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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... 2d
Daisey @JazzFeathers What a wonderful memory! 1d
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Daisey
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Reading chapter 1 with Tolkien‘s own illustration of The Hill and Bag End. The meeting between Bilbo and Gandalf is great, and I always enjoy the little history of golf anecdote.

Fun note for today: I happened to log into the web version of Litsy this evening and The Hobbit is a trending book!

#FellowshipofTolkien #ThereAndBackAgain #YearsofTolkien

JazzFeathers Noooooo! Do you think we made it trendy? 4d
Daisey @JazzFeathers I think we did! If you scroll through recent posts, they are all for our readalong. 💪 😁 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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Daisey
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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So, #FellowshipofTolkien friends, do we have a plan going forward? We‘re all caught up on Sauron Defeated, correct? I know we had discussed the possibility of rereading The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings after all the history and drafts we‘ve read. Thoughts? I would be happy to start over the holidays, or if we want a break I‘ll concentrate on some other things. #YearsofTolkien

Also, I now have more books than will fit on my Tolkien shelf. 📚 😃

Daisey I tagged those I know have been reading recently, but feel free to join in the discussion or tag others. I think I need to go look for some others I may have mentioned this to in the last few months as well. 1w
wordslinger42 I know the feeling, I have multiple Tolkien shelves/stacks 😅 I would love to read the series again whenever it works best for everyone! 1w
Daisey @llwheeler Are you still possibly interested in joining if we start a reread? 1w
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llwheeler Absolutely! I'm good to start any time, whatever works for others 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m ready to go there and back again whenever it is good with everyone. 1w
Daisey @wordslinger42 @llwheeler @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Love these responses! I‘m looking forward to rereading as well after delving into all these other layers. 1w
wordslinger42 @llwheeler @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey Yay! Any ideas on when we want to start reading? 😊 1w
BookwormAHN I'm good to start whenever 😺 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Really random brainstorming: Reading over the holidays....start on Thanksgiving: give thanks to where we‘ve been and the fellowship we‘ve found. I realize that only works for the American calendar and doesn‘t give us long to publicize on Litsy if anyone wants to join in though. Start after the holidays: January 3: Tolkien‘s birthday 🤷‍♀️ 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Also do we want to do a chapter-a-day again? Or some other format? 1w
Daisey Personally, I‘d like to start sooner rather than later, and I think chapter a day works fairly well. I like the Thanksgiving concept, but maybe December 1 to give us a few days to get the info out? @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN @llwheeler @tdrosebud 1w
wordslinger42 I am happy to start any time, but I agree with @Daisey that I'd prefer to start sooner! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love the Thanksgiving concept 😊 1w
llwheeler Chapter a day works well for me. I'm good to start this week or Dec 1. 1w
BookwormAHN I'm good with either, but if we stretch out the Hobbit through December we could start The Fellowship on Jan. 3rd. @Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers @llwheeler @tdrosebud 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Ok.. The Hobbit has 19 chapters plus the authors note. So if we start The Hobbit on Dec 1, we could finish by Dec 21, break for Christmas, and then start the Fellowship on Jan 3...sound like a good mix of everybody‘s preferences? @Daisey @JazzFeathers @wordslinger42 @BookwormAHN @llwheeler @tdrosebud 1w
wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds great to me! 💚 1w
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa That sounds great to me! I do love the idea of starting one of the books on Tolkien‘s birthday. 1w
BookwormAHN Sounds great to me as well 😸 1w
llwheeler Sounds good! 1w
GrilledCheeseSamurai Ooooooh. Can I join in? I'd totally be down for a Hobbit/LOTR re-read. Especially chapter a day buddy reads! 1w
JazzFeathers That is a great schedule, everyone. Loved it. I just reread the Hobbit in September, but l'm more than happy to reread it with all of you 😀 And l really can't wait to reread The Lord of the Rings. Love the idea to start on Tolkien's birthday. 1w
JazzFeathers Also @Daisey did you really mention Tolkien and shelf space in the same sentence? 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 1w
Daisey @GrilledCheeseSamurai Of course we would love to have you join us! The more the merrier! 1w
Daisey @JazzFeathers Well, until the last couple of years, I have very slowly added to my collection. So it is only rather recently that it overfilled its space. I also recently decided to specifically shelve my Tolkien books in the living room instead of my less visible shelves. 1w
JazzFeathers @Daisey A couple of years ago, l bought two new shelves to add to my already existing two Tolkien shelves. I thought it would last me for years. Errrr.... 😶 1w
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Daisey
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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I didn‘t enjoy this as much as other History of Middle-Earth books we‘ve read, and some sections required real effort to read. Yet, overall it is a pick because I truly enjoyed the final history of LotR and the Drowning of Anadune. The other sections give me a great appreciation for the time, effort, and thought put into all of Tolkien‘s creative process. “Delight lay in the creation itself . . .”

#FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien #LotRHistory

JazzFeathers I totally agree with this review. Although l think that with a more focused mind, l could get a lot more even from the harder section. One day... 2w
Daisey @JazzFeathers I also hope to read it again someday. I think just a second chance to absorb as well as possibly less distraction while reading would help me get more from it as well. 2w
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Daisey
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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One of the things I find most interesting in these evolving versions of the Fall of Numenor is the discussion of the world as flat or round. Was it always round or was it changed due to this cataclysmic event? Was this concept of a flat world true at some point or just belief based on falsehood? It‘s amazing to me the thought that went into the continuous development of this world over so many years.

#FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

BookwormAHN That's one of the things I love about Tolkien, he was creating a world not just some books 💙 2w
Daisey @BookwormAHN Same here! It was so much more than just a story. 2w
JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN @Daisey What l liked the most about this section is seeing that he was always willing to experiment. His legendarium had been laid out in its main points for almost 20 years at this point, and still he considered changing everything for the sake of the story. That's the mark of a true storyteller. 2w
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Daisey
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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No time for breakfast with Tolkien this morning, but I did fit in just a few pages with lunch. I‘m thoroughly enjoying another look at the Fall of Numenor in this third section of the book. The more often I read them, the more I can appreciate the mythological style of the early stories of Tolkien‘s world.

#FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien #ReadandEat

JazzFeathers I'm adoring these rereads. Back to back like that, l can see the story growing. 3w
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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. 3w
Daisey So true! 3w
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Daisey
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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I made it through the rest of the #NotionClub Papers. That last section all about language was tough again, and to be honest I might have skimmed through parts, but I‘m caught up again. So glad to be reading this with others so that I do get to those moments of great interest or insight without giving up.

#FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

umbrellagirl I love your dragon! Smaug? 3w
Daisey @umbrellagirl Just a random book dragon, but it is my designated Tolkien bookmark! 3w
May1112 Ha ha 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I completely understand! As fascinating as I find all the languages he created, when it gets into the nuts and bolts of nasal vowel sounds verses script drawling styles...I just can‘t follow...maybe if there was a physical language class I‘d understand all of that better, however that was my least favorite part of learning my own language as a kid, so possibly not.😂 3w
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Daisey
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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Sunday books and breakfast included homemade pumpkin spice French toast sticks this morning. I‘m starting Night 68 and enjoying Part 2 of the Notion Club Papers much more than Part 1. Even when it gets a bit more dense, the connection to Middle-Earth keeps me more engaged.

#NotionClub #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien #BreakfastwithTolkien

CoffeeNBooks Pumpkin spice French toast sticks sounds amazing! How do you make them? 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Good luck with the catching up, and yes, I agree...part 2 was a bit better for me too. 4w
Daisey @CoffeeNBooks They were delicious!They‘re pretty similar to regular French toast except that they‘re seasoned with cinnamon and pumpkin spice (nutmeg, cloves, ginger, etc.) instead of vanilla and include pumpkin purée. I followed this recipe for the most part. https://lifemadesimplebakes.com/pumpkin-french-toast-sticks 4w
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CoffeeNBooks @Daisey Awesome- thanks so much! I can't wait to make these! 4w
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks! I finished through the end of Night 70, so I‘m feeling pretty good about my progress. 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey Great job! You should feel very good about that! 4w
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