise to me 😆 1mo
Daisey @Bookishlie @JazzFeathers Yes, between the end of the semester at school and getting things ready for the holidays, my reading time is rather limited! It's also a good excuse to listen to the audio since I have it. 1mo
Bookishlie I‘ll have to get this annotated book too I love annotated editions!! 1mo
Daisey @Bookishlie To be fair, I think I've read most of the annotation information in History of the Hobbit, but it is convenient to have the notes alongside. I think my favorite part this time through has been the illustrations from various international editions. 1mo
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Daisey
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I didn‘t get much reading done last night after working on Christmas decorations, so I‘m catching up on “Riddles in the Dark” with coffee this morning.

#ThereAndBackAgain #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

Readage Love your book tree 😉 1mo
JazzFeathers I need to catch up too. And my boss wants a tree of books like that in the bookshop. I know what l'll be doing Monday morning. Bi 1mo
JazzFeathers But tonight, Hobbit catch up! 1mo
Daisey @Readage Thank you! 1mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers I‘ll be curious to see what you come up with at the shop. Enjoy your catch up reading time! 1mo
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Daisey
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In Chapter 4, I find the giants up on the mountains intriguing and wish there was a bit more about them. Instead we get plenty of goblins. This chapter in the annotated edition includes many different illustrations of goblins, and I think this is my favorite.

#ThereAndBackAgain #FellowshipofTolkien

JazzFeathers I suspect Tolkien's kids were fond of goblins 😂 l too am fascinated with giants. I love that the Mountain becomes alive like that. I also quite like the way they depicted them in the film. 1mo
wordslinger42 I've never seen that illustration before! 1mo
Daisey @wordslinger42 I didn‘t realize the annotated edition included so many different illustrations by different artists from around the world. I‘ll loving that aspect! 1mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers That's a good point; I bet his kids did enjoy them! 1mo
JulAnna 💛 this illustration! 1mo
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Daisey
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I used money from an early Christmas gift this year to purchase The Annotated Hobbit to go along with our current readalong. It arrived today so I‘m playing a bit of catch up on chapters 2 & 3. I‘m excited to see illustrations from other editions (above center is from the 1973 Slovak edition) and to read the annotations, although I doubt I‘ll get to all of them with this reading.

#ThereAndBackAgain #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

JazzFeathers The Italian translation of this edition is the very first Tolkien book l ever bought. Nostalgia... 1mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers What a wonderful memory! 1mo
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BookwormAHN
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This month there are 2 readalongs for The Hobbit: One is on Instagram #HobbitBirthdayMania and the other is #LOTRBuddyRead hosted by @TheReadingMermaid I couldn't resist doing both 💚

TheReadingMermaid Nice!!! 4mo
JazzFeathers Me neither 😂 Hard to resist a Hobbit readalong. 4mo
Andrew65 I couldn‘t resist either. @TheReadingMermaid @JazzFeathers (edited) 4mo
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TheBookDream
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Nerdsheen is showing off my upcoming vacation plans: Reading the annotated Hobbit and watching the extended trilogy I just ordered 🤓😃

Megara 👏👏👏 1y
Megara What‘s on the nook? 1y
TheBookDream @Megara A novel length Hobbit fanfic I‘m reading. SO GOOD 1y
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gossamerchild
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The very first book I read by Tolkien. Not this edition, but this book. I have yet to find an epic fantasy that enraptures me like this one 😍😍. @JazzFeathers

#thereandbackagain

JazzFeathers I have the Annotated Hobbit too (that must be thr first Tolkien l own) but it isn't as nice as your edition 😍 2y
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BookwormAHN
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Smaug's revenge against Laketown. #revenge #noteworthynovember @Jess7

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BookwormAHN
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This is the 80th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit. #Tolkien #hobbits

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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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Read & assigned to my Fantasy Literature class. Great mix of annotations about source inspiration, biographical links, and manuscript revisions. Best part is the plethora of illustrations, many by Tolkien himself!

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gossamerchild
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1. No.
2. The chapter with Beorn.
3. Nothing. No women, though.
4. Ditto @moranadatter
5. I liked his escape from the spiders.
6. I enjoyed the movies when I considered them something separate from the book. I can't compare them, because the movies were... Something else. Still enjoyed them.
#TheHobbitDiscussion @MinDea @freyaheart

freyaheart 3. I know right. Ugh at least we got tauriel in the movie. 2y
gossamerchild @freyaheart I mostly just hated the invented romance. C'mon, really? I didn't really mind any of the other discrepancies. 2y
freyaheart Probably a misguided attempt to draw women into the theater. You know because we only like romance and girly things. Smh 2y
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freyaheart They did the same thing with Arwen. She actually had a fight scene in Helms Deep that was cut. It wasn't in the book anyway so meh 2y
gossamerchild @freyaheart Arwen's part was oddly expanded, too, though. In Fellowship, she is not the one that got Frodo to Rivendell. However, I felt like that was Peter Jackson's way of increasing a woman's role and it didn't distract from the story. The romance in The Hobbit movies was just...meh, not necessary. 2y
freyaheart Kili was hot though tbh. Lol. Maybe not by dwarf standards lol 2y
gossamerchild @freyaheart bwahahaha! True. I found that a little distracting. Ah well. I enjoy both for different reasons 😊 2y
JazzFeathers Honestly, l didn't mind the lack of female characters, the story had a lot to tell anyway. When a message is universal, the genre of the characters doesn't really matter, l suppose. I really hateed the romance in the films. Utterly unnecessary and a complete betrayal of anything Middle Earth 2y
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gossamerchild
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Last day with #thehobbit ! This edition has "The quest of Erebor" in the appendix, which explains Gandalf's side of Bilbo's adventures. I'm not sure why I hadn't read that before, but it's fascinating.

Onward to #fellowshipofthering tomorrow!

#lotrchapteraday

melrailey I'm about to read that same Appendix. 2y
gossamerchild @melrailey excellent! It's enlightening. 2y
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gossamerchild
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Gotta love snarky footnotes 😍🤣🤣. #lotrchapteraday #thehobbit Day 17

AshHisson Oh, I've owned a copy of this for years but haven't properly sat down with it. Guess I should. 2y
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Moray_Reads
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The wily, suave, powerful, eminently dangerous creature Smaug represents is a return to ancient and medieval mythic tradition.
"Like the Elves, whom he rescued from being treated as daunting flower fairies, Tolkien also redeemed the dragon and re-established it after the greatest of all fantasy monsters" The History of the Hobbit by John D. Rateliff, p. 527 #lotrchapteraday (I'm not sure all of these illustrators really capture it!)

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gossamerchild
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Two of my favorite illustrations so far in my edition. #lotrchapteraday Day 12

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Moray_Reads
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Possible inspiration for Lake Town "built not on the shore, tough there were a few huts and buildings there, but on the surface of the lake." These are both theoretical reconstructions of prehistoric lake settlements (pfahlbauten) based on archaeological evidence in Britain and Europe #lotrchapteraday

JazzFeathers I attended a conferece lately. An archeologist who's also a Tolkien fan offered possible archeoligical sites that might have inspired Tolkien, based on the time such sites were discovered, Tolkien's personal and accademuc friendships and the books he kept on his bookshelves. He theorised Lake City might have been inspired by a prehistoric city on the lake in Swizerland... though l don't remember the name of the place 2y
Moray_Reads @JazzFeathers I think that might be one of these illustrations! One of them is definitely Swiss. There's quite a lot of information about Tolkien's archaeological inspiration in 2y
Moray_Reads @JazzFeathers and your conference sounds so interesting. What was the subject? 2y
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JazzFeathers @Moray_Reads lt was 'Tolkien and Archeology' The archeoligist was so good. He's has a lot of field experience but is also a true Tolkien fan. And he's good at speaking, which is a huge plus 😆 2y
JazzFeathers @Moray_Reads Yes, now that l'm having a good look at it, l think he showed us that furst illustration 2y
Moray_Reads @JazzFeathers that sounds amazing! I'm very jealous 2y
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Moray_Reads
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When your parallel reading of the History of the Hobbit is almost double the number of pages you've read in the actual book (annotated edition). Really enjoying the insights provided by both authors/annotators #lotrchapteraday

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Moray_Reads
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Chapter 8: In which we meet the Elves of Mirkwood but do Tolkien's elves have pointed ears? It's one of those long-running, unresolvable arguments but if the evidence is going to be anywhere outside the main texts it's probably going to be in the languages so this is an interesting point. These nitty-gritty arguments amuse me no end! #lotrchapteraday

charissharpe Really enjoyed today's chapter, brace Bilbo, single handedly taking on the spiders! 2y
Moray_Reads @conversationswithcharis Braver than me, that's for sure. I hate spiders! 2y
charissharpe Ha ha, me too! I'd have been paralysed with terror 😂 2y
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gossamerchild
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Forgot I had this very appropriate, wood bookmark 😁😁 Day 7 of #lotrchapteraday and getting closer to my favorite part. I ❤️ Beorn! Next I need to catch up on the hashtag, but that might take a while.

JazzFeathers Beorn rocks! 💪😍 2y
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Moray_Reads
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When one #lotrchapteraday isn't enough but you're trying not to read ahead. Thank goodness for libraries with plenty of Tolkienalia!

moranadatter Good idea! 2y
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gossamerchild
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Stealing a page from @moranadatter 's book (ha! Sorry) and trying my hand at #bulletjournaling. Basically any excuse to use fun pens and yet another journal 😊🙄. #lotrchapteraday

moranadatter Cute journal! 2y
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gossamerchild
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This is pretty sweet swag for my very first #owlcrate. Also, amazing timing 😊. I had to work today, and then went to Opera in the Park, so my #lotrchapteraday is a little late.

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gossamerchild
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Chapter 4! I always feel much worse for the ponies in this chapter 😣🐎🐴. Thought the rain filter was appropriate for this chapter 😉. #lotrchapteraday Day 4.

monkeygirlsmama Cool filter! 💦 2y
DivineDiana Yes! Those poor ponies! 2y
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gossamerchild
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After #ashortrest I'm onto chapter 3! #lotrchapteraday Day 3.

tpixie Good for you!! I have to catch up tomorrow!! I'm loving it again tho! 2y
gossamerchild @tpixie good luck! It's a nice treat at the end of the day 😊 2y
tpixie @gossamerchild yes!! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
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gossamerchild
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This paragraph very much makes me think of Terry Pratchett, and now I want to laugh and cry 😂. #lotrchapteraday. #stillonchapterone

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gossamerchild
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I was SO EXCITED to get started on the #lotrchapteraday that I was trying to savor the chapter. I savored it so much I didn't even finish the first chapter last night 😁🙄😂. Oh well, more to enjoy today, with my other helper #nomsthecat 😸

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melrailey
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I agree let's not fix anybody's breakfast. But I do think Bilbo might be going on that adventure after all. I almost forgot about starting this today! #lotrchapteraday

IamIamIam I'm convinced my kids are part Took... LOL 3y
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gossamerchild
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It's funny that today's #jubilantjuly prompt is #journey, because I (and #huxleythecat) am ready to get this show on the road! I'm so pumped for the #lotrchapteraday readalong!!

@RealLifeReading

Eyelit Omg - that face! 😻 3y
rubyslippersreads I can tell Huxley is very serious about reading. 😻 3y
MrBook 😻😻😻 3y
gossamerchild @Eyelit he is a cutie! @rubyslippersreads oh, yeah, he's very serious 🤣. @MrBook I agree 😹😸 3y
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melrailey
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I knew I had an annotated copy somewhere! I only had to move 100 books to find it but I'm all ready for #lotrchapteraday

kspenmoll Gorgeous cover. 3y
tpixie Lol that was me last night! I had ordered on Amazon, then in bed, just as I was falling asleep remembered I had bought myself this version two Christmases ago! I I had also bought my son-in-law one so I jumped out of bed to make sure I could find it! Luckily I was able to cancel the Amazon order 3y
melrailey @tpixie 😂📚😂 3y
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gossamerchild
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Nothing says #compasspoints quite like The Hobbit, and I pulled out my fancy annotated edition for the #lotrchapteraday readalong 😁😁

#jubilantjuly @RealLifeReading

tpixie I have this one too!! I had forgotten I bought it until last night in bed and ran downstairs to find it! I had bought a copy for my son-in-law and then later decided I needed one myself – for just a time like this! #lotrchapteraday 3y
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Seshat
The Annotated Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson

Guys, I have an annotated edition and gave my plain, paperback edition to my brother. Any suggestions for which Hobbit edition I should get because I want a non-annotated, illustrated edition.

Leniverse Aren't they all illustrated? I mean, it's just black and white, but Tolkien did his own illustrations which are in both my HarperCollins edition and in the Norwegian translation from my childhood. 3y
Seshat True, @Leniverse, there are usually a couple of illustrations but I mean in color in a hardcover edition. 3y
LeahBergen I have The Easton Press edition and it's a beauty. 3y
Larkken I ❤️the leather bound one (I know they put out one for some anniversary or other?) that is in my profile pic 3y
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Seshat
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#eatme #drinkme #novemberland @TizJ3ss The clean up from a feast, though...

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#novemberland #eatme #drinkme #day2 @TizJ3ss Who could resist the Unexpected Party's food and drink? The one thing the movies got really, really right was this bit of the book.

ultrabookgeek Poor Bilbo! 3y
TizJ3ss I've got to appreciate Tolkien! "Positively flummoxed..." ? 3y
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Seshat
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Attercop! Attercop! Down you drop! #creepycrawlies #octphotochallenge #day30 @LibrarianRyan (Klaus Ensikat for the 1971 German edition)

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