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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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I finished The War of the Ring tonight while Druzy was sleeping. I'm really enjoying reading about how Lotr developed 💫
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I fit in some time to read “The Houses of Healing” this evening. The paragraph at the top of this page that mentions the importance of Pippin and Merry being a part of the fellowship is what I love about this whole story. The story of the hobbits is a message about the impact that each of as individuals can have in the world.

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JazzFeathers I agree. That's why l'm always put off by readers who think the Hobbits are not cool enough to be in the story. I'm sad to say that Peter Jackson unfortunately seemed to think the same. I still love the films trilogy, but the message is comletely different from the book. 1d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love this part! And such a great message! 1d
Daisey @JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s such an amazing message, and I appreciate how much it is woven into the stories more and more as I continue to read and reread. 10h
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey That‘s where I usually see the war‘s influence, even if he never consciously intended it...everyone chipping in and doing the best they could no matter their size, shape, gender, etc...makes a difference, just the strongest warriors alone and it wouldn‘t work, it had to be a society endeavor by everyone, no matter their differences, etc. 10h
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey l agree. I've become interested in WWI lately, and honestly the more l learn, the more l see it woven into Tolkien's stories: his settings, his characters, and especially his themes. His idea that the 'common man' is special because they can do unthinkable things is one that l feel like totally embracing. 4h
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey And still it seems to me that today it gets often brush aside. Today everyone wants to be special in unearthly ways. Maybe that's way Hobbits get discredited so often. 4h
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Well I spent the weekend catching up, and as I finished my section for today I realized there were just 5 pages left! Yes, I read them! And I can‘t believe that I‘ve finished another of Christopher Tolkien‘s History of Middle Earth books...something I never thought I‘d even attempt to read, but I‘m still here and still loving the backstories, side tangents, and sometimes outright sleuthing to piece together the story behind the story we know.

Daisey Yay! I was catching up last week, but then a friend loaned me the Binti books a few days ago and school has been busier this week. 4d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey Binti is good too! And take your time and enjoy it. 4d
JazzFeathers Yayyy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa l don't think l've ever been so behind on our readalong. That week rearrenging the bookshop was terrible for my schedule. But l'll do my best to catch up by the end of the month. 3d
JazzFeathers @Daisey I've been meaning to read Binti since l first heard of it. 3d
Daisey @JazzFeathers Same here. The Binti books have been on my list a while, so when they were loaned to me, I read the first 2 in just 3 days. They‘re pretty short, but it was still unexpected reading that cut into my Tolkien time! I hope to finish up in the next week or so. 3d
TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 Doing so good on the series! 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers I think everyone else is running behind with this one too, so I‘m anticipating a good catch-up period between books! 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey I‘m so glad you are enjoying Binti, I bet they are even better when you can read them back to back. 3d
wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey @JazzFeathers Do we have a date in mind for starting the next book? 😊 I'm ready whenever you guys are! 1d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 Maybe early in October? Does everyone think they‘ll be caught up by then? Maybe Oct 6th? That‘s 2 weeks from now... 1d
Daisey @wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I hope to finish the current book this weekend, so beginning of October sounds good to me. 1d
JazzFeathers @Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 Beginning of October sounds good to me too. 1d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Does October work for you too @BookwormAHN 1d
BookwormAHN Works for me. 18h
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@JazzFeathers you will love these, I‘ll tag you in the second picture which has the key, although you‘ll probably have to screenshot it and zoom in to read it!

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JazzFeathers 😍 When l went to Oxford, I bought a pair of earrings with the design of the blue and green circle on the right. 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers That‘s even more awesome then! Now you‘ll know what they stood for! 3d
Daisey Beautiful! 2d
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JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa You are spoiling un. And you are ruining me! I want this book!!!!!!!! 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers I‘m trying to post the ones I haven‘t seen anywhere else in our readings, I‘m so glad you are enjoying them. 3d
Daisey Love that you‘re sharing some of these! 2d
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JazzFeathers 😍 4d
Crazeedi Love the picture 4d
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JazzFeathers I really love this one 😍 4d
Crazeedi Awesome, what imagination! 4d
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I may be behind on my readings, and playing a bit of catch-up this weekend....but with Éowyn out as a potential love interest for Aragorn and Arwen not yet developed yet, I have to admit that even though he didn‘t mean it this way....my first thought was now that‘s some fan-fiction I‘d read! ?

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Daisey My immediate response to this sentence was something along the lines of, “What? Oh, that does not read the way he intended anymore!” 6d
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Daisey
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This was the perfect way to start a Saturday. However, by the time I made & ate breakfast, then read the chapter, I had no time to make a post, so I‘m sharing several hours later. This chapter was fantastic! The first draft included is short without a lot of detail, but what a possibility to consider. Without spoilers, all I can say is Eowyn is seriously strong and amazing!

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Emilymdxn Amazing pic! Agreed that‘s a great way to spend a Saturday 7d
Daisey @Emilymdxn Thank you! 6d
JazzFeathers I'm so seriously behind 😭 But l can't wait to read more of Eowyn's developement. 6d
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