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Daisey
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#MyYearInBooks from Goodreads plus a few other details. The two books that have stuck with me throughout this year were The Tale of #Genji and The History of the Hobbit, both read with fantastic Litsy readalong groups.

#HobbitHistory #FellowshipofTolkien
#ReadingStats #2019Stats

Texreader Congratulations!! 2w
Lindy Well done! I have fond memories of reading Genji, even though it sometimes felt more like a slog. 😊 2w
Daisey @Texreader Thank you! 2w
Daisey @Lindy Thanks! Yes, I can‘t really list it as a favorite, but it is a book that I continually remember or want to mention when I consider my reading for the past year. So glad to have read it. 2w
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JazzFeathers
The History of the Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, John D. Rateliff
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#HobbitHistory #YearOfTolkien

When it takes you a few months to read The History of the Hobbit, and in the meantime you buy a few more Tolkien books, and you think, 'How cool! Didn't realise l have such space on the shelf.'

Then you finish The History of the Hobbit and go to put it back on its shelf... and then you think, 'Ah!'

RealBooks4ever 😆💜 9mo
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JazzFeathers
The Return of the Shadow | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
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#YearOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

I ad-so-lu-te-ly loved it!
The chapters devoted to Tolkien's notes to self were my favourite in the #HobbitHistory too and once again l loved reading his plans for the story. Especially because, honestly, I'd have loved to read this story as well.
Though he wrote LotR instead. I will live with that 😆

Daisey So true! It‘s amazing to see this thought process and to consider how much more he was possibly thinking through without writing it down. 9mo
JazzFeathers @Daisey l know. I'm convinced that he knew a lot more about the Silmarillion than he ever wrote down 😑 But l also think that we'll discover a lot about LotR. Maybe a lot more than we'll ever know about the Silmarillion. 9mo
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Daisey
Book Love | Debbie Tung
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March was a good reading month! We finished our #HobbitHistory readalong which was a 5 star read for me, and I loved the graphic novel Book Love. The rest of the books I read were pretty good as well.

#MonthlyStats #ReadingStats

Crazeedi Love how you did this!💞💞 10mo
KellyHunsakerReads What app do you use Dailey? It‘s awesome! 10mo
Daisey @Crazeedi @Hunsakermountain Thanks! I use Typorama to make these monthly lists and most of my quote graphics. 10mo
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JazzFeathers
The History of the Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, John D. Rateliff
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Pickpick

#YearOfTolkien #HobbitHistory

Finished yesterday night and totally enjoyed it, especially the part regarding the first draft, where Ratecliff went into great details both with Tolkien's writing process and his possible sources of inspiration. I loved to see how the story changed as it was written.

The print is a birthday present from a friend who's not a Tolkien fan, but understands what it means 😍

Daisey Yes! All of the discussion of possible sources of inspiration was incredibly interesting! Also, great photo! 10mo
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JazzFeathers
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#MiddleEarthMarch #YearOfTolkien
Day 10 - Rivendell: Forming the Fellowship

I'm terribly behind, but since tonight l plan to finish the #HobbitHistory readalong, l think l should post some of these (this is Ent's logica, you know?)

This may sound very weird, but last time l read The Council of Elrond l totally loved it. All those references, all that deeper story coming to the forth.
Loved it.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
The History of the Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, John D. Rateliff
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Since I finished this, I‘ve dived back into watching The Hobbit... all three films in their extended forms...and I find myself both amazed at how many things Peter Jackson added in, there is a lot of Legolas in the Battle of the Five Armies, and as much as I enjoyed it., I have to agree with Tolkien‘s friend who said, it‘s great, but it‘s not the Hobbit, don‘t change it. 😉🤷‍♀️. Can I get it in both forms 😂

#HobbitHistory
#YearOfTolkien

JazzFeathers You know, there have been passages that made me wonder whether Jackson might have read this book too 😆 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers He definitely did his research! 😉 10mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers Interesting to consider. I can definitely see that possibility. 10mo
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wordslinger42 I'm sorry I've been mostly MIA from this readalong 😕 The last four months have been really rough. I'm going to catch up, though, & I already have my copy of Return of the Shadow, so I'm ready for April! 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 You‘ve been really quiet, so I figured something was going on. I hope whatever is going on gets better soon. 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 You‘re welcome! 10mo
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Daisey
The History of the Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, John D. Rateliff
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Pickpick

This book was absolutely fascinating and enjoyable! It is amazing to see the layers of writing and revising that went into creating The Hobbit, along with a reconsideration of the story after the writing of Lord of the Rings. I loved Rateliff‘s discussion of possible sources of inspiration, and yet again I have added more books to my list to be read someday.

#YearofTolkien #HobbitHistory

eanderson I agree! This has been a very interesting read and makes me love JRR Tolkien even more! 10mo
JazzFeathers Planning to finish tonight 😊 l loved it. 10mo
Daisey @eanderson @jazzfeathers It really has been great! I‘m looking forward to continuing on with The Return of the Shadow. 10mo
JazzFeathers @Daisey l'm still waiting for my copy. But l'm confident that it will be here fir the beginning of April. Right? Right? 10mo
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eanderson
The History of the Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, John D. Rateliff
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Have a little catching up to do on the treadmill today for #HobbitHistory #YearofTolkien

JazzFeathers I read it yesterday night. I think l might catch up before the readalong for this book is over. Then l'll wait for my new book to arrive. The Return of the Shadow seems to be late... 10mo
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Daisey
The History of the Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, John D. Rateliff
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I love the idea of a friend or fellow author having an early edition of a book with handwritten corrections. What a cool copy to look through!

I guess I wasn‘t quite as far behind as I thought since I caught up to the schedule during silent reading with my students today. I wasn‘t sure about enjoying the appendices, but even these are fascinating.

#YearofTolkien #HobbitHistory

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I thought so too! 10mo
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