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  Expand entire thread Sticky: General notice re book discussions and the use of copyrighted materials Ataahua 74997 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 71834 0 Dec 28 2006, 3:11am Jump to last post in thread (by Altaira)

Sticky: How Best to Contact an Admin for Help Kyriel 64197 0 Mar 31 2009, 10:44pm Jump to last post in thread (by Kyriel)

  Expand entire thread Silmarilion Discussion: Chapter 16 -- "Of Maeglin" Maciliel 36395 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 48479 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 40469 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 31481 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 40832 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 40902 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 34006 182 Feb 8 2009, 9:47pm Jump to last post in thread (by simplyaven)

  Expand entire thread Reading Room Culture Dreamdeer 33968 177 Mar 19 2009, 9:38pm Jump to last post in thread (by Idril Celebrindal)

  Collapse Return of the King Part II - the unofficial read through - Book VI onward Eruonen 6193 173 Aug 13 2017, 9:24pm Jump to last post in thread (by sador)
       Collapse Sam's wanderings around Cirith Ungol Eruonen 5960 172 Aug 13 2017, 10:32pm
           Collapse Some illustrations Eruonen 5947 2 Aug 13 2017, 11:44pm
               Collapse Do you like Fonstad's ideas? squire 5918 1 Aug 14 2017, 11:54am
                   I have her book and will have to pull it out - some of the illustrations are helpful but Eruonen 5911 0 Aug 14 2017, 2:08pm
           Collapse Maybe confusing is what it's meant to feel like... FarFromHome 5893 49 Aug 14 2017, 4:27pm
               Good points, Tolkien certainly succeeded in the dark confusion felt. Eruonen 5881 0 Aug 14 2017, 5:06pm
               Collapse As Sam discovers, within Mordor the ring changes - becomes stronger and Eruonen 5876 47 Aug 14 2017, 5:55pm
                   Collapse Why doesn't Sauron sense the Ring when used in Mordor? Rembrethil 1876 46 Aug 23 2017, 8:12pm
                       Collapse I don't think the Ring was used "in Mordor" - it was last used by Sam on the edge. Eruonen 1876 12 Aug 23 2017, 8:22pm
                           Collapse The psychology of a talking Ring... Rembrethil 1872 11 Aug 23 2017, 8:51pm
                               Collapse And we will see the words were true - at least in the ending. Eruonen 1869 10 Aug 23 2017, 8:54pm
                                   Frodo becoming like Gollum...make up shots Eruonen 1854 0 Aug 23 2017, 9:05pm
                                   Collapse The Ring's Purpose.. Rembrethil 1853 8 Aug 23 2017, 9:13pm
                                       Sam's vision on the slope when Gollum confronts them. Eruonen 1848 0 Aug 23 2017, 9:18pm
                                       Collapse I have always seen Frodo "in white" as a clear reference... squire 2775 5 Aug 23 2017, 10:05pm
                                           Collapse Saint Frodo Rembrethil 2772 3 Aug 23 2017, 10:23pm
                                               Collapse It is a little bit of a stretch, I agree squire 2768 1 Aug 23 2017, 10:57pm
                                                   The loss of Eden and Fall from Grace Rembrethil 2759 0 Aug 23 2017, 11:33pm
                                               More like martyr Frodo. / Darkstone 2754 0 Aug 23 2017, 11:51pm
                                           That is an interesting conception. Eruonen 2764 0 Aug 23 2017, 10:41pm
                                       White robes--not only the Barrow, but the Nazgul CuriousG 2536 0 Aug 28 2017, 11:56am
                       Collapse Oh, and Sauron does sense the Ring in Mount Doom Eruonen 1852 32 Aug 23 2017, 9:11pm
                           Collapse My Opinon ('Cause that's all I got!) Rembrethil 1847 31 Aug 23 2017, 9:19pm
                               Collapse It is murky because he does not have the ability to sense its location Eruonen 1838 30 Aug 23 2017, 9:46pm
                                   Split-personality? Rembrethil 2767 0 Aug 23 2017, 10:08pm
                                   Collapse Sensing the Ring No One in Particular 2741 28 Aug 24 2017, 2:04am
                                       Collapse The End of All Things Eruonen 2702 27 Aug 24 2017, 2:39pm
                                           Collapse I assume that with the Shadow of Sauron dissipating so too did the Nazgul Eruonen 2692 26 Aug 24 2017, 4:35pm
                                               Collapse The Field of Cormallen Eruonen 2687 13 Aug 24 2017, 7:14pm
                                                   Collapse Not only was the destruction of the Ring too fast, so was the rescue CuriousG 2540 12 Aug 28 2017, 11:49am
                                                       Collapse I do seriously think Hamfast Gamgee 2200 3 Aug 29 2017, 9:55pm
                                                           Collapse The Many Partings chapter does read as a sequential list of necessary Eruonen 2195 1 Aug 29 2017, 11:49pm
                                                               As the story winds down I also get the impression Tolkien wanted to use some Eruonen 2181 0 Aug 30 2017, 1:57am
                                                           I don't think Tolkien thought of this as an action-focused fantasy sador 2273 0 Sep 1 2017, 10:59am
                                                       Collapse Journey vs Destination? enanito 2149 1 Aug 30 2017, 1:14pm
                                                           I agree heartily! Rembrethil 2092 0 Sep 4 2017, 6:16pm
                                                       Collapse oh, I don't know... noWizardme 2127 5 Aug 30 2017, 2:20pm
                                                           Collapse Visions of Terminator.....Gollum rises from the lava....... Eruonen 2120 3 Aug 30 2017, 2:30pm
                                                               Collapse Certainly the story has to manage a big change of gears here... noWizardme 2114 2 Aug 30 2017, 2:58pm
                                                                   The old saying that one should enjoy and treasure the journey rather than just the destination. Eruonen 2113 0 Aug 30 2017, 3:01pm
                                                                   I think it also matters how personally attached you are to the characters CuriousG 2106 0 Aug 30 2017, 4:28pm
                                                           Well, if that's what you prefer - sador 1642 0 Sep 1 2017, 10:14am
                                               Collapse Nazgūl No One in Particular 2645 11 Aug 25 2017, 1:38am
                                                   Collapse This is a slim chapter but a few interesting observations Eruonen 2616 10 Aug 25 2017, 4:08pm
                                                       Collapse Also, we have another instance of the Standing Silence when the Eruonen 2601 9 Aug 25 2017, 6:46pm
                                                           Collapse The Steward and the King Eruonen 2593 7 Aug 25 2017, 9:19pm
                                                               Collapse Oh, love, right CuriousG 2538 6 Aug 28 2017, 11:44am
                                                                   Collapse Faramir zeroed in on Eowyn and persistently wooed her. Finally, her Eruonen 2512 5 Aug 28 2017, 3:40pm
                                                                       Collapse Ioreth is amusing..... Eruonen 2490 3 Aug 28 2017, 8:47pm
                                                                           Ioreth...for some reason I think of Aunt Bee (Andy Griffith Show) Eruonen 2487 0 Aug 28 2017, 9:39pm
                                                                           Collapse I think of Ioreth as counterpart to Butterbur: folksy, chatty, humorous, commoners. // CuriousG 2414 1 Aug 29 2017, 6:53pm
                                                                               This image does a fine job of fitting her to my mind Eruonen 2207 0 Aug 29 2017, 8:29pm
                                                                       The acceptance and crowning of King Elessar takes place on the Pelennor Eruonen 2463 0 Aug 29 2017, 4:51am
                                                           The neat things about those details like the Standing Silence CuriousG 2540 0 Aug 28 2017, 11:38am
           Collapse But the fit passed. N.E. Brigand 5885 14 Aug 14 2017, 6:21pm
               Collapse Tolkien certainly succeeded in creating the lost, confusing path Eruonen 5844 13 Aug 15 2017, 2:26pm
                   Collapse Sam is driven forward, despite fear, to rescue his master Frodo from the horrible fate Eruonen 5778 12 Aug 16 2017, 2:00pm
                       Collapse We also get a small glimpse of how Galadriel may have brought down Dol Guldur Eruonen 5780 8 Aug 16 2017, 3:00pm
                           Collapse Not sure about that Tolkien Gateway quote. N.E. Brigand 5729 1 Aug 16 2017, 11:10pm
                               Tolkien Gateway is prone to embellishment squire 5727 0 Aug 16 2017, 11:23pm
                           Collapse A gift is a gift? CuriousG 5706 5 Aug 17 2017, 2:07am
                               Collapse That is a tough one Eruonen 5701 4 Aug 17 2017, 2:21am
                                   Collapse The Land of Shadow Eruonen 5650 3 Aug 17 2017, 2:50pm
                                       I am trying to think of real world influences on Tolkien for Mordor Eruonen 5483 0 Aug 18 2017, 5:34pm
                                       Collapse There is one thing said in these chapters I wonder about Hamfast Gamgee 2040 1 Aug 21 2017, 11:23pm
                                           When you look at Frodo and Sam's trail it takes them toward danger Eruonen 2026 0 Aug 22 2017, 1:34am
                       Collapse Communist Orcs? Otaku-sempai 5739 2 Aug 16 2017, 10:32pm
                           Collapse Stuff InTheChair 5368 1 Aug 19 2017, 6:56pm
                               Well, that happened! Otaku-sempai 5363 0 Aug 19 2017, 7:27pm
           Collapse His own mind hatster 5179 103 Aug 21 2017, 8:49am
               Collapse Sauron is brooding, even disturbed and possibly worried Eruonen 5154 102 Aug 21 2017, 2:24pm
                   Collapse Fear and Loathing within Mordor Eruonen 5138 3 Aug 21 2017, 3:25pm
                       Nice paintings Eruonen 5112 0 Aug 21 2017, 6:07pm
                       Cirith Ungol should have really weighed on Sauron's mind CuriousG 2053 0 Aug 21 2017, 9:05pm
                       Orcs do seem to like to have a rumble! Hamfast Gamgee 2041 0 Aug 21 2017, 11:04pm
                   My guess is he'd prefer orcs over men as servants. CuriousG 2051 0 Aug 21 2017, 9:06pm
                   Collapse Another thing he could be worried about. Hamfast Gamgee 2041 96 Aug 21 2017, 11:06pm
                       Collapse Post deleted by Eruonen Eruonen 1965 95 Aug 22 2017, 5:05pm
                           Collapse The Uruk Hai saw that they were wearing orc helms and shields....so I suppose they looked like Eruonen 1966 94 Aug 22 2017, 5:14pm
                               Collapse Mount Doom Eruonen 1952 93 Aug 22 2017, 6:47pm
                                   Collapse "What light through yonder window breaks?" No One in Particular 1945 92 Aug 23 2017, 12:32am
                                       Collapse It has been fun to read these tidbits that show more "active if undeclared" influences Eruonen 1932 3 Aug 23 2017, 2:51am
                                           Collapse Another tidbit that supports somewhat the films design for Bara-dur and the Eye Eruonen 1895 2 Aug 23 2017, 6:04pm
                                               Collapse Well, no squire 1890 1 Aug 23 2017, 6:28pm
                                                   I indicated " supports somewhat" - not exactly. Eruonen 1887 0 Aug 23 2017, 6:38pm
                                       Collapse 'A' for effort Rembrethil 1886 87 Aug 23 2017, 8:33pm
                                           Collapse An A+++ for your response CuriousG 2551 86 Aug 28 2017, 11:27am
                                               Collapse Nudge or luck? noWizardme 2157 85 Aug 30 2017, 10:18am
                                                   Collapse Involved in things that "Really Matter"? enanito 2145 84 Aug 30 2017, 1:43pm
                                                       Collapse I wasn't seeing the Valar as being lazy or disengaged noWizardme 2135 80 Aug 30 2017, 2:00pm
                                                           Collapse Valar conversations Eruonen 2133 3 Aug 30 2017, 2:15pm
                                                               valar dohaeris :) // noWizardme 2121 0 Aug 30 2017, 2:23pm
                                                             Collapse Just goes to show - discretion is the better part of Valar... // noWizardme 2122 1 Aug 30 2017, 2:25pm
                                                                   LOL! Eruonen 2120 0 Aug 30 2017, 2:27pm
                                                           Collapse Points well made, but at the same time, this is a fairy story CuriousG 2106 74 Aug 30 2017, 4:39pm
                                                               Collapse Arrgh- now you have me imagining "the Power Rangers ending" :o noWizardme 2105 67 Aug 30 2017, 5:24pm
                                                                 Now you're talking! CuriousG 2092 0 Aug 30 2017, 8:42pm
                                                                   Collapse Arwen must be played by Megan Fox of course. Eruonen 2092 65 Aug 30 2017, 9:00pm
                                                                       Collapse Nooo! Otaku-sempai 2075 64 Aug 30 2017, 10:03pm
                                                                           Collapse Absolutely, there can be no substitutions for such a Transformer LOTR. Eruonen 2072 63 Aug 30 2017, 10:18pm
                                                                               Collapse Well, you're right about that! Otaku-sempai 2066 2 Aug 30 2017, 10:26pm
  Collapse That is news....slight thread diversion but it came up....see in Main Eruonen 2057 1 Aug 30 2017, 10:33pm
       I know! Otaku-sempai 1827 0 Aug 30 2017, 10:37pm
                                                                             Collapse A talking Fox in LOTR? Surely not :) // noWizardme 1779 59 Aug 31 2017, 1:51pm
  Collapse She does not have to say a word! ;) Eruonen 1779 58 Aug 31 2017, 2:16pm
       Collapse Why did Celeborn say to Aragorn Eruonen 1773 57 Aug 31 2017, 2:31pm
           Collapse "May your doom be other than mine..." Otaku-sempai 1767 12 Aug 31 2017, 2:58pm
               Collapse "100 years is a mere blink in the life of an elf. I'm patient. I can wait." As Thranduil said. Eruonen 1759 11 Aug 31 2017, 3:06pm
                   Additionally, Celeborn has lost Lorien noWizardme 1757 0 Aug 31 2017, 3:30pm
                   Sooner or later. Otaku-sempai 1751 0 Aug 31 2017, 3:45pm
                   Collapse Sooner or later. Otaku-sempai 1751 8 Aug 31 2017, 3:45pm
                       Expand Yes, the loss of the power of Nenya will fade Lothlorien Eruonen 1750 7 Aug 31 2017, 11:53pm
           Collapse He has also lost Silverlode 1678 43 Sep 1 2017, 1:16am
               Collapse Ah yes, good points. Eruonen 1666 41 Sep 1 2017, 2:43am
                   Collapse Things are not well in Bree and the surrounding country. Eruonen 2251 40 Sep 1 2017, 3:29pm
                       Collapse The obvious depopulation makes Butterbur's "crowded" concerns seem odd CuriousG 2236 39 Sep 1 2017, 6:50pm
                           I think they love the commerce, they just don't want folks to stick around and settle Eruonen 2233 0 Sep 1 2017, 7:06pm
                           Collapse When Gandalf goes off to see Tom Bombadil who wouldn't want to eavesdrop on those Eruonen 2228 37 Sep 1 2017, 7:14pm
                               Collapse It also seems that Gandalf is aware of problems in the Shire far more than the hobbits Eruonen 2225 36 Sep 1 2017, 7:46pm
                                   Collapse Homeward Bound Eruonen 2155 35 Sep 4 2017, 3:12am
                                       Collapse The Scouring of the Shire Eruonen 2158 34 Sep 4 2017, 3:18am
                                           Collapse That's just boss squire 2126 33 Sep 4 2017, 1:08pm
                                               Collapse Looking back I see Eruonen 2113 32 Sep 4 2017, 2:46pm
                                                   Collapse Sharkey....seems a bit out of place Eruonen 2092 31 Sep 4 2017, 7:55pm
                                                       Collapse What is this "Irish" of which you speak? squire 2092 30 Sep 4 2017, 9:03pm
                                                           Collapse The Irish surname means "loving" so I think we can safely assume no connection! Eruonen 2071 27 Sep 4 2017, 10:02pm
                                                               Collapse The actual Battle of Bywater Eruonen 2063 26 Sep 4 2017, 11:32pm
                                                                   Collapse I wonder who works the tobacco plantations in the Southfarthing. Eruonen 2053 22 Sep 5 2017, 12:10am
                                                                       Collapse More Shire industry Eruonen 2049 21 Sep 5 2017, 12:23am
                                                                           Collapse Deceptively pastoral and agrarian CuriousG 3757 20 Sep 5 2017, 8:55pm
                                                                               Collapse Fantasy economics noWizardme 3712 19 Sep 6 2017, 11:31am
  Collapse I wonder where Saruman would have wandered off too if he had not been killed? Eruonen 3706 1 Sep 6 2017, 1:58pm
       Saruman was truly a lost soul, with nowhere to go CuriousG 3684 0 Sep 6 2017, 7:52pm
  Collapse Fans vs. impartial literary critics CuriousG 3688 16 Sep 6 2017, 7:49pm
       Collapse Granted, we are just partaking in speculation that Tolkien never had time to actually Eruonen 3684 10 Sep 6 2017, 7:55pm
           Collapse The Grey Havens Eruonen 3659 9 Sep 7 2017, 1:24am
               Collapse This has been a very enjoyable read through for me - Eruonen 3662 5 Sep 7 2017, 1:32am
                   I enjoyed it too - thanks for leading! // noWizardme 3618 0 Sep 7 2017, 2:28pm
                   A couple of things stand out for me: Eruonen 3615 0 Sep 7 2017, 2:55pm
                   I liked it too. Ettelewen 3601 0 Sep 7 2017, 6:24pm
                   Thanks for leading us through Middle-earth again, Eru! // CuriousG 3508 0 Sep 9 2017, 7:02am
                   Thank you, Euronen! sador 3474 0 Sep 10 2017, 9:08pm
             Collapse replying to "Sam, marries and has a child - that was fast!" noWizardme 3624 2 Sep 7 2017, 2:27pm
                   Collapse Totally! FarFromHome 3621 1 Sep 7 2017, 2:38pm
                       Makes me think of the movie Cocoon Eruonen 3618 0 Sep 7 2017, 2:43pm
       Collapse Fantasy economics underpins a lot of English fiction FarFromHome 3621 4 Sep 7 2017, 2:30pm
           Collapse Austen's fiction (and the rest) are built on "unpleasant economics" not "fantasy economics". squire 3607 3 Sep 7 2017, 5:30pm
               Collapse I was pretty sure... FarFromHome 3596 1 Sep 7 2017, 7:48pm
                   "A district of well-ordered business". sador 3477 0 Sep 10 2017, 9:06pm
               A real world ancient example may shed some light on the possibilities Eruonen 3593 0 Sep 7 2017, 7:53pm
                                                                   Collapse Saruman repeatedly says that Gandalf uses his tools then discards them... Eruonen 2020 2 Sep 5 2017, 7:27pm
                                                                       Collapse Saruman's snarky remark about Gandalf CuriousG 2011 1 Sep 5 2017, 8:43pm
                                                                           That demonstrates his power of persuasion even in print! Eruonen 2006 0 Sep 5 2017, 8:50pm
                                                           Collapse What's in a name? FarFromHome 3589 1 Sep 7 2017, 8:03pm
                                                               This goes back to elements being a bit off if he wanted to create a mythology for England. Eruonen 3585 0 Sep 7 2017, 8:21pm
               What constitutes treasure, anyway? No One in Particular 2162 0 Sep 4 2017, 1:42am
                                                               Collapse god-duels: Aslan vs. White witch noWizardme 1792 5 Aug 31 2017, 9:41am
                                                                   Collapse CS Lewis adhered to the norms more than his buddy Tolkien; And, what do we do about those powerful women? CuriousG 1792 4 Aug 31 2017, 12:47pm
                                                                       Collapse You realise that this is, of course like asking Merry to comment on pipe-weed.... noWizardme 1759 3 Aug 31 2017, 3:26pm
                                                                           Collapse Even counting fairy tales for a tally of male/female evil opponents can be fraught with discord CuriousG 1702 1 Aug 31 2017, 8:33pm
                                                                               I agree with both those points! // noWizardme 2267 0 Sep 1 2017, 10:39am
                                                                           Feminine power according to the era CuriousG 1699 0 Aug 31 2017, 8:45pm
                                                           What to do, what to do... No One in Particular 2163 0 Sep 4 2017, 1:47am
                                                       Collapse The gods are men--well mannish. Rembrethil 2090 2 Sep 4 2017, 6:36pm
                                                           Collapse It does help to see the Valar as more human than divine. CuriousG 2004 1 Sep 5 2017, 8:49pm
                                                               The Fall of Morgoth Otaku-sempai 3746 0 Sep 5 2017, 11:12pm

  Expand entire thread The Tale of Years (Appendix B): Part I – The 2nd Age, 1 -1600 Morthoron 16507 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 54103 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 20347 159 Jun 9 2013, 9:36am Jump to last post in thread (by wildespace)

  Expand entire thread Do Elves have free will? visualweasel 33259 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 25408 154 Mar 6 2014, 8:28am Jump to last post in thread (by Plurmo)

  Expand entire thread Fellowship of The Ring - unofficial, unsanctioned, unsolicited read through Eruonen 20173 152 Apr 25 2017, 1:10am Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)
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