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Daisey
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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I started this chapter yesterday with breakfast and finished it this morning. When I first read Tolkien, I skimmed over the poetry, but I enjoy it more and more as I keep reading and rereading. The evolution of this poem was fascinating. I especially appreciated seeing the tiny section about Earendel‘s battle with Ungoliant, a story I‘ve often hoped to see in more detail.

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JazzFeathers Same here. I never imagined to enjoy Tolkien‘s poetry so much, but now l really like reading it. Ungoliant is an awesome character. On a FB Tolkien group we discussed her nature, once. Whether she is really as indipendent as she claims, whether she is an addict (to light) and whether she might be a maya herself. 3w
Daisey @JazzFeathers Sounds like an interesting discussion. I know there is so much of his writing and world building available, but he created so many amazing characters that I always want more. 3w
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Daisey
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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I finished the first chapter yesterday and the second this morning. I am continuously fascinated by Tolkien‘s own uncertainty about the character of Trotter and his slow development into Aragorn. I‘ll also admit sometimes I get completely lost in all the hobbit names and developments, but I love the dedication of Christopher for sharing these little details with the readers who are interested.

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JazzFeathers I totally agree with you. He couldn't have been more dedicated if it had been his own writing. 1mo
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Daisey
Elective Affinities | Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Good morning! There‘s a little rain this morning, so it‘s another perfect Saturday to start with books and breakfast. I have a chapter of Elective Affinities for a #readalong with @jewright (I finally convinced her to join Litsy!) and probably a few pages of my current Tolkien book as well. I just made it to “The Attack on Weathertop” chapter.

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JazzFeathers You're catching up! 😁💪🏻 3mo
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Daisey
The History of the Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, John D. Rateliff
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I got a behind while finishing up The Tale of Genji, but this morning it‘s time again for Tolkien. I went by the library last night to pick up The Art of The Hobbit. It seems a perfect book to pair with reading the fifth phase in History of The Hobbit. I‘m starting New Chapter II and really enjoying the longer revisions. The short chunks can be a bit harder to place but are still interesting.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa That looks gorgeous! Have fun! 4mo
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa From flipping though, I think I‘ve seen most of the art, but I‘m definitely looking forward to it! 4mo
DivineDiana I love the Art Book! 4mo
JazzFeathers I've been eyeiong both Art of the Hobbit and Art of The Lord of the Rings. Is it a good book? Should l buy it? 4mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers I‘ll probably share a few pages and let you know what I think as I go! So far it looks like one I will want to add to my personal library at some point. 4mo
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Daisey
The History of the Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, John D. Rateliff
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Another lazy Sunday morning on which church has been cancelled gave me time to read the last of the notes for the Third Phase of The History of the Hobbit. I found the notes about the changing view of the origin and afterlife of the dwarves most interesting. It‘s amazing to me how much the dwarves changed from the earlier writings through the creation of the dwarf characters in The Hobbit.

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JazzFeathers Loved that part too. From what it's said in here, l think more than ever that writing The Hobbit changed Tolkien's perception of the Dwarves. Because we paused reading HoME just before the LotR volumes, l always think Tolkien had already written everything we read there, when in fact some ideas in the Hobbit are older than the ones we read in The Lost Road. It's puzzling, sometimes. The case of the 'new Dwarves' is one such case. 5mo
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Daisey
The History of the Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, John D. Rateliff
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I finished the chapter “Conversations with Smaug” this morning after breakfast. I think the most interesting aspect of reading this section today was considering it from a perspective of Bilbo becoming a dragon slaying hero as in the plot notes.

In other news, I happened to discover today that there is a Tolkien Society of Kansas City. I might need to look into that a bit more.

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JazzFeathers Going to dive into the chapter now. I'll keep that in mind. 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Oh, that‘s great! Definitely check it out! 6mo
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I plan to! They have hosted a Tolkien & WWI lecture several times through the regional library system and I only saw notice of the last one which I‘m unable to attend. I plan to watch their upcoming events and try to attend something on this side of KC. 6mo
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Daisey
The History of the Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, John D. Rateliff
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I have a snow day from school today, so my Monday started with breakfast and another chapter in The History of the Hobbit. Bilbo and the dwarves have made it as far as the Lonely Mountain.

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Maria514626 Love your table! 🎨 6mo
Daisey @Maria514626 Thank you! It was actually my great grandparents‘ kitchen table and my grandparents refinished it for me, including the daisy stenciling. 6mo
JazzFeathers @Daisey 😍😍😍 l don't iwn anything that goes sa far back in my family. I'm almost envious 😉 6mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers I have a few pieces of furniture like this. My family tends to hold onto things rather than easily replace them, so when I moved out on my own most of my furniture came through family hand me downs. 6mo
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Daisey
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This morning I enjoyed a few more of these letters from Father Christmas with a breakfast of cranberry eggnog bread. The stories have become more complex and I love the details. This illustration includes the North Polar Bear fighting the goblins that attacked and tried to steal or destroy the things stored in Father Christmas‘s cellars.

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Naj I love the North Polar Bear! 7mo
Daisey @Naj Same here! So entertaining! 7mo
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Daisey
The History of the Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, John D. Rateliff
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Good morning Litsy! I had sourdough pancakes this morning with my History of the Hobbit reading. I think the bit about borrowing an elven-king‘s name for a goblin king in the development of the invention of golf joke might be one of my favorite anecdotes from this section on names.

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LazyDays Love your mug!💗 9mo
JenniferP Those looks really yummy! 9mo
JazzFeathers I agree. And l'm so dumb! I didn't realise the joke FinGOLFin->golf. Stupid me... 9mo
Daisey @LazyDays @JenniferP Thanks! It was a wonderful breakfast. 9mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers It took me a moment as well. I remembered the golf story, so the extra joke with the name was not an immediate realization. 🏌️‍♀️ 9mo
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Daisey
The History of the Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, John D. Rateliff
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I woke back up a little over an hour ago to finish my second book, and now I‘m ending my readathon with this new read. It‘s next up in our ongoing Tolkien readalong and I‘m excited to delve into it.

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JazzFeathers I'm ready to go too. So excited! 9mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers Today‘s introduction section was so short I went ahead and read tomorrow‘s section too. I‘m pretty sure I‘ll end up behind later this week due to real life responsibilities. 9mo
wordslinger42 I read ahead also. My mom & I have a craft show next weekend & this week will be really hectic getting ready for that! 9mo
JazzFeathers @wordslinger42 @Daisey l was really tempted to go ahead too, but then l decided l should try and make a dent in a Netgalley ARC due for expiration. I finally decided to bail on that one 😩 9mo
wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers Oh, I understand that. I haven't been on NetGalley for awhile. It just got too overwhelming to finish so many books! 9mo
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