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JazzFeathers

JazzFeathers

Joined February 2017

Adicted to storytelling, enthusiast of fantasy, author of fantasy stories set in the 1920s https://theoldshelter.com 󾓩
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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
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The War of the Ring by Christopher Tolkien
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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
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Dubliners by Joyce James
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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Change of the guard! 😆

wordslinger42 Yay!! 😀 21h
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I'm quite exhausted this week. But this baby is expiring in three days and l need to know how it ends!

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Biblioteca Capitolare di Verona | Verona, Italy (Library)
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Bit late for #Two4Tusday bit here l am.
@TheSpineView

1. I do listen to audiobook, but never when l walk. Too dangerous in the city.

2. I know Little Free Libraries exist here in Italy too (though are not very common), but l've never seen one.

TheSpineView ❤📚❤🎧❤ 4d
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Only six day to finish this, then the #NetGalley files will expire. But shouldn't be too difficult. I'm loving it.

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Dracula's Guest | Bram Stoker
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Don't they look like two brothers? 😆
Bought Dracula for the #DraculaBuddyRead but as of today l haven't read a word.
October is always busy at work, but this year is particularly crazy. It has sucked up all my time. I'm so behind with everything l'm reading.
Don't think l'll managed to read it 😑

Tamra Beauties 7d
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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

I can't believe l'm still behind with this. But today l'll try to catch up. Work is seriously killing me.

Loved to read this. The Passing of the Grey Company is one of the most chilling chapters in the book. Tolkien could write some serious horror, if he wanted!

I'm so fascinated with the idea that Aragorn could be a new 'Lord of the Ring'.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa You‘re getting so close! 1w
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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

I liked this chapter because l think it showed, even more than the final book does, how central the theme of healing is for Tolkien. It almost seem that to him, a hero who can only kill and is unable to heal is not really a hero.

I am so behind with this. Crazy rhythms at work, then a horrible cold, and l fell so much behind.
But l'll catch up! 😁💪

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I was just going to ask how you were doing with this.... maybe we should push back delay the new one a bit more. 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ^ Sorry, I should have tagged everyone @Daisey @BookwormAHN @wordslinger42 I haven‘t seen a lot of posts about the new book yet and we have one member still working on the last one....would you like me to shift the schedule back a week or two for Sauron Defeated? 2w
Daisey @jazzfeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I started by reading the Foreword this past weekend, but then I "accidentally" read an entire Brandon Sanderson novel and have not gotten any further. ? I'm good with whatever the group decides. 2w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey 😂 I love when I get sucked into a good book. So if we pushed it back a week or so, you‘d only be ahead by the Forward.👍. What Sanderson did you reread, by the way? I‘m always looking for more distractions... ummm books.😉 2w
wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I've read the Foreword and the first chapter. I'm fine with pushing it back a week, though, because the launch team for my first book just started and I'm a bit overwhelmed trying to focus on that this week! 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 I didn‘t know you were in the middle of launching a book! Congratulations! 2w
wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you!! I posted about the launch team on Litsy, but didn't get much of a response 😂 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂I‘m behind on even reading posts on Litsy! 🤦‍♀️ 2w
JazzFeathers @Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @eanderson @wordslinger42 @tdrosebud @BookwormAHN Gals, l can't deny l'd be happy to have one more week. But don't do it just for me! I'm aiming at finishing by tomorrow night and hope to catch up - At least partly - in the weekend. I'll do my best 😁💪
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JazzFeathers Oh my goodness, @wordslinger42 ! If l knew about your launch, l've totally removed it. Stupid that l am. But it's quite a common occurance this time of the year 🙄 Hey, give me a shout via mail. Send me your links. I'll do my best to share 😁 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers well, I‘m going to revamp the schedule. It will give you more time, but at this point none of us is up to date on the new book either. So instead of all of us playing catch-up, I‘ll just move it back and we can enjoy it together....with less rush.😉 2w
wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Hahaha no worries!! I feel like I'm behind on most things right now! 😂 Changing the schedule sounds good to me!! 2w
wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers Don't worry about it! And thank you so much 😊 The launch team gets to read Part One and then share their thoughts, links to preorder, etc. If you like, I can email you part one! Or I can just send you the link to the website when it's ready next week!! Whichever is easier for you :) Thank you for being willing to help!!! 2w
BookwormAHN I haven't started yet, so I'm good with pushing it back. 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookwormAHN Apparently we are all behind AND I forgot to even tag @eanderson so we REALLY needed at least 1 more week. 🤪 Hopefully a few more days will sync us all back up.🤞 (edited) 2w
Daisey Sounds good to me! Also, @wordslinger42, I did see your post but figured I would be overwhelmed at this point in the year. If you want to send info my way as well, I will try to fit it in! 2w
wordslinger42 @Daisey Thank you so much for being willing to help! I definitely understand this time of year being busy, so no worries at all! I can send you the link to the website nezt week 😊 Where should I send it to? 2w
wordslinger42 @Daisey You're good to delete it! Thanks!! 2w
Daisey @wordslinger42 I‘ll look forward to it. Congratulations!! 🎉 2w
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa The Sanderson is the first of a fairly new YA science fiction series, I think the only book of it published so far, called 2w
Daisey @JazzFeathers I got wrapped up in the other discussion, but I also really appreciated what you pointed out here about a hero needing to be able to heal as well as fight. Great insight! 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey Ok, I know my nephew loved his YA series that started with 2w
JazzFeathers @wordslinger42 l don't think l'll be able to read part one, even if l'd love to. But do send the link when it's ready 😉 2w
JazzFeathers @Daisey Yeah, the schedule has kind of taken over 😂 l find Tolkien's concept of hero fascinating and even unique. I'd love to discuss it. But l'm sure there will be the opportunity on Sauron Defeated too 😊 2w
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The Return of the Shadow | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
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To my #FellowshipOfTolkien companions and all #Tolkien fans!

Fellow Tolkien enthusiast Ads has launched his very own podcast devoted to The History of the Lord of the Rings.
Ads started reading The Return of the Shadow more or less at the same time we did. I invited him to come along, but in the end he fell so behind he decided against it.
But now he's doing this!

Come along. It'll be a grand adventure!

https://t.co/5No2dhoBn6?amp=1

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You know, l didn't really need to buy a new Frankenstein. But when l had this beautiful Penguin edition in my hands, l thought that after all l did 😆

Cathythoughts Beautiful picture! Ofcorse you had to get it 👍🏻✨✨✨✨✨ 2w
britt_brooke It‘s beautiful! I might also need it. 😍😆 2w
batsy Yes, definitely! 2w
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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

Denethor's character's arc is one of the most intense in the book, IMO.
Denethor is one of those awesome, but very difficult characters that Tolkien was brave enough to write, but that readers often seem to dismiss as just assholes.
Maybe l have a problem, but l really like these characters, like Turin, Morwen, Thorin, and of course my boy Feanor 😉

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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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Erofan 😍 2w
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Die Muschelmagier | Kai Meyer
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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

Really loved reading the evolution of Eowyn's story over the last few chapters.
I've always felt that the Rohirrim kind of have their story inside the story, and seeing how Tolkien wrote LotR in big chunks at a time, l can even see how this might actually be the case.

First glimpes at Arwen's appearance. Can't wait to see her coming into the story.

wordslinger42 This was one of my favorite parts of the book! And I'm also eager to learn more about Arwen 2w
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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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Really enjoyed this chapter, with that alternate story. Denethor meets Aragorn and Aragorn saved Faramir from his wounds. And Eowyn dies on the battlefield.
I do prefer the story how it ended up being, but this alternative was interesting too.

Susanita Eomer needs a hug! 3w
Susanita No, me. 😀 2w
Daisey Agreed! I found this layer of development fascinating. Again, the female characters may be few, but seeing how they each became integral parts of the story is amazing. 2w
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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

So granted, l have an extremely soft spot for the Rohirrim, and the episode of the Druadain Forest perfectly shows why.

I find it incredible how Tolkien can pull off a completely new idea in the middle of the story and that idea doesn't feel at all as if it came out of the blue, but it feels as if it has always been there, waiting for the opportune moment to come to the surface.

Storyteller's power!

wordslinger42 Yes, the Rohirrim 🐎🧡 Tolkien was so brilliant at creating depth in a story, and it seems so effortless 3w
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Draghi e altri animali | Paolo Barbieri
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Texreader Love it 3w
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Varjak Paw | SF Said
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CoffeeCatsBooks 😻😻 3w
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La Horde du Contrevent | Alain Damasio
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#7days7covers Day 3

Not sure this is available in English. Damasio is a French author. This book was recommended to me by a friend who's told me it's one of the strangest stories she has ever read.
I haven't read it yet.

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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

Wow! In spite of the essencial structure of the chapter of tge Siege of Gondor was written down, there are so many interesting detail that differ from what we know.

At first, Denethor and Faramir's relationship isn't harsh. Surprised as l was, l wasn't as shock as when Gandalf said the Witch King of Angmar is a banned member of his order, back in Numenor. An idea is present that he won't be killed by a hero.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Right! He‘s always been the Witch King, but yet I never made that connection or leap either! 3w
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#WeekendsReads @rachelsbrittain

1. I'm trying to catch up on the #FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory buddy read. I've fallen so behind. And l've just started reading A House of Ghosts

2. I'm sorry, but when l read Tolkien, nothing compared. My favourite book in September was The Hobbit 😆

3. A House of Ghosts is actually a book l've highly anticipated. Together with another #NetGalley ARC l'm going to read, The Poppy Field

Libby1 I went to a book launch with the author for House of Ghosts. The author was lovely. I got the book that day and must read it soon. Are you enjoying it? 3w
JazzFeathers @Libby1 l'm only on chapter 2 and l'm already totally hooked! I'm following the author on social media and he does come across an a nice guy. 3w
Libby1 He really is. He does events for aspiring writers in Ireland, and my friend went to one of his workshops. Northern Ireland is such a small place so it‘s wonderful to get to author events here. 3w
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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

Trying to catch up. I'm so behind!
This is the second half of the Muster of Rohan as first incarnated.
I'm so interested in the evolution of Eowyn's story. From the synopses so far it looked like she was going to ride with the riders openly, like Merry, but here it seems the story is changing. I'm so very curious.

Daisey I really enjoyed these little bits of Eowyn‘s story. I hope we see more of the development in the next book. 3w
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Ledfeather | Stephen Graham Jones
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Bailedbailed

I'm sorry, but this story didn't do anything for me. The pace was stattering and l couldn't connect with any of the characters.

Pity, because l've never read any story set in the Ziegfeld Follies environment. I really wanted to like it.

(Image from the author's website)

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Maurice | E M Forster
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A new citizen of my shelves 😊

GingerAntics Love that cover!!! 4w
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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

It's nice to be back to this book after so many days.
The chapter is mostly nitpicking, but l liked watching Minas Tirith taking up her personality.

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Well, hello Fall 😊

Cinfhen Pretty photo 4w
JazzFeathers @Cinfhen Thanks 😊 4w
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Dracula's Guest | Bram Stoker
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@TheReadingMermaid #DraculaBuddyRead

I've been meaning to read Dracula forever. This might just be the time.
And not the first time Litsy would make me read a classic 'l've been meaning to read forever' 😆

BookwormAHN I haven't read it in forever, so I'm definitely rereading it. But I know what you mean. There are a number of books I wouldn't have normally read if not for Litsy 👻 4w
Soubhiville Me too! I‘m not sure why I never read this, but I‘m looking forward to joining the buddy read 🙂 4w
TheReadingMermaid So glad I can get you to read a classic 😉 this is one that definitely should be red ❤️🧛🏻‍♂️❤️ 4w
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JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN True, eh? That's why l love this community 😁 4w
JazzFeathers @Soubhiville Can't wait to read the real thing. I've read quite a few classics that really surprised me. 4w
JazzFeathers @TheReadingMermaid Can't wait 😁 4w
JazzFeathers Hi @TheReadingMermaid Is there a schedule for this, or we go at our own pace? 3w
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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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Now that most of the crazy month of September is over, it's time for some catching up.
And l have a lot to do. I'm only half way through this book 😭

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Relative Fortunes | Marlowe Benn
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It took decades to start. I skipped a lot and even think to DNF. Then in the middle, things became so interesting. The murder woman being a suffragist, the book delved into that world and it was so interesting. The MC's personal situation complemented that. I was totally engrossed.

The ending was a total mess. Not only the conclusion of the mystery was illogic and unsatisfying, but the MC's trend sustained priviledge in a way l couldn't share.

Texreader I really liked this book, but also struggled with the ending. 1mo
JazzFeathers @Texreader The ending was really bothersome to me. 1mo
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Last summer, a storm spit in half one of the trees on the road to the train station in my town.
The tree was cut down because it was too dangerous. Now, mushrooms keep spruting up near the stump.

I don't know why, l love these little guys.

The place is on my way to work and often in the morning l see new fellows peeling up.

Cathythoughts They are gorgeous little guys ♥️ 1mo
batsy Love it 🍄 1mo
Tamra Beautiful! 1mo
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Relative Fortunes | Marlowe Benn
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I had hope to finish this over the weekend. Nope. Commitments everywhere.
But l'm close enough.

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Bookmark | G. L. Tomas
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#Bookmarkswap
@LibrarianRyan @Chrissyreadit

Sorry it took me this long to post, it was a messy weekend.

Chrissy, what can l say? This is fantastic! I love that all the bookmarks are from where you live and all are about history.
You are right on point!

Thanks so much for this. It was so worth waiting for it.

Jari-chan I'd love to get hands on these, too! 😍 1mo
Chrissyreadit Yay!!! I‘m so happy! 1mo
Chrissyreadit @Jari-chan they are from Harper‘s Ferry National Park. 1mo
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A Duty to the Dead | Charles Todd
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My first Bess Crowford mystery and l totally fell in live.
Bess is such a great lead. Clever, compassionate, brave, intuitive, assertive. And the rest of the cast is good company.
The mystery is absorbing. The main suspect, Peregrin, is so relatable.
And the setting! This is one of the best WWI setting l've ever read.

Full review here https://theoldshelter.com/thursday-quotable-a-duty-to-the-dead/

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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

The second part if the chapter is all about synopses and, as usual, l loved having a pick in Tolkien's creating process.
So many things that might have been, but never were. Like many parallel stories.

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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

Took me two weeks to read this chapter, and certainly it wasn't its fault. Crazy times at work.

There's a lot of work to pin down Dunharrow, one of the awesomest places in Lord of the Rings, in my opinion.
It was so different in the beginning, more like a keep.
I love the history surrounding Dunharrow. Is it my impression, or Tolkien had more trouble definire the Rohirrim than anyone else?

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Bookmark | G. L. Tomas
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#Bookmarkswap
@LibrarianRyan @Chrissyreadit

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!! 😲😲😲😭😭😭😭

I can't believe it! It arrived!!! 😍
I'm on the train to work now. Will post tonight 😊

Chrissyreadit I can‘t believe it arrived either! ❤️👏👏❤️ 1mo
LibrarianRyan Ueahhhhh. Better late than never!! 1mo
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Relative Fortunes | Marlowe Benn
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I'm starting to really appreciate this one.
The beginning was hard on me because the pace was so slow. But now the mystery is becoming very interesting. The author shows to be very prepared on the era and l like how historical information is used in the narration.
The characters are interesting and nice to read.

Let's read on!

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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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#WeekendsReads @rachelsbrittain

1. The War of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
2. I like both but prefer mappe
3. "They had left and gone far away"

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I'm so happy this week's over. It was crazy and tiring at work. I was so spent every night l didn't manage to read anything so now l'm behind with both the #FellowshipOfTolkien and the #LOTRBuddyRead readalong.
Hope to catch up in the weekend.

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Ordered for a customer... but l couldn't resist this cover.

squirrelbrain It really looks like you‘ve chalked it yourself! ❤️ 1mo
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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

I read this chapter nearly one week ago, but the work got crazy and completely waylaid my life.

I totally loved this. Sam's chapter is one of my favourite in the entire trilogy. It's heatfelt, and so involving. I always feel as if l'm there with Sam, uncertain what to do.
I knew there must have been a lot of work behind such chapter, it's fantastic to have the possibility to see how it was built.

wordslinger42 Dear Samwise 💚 The more I read the books and the histories, the more I love him! 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 he‘s my favorite too! I think it‘s because he‘s just the everyday “hobbit” who goes along on this journey...and it‘s his going that makes all the difference. 1mo
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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

I don't know how this is. I've always had a kind of phobia for spiders and still l'm fascinated with both Ungoliant and Shelob.

I loved reading Shelob's genesis. Imagine reading LotR without Shelob. Well, that's what we did in this chapter. Still, the episode with the many spiders barely resistete. She is the true main character of this chapter. Such a powerful presence.

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I'm not promising anything, but l'm going to try this

#LOTRBuddyRead
#FellowshipOfTolkien

Cathythoughts Lovely picture 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love this pic 👍 2mo
Brithomas17 Love your LOTR coaster! 💚 2mo
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Spellbound | Allie Therin
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Really, really enjoyed this book that is part romance, part fantasy and part historical fiction. And l say this from my position of non-romance reader.

Yes, there are all the exageration l dislivello in romances, but honestly the characters are so awesome and so real that l just wanted to know what happened to them.
Magic relic, Manhattan in 1925, WWI, secret organizations. I mean...

https://theoldshelter.com/thursday-quotables-spellbound/

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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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#SummersEndReadathon

Well, it could have been better. I was hoping is something better, considering that l read almost 10 hours in the first half of the challenge. But l was supposed to be on holiday this week... instead l wasn't, so...

This is l'm so impressed with @Clwojick achievement. She was also working, but managed an outstanding result.

I love readathons. I'm just not very good at them.

Clwojick Thanks love! I‘m so happy you had fun! Thanks so much for joining, and well definitely have to do a repeat. 🙌🏻 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Still a great job! I love them too, even if I never complete them! 😂 2mo
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The War of the Ring | Christopher Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

Fascinating!
The writing was so fast and sure up to this point, and now it all became difficult for Tolkien. But it is undertandable. This is a very emotional part of the book.

I was fascinated to see the evolution of the episode of the spiders. Exactly! It seems impossible to.think at this episode without Shelob, and still Tolkien worked long at it without her.

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Relative Fortunes | Marlowe Benn
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On my way to work. Let's see whether l can log in a little time for the #SummersEndReadathon

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I won't be doing this because l already have my hands full with the #FellowshipOfTolkien readalong, but l thought l'd post it in case someone wants to join 😁

I will of course follow the discussion 😉

#LOTRBuddyRead @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Thanks for reposting doll face 😘😘 2mo
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#SummersEndReadathon

I've been called back to work from my holidays and this has been a disaster for my reading schedule.
I didn't read one page yesterday, but today l did some progress on both these books.

The Sleepwalkers is becoming so interesting now that l'm starting to disentangle the complex relationships between the different nations.