Excited to join the #ThereAndBackAgain read-along! Besides a few false starts, I‘m a Tolkien new-by, but have always wanted to change that. Thanks for welcoming me into the fold, @Daisey! #FellowshipOfTolkien
Thought I‘d share this adorable gingerbread hobbit hole I saw at Festival of Trees the other day. 😍
Is Riddles in the Dark the best chapter in the book?
For me, it might easily be. There's mystery, and adventure, and danger. There's an ancient and sacred game. There's a magic item and a reluctant hero coming into his self.
l'll admit that after reading the Histories, l can see how this chapter (that was heavily revised after the publication of LotR) differafrom the rest of this story.
I can't believe l'm already behind!
I so wished there were more about the stone-giants. They somehow seem alike to Ents. They are the personification of nature, and it's not clear whether they are good or evil.
Maybe they don't care about these things.
I didn‘t get much reading done last night after working on Christmas decorations, so I‘m catching up on “Riddles in the Dark” with coffee this morning.
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