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JazzFeathers

JazzFeathers

Joined February 2017

Author of fantasy stories set in the 1920s | History geek | Hopeless Tolkien nerd | slow reader and writer https://theoldshelter.com 󾓩
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Tales from the Perilous Realm by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Alan Lee
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Dracula by Bram Stoker
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The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien by Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien
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Foreign Bodies by Martin Edwards
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The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey
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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
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Dubliners by Joyce James
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Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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Once, l heard a discussion among fans about whether it was true love between Thingol and Melian, or she had been sent to Middle-earth specifically to enchant him.

I've always thought it is true love, but l was fascinated by the fact that both things were possible.
(Ps: Tolkien does answer the question in HoME 😜)

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Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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"Thus it was that the Valar found at last, as it were by chance, those whom they had so long awaited. And Oromë looking upon the Elves was filled with wonder, as though they were beings sudden and marvellous and unforeseen.”

I love this idea that even if the song has already been sung, there remains always a sense of wonder. The concept of Destiny is very complex in Tolkien.

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Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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So, then. Anyone who's read Tolkien with me in the past knows of my love for the Dwarves. But, l mean, come on! How beautiful is it this origin story? 🤩

I love this chapter also because of the interaction among the Valar. Is it my impression, or - strange as it might sound - there is never much interaction among the Valar? 🤔

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Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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For some reason, I've always loved the story of the Lamps of the Valar and l wish Tolkien had written more about them. The idea of these gigantic lamps illuminating the world... I don't know. There's something magical about it. And then their ruin...

But then, the first part of the Silmarillion, where only the Valar are there, is all exceptionally magical and poetic.

BethM I‘m struggling to follow it honestly 2d
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JazzFeathers Let's talk about it @BethM The group is here to help along 😁 What do you find challenging? 2d
CatLass007 My print copy of The Silmarillion is due to arrive tomorrow. I‘m hugely excited about starting from the beginning with both the print and audio versions. I know I‘m going to be off schedule but I can refer to your posts as I read/listen. 1d
BethM I think it‘s bc I don‘t know what‘s happening. I‘m listening on audio. Is this like a creation story for the LotR world? now
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Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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Tolkien put together a fantastic cast of characters here.
I find that every Vala has something special to love, but over time, I've become particularly attached to Manwe, Ulmo and Nienna.

Who are your favourite Valar? 😁

Daisey I don‘t think I have a favorite, but I do appreciate the variety. 6d
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Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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It doesn't matter how many times l read it, the Ainulindele will always touch my heart with his beauty. It is such a poetic origine story. But also, the deeper you get into the lore, the more essential elements in Tolkien's philosophy you can discern here.

I love the idea that the word was born in music. And that music still survives in the sound of the sea.

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CatLass007 I think I‘m a little off schedule. I listened to Ainulindale, The Music of the (Something? Ainu? Ainul? Ainor?) on Sunday and you‘re posting about it today, Wednesday. Am I behind or ahead? Maybe I need to start over again? Actually, I think I will start over again because I find my thoughts wandering and I‘m missing so much. Please just let me know where I need to be at the end of the day today. (edited) 1w
CatLass007 Would a print copy of The Encyclopedia of Tolkien help me answer questions about this book? Or do you suggest a print copy of The Silmarillion? 1w
JazzFeathers Hi @CatLass007 😁 @Daisey posted a schedule for the readalong here https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2704917 Today's read is Of the Beginning of Days. 1w
Born.A.Reader I swore under whichever bookshelf diety you prefer that I owned a copy of this but I can't find the darn thing. I ordered one from Thriftbooks, it's due in shortly. Hoping to catch up when it comes in 1w
Daisey @CatLass007 I find The Silmarillion hard to follow in audio only. I enjoy listening, but tend to get lost and have better luck with print. I also recommend the Prancing Pony Podcast episodes to go along with The Silmarillion for deeper understanding. (edited) 1w
Daisey @CatLass007 Also, in reference to the schedule, we are pretty chill about following the schedule and many of us are very busy. Even as a host, I often fall behind during the week, especially this time of year, and play lots of catch up on the weekends. Don‘t be surprised if posts don‘t quite match the schedule. 1w
CatLass007 @Daisey Thank you. Did you mean the Prancing Pony Podcast? Most of the buddy reads I‘m involved with I usually listen to the book all at once and then I follow along with the posts and discussions. I believe that‘s not the best way for me to listen to this book. It‘s serious and deep and requires more thought. I believe I will get a print copy of the book so that I have more of my senses involved and I‘m better focused. (cont)⬇️ 1w
CatLass007 @Daisey I‘m glad you have catch-up days built into the schedule.💕 @JazzFeathers 💕Thank you both for hosting this and all the time and energy you put into it. (edited) 1w
Daisey @CatLass007 Yes, Prancing Pony . . . Long day meant I forgot to check my own comment. The episodes are fairly long (I couldn‘t keep up with reading and podcasts last time), but I appreciated those I listened to. 1w
CatLass007 @Daisey I often catch myself forgetting to proofread something. I‘m so glad we can edit posts on Litsy. Also, I‘m pretty happy with finally being able to edit on Facebook Messenger and to do something with texts after I hit the send button. I wanted to make sure that I was on the same wavelength as you 1w
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Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

I've read this letter so many times, but l always enjoy it.

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Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

@Daisey asked to see our editions. This is mine. Nothing spectacular. But l got this years ago from an exchange here on Litsy, and l love it 🤩

This is currently my only English edition of The Silmarillion. Of course l need more!

Daisey I love the simple cover of this edition. 2w
JazzFeathers @Daisey l really like it too. 1w
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Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

I've just seen than my las post was a month ago 😶

So sorry for disappearing. February has been an exceptionally busy and kind of a bothersome month. But l really care for this readaling and this fantastic group of readers and l keep telling me next read will be better

I still want to finish reading what I've left out and catch up with all your posts.
Let's start immediately! 💪😁

TheAromaofBooks Oh man, I gotta go borrow this one from my brother!! 😂 2w
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BethM You‘ve got this. Just jump in here so it‘s not all overwhelming:) 2w
JazzFeathers @TheAromaofBooks Did you manage it? 😁 1w
JazzFeathers @BethM l hope this time I'll make it. The Silmarillion chapters are often in the shorter side so 🤞 1w
TheAromaofBooks haha yes!!! He is the Tolkien nerd in our family. I enjoy the stories, but haven't really delved into the lore before, so I'm intrigued to read this one! 1w
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#FellowshipOfTolkien

Why Tolkien's books always end on a sad note? 😢

I enjoyed this short collection a lot more than the first time that l read it, years ago. Maybe because now l can place it a little better among the other stories of Middle-earth.

A surprise number of them talk about journeys in a morm or another.
I didn't realise this the first time.

BarbaraJean That's interesting about the journey theme--very true! I read this a few years ago when we continued #LOTRChapteraDay, but I have to confess: I remembered VERY little. I do remember enjoying it more then, and I think part of that was the illustrations! I kind of wish I'd tracked down an audio version, as I think these poems would be better served that way than in print. I need to hear hobbits reciting/singing them at the Prancing Pony! 😉 2mo
JazzFeathers @BarbaraJean l agree. This must be marvelous in audio. 1mo
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#FellowshipOfTolkien

Yes, l am late, but l will finish this today!

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The New Detective | Peter Steiner
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Mehso-so

These two #NetGalley ARCs expired the same day. I planned to read both books because l had time, if l was quick, and started Murder in Mistletoe Lane, because l usually enjoy cosy mysteries.
But l found so hard slogging through the chitchat, the family drama, all the christmassy set up.
So l thought, let's try the other one.
I initially really enjoyed The New Detective. ⬇️

JazzFeathers (continue) Up to about the middle point, l enjoy the way events were depicted before, during and after WWI, even if l couldn't figure out how everything connected. Then, as l started realising just that, the story changed. It moved away from Willi, the protagonist, and into (l suspect) more real history. Only, l don't think the author really crashed the complexity of the history he was handling. The last part of the book totally lost me. 2mo
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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

This may seem a transition chapter, yet - l believe - we find here the core of Tolkien's philosophy.
In the way the friends come together and slowly take stock of what happend and how they were change, with a hint that the change might bring good things.
And in the last debate, where Gandalf guides toward doing the right thing in the time assigned to us, as others will do in their time.
Loved it!

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I love this chapter!
After so many epic events, here we go back to a human/hobbit scale. The characters arc back to how they were at the beginning of the story.
It really feels like going home after the terror of the war.

The dialogue between Strider and Merry always makes me laugh 😂

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Tales from the Perilous Realm | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Alan Lee
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#FellowshipOfTolkien

Here we go 😁

@Daisey l told you l got this because of you 😂

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I did write a short blog to celebrate Tolkien's birthday. I'm late as usual, but here it is 😁

https://theoldshelter.com/conquering-sauron-with-the-ring-jrr-tolkiens-birthday-...

BethM His quote is Greta 2mo
JazzFeathers @BethM It is. The entire passage is so good actually. There are lines that echo what Tolkien write in the dialogue between Sam and Frodo in their pause from the climbing of Cirith Ungol and I fancy Tolkien was writing that part when also writing to Christopher away at war, his art and his life intertwining. 2mo
dabbe 🖤💜🖤 2mo
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I'm already slacking on my new year resolutions. I'm late here, bu l hope to catch ap today.
Thanks so much to @Daisey for putting the schedule together. Maybe the weekly rhythm will suit me better 😜

How is everyone else getting on?

BethM I need the daily requirement 😂 2mo
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Roary47 I haven‘t gotten my book yet. 😭 2mo
BarbaraJean I‘m only 3 poems in—I counted the poems and the days and discovered I had a little wiggle room beyond 2 poems/day. So I took a couple days off to finish other books! 😂 2mo
Daisey @BethM If you want daily guidance, go with 2 poems per day and approx 10 pages in the stories or a chapter a day for the one with chapters. 2mo
JazzFeathers @BethM 😂 😂 😂 I know what you mean! 2mo
JazzFeathers @Roary47 Oh, no!!!! Well, we can be behind together, then 😂 2mo
JazzFeathers @Roary47 Oh, no!!!! Well, we can be behind together, then 😂 2mo
JazzFeathers @BarbaraJean I can't believe I haven't finished Return of the King yet 🙄 I thought I would finish over these holiday, but no joy there. Yet, these shorter works maybe will allow me to find some time for that. 2mo
JazzFeathers @Daisey @BethM I will probably try the same. I want to be a better fellow reader than I was with the LotR reread 😞 2mo
Roary47 @JazzFeathers I didn‘t finish return of the king either. 🫣 2mo
JazzFeathers @Roary47 Noooo! Let's create the sisterhood of the snail rangers. Who else is with us? 😂 But I mean to finish, eh!! 2mo
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The New Detective | Peter Steiner
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Expires in 4 days
I need to get a move on!

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#FellowshipOfTolkien #TolkienChristmas

I'm always so sad to finish the Letters from Father Christmas because it's a melancholy ending. During the war, with Tolkien finally giving up on a tradition he kept for over 20 years.

But this is a wonderful book, full of joy (for the most part) and the obvious love of a dad for his children.
It always warms my heart.

Daisey So true! 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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The New Detective | Peter Steiner
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So, since the 'Murder in Mistletoe Lane' wasn't doing much for me, l decided to start this #NetGalley ARC too. Both ARCS will expire the same day

Well, I've only read three chapters, but I'm hooked 😁

This is a mystery story set in Munich right before and right after WWI.
Totally up my alley 😜

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Murder on Mistletoe Lane | Clara McKenna
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Let's see whether l can read this #NetGalkey #ARC before it expires 😜

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On the homebound train. Can't wait for the weekend.
Sorry for the long silent, especially to my fellow #LotRChapterADay readers. It's an hellish period. I hope things will look up and in the new year, though.

I hope to finish Return of the King over Christmas. I'm behind with #TolkienChristmas but l expect to catch up tonight.
I have two #NetGalley ARCs expiring before the year ends, will probably manage to read just one.

Let's keep up! 💪😁

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Mehso-so

No. I'm sorry, but no. I read the first couple of books in this series and l really enjoyed them. Cox can write some strong characters. But this?
It's the end of the series and there's a lot of drama (even too much, that's of course just my feeling), but then everything (and l mean *everything*) works out just perfectly for everyone. Doesn't feel real to me.

The mystery is very lame, as is the revelation 'a la Poirot'.

Such a shame 😟

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Tonight's reading list 😁

dabbe Simply lovely. 💙❄️💙 3mo
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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

This is one of those chapters you think, why does it have to go this way? It could go differently. And yet, this is at the core of Tolkien's majore themes: when we let despair get hold of us, it may do worse that any of our enemies.

That moment Gandalf hesitates on the gate, knowing that he has to choose and whatever choice he will make will be the end of someone... It just wrecked me.

Daisey I think the moment of Gandalf‘s consideration of the different consequences struck me more on this read than any previous ones. 3mo
JazzFeathers @Daisey It happened to me last time we read. I don't think l ever noticed that before since it felt like the first time l read it. So strange. 3mo
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I mean. How is it l didn't remember how packed full of... Everything this chapter is?
I always remember Theoden's death, that always, always gets me. And if course l remember Eowyn's reveal, which should be every woman's battlecry (in my opinion), but somehow l didn't remember the battle, the Denethor's tragedy, Eomer's rage and then hope, the release of Aragorn's arrival.
It's just incredible.

CatLass007 This is the first time I‘ve listened to/read this book, but you‘re right. This part is jam-packed with major events. 3mo
JazzFeathers @CatLass007 Very true. And it's kind of funny that l felt it, since I've read this book several times before. Still, in a way it's always like reading it the first time 😁 3mo
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Murder by Invitation Only | Colleen Cambridge
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Mehso-so

I was expecting something better, honestly.

The setting was nice and the cast of characters was good, though l found Phyllida more over the top as the story progressed. I know the author does that in an amusing way, but it didn't really worked for me.

The mystery was most disappointing .It was a bit airy and yet l guessed the culprit very early on. The investigation was based on dialogue and it didn't feel like progressing until the end.

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dabbe The only one I'm keeping up with, too! I'm reading it online, but I think I'll have to buy it because it's just so beautiful! 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
BethM Wes makes sure we read it every night! 3mo
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JazzFeathers @BethM I'm reading at night too 😁 3mo
JazzFeathers @dabbe l know, right? 😜 3mo
Roary47 Im reading it in the morning but keeping up with it. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I am absolutely loving this!! 3mo
JazzFeathers @TheAromaofBooks Isn't this book so very delightful? I waited to read it for a long time because it wasn't Middle-earth and l was so silly to think l wasn't going to like it. Not the first time that Tolkien surprises me 😜 3mo
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Keeping up at the moment 😁

I love the simplicity of these stories. They are so endearing.
And sometime l fancy that some of Tolkien's own life transpires. He must have been busy with his job if he couldn't write two letters.

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#FellowshipOfTolkien #TolkienChristmas

Thanks so much to @Daisey for this beautifully Chstmast-sy schedule 😘

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I haven't finished Return of the King yet, but I'm going to start this and see whether l can keep up with this, at least 🤦

dabbe I'm in the same boat! 🤩🤣🤗 3mo
JazzFeathers @dabbe 😂😂😂 3mo
Roary47 @dabbe You are both not alone. 😅🤣 3mo
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dabbe @Roary47 🤣🤣🤣 Three is a magic number! 🤩 3mo
JazzFeathers @dabbe @Roary47 😂 Hey, ladies, where are you? I've finished book 5 and should go back to Frodo and Sam. 3mo
Roary47 Well, I started it, but wasn‘t focused so I‘m starting over. 3mo
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The Lord of the Rings | J. R. R. Tolkien
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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

Sorry for the delay, guys. It's been a busy week and I'm still on the Road with the Rohirrim! But I'll try to catchup with weekend.
In the meantime, here is the schedule of the Appendices.

And what could we ever read in December? 😏

BarbaraJean On the road with the Rohirrim is not a bad place to be (literarily speaking)! Thanks for posting this—I will probably dip into the appendices as I have time and interest (some draw me in more than others 😆). And I‘m excited about December…📝🎅🏼 3mo
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CatLass007 Thank you for adding me to your tag list. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I've never read through these, so I'm interested to at least skim them and see what I get from them. I'm also still on the road to Rohirrim! 😂 3mo
BethM I‘ve never read these- are they in the back of the book? So excited for dec! 3mo
JazzFeathers @BarbaraJean The Rohirrim are my favourite people in Middle-earth, but I'll try to move on today 😜 3mo
JazzFeathers @CatLass007 So happy to have you with us 😁 3mo
JazzFeathers @BethM Yes, they are at the back of the book @TheAromaofBooks l love the appendices. They make the scope of the book even bigger, it let us know events that allow us to better understand what happens in the book. And there are more stories that are simply beautiful. 3mo
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Nobody moves! This is one of my favourite chapters!

First off: Rohirrim! I won't say more!

Then l love the way the 'other' is integrated in the story. The way the Rohirrim shows acceptance even of what they don't understand is one of the things l most love about them.

And after the desperation of the siege of Gondor, the soaring hope in this chapter is something almost aching.
Beautiful.

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Sorry chba dense, emotional chapter. I was sucked right in
Denethor's battle for his sanity and the desperation of what appears to be reality is perfectly mirror by the fighting city, falling piece by piece, without - so it seams - hope of help.
It gave me the chills. So absorbing. So outstandingly good.

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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

Noire is helping me catching up 😏

Jari-chan Best help ever! 4mo
JazzFeathers @Jari-chan True 😻 4mo
dabbe Hello there, sweet Noire! 🖤🐾🖤 4mo
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Murder by Invitation Only | Colleen Cambridge
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I'm behind with everything 😭

#NetGalley ARC expiring soon. Needs to finish this weekend!

#LotRChapterADay Stuck on chapter 3. Hoping to do some catch-up next week. I think l am caught up with all my fellow readers' comments, though.

#DraculaDaily Didn't touch since Lucy died.

tpixie Lucy‘s death was sad. I listened to the podcast instead of reading. That helped time-wise! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/re-dracula/id1679833472 4mo
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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

I loved this more intimate chapter. I found Merry's anxiety to help so endearing.
It's more of a transition chapter, and still there's so much investment in all the characters.

BethM I may enjoy Merry and Pippin more than Sam and Frodo. 4mo
JazzFeathers @BethM They are very different story and character arcs, but l love both 😁 4mo
Vansa Yes, very relatable. Phew I'm finally caught up and reading at the same pace as this read along! I read an interesting annotation that compared Merry pledging allegiance to Theoden with Pippin and Denethor,and the very different tones to both. Excellent characterisations 4mo
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First, don't you find they this chapter is very different in tone from the rest of the book (apart, maybe, from the Berrow-down episode). There's something almos surreal, like the existence of the Stone of Erech. And anyway, Dunarrow is one of the most incredible places Tolkien created.
Secondly, what about that fantastic dialogue between Eowyn and Aragorn? 🤩

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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

What can l say about this chapter? It's a long one and outstanding. Denethor - who is a phenomenal character - is introduced, and l love his fiery dynamics with Gandalf. I love Pippin's almost leisure day in contrast with the last stages of the preparation of the siege.
It's such a contrast with the end of the previous book.

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I'm so behind it's not even funny 🙄
Stuck at the passage of the Grey Company, but I'm planning to dedicate the weekend to reading and writing for a change (l'm behind with #NaNoWriMo too).
Let's see how it will go.
I can't bring this book with me on commute because it's so bulky...

Clare-Dragonfly I wish you good reading and writing! I‘m doing NaNoWriMo too! And I‘m thinking a chapter a day might be too fast for this book… 4mo
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BethM @Clare-Dragonfly I‘m with you- these are long weighty chapters! 4mo
JazzFeathers @Clare-Dragonfly We did a chapter a day multiple times since the group was born in 2017, and it was never a problem for me to keep up. But this year it's simply too busy for me. Hey! How is your NaNo going? I'm keep up at the mo, but let's see how it goes... 4mo
JazzFeathers @BethM Yes, they are though chapters and longish. But also so good! 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly It occurred to me that if I weren‘t trying to read so many other books at the same time it would be just fine 😂 My NaNo is going okay! I caught up on Saturday, but now I‘m behind again—I thought I‘d be able to take a chunk of time out in the afternoon to write, but couldn‘t manage it, so I just did a frantic couple hundred before bed. 4mo
JazzFeathers @Clare-Dragonfly 😂 Re: NaNo, l'm falling behind. But I'm still trying to write at least a bit every day. 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly That‘s good! Even if you don‘t make it to 50k, you‘ll have more words than you started out with! 4mo
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Murder by Invitation Only | Colleen Cambridge
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I know I'm already having trouble keeping apace with two readaling, but l've wanted to taste this series from the first time I've seen it.
#NetGalley has finally accorded me an ARC but it will expire soon. So see? I have to read it 😜

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Despite my difficulties keeping up with my reads, a couple of days ago l managed to read a few chapters from #DraculaDaily and come to poor Lucy's death

This story is truly taking me in. I knew what was going to happen, and still l read from the edge of my seat.

I really like Van Helsing. I wished he could have done more.

The_Book_Ninja I ended up reading the book. I‘m nearly finished! 4mo
dabbe @The_Book_Ninja I've read it a few times before, and I love the sequential timeframe of this version, but I might jump in and finish the good ol' fashioned way to get it in for #Scarathlon points and by Halloween (otherwise, I think it goes to 11/8). 🖤🎃🖤 4mo
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tpixie @JazzFeathers so sad about Lucy! 4mo
The_Book_Ninja @dabbe I‘m finished! 4mo
dabbe @The_Book_Ninja #yahooyou! 🖤🎃🖤 I'm almost there. 4mo
The_Book_Ninja @dabbe 🧛🏼 4mo
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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

I actually finished it a few days ago, but l didn't find time to post (l also have to catch up with all of your posts!).

Loved it, like always... Despite the questionable translation 🙄

It's such an incredible book. I lived the Siege of Helm's Deep, because l life the Rohirrim 😁 but Frodo and Sam's journey has grown on me ever the reads. This time, l enjoyed Faramir more than ever.

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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

It gets me, every, single, time!
Sam's turmoil, his doubts, his growing awareness, his acceptance of the task because no one else can do it. And yet his love and loyalty for Frodo. Abd the final decision that that's the most important thing. He must fulfil his loyalty to Frodo before accepting whatever comes.

It breaks my hear every single time.

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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

I mean. What can l say? This chapter is phenomenal. There's atmosphere, and feelings, and expectation. I live how Sam and Frodo work together, building Sam's feelings in the next chapter.
And even symbolically, going through the darkness of Shelob's lair. Both Sam and Frodo come out if it greatly changed.

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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

I don't know whether it's because l read these three final chapters in one sit, but l adored them!
This chapters that introduces the Black Land has that particular horror vibe that Tolkien sometimes uses, and yet is also very personal. We experience Frodo's fear, and his determination. His doubts and his hesitation.
And again, l love how Tolkien's characters are perceptive of the world around them.

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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

This is one of those chapters where not much seems to happen and yet so much is happening
I love the interaction among the characters. I love how. How love how the feeling transitions from the light of Ithilien to the darkness of Mordor and how at that Crossroad, the chapters ends on a hopeful note as the Hobbits enter the Land of Shadow.

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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

Isn't this chapter just amazing?
All the tension in the episode with Gollum. Then that awesome dialogue between Faramir and Sam. And how Sam let slip the info about the Ring: I find it endearing every time. And Faramir reaction about the Ring. I don't remember ever noticing how his words echo Galadriel's about renouncing to claim the One Ring.

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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

Things l love about Faramir:
1. He's an honourable man. He is a man of valour. Because he's a man of valour, he recognises the valour in others.
2. He's exceptionally clear-minded. And he has this clarity of mind because his heart is true.
3. There's something magical about him. He foresees things and he understands untold things about strangers. Not even Aragorn is like this.

What do you like about Faramir?

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#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

What can l say. The episode of Fatamir is phenomenal in its entirety and l love it more every time l read it 😍

In a letter to Christopher, Tolkien said that Faramir appeared from nowhere, and you can almost see it, as he materialises in the book, almost silently. Then slowly but surely solidifies into an awesom character.

BethM I want more Faramir! I can‘t remember if we get anymore though. 4mo
JazzFeathers Yes, we get more quality time with Faramir, later on 😜 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly Faramir is the best! 🥰 4mo
JazzFeathers @Clare-Dragonfly As much love as he gets, l always have the feeling there's more in him than what we see. 4mo
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