Oops… I read a little ahead with Chapter 1 and 2 in book 4. #FellowshipofTolkien #LotRChapteraDay I thought I was behind and realized I read ahead instead. ? I‘m glad I did though. I really like the chapters with Sméagol helping Frodo and Sam on their journey. Sam is rightfully not very trusting at first, but they do start to really care for each other a bit. @Daisey @JazzFeathers
“Are we riding far tonight, Gandalf?” asked Merry after a while. “I don‘t know how you feel with small rag-tag dangling behind you; but the rag-tag is tired and will be glad to stop dangling and lie down.”
Gosh, I love the hobbits. Clever, self-deprecating, light humor while plaintively asking, in essence, “Are we there yet?” 😂
I DNF these books in the past but after many moons, I enjoyed it. I‘m so glad I gave it another chance. There are so many psychological aspects in this story. The audiobook is amazing. 4 ⭐️
I‘m not officially in the group but I read it because of #FellowshipOfTolkien group @JazzFeathers It gave me an opportunity to read this series. I hope I can read the 2nd book next month.
What always impresses me about Tolkien's battle scenes is that he clearly knows what he's talking about. He knows how people and armies move on the grounds, he knows the tactics. Yet he always manages to bring the battle down on a human level. We know what the characters do, think and feel, their fears and their hopes.
And this is what makes Tolkien's battles so invelving.
I imagine Theoden's awakening as something like this.
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This chapter is very special to me.
The first time l read LotR l enjoyed it. I enjoyed it as l had enjoyed many other fantasy stories. In the 1990s there were plenty with Elves and Dwarves and Dark Lords and quests.
But when l came to this chapter!
Theoden's awakening truly spoke to me and in that moment, as Theoden and Gandalf spoke under a stormy sky stubbed by sunshine, l fell in love with this book.
Sunday morning book and breakfast
I‘ve barely ready any of The Two Towers this week and I don‘t have much time this morning. Hoping I can squeeze in a few chapters through the day today.
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