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Daisey
The Annotated Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson
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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... 20h
Daisey @JazzFeathers What a wonderful memory! 3h
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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It‘s finally settled down enough that I can curl up in my own little hobbit hole and read today‘s chapter, chapter 1.

I still think this is the best “meet cute” for a non-romantic couple I‘ve ever read....and I‘ve always loved the word play here, and how well Tolkien calls out the way we use one simple greeting phrase to mean SO many different things.

#ThereAndBackAgain
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JazzFeathers It is a fantastic meeting and word-sparring match. Tolkien is a wizard with dialogues. 3d
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wordslinger42
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Now, for the perfect ending to my day ? Gandalf & Bilbo's conversation is some of Tolkien's finest work ? This is my favorite quote: "This is a story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected. He may have lost the neighbors' respect, but he gained - well, you will see whether he gained anything in the end."

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Daisey Beautiful edition! Great bookmark as well; I think you're the reason I also ordered that box. 3d
JazzFeathers I love that quote too. Isn't it the finestra blurb you the book? 😁 2d
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JazzFeathers
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #ThereAndBackAgain

I'll have never hidden my favour for the Dwarves. They are much more complex characters that many Tolkien's readers seem to give them credit for.
Thorin is the perfect example. He is a noble man, a brave warrior, a fierce ally. And still there is darkness inside him. More powerful than he thinks.

JazzFeathers Discussing chapter one with a friend who's reading along offline, l realised something that has never occured to me. I adore The way the Dwarves arrive in little groups, with Gandalf directing evtything and Bilbo slowly accepting the situation as his Baggings and Took halves war. That's the same tactic Gandalf will use with Beorn, isn't it?
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BookwormAHN It is the same tactic and it works brilliantly. 3d
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JazzFeathers
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #ThereAndBackAgain

It may seem easy to think that Gandalf is the quintessential - even the stereotypical wizard. But he is so much his own character. He is so unique. Such a fantastic character.

Daisey I‘m interested to read Gandalf with a slightly different perspective after seeing how his character developed through revisions as well. He became so much more of a unique character over time. 3d
Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ 3d
JazzFeathers On my Tolkien FB group we were discussing Gandalf's 'arrogance'. Last September, someone commented that Gandalf seems to act selfishly and just to show off. Personally, l think that self-confidence is part of his character, but that's a different thing from arrogance. As assertive as he may be, he never tries to forse his view on anyone. 2d
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wordslinger42
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I think I found my wedding cake 🐉

#FellowshipofTolkien I thought you all would appreciate this 💚 And how appropriate for this to have showed up when we just started reading The Hobbit 😅

#ThereandBackAgain #YearofTolkien

wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers @Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TK421 @tdrosebud I know I'm missing people! Can't remember who's participating! 3d
TheSpineView 😍😍😍 3d
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wanderinglynn That‘s amazing! 😍 3d
eanderson Oh my!!! This is awesome!!! 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That is awesome!!!! 3d
julesG 😍😍😍 3d
marleed Wow! 3d
TK421 I need this in my life! 3d
BookwormAHN That's awesome 💙 3d
rachelsbrittain 😍😍😍 3d
Daisey Amazing!! 3d
MrBook Wow!!! 😳😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3d
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Nute
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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The original thought was ‘there isn‘t enough time,‘ but then it is The Hobbit. The next thought was ‘I have a lot of other books to finish before the end of the year,‘ but then it is The Hobbit. The last thought was ‘It is one of my favorite books from childhood and because of that I‘ve read it more than once,‘ but oh my...IT IS THE HOBBIT!
I‘m all in for the buddy read 👉🏽 #ThereAndBackAgain and hanging out with #FellowshipOfTolkien...Yay!

akaGingerK Oh, this was my favorite book as a kid- and still up there now. December is super busy, but maybe I‘ll make time to join the adventure as well! 4d
Daisey So glad you‘re joining us on our adventure! 4d
JazzFeathers Welcome to the buddy read @Nute So happy to have you 😁 I don't mean to scare you, but that's axactly what l thought two years ago when l joined the #LotRChapterADay readalong. I don't have time, but... Two years later, l'm still reading chapters from Tolkien almost every day with my fellow #FellowshipOfTolkien ladies. This has been indeed the awesomest of journeys. 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa So glad to have you join us! The more the merrier, as all dwarves know! 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @akaGingerK It‘s just one chapter a day... #peerpressure 3d
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I'm ready for tomorrow. 🤷🏼‍♂️😅

I plan on reading mostly with my folio edition...but i plan on having the illustrated edition right beside me the whole time too. 😝

#FellowshipOfTolkien
#ThereAndBackAgain

BookwormAHN Nice copies 💚 5d
Daisey Great collection of editions! 4d
JazzFeathers I'm so envious of all your Hobbit editions 😍 3d
GrilledCheeseSamurai @BookwormAHN @Daisey @JazzFeathers Thanks all. I have a habit of picking up Tolkien editions I don't have when I stumble across them in thrift shops. 😊 3d
BookwormAHN I do the same 😸 3d
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Daisey
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Our #FellowshipofTolkien is ready for another adventure #ThereAndBackAgain as we reread The Hobbit a chapter a day starting December 1 and start Lord of the Rings on January 3.

We would love to have any other interested readers join us, whether you‘ve read it many times or want to read it for the first time! We‘re an informal readalong group, but we post and discuss with each other regularly so feel free to join in.

#YearsofTolkien

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JazzFeathers
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Who's ready to share in an adventure?
The #FellowshipOfTolkien is going #ThereAndBackAgain starting on December 1

We'll be reading The Hobbit one chapter a day in December (see schedule above) and The Lord of the Rings from January 3

Come along! There are treasures to win and all expenses are covered.

@LitsyHappenings

BookwormAHN I'm ready 🙋🏼‍♀️ 6d
eanderson I‘m in!!! 6d
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Daisey So ready to reread this with everyone! Also love the graphic and the hashtag! (edited) 6d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks great! 6d
TK421 This should be fun!😊 6d
GrilledCheeseSamurai I picked out which edition of the Hobbit I'm going to use the other day! 😛 6d
wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers Looks great! I can't wait to get started tomorrow 😊 6d
wordslinger42 @GrilledCheeseSamurai I did that, too! 😅 6d
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