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  Expand entire thread Sticky: General notice re book discussions and the use of copyrighted materials Ataahua 74864 1 Jun 20 2007, 12:34pm Jump to last post in thread (by Wynnie)

  Sticky: Thread Locked Welcome to the Reading Room (-->Including links to old RR discussions!) Altaira 71703 0 Dec 28 2006, 3:11am Jump to last post in thread (by Altaira)

Sticky: How Best to Contact an Admin for Help Kyriel 64065 0 Mar 31 2009, 10:44pm Jump to last post in thread (by Kyriel)

  Expand entire thread Silmarilion Discussion: Chapter 16 -- "Of Maeglin" Maciliel 36390 380 Jun 16 2013, 10:27am Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)

  Expand entire thread Silmarillion Discussion, Chapter 19: Of Beren and Luthien: Love, etc. CuriousG 48461 343 Jul 8 2013, 8:00pm Jump to last post in thread (by Brethil)

  Expand entire thread LOTR Unofficial Read Through - The Two Towers Eruonen 40460 322 Jul 24 2017, 8:17pm Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)

  Expand entire thread The Fellowship of the Ring Discussion, Chapter Two: The Shadow of the Past Kim 31477 226 Dec 22 2014, 1:11am Jump to last post in thread (by Brethil)

  Expand entire thread 'The Fellowship of the Ring' Discussion, Chapter One: A Long-Expected Party Rembrethil 40827 186 Dec 17 2014, 2:33pm Jump to last post in thread (by Rembrethil)

  Expand entire thread The Return of the King - Unofficial read through Eruonen 40894 183 Aug 14 2017, 5:26pm Jump to last post in thread (by sador)

  Expand entire thread The Numenorean Kingdoms, part XI - bridge-film material? sador 34002 182 Feb 8 2009, 9:47pm Jump to last post in thread (by simplyaven)

  Expand entire thread Reading Room Culture Dreamdeer 33964 177 Mar 19 2009, 9:38pm Jump to last post in thread (by Idril Celebrindal)

  Expand entire thread Return of the King Part II - the unofficial read through - Book VI onward Eruonen 20336 173 Sep 10 2017, 9:08pm Jump to last post in thread (by sador)

  Expand entire thread The Tale of Years (Appendix B): Part I – The 2nd Age, 1 -1600 Morthoron 16503 160 Mar 15 2009, 9:15pm Jump to last post in thread (by Eowyn of Penns Woods)

  Expand entire thread Fellowship - Rookie Reader Review Cygnus 54093 160 Feb 18, 3:57am Jump to last post in thread (by N.E. Brigand)

  Expand entire thread need help filling in some blanks please (First Age, Elros, Elrond, Gil-galad, etc.) erynion 20343 159 Jun 9 2013, 9:36am Jump to last post in thread (by wildespace)

  Expand entire thread Do Elves have free will? visualweasel 33146 156 Mar 23 2009, 3:18pm Jump to last post in thread (by visualweasel)

  Expand entire thread **Unfinished Tales Discussion - Disaster of the Gladden Fields noWizardme 25404 154 Mar 6 2014, 8:28am Jump to last post in thread (by Plurmo)

  Collapse Fellowship of The Ring - unofficial, unsanctioned, unsolicited read through Eruonen 7636 152 Apr 1 2017, 8:09pm Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)
       Collapse The Shadow of the Past Eruonen 7460 98 Apr 1 2017, 8:28pm
           Collapse Lor bless you Eruonen! noWizardme 7400 3 Apr 2 2017, 5:40pm
               Collapse True, the speech patterns are just transplanted Eruonen 7384 1 Apr 2 2017, 7:03pm
                   Some west midlands accents and words Eruonen 7370 0 Apr 2 2017, 7:33pm
               More commonalities but further changed by isolation Eruonen 7376 0 Apr 2 2017, 7:15pm
           Collapse Could this be more of a Lord as in King/Duke/Earl rather than religious?// sevilodorf 7351 5 Apr 2 2017, 11:11pm
               Collapse It crossed my mind...but the "Lor, bless you" part makes me Eruonen 7352 4 Apr 2 2017, 11:32pm
                   Collapse jumping ahead in the text sevilodorf 7344 1 Apr 3 2017, 12:19am
                       Well, in that context the blessing source is identified and the Elves had Eruonen 7329 0 Apr 3 2017, 1:17am
                   Collapse blessing Alveric 3532 1 Apr 5 2017, 2:54pm
                       Thanks for that insight as we all know translations tend to be pale versions of the Eruonen 3519 0 Apr 5 2017, 3:07pm
           Collapse Shadow of the Past -- Thoughts and niggles sevilodorf 7211 87 Apr 4 2017, 3:44am
               Collapse It is a remembrance for me that Frodo starts off basically as Eruonen 7206 72 Apr 4 2017, 4:57am
                   Collapse A Shortcut to Mushrooms Eruonen 3669 71 Apr 4 2017, 5:13am
                       Collapse Did you see the mistake at the start of this chapter? Hamfast Gamgee 3433 1 Apr 5 2017, 10:35pm
                           Yes, you are right but remember Hobbits are "human" Eruonen 2695 0 Apr 6 2017, 1:03am
                       Collapse Not many thoughts on the Shortcut sevilodorf 2684 68 Apr 6 2017, 3:21am
                           Collapse At this point Eruonen 2680 67 Apr 6 2017, 3:44am
                               Collapse Plunging into The Old Forest Eruonen 2661 66 Apr 6 2017, 2:58pm
                                   A correction.....Tom's House is outside the forest Eruonen 2653 0 Apr 6 2017, 3:59pm
                                   Collapse A point of clarification - Tom seems able to use weather but he Eruonen 2594 62 Apr 7 2017, 3:50pm
                                       Ok, I can't resist....I will probably regret opening this can of worms....;) Eruonen 2569 0 Apr 7 2017, 7:01pm
                                       Collapse Goldberry as a Melusina? FarFromHome 2461 1 Apr 9 2017, 12:47pm
                                           Agree, both of those options are valid to consider. Eruonen 2447 0 Apr 9 2017, 2:50pm
                                       Collapse In the House of the Illuminati Darkstone 2388 3 Apr 10 2017, 3:11pm
                                           Collapse Certainly on his historical knowledge, songs, poetry, yes, however the use implies Eruonen 2383 2 Apr 10 2017, 3:20pm
                                               Collapse Precisely! Darkstone 2380 1 Apr 10 2017, 3:52pm
                                                   Ah yes, Dark Tom strikes again! Eruonen 2377 0 Apr 10 2017, 3:55pm
                                       Collapse Ring a ding dillo -- Tom Bombadillo sevilodorf 2586 54 Apr 11 2017, 11:19pm
                                           Collapse Good points Eruonen 2581 53 Apr 11 2017, 11:24pm
                                               Collapse I plan to cover the collective Bree chapters together - Eruonen 2565 52 Apr 12 2017, 4:07am
                                                   Collapse Draw up a chair - nice rendition that matches the book description Eruonen 2527 5 Apr 12 2017, 2:35pm
                                                       Collapse The Prancing Pony Inn - how is it described? squire 2490 4 Apr 12 2017, 8:06pm
                                                           Collapse I picked this one because it clearly has two wings Eruonen 2478 3 Apr 12 2017, 8:15pm
                                                               Collapse The wings should be at the back, though FarFromHome 2474 2 Apr 12 2017, 10:18pm
                                                                   Collapse They may go back but we can't see. It was an odd description to envision in the book Eruonen 2472 1 Apr 12 2017, 10:22pm
                                                                       A brief rest Eruonen 2435 0 Apr 13 2017, 3:40pm
                                                   I'll tag along behind. sevilodorf 2513 0 Apr 12 2017, 3:09pm
                                                   Collapse One Night in Bree... Chapters 9 and 10 sevilodorf 2265 44 Apr 16 2017, 5:12pm
                                                       Bree Otaku-sempai 2254 0 Apr 16 2017, 6:24pm
                                                       Collapse There are quite a few things to discuss in these Bree chapters Eruonen 2232 42 Apr 16 2017, 8:54pm
                                                           Bree has the interesting population mix of big people and little people. Eruonen 2229 0 Apr 16 2017, 9:15pm
                                                           Collapse Nazgul Attack at the Pony -- Book vs Movie sevilodorf 1865 40 Apr 17 2017, 2:39am
                                                               Collapse This diagram is from 2007 read through based on Fonstad Eruonen 1857 1 Apr 17 2017, 3:09am
                                                                   My problem with Fonstad sevilodorf 1856 0 Apr 17 2017, 3:42am
                                                               Collapse Wraiths? Otaku-sempai 1831 37 Apr 17 2017, 6:59am
                                                                   Collapse I read it again and I see where that idea could come from Eruonen 1796 36 Apr 17 2017, 2:40pm
                                                                       Collapse There is at least one wraith in Bree that night sevilodorf 1791 35 Apr 17 2017, 2:49pm
                                                                           Collapse The wraiths are around, but... FarFromHome 1777 34 Apr 17 2017, 6:26pm
                                                                               Collapse Well, I still think that turning the attack over to thugs does not make sense. Eruonen 1773 33 Apr 17 2017, 7:54pm
  Collapse I was thinking about the Ford of Bruinen CuriousG 1759 1 Apr 17 2017, 8:41pm
       Yes, they do seem to be able to restrain their effect somewhat. Eruonen 1755 0 Apr 17 2017, 8:46pm
  Collapse You're right about the Ring, for sure FarFromHome 1742 24 Apr 17 2017, 10:03pm
       Collapse What to make of this line - Eruonen 1739 23 Apr 17 2017, 10:36pm
           Collapse That does seem a little contradictory CuriousG 1729 22 Apr 18 2017, 12:32am
               Collapse I does seem to be about the horses. FarFromHome 1688 21 Apr 18 2017, 8:48am
                   Collapse A Flight To The Ford Eruonen 2196 20 Apr 18 2017, 2:09pm
                       Collapse One more tidbit re Nazgul Eruonen 2145 1 Apr 19 2017, 2:07am
                           It's all about real world vs wraith-world with the Nazgul FarFromHome 2021 0 Apr 20 2017, 8:37am
                       Collapse Many Meetings Eruonen 2074 13 Apr 19 2017, 4:42pm
                           Collapse How did Gandalf know about the Ford? CuriousG 2014 1 Apr 20 2017, 10:53am
                               It appears Elrond is quite the surgeon as well Eruonen 1896 0 Apr 21 2017, 2:11pm
                           Collapse I think Gandalf is a bit harsh in his assessment of Tom Bombadil Eruonen 1889 10 Apr 21 2017, 2:38pm
                               Collapse That might be Tolkien speaking through Gandalf CuriousG 1875 9 Apr 21 2017, 5:12pm
                                   Collapse One of the often forgotten character is Erestor Eruonen 1863 8 Apr 21 2017, 6:53pm
                                       Collapse It does make me wonder why Cirdan could not be bothered to show up but Eruonen 1857 7 Apr 21 2017, 7:48pm
                                           Collapse Círdan and the Council of Elrond Otaku-sempai 1853 6 Apr 21 2017, 8:38pm
                                               Collapse Which raises the question of why Galadriel was not present. Eruonen 1847 5 Apr 21 2017, 8:52pm
                                                   Collapse Not a White Council Meeting Otaku-sempai 1844 4 Apr 21 2017, 11:47pm
                                                       Collapse My point is that it deserved a White Council level of meeting due to the Eruonen 1840 3 Apr 22 2017, 12:05am
                                                           Mental Communicaiton Otaku-sempai 1828 0 Apr 22 2017, 12:31am
                                                           Collapse She does get a more dramatic role to play by appearing later CuriousG 1783 1 Apr 22 2017, 8:58pm
                                                               The Fickle Finger of Eru Otaku-sempai 1762 0 Apr 22 2017, 11:09pm
                       Collapse More an Endless Trudge than a Flight to the Ford sevilodorf 1698 3 Apr 24 2017, 2:32am
                           Collapse The Flight of Frodo Otaku-sempai 1591 2 Apr 24 2017, 7:06am
                               Collapse I will start the new thread at this point - with The Council Eruonen 1575 1 Apr 24 2017, 11:06pm
                                   Sounds good... Otaku-sempai 1564 0 Apr 25 2017, 1:10am
  Collapse who attacked the Inn? - Tolkien himself changed his mind noWizardme 2188 4 Apr 18 2017, 4:49pm
       Collapse I guess we will all individually read it as our prediliction leads us to.... Eruonen 2184 1 Apr 18 2017, 5:12pm
           Yes, I think so noWizardme 2104 0 Apr 19 2017, 10:14am
       Collapse My takeaway... FarFromHome 2174 1 Apr 18 2017, 6:48pm
           And these situations are what make the read through interesting for me Eruonen 2170 0 Apr 18 2017, 7:01pm
  But what is the attack on the Inn trying to achieve? noWizardme 2159 0 Apr 18 2017, 9:29pm
                                   Collapse Forest Frolics and rambling thoughts sevilodorf 2363 1 Apr 10 2017, 5:30pm
                                       Yes, indeed Eruonen 2356 0 Apr 10 2017, 5:49pm
               I'll take a stab at these. Otaku-sempai 3660 0 Apr 4 2017, 7:07am
               Collapse Dwarves, and other explanations CuriousG 3648 12 Apr 4 2017, 11:34am
                   Dwarves of the Blue Mountains Otaku-sempai 3642 0 Apr 4 2017, 12:46pm
                   I get the impression that their presence was not really thought out or meant to Eruonen 3626 0 Apr 4 2017, 2:21pm
                   Collapse The word that causes me pause is "strange" sevilodorf 3583 9 Apr 5 2017, 2:48am
                       Collapse People are strange when you're a stranger... Otaku-sempai 3550 2 Apr 5 2017, 1:25pm
                           Collapse I think the Shire folk were familiar with dwarves as they probably stopped and Eruonen 3534 1 Apr 5 2017, 2:27pm
                               Oh, certainly. Otaku-sempai 3511 0 Apr 5 2017, 3:24pm
                       Collapse Everybody in Middle-earth is "strange". Darkstone 3520 5 Apr 5 2017, 3:24pm
                           Collapse Hmm, JRR Tolkien uses words with precision Eruonen 3514 3 Apr 5 2017, 3:34pm
                               Collapse "Wondrous as News from Bree" Darkstone 3491 2 Apr 5 2017, 5:00pm
                                   Collapse More later when we arrive at Bombadil's but Eruonen 3473 1 Apr 5 2017, 5:56pm
                                       Looking back over these early set up chapters - before entering the tangled Old Forest Eruonen 3470 0 Apr 5 2017, 6:09pm
                           Do you think Tolkien's use (overuse) of the word "strange" is a product of his times or his writing ability? sevilodorf 2497 0 Apr 8 2017, 4:10pm
       Collapse Thoughts as I read..... sevilodorf 7354 4 Apr 3 2017, 12:12am
           Collapse Very good comments! Eruonen 7339 3 Apr 3 2017, 1:01am
               Collapse "error in plot? " - I don't think so noWizardme 7300 2 Apr 3 2017, 12:25pm
                   Collapse Does it need skin contact? sevilodorf 7296 1 Apr 3 2017, 1:20pm
                       well perhaps, but... noWizardme 7274 0 Apr 3 2017, 4:08pm
       Collapse Three Is Company - one of my favorite small chapters Eruonen 7324 13 Apr 3 2017, 3:05am
           Collapse Searching for Gollum, maybe? Meneldor 7292 2 Apr 3 2017, 1:17pm
               Collapse The Rangers were driven off at Sarn Ford on September 22 sevilodorf 7291 1 Apr 3 2017, 1:25pm
                   Here you go, a videogame representation.....since we will never see a movie version Eruonen 7252 0 Apr 3 2017, 7:30pm
           Collapse Time issues again... people are very reluctant to advise Frodo noWizardme 7273 1 Apr 3 2017, 4:15pm
               Yes, there is very much a "providence" at role here.... Eruonen 7258 0 Apr 3 2017, 6:13pm
           Collapse Adding my thoughts on Three is Company and a question for Eruonen sevilodorf 3585 5 Apr 5 2017, 3:16am
               Collapse Regarding Gildor's direction Eruonen 3579 2 Apr 5 2017, 3:28am
                   Collapse Thanks I was turned around... thinking they were going north.. sevilodorf 3572 1 Apr 5 2017, 3:32am
                       I am really enjoying this long over-due read through as there is sooo much I either Eruonen 3569 0 Apr 5 2017, 4:20am
               Collapse Three Black Rider enccounters noWizardme 3515 1 Apr 5 2017, 3:15pm
                   I always think of magnets......there is a pull that increases with proximity. Eruonen 3512 0 Apr 5 2017, 3:18pm
           Collapse This is one of the very few if only occasions that I think that Tolkien goes a bit far fetched Hamfast Gamgee 2703 1 Apr 5 2017, 10:38pm
               It is almost like he realized events were moving too slowly and he had to Eruonen 2691 0 Apr 6 2017, 1:06am
       Collapse Weaponizing fireworks CuriousG 7232 1 Apr 3 2017, 8:41pm
           And maybe the Istari...at least the good ones...did not want to introduce such things Eruonen 7223 0 Apr 3 2017, 9:18pm
       Collapse A Conspiracy Unmasked Eruonen 3529 17 Apr 5 2017, 3:01pm
           I think this chapter draws heavily on his WWI experience. Eruonen 3518 0 Apr 5 2017, 3:16pm
           Collapse Conspiracy -- thoughts and a query for Eruonen regarding discussion logistics sevilodorf 2497 15 Apr 8 2017, 4:19pm
               Collapse Sorry, I did start it with "A Plunge into The Old Forest above" Eruonen 2493 8 Apr 8 2017, 4:43pm
                   Collapse Fog On The Barrow Downs Eruonen 2371 7 Apr 10 2017, 4:02pm
                       Collapse Feeling my way through the Fog -- sevilodorf 2515 4 Apr 12 2017, 3:04pm
                           Collapse Good observations Eruonen 2502 3 Apr 12 2017, 4:44pm
                               Collapse The Barrow-downs Otaku-sempai 2495 2 Apr 12 2017, 5:22pm
                                   Collapse It would probably take magical power to roust them, I don't mortals could do it. Eruonen 2490 1 Apr 12 2017, 6:03pm
                                       Maybe... Otaku-sempai 2486 0 Apr 12 2017, 7:16pm
                       Collapse Have you read The Adventures of Tom Bombadil? FarFromHome 2504 1 Apr 12 2017, 4:16pm
                           Years ago....... Eruonen 2502 0 Apr 12 2017, 4:51pm
               Collapse Why aren't any boats kept on the western bank? Invasion precautions! noWizardme 2424 5 Apr 9 2017, 9:38pm
                   Collapse I had the opposite intuition squire 2428 4 Apr 9 2017, 10:02pm
                       Collapse Once you use the boat it has to be retrieved or it stays on the Eruonen 2423 2 Apr 10 2017, 12:19am
                           Collapse Maybe there is a ferryman. FarFromHome 2598 1 Apr 11 2017, 3:32pm
                               That works too! Eruonen 2593 0 Apr 11 2017, 3:41pm
                       That works too! // noWizardme 2389 0 Apr 10 2017, 6:34am
       Collapse This is such an awesome thread! entmaiden 2220 13 Apr 16 2017, 11:37pm
           200 replies? Otaku-sempai 2215 0 Apr 16 2017, 11:40pm
           Collapse Good to know...hopefully FOTR can be completed within but if not and if Eruonen 1890 11 Apr 17 2017, 12:41am
               Collapse Black Riders begin to show aspects of their being Eruonen 1882 10 Apr 17 2017, 1:05am
                   Collapse A Knife In The Dark Eruonen 1879 9 Apr 17 2017, 1:54am
                       Collapse Knife in the Dark...responses amid comments sevilodorf 1856 8 Apr 17 2017, 3:34am
                           Collapse It seems to me that Eruonen 1850 1 Apr 17 2017, 4:45am
                               Is it the Ring, or is Frodo naturally more intuitive? CuriousG 1757 0 Apr 17 2017, 8:44pm
                           Collapse The money issue CuriousG 1756 5 Apr 17 2017, 8:48pm
                               Yes, the economics questions do pop up Eruonen 1750 0 Apr 17 2017, 9:10pm
                               Barter? Mercenary? sevilodorf 1746 0 Apr 17 2017, 9:18pm
                               Aragorn's Income Otaku-sempai 1746 0 Apr 17 2017, 9:26pm
                               Collapse Michael Martinez once again with an inisghtul essay Eruonen 1724 1 Apr 18 2017, 12:50am
                                   Very interesting read. Thanks! // FarFromHome 2217 0 Apr 18 2017, 8:52am
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