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Roary47
Roverandom | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Pickpick

4✨ What a cute story. A story Tolkien wrote for his son who lost his little toy dog. The story follows Rover on an adventure when he is lost by his little boy. It‘s so cute and something similar happened to me as a kid. #FellowshipofTolkien @Daisey @JazzFeathers

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Roary47
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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1✨ I read about 45% of this and it was just too much. It is written well, but there is so much going on I can‘t wrap my head around it right now. I‘ll try this again sometime, but the names of elves, locations, and changes in storyline are too much for me to get into right now. Sorry guys I tried. #FellowshipofTolkien @JazzFeathers @Daisey

Daisey That‘s completely understandable. I hope you do try it again later. 2w
dabbe #hailthebail! #betterbooksahead 🤩🤩🤩 P.S. I bailed on it years ago and have been too afraid to try again! 😂 2w
Roary47 @dabbe I can see that doing a chapter at a time is doable. I just got so behind and so lost. I need fluffy reads until the school year is over. 😅 2w
dabbe @Roary47 I don't teach anymore, and I still need fluffy reads! 🤩😂🤗 2w
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Roary47
Roverandom | J. R. R. Tolkien
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Finally, I‘m getting around to this one. 😅 #FellowshipofTolkien @Daisey @JazzFeathers

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Susanita
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Not all who wander are #lost

Some are just along for the ride.

#springskies #FellowshipOfTolkien

Eggs Brilliant 👏🏻👏🏻 3w
RaeLovesToRead 🤣🤣🤣 3w
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BarbaraJean
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Pickpick

I finished my #FellowshipofTolkien re-read of this last week—it was as beautiful & tragic as ever. This time, I was struck by the themes of pride and jealousy, and sacrifice—the ruin caused by the first two, and the redemption found in the last. The world Tolkien created is so rich and deep—and I loved revisiting it for this buddy read. Thank you @Daisey and @JazzFeathers for hosting!

Daisey I‘m so glad you enjoyed your read, and I appreciated each post you shared along the way. Thanks so much for joining us! 3w
JazzFeathers So happy you enjoyed the read. I know the Silmarillion can be tough, but if you stick with it, it is so rewording, don't you think? 3w
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Daisey
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I‘ve appreciated the world building of this book every time I‘ve read it, but after multiple rereads I can simply enjoy reading it as well. There are epic stories with amazing characters. Yet, it only shows a small part of the world Tolkien created, and now reading it makes me want to reread books with other versions as well. This time I switched throughout between print, ebook, & audio versions.

#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion #reread

Daisey How‘s everyone else doing on getting through the book? 3w
JazzFeathers That's very true. Every new reread is a new experience, and every time we read it, we become more familiar vit the story and can start to see beyond the complex plot. It's an amazing book. 3w
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Daisey
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Sharing a weird word of the week a day late. I‘ve read The Silmarillion several times but never stopped to figure out exactly what weregild meant until this week. In this case, Isildur kept the one ring as a weregild for his father & brother killed in battle.

weregild: monetary value set for a person and paid to their family or lord if slain; also man price or blood money (noun)

#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion
#WeirdWords #WeirdWordWednesday

CBee Good one! ☺️ 4w
CatLass007 I‘ve read the word weregild before, I think it was in one or more of the Harry Dresden books. I never looked up the exact definition, but was able to infer its meaning from the context in which it was used. Thanks for sharing! 4w
Daisey @CatLass007 I had a reasonably good idea based on context, but the clarification of words I wouldn‘t normally look up is one of the things I love about looking for words to share each week. 4w
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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

Reading this today.
I've read this story many times, in multiple versions. It's always exceptionally beautiful and moving.

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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

Let's face it. If this story was written in today's fantasy language, it would be extremely dark and desperate.

Instead, Tolkien chose to write it focusing on desires and even goals, twisted as they may be. And because of this choice, a story that might have been very dark, with an underline of will-power, it's in fact a story of strong wills and desires with an underline of darkness.

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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

Tolkien has a way to turn the environment into characters. The rivers and the forests, and the hills, the mountains, the plains and the lakes - all have the quality of characters in this narration.

I think this is why, even if at first glance this may seem like a descriptive chapter, there is still a sense of narration here.