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JazzFeathers
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien

What can l say? I adore the story of Numenor more every time l read it. It is such a perfect story inside the story in the Silmarillion.
What has always fascinated me is the way evil inplants itself with lies, as it seems to answer hard questions, and how some people still resists, come what will.
It is a story of loss, but also of hope, as so many of Tolkien's stories are.

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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) 2h
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wordslinger42 😂😂😂 2h
BookwormAHN 😹😹😹 2h
JazzFeathers 😂😂😆 2h
AnansiGirl 😂🤣😂😭 56m
TK421 I love this!😂 41m
Caroline2 Cute! 38m
Daisey This is great! 😂 (edited) now
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JazzFeathers
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien

Really enjoyed this early version of the Fall of Numenor, one of my favourite stories by Tolkien since l first read The Silmarillion.
The story will become much more complex, still so much of utenti is already here.

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Bookwomble
Bilbo's Last Song | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I've had the pocket edition of "Bilbo's Last Song" for a while, and it's one of my favourite entries in the Middle-earth canon. The original full-size edition I bought the other day to enjoy Baynes's artwork the better. First discovery is that the full title is "Bilbo's Last Song (At the Grey Havens)", the second that there is a middle register of paintings of Bilbo in various attitudes of reverie removed from the pocket edition. ??

Bookwomble By juggling the picture elements about, the roundels are printed at about the same size in both editions, but the vignettes in the lower register are larger in the original format. I'm so glad I decided to buy it, despite a slight hesitation about duplicating yet another book! 12h
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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. 2d
Daisey So true! 19h
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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? 4d
Daisey @umbrellagirl Just a random book dragon, but it is my designated Tolkien bookmark! 4d
May1112 Ha ha 4d
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.😂 2d
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JazzFeathers
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien

Read up to Night 70 of the #NotionClub Papers last night.
At some point, l'd like to compare this to the Lost Road. I don't remember it very well, now, but l seem to remember it was an easier read. But maybe l read it at a more related time.
I keep having the feeling that this writing was a private joke and that's why it's more difficult for us to got into it.

Daisey I very much agree with this. I want to compare it more closely, but I don‘t have time for that kind of careful comparative reading right now. I also feel this is more complex and analytical with a very specific audience in mind. 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers & @Daisey I agree too. I think there is a lot of internal joking here and poking fun at Lewis‘s use of Númenor too. As I remember there were two version back in The Lost Road as well. A version told to the lost sailor in the Cottage of Play, and a brief version that was a time travel story of a father and son, but actual time travel, not this past remembered consciousness expressing itself through dreams and daydreaming as kids. 2d
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Mhm. I think there were dreams in The Lost Road too, at least in the beginning. @Daisey do you remember better than us? 😁 2d
Daisey @JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I do seem to remember dreams, and the reader actually traveled into the dream instead of hearing about it later. However, that‘s also why I wish I could compare more closely, since I‘m not sure. 1d
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wordslinger42
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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Getting closer! #24B4Monday
I finished The Notion Club Paprrs for #LOTRHistory, and never have I been so relieved to be done reading something by Tolkien. I feel slightly traitorous and guilty... but still relieved.

#MrBook1InaMillion #LitsyPartyofOne
@MrBook @Andrew65 @Lucas.Rencher @Rachel.Rencher @TheReadingMermaid

Andrew65 Fantastic time, doing so well. 👏👏😊👍 6d
MrBook You are rockin‘ this!!! 🥳 6d
wordslinger42 @Andrew65 @MrBook Thank you guys! I feel like I'm participating in the Litsy Olympics 😅 6d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job, you‘ve caught up and passed us! Go you!!! 6d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Or if this is Litsy Olympics...lapped us! 😉 6d
wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😅 I only did it because this next week is going to be really busy for me and I didn't want to fall behind again! 6d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 I don‘t blame you there, you have to read when the reading time is good! 6d
Andrew65 @wordslinger42 Well it looks as you are about to hit Gold then. (edited) 6d
wordslinger42 @Andrew65 😅 I skated by with an hour and a half to spare! 5d
Andrew65 Yes! 👏👏👏🙌🙌🙌🍾🥂🍾🥂😍👍😊​ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ntG50eXbBtc 5d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Sauron Defeated | J. R. R. Tolkien
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And!!! 🥁 I‘m caught up and back on track again!

You know, until next weekend 😂

#FellowshipOfTolkien
#NotionClub!

JazzFeathers Yayyy!!! 👏👏👏💪😀 l'm legging behind. But l'm back to my usual working schedule so l hope to be less tired when l get home. Time to catch up! 6d
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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? 6d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Good luck with the catching up, and yes, I agree...part 2 was a bit better for me too. 6d
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 6d
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CoffeeNBooks @Daisey Awesome- thanks so much! I can't wait to make these! 6d
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks! I finished through the end of Night 70, so I‘m feeling pretty good about my progress. 6d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey Great job! You should feel very good about that! 6d
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