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Daisey
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Our Tolkien reading group has been reading together for three years! We‘ve been through some changes, from #LotRChapterADay to #YearOfTolkien to now #FellowshipOfTolkien with many different people joining in for a time. The main square shows the books we‘ve read together from beginning to now, the lower left is our current read, and the others around the outside are books I‘ve read alongside. The column on the right are all nonfiction.

JazzFeathers What a great celebration! I'm so happy to be part of this group. This is a journey that is giving me a lot and in so many ways. And l'd have never done it alone. Tolkien was right, the people who travel with you make the journey 😊💙 2y
Daisey @JazzFeathers I would have never made it through all of these on my own either, and I‘m so glad to have such a great group to read and discuss them with! 2y
Hamlet Congratulations! I haven‘t been part of your reading group, but I own & have read all the books you‘ve listed; I share in your delight. There are many more wonderful books ahead of you! 2y
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Daisey @Hamlet Thanks! I am so looking forward to reading the rest of the History of Middle-Earth books as well more books. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa It looks so impressive put together like that! It‘s amazing where 1 Chapter a day (with a few breaks) and good company can get you. (edited) 2y
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes, it really adds up when you read consistently. I don‘t think I‘ll be able to fit another year of reading into a single graphic. 2y
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InLibrisVeritas
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Today is the last day of my week's focus on finishing books that I left unfinished. Today I picked u othe shortest book on that stack, and I have not idea why I thought this would be the quickest one.
I rememeber why I struggled with this back when I was attempting the #YearofTolkien

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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! 3y
TheSpineView 😍😍😍 3y
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wanderinglynn That‘s amazing! 😍 3y
eanderson Oh my!!! This is awesome!!! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That is awesome!!!! 3y
julesG 😍😍😍 3y
marleed Wow! 3y
TK421 I need this in my life! 3y
BookwormAHN That's awesome 💙 3y
rachelsbrittain 😍😍😍 3y
Daisey Amazing!! 3y
MrBook Wow!!! 😳😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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wordslinger42
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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Mehso-so

Finished up this read for #HistoryofLOTR & I am sorry to say that I did not enjoy this one very much. I've enjoyed the Histories, but this is not one of my favorites.

#YearofTolkien #FellowshipofTolkien

JazzFeathers The Notion Club Papers are hard and slow going, but tge end of the History of the Lord of the Rings and the evolution of tge story of Numenor were fantastic, in my opinion 😍 3y
wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers I enjoyed the history of LOTR, but from Notion Club on, it just didn't suit me 😴 Still enjoy reading along with all of you, though! 3y
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GlitterGirl
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Love this!!!!!!

(Found on Fb)

jb72 Now that is cute! I like it! Both have equal value. (edited) 3y
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wordslinger42 😂😂😂 3y
BookwormAHN 😹😹😹 3y
JazzFeathers 😂😂😆 3y
AnansiGirl 😂🤣😂😭 3y
TK421 I love this!😂 3y
Caroline2 Cute! 3y
Daisey This is great! 😂 (edited) 3y
rwmg 🤣😭 3y
sprainedbrain Omg. 😂 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Sauron Defeated | J. R. R. Tolkien
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All caught up again, felt like I was never going to make it to Part III.

Although The Notion Papers were interesting, I‘m always going to think there is so much more there going on just below the surface that had a lot to do with the members of The Inklings and some of their personalities and foibles seeping over into this story as fun academic teasing.

Onto part III!

#FellowshipOfTolkien
Goodbye #NotionClub
#YearOfTolkien
#YearsOfTolkien

JazzFeathers I caught up too and can't wsit to read part three. The Fall of Numenor has always been one of my very favourite parts in the Silmarillion. 3y
Daisey So true! 3y
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wordslinger42
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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OK... I love Tolkien with all my heart, but I'm currently feeling very thankful that he abandoned the Notion Club Papers in favor of finishing LOTR. Some small bits are kind of interesting, but for the most part, I am just really not enjoying this 😴

#YearofTolkien #LOTRHistory

Daisey I‘m not far, but I understand what you mean. There are little bits that really speak to me and other sections where I‘m struggling to stay engaged. 3y
wordslinger42 @Daisey Yes! I feel so distracted while I read, like I end up checking Litsy more often than I turn a page 😅 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 I completely agree, these were much more challenging for me to read and stay engaged, where the LOTR‘s chapters flew by. 3y
wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Glad I'm not alone! I'll be very happy when we're done with this section! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 Same here! It definitely feels more of a great group brainstorming what-of session, less of a great read, in my opinion anyway...so great if you were there, not so great as a story to just read....and I‘m not sure all the footnotes help either, this might be one of the few cases where they make it more confusing sometimes. 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Sauron Defeated | J. R. R. Tolkien
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I loved these variations on Sam‘s life in various Epilogues.

Sam‘s always been my favorite character and I love seeing him settled and telling the story and answering the questions of his own children who are just as persistent as he and his friends were at the beginning of the story.

#LOTRHistory
#FellowshipOfTolkien
#YearOfTolkien
#YearsOfTolkien

JazzFeathers Can't wait to come to this part. I'm going to start The Scouring of the Shire tonight, so it should't take long 😊 3y
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wordslinger42
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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The part in quotation marks 💚💚💚

#YearofTolkien #FellowshipofTolkien

Daisey Yep! This was the quote that most stood out to me as well while reading this chapter. 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Sauron Defeated | J. R. R. Tolkien
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I was behind, but now I‘m caught up and on track again! Whew!

#FellowshipOfTolkien
#LOTRHistory
#YearOfTolkien
#YearsOfTolkien

JazzFeathers I'm nearly a week behind. But l'm changing my plans for this week reading schedule. Let's see how it works 💪😁 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers I read about 4 sections myself last night, luckily they aren‘t very long ones, so you can do it and good luck! 3y
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