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It''s International Book Week!



Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea


Sep 20 2013, 3:55pm


Views: 882
It''s International Book Week!

The rules: Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence. Don't mention the title. Here's mine:

"Then I'd better hang up and start reading."


(Oooh, isn't that always good advice!)

“Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

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Meneldor
Valinor


Sep 20 2013, 4:20pm


Views: 542
"That is against her will." /

 


They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.

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Magpie
Immortal


Sep 20 2013, 4:21pm


Views: 552
kind of hard to choose...

Since I have dozens and dozens of books pretty much equidistant from me. I chose the one that was easiest to pull off the shelf.

(not sure what "past the 5th sentence" means. Are you saying go past the 5th sentence and write the 6th? If so....)

"Both parents watched Leonard Bernstein on TV."


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Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea


Sep 20 2013, 4:26pm


Views: 547
Oops, I meant *post the 5th sentence

 

“Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 20 2013, 4:27pm


Views: 550
"Well, then, what if a fireman accidentally, really not intending anything, takes a book home with him?"

I reached over to my shelf of books waiting for processing here in the library, and the closest was a graphic novelization of Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.

Appropos! Cool


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 20 2013, 4:28pm


Views: 535
Changed to that, now!

Smile


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Magpie
Immortal


Sep 20 2013, 4:31pm


Views: 541
well, okay then. :-)

Here's the fifth:

"Mom adored Joan Sutherland, and the sound of coloratura arias filled the house."

I did understand this direction: "Don't mention the title."

:-p


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Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 20 2013, 4:34pm


Views: 547
Fun Ioreth!

"In this fallen world we have as our only guides, prudence, wisdom (rare in youth, too late in age), a clean heart, and fidelity of will... "

(oops, edited to take out the title!)

Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply, and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!








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Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea


Sep 20 2013, 4:35pm


Views: 530
Thank you!

 
I think I need computer glasses... didn't see the typo.

“Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings


Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea


Sep 20 2013, 4:37pm


Views: 536
I know what you're reading!

 

“Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings


Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 20 2013, 4:39pm


Views: 528
Haha! Quite literally had it still in hand after leaving the RR ... ;-) //

 

Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply, and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!








dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 20 2013, 4:45pm


Views: 524
Oh, I thought

that meant "don't mention the title in the subject line"! Blush


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Magpie
Immortal


Sep 20 2013, 4:52pm


Views: 529
well, who knows

I'm not at the top of my game, today. That's clear. :-)


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Riven Delve
Tol Eressea


Sep 20 2013, 4:57pm


Views: 522
"The 12-bar song form, the bent notes and the basic attitude of the blues--that joyful music can come out of real pain--have filtered into rock directly."

  
That is from Mr. RD's music stuff right here beside me: A Brief History of Rock 'n' Roll by Nick Johnstone.

What fun, Ioreth! Smile

"It was just a sword, beautiful in the way of a weapon, with the jewels in the hilt set in gold scrollwork, and the blade glimmering and eager, as if it would fight of itself. Weapons are named for this; some are eager fighters, some dogged, some unwilling; but all are alive."--The Hollow Hills



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Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Sep 20 2013, 5:02pm


Views: 522
"To this day nobody knows

how many Roman soldiers died that day, and how many simply deserted into the hills, or even joined the barbarians."

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Sep 20 2013, 5:05pm


Views: 521
Not counting headers


Quote
In Shou Lung, the Impossible Palace of the Silver Domes [-649, 560] reappears for two weeks, then disappears again.


'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


Darkstone
Immortal


Sep 20 2013, 5:19pm


Views: 511
"There are three phases in the recovery process following a WMD or terrorism incident" /

 

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I shall be telling this with a sigh
Sometime hours and hours hence:
In The Green Dragon two ales could buy
And drank the one less filling I
And that has made all the difference.
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Kim
Valinor


Sep 20 2013, 6:05pm


Views: 512
Well, I'm sure no one will be able to figure this one out:

"It was the wizard's voice that had kept the trolls bickering and quarrelling, until the light came and made an end of them." Tongue

Fun post!


Rembrethil
Tol Eressea


Sep 20 2013, 6:33pm


Views: 504
"There was no sullenness or resentment in her tone."

Obscure book. 10 points to the person who can find the title.


Ataahua
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 20 2013, 7:16pm


Views: 493
"George Mazuran arrived in New Zealand from Croatia in 1926."

I had to go to page 53 - 52 was a map.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 20 2013, 7:25pm


Views: 498
Not that anyone will understand, but here's mine

Deze situaties doen zich steeds vaker voor.

It is from my marketingcommuncations strategy book for school. It is in Dutch, in English it says: "These situations will occur more often". It is about promotions as a marketing tool.



Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Sep 20 2013, 7:28pm


Views: 497
"Eggs are laid in moist soil."

I just shut my eyes and reached toward the bookshelf. The first book I touched was Texas Bug Book--the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
Page 52 is about crickets. Laugh



I am SMAUG! I kill when I wish! I am strong, strong, STRONG!
My armor is like tenfold shields! My teeth like swords! My claws, spears!
The shock of my tail, a thunderbolt! My wings, a hurricane! And my breath, death!


Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Sep 20 2013, 7:40pm


Views: 490
Okay...

"Before long, a day was named for a tournament to be held between the Normans and Bretons on a sandy hill pasture."

...but I wouldn't have recognized it, either. =)

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Starling
Half-elven


Sep 20 2013, 7:49pm


Views: 482
"He tried to tell me he was also developing house-maid's knee through too much scrubbing." //

 


squire
Half-elven


Sep 20 2013, 8:50pm


Views: 493
"(The Fischer Test will tell you whether his apparent character is real or assumed -- see 'Nice Chapmanship', p. 29)" //

 



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Maciliel
Valinor


Sep 20 2013, 9:37pm


Views: 264
maciliel answer

 
"out flew a red-golden dragon -- not life-size, but terribly life-like; fire came from his jaws, his eyes glared down; there was a roar, and he whizzed three times over the heads of the crowd."

absolutely +no-one+ is going to guess +this+.

cheers --

.


aka. fili orc-enshield
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the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel telpemairo


Maciliel
Valinor


Sep 20 2013, 9:40pm


Views: 260
i stumbled over that as well

 
i stumbled over that as well, magpie. i didn't quite understand what "past the 5th sentence" meant, so i counted five sentences, and posted the next one.

then i re-read the original post -- and it says "post" the 5th sentence.


cheers --

.


aka. fili orc-enshield
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the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel telpemairo


Magpie
Immortal


Sep 20 2013, 9:48pm


Views: 258
dernwyn changed it

It had been a typo that said 'past' when we first read it.


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Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Sep 20 2013, 10:54pm


Views: 250
"The fictional romance of Mars continues, . . .

but the true romance is (albeit, as yet, problematically) in the future."




Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 20 2013, 11:24pm


Views: 244
'In the House of Love'?

I Googled around for it - but I have not read it.

Do I still get my 10 points? LaughWink (If that's it)

Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply, and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!








Na Vedui
Rohan


Sep 21 2013, 12:09am


Views: 247
Mine is...

9 - 2 - - - 3 -1

Any guesses?


sevilodorf
Tol Eressea


Sep 21 2013, 12:11am


Views: 233
"You know about the Maudit issue"//

 

Fourth Age Adventures at the Inn of the Burping Troll http://burpingtroll.com





Eye's on Guard
Lorien


Sep 21 2013, 12:41am


Views: 276
"Meanwhile you will of course...

...take the obvious precaution of seeing that this new development induces him to spend more than he can afford and to neglect his work and his mother."

(wasn't near a book so I picked one that might be guessed)


Na Vedui
Rohan


Sep 21 2013, 1:11am


Views: 237
Is that...

The Screwtape Letters?


Eye's on Guard
Lorien


Sep 21 2013, 1:25am


Views: 230
Yes, yes it is! Although I think it might rain later. //

 


Na Vedui
Rohan


Sep 21 2013, 1:38am


Views: 229
At your service, O Balin son of Fundin!

I must read "Screwtape" again; it's been too long. Thanks for the reminder of it.


Werde Spinner
Rohan


Sep 21 2013, 2:05am


Views: 221
"Use micropipettes to remove samples of the reaction mixture at the following times: 15, 30, 60 and 120 seconds."

It was my organic chemistry lab book... If I had picked up my textbook instead, the sentence would have read: "Another way to predict acid-base reactivity is to remember that the product conjugate acid in an acid-base reaction must be weaker and less reactive than the starting acid and the product conjugate base must be weaker and less reactive than the starting base."

Ohhhhh, did you mean a book that I'm reading for fun? Crazy Ain't nobody got time for dat. Still have prelab notebook work to do... Unsure

"I had forgotten that. It is hard to be sure of anything among so many marvels. The world is all grown strange. Elf and Dwarf in company walk in our daily fields; and folk speak with the Lady of the Wood and yet live; and the Sword comes back to war that was broken in the long ages ere the fathers of our fathers rode into the Mark! How shall a man judge what to do in such times?"

"As he ever has judged. Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house."


Kim
Valinor


Sep 21 2013, 2:29am


Views: 235
let's see

9 - Dwalin, Balin, Kili, Fili, Nori, Dori, Ori, Oin, Gloin

2 - Thorin, Gandalf

3 - Bifur, Bofur, Bombur,

1 - Bilbo

Laugh


Nunilo
Bree


Sep 21 2013, 4:01am


Views: 216
"One could feel the old man's capacity for endurance."

I'm moving very slowly through this book (this author does love his words!) Laugh Hooray for International Book Week!


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Angharad73
Rohan


Sep 21 2013, 7:33am


Views: 217
Interesting...

"At El Bodon, heard that Don Carlos D'Espagna, with his Spaniards, was in advance on the Salamanca road and that our cavalry were gone to the rear."


sherlock
Gondor


Sep 21 2013, 3:33pm


Views: 194
"Still, you are right"

Any guesses?Tongue


FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rohan


Sep 21 2013, 4:49pm


Views: 184
"Father has other pawns to put on the board."//

Smile

....."Loyalty, Honor,
......A Willing Heart.
I can ask no more than that."

...... ~ Thorin Oakenshield


Rembrethil
Tol Eressea


Sep 21 2013, 8:54pm


Views: 174
Yes

I didn't think of Google. It makes a lot of things so mich easier!

Sure have sone points for ingenuity.


Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 21 2013, 9:17pm


Views: 194
Hooray (*claps*) Point is points...

Silly competitive self happy now. Thanks Rem. SmileWinkLaugh

Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply, and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!








Na Vedui
Rohan


Sep 22 2013, 1:27am


Views: 180
No...

.... But that's very ingenious!


Asclepias
Rivendell

Sep 22 2013, 3:03am


Views: 155
Exceedingly late, but...

The home page for the National Federation of Paralegals Associations contains information about paralegals and legal assistants including ethical guidelines for the profession.


cats16
Valinor


Sep 22 2013, 3:28am


Views: 173
I suppose I'm not late if it's for the entire week...

"At the farther extremity of a narrow, deep cavern in the rock, whose length appeared much extended by the perspective and the nature of the light by which it was seen, was seated the scout, holding a blazing knot of pine."


Terazed
Bree

Sep 22 2013, 2:29pm


Views: 152
Why did the sentence have to be longer then most paragraphs

"But the conjunction of representations into a conception is not to be found in objects themselves, nor can it be, as it were, borrowed from them and taken up into the understanding by perception, but it is on the contrary an operation of the understanding itself, which is nothing more than the faculty on conjoining a priori, and of bringing the variety of given representations under the unity of apperception."


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Sep 22 2013, 9:48pm


Views: 138
"In an interview, Hoffman said while the corps did not wear cadet-style uniforms anymore or have inspections, they still pressed their pants and polished their shoes."

Had it been the second-closest book to hand, the sentence would have been:

"He mentioned his own 'philosophy,' i.e. the case against illustration, in a 1961 letter to Pauline Baynes, but thought that there was 'a case for illustration (or decoration!) applied to small things' (Letters 312)."

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FantasyFan
Rohan


Sep 23 2013, 12:41am


Views: 125
Wow! What does that mean?

That's a mouthful and no mistake. Mine sounds more appetizing: "Serve in stemmed glasses with a slice of lime."


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 23 2013, 12:51am


Views: 85
Hmmm...

is it wrong to say, "Because of my cold medicine, I Kant quite grasp that." ???

LaughLaughLaughLaugh

(And why am I not surprised that's what you were perusing, Terazed?)

Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply, and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!








Terazed
Bree

Sep 23 2013, 2:24am


Views: 113
It's Immanuel Kant alright

Yes, that if from page 52 of my copy of Immanuel Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'. I had it sitting next to the computer for our discussion in the reading room so it was the nearest book to hand. In the sentence he is basically talking about how ideas are formed in the mind with a warning that these ideas do not come from the object in itself but from sensory data processed into intuitions which are processed into representations which are processed into concepts.


Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea


Sep 23 2013, 12:32pm


Views: 70
So sort of like...

Here's good luck to the Company, good luck to the Barley Mow, (GOOD LUCK!)
Jolly good luck to the 'Company, good luck to the Barley Mow.
Oh, the Brewer, the bookie, the Slavey, the Drayer, the Daughter, the Landlady, Landlord, the Barrel, ‘alf Barrel, Gallon, the 'alf-gallon, quart-pot, pint-pot, 'alf-a-pint, gill-pot, 'Alf-a-gill, quarter gill, Nippikin and the brown bowl,
Here's good luck, (GOOD LUCK!)
Good luck to the Barley Mow.


Hmmm... maybe not. Sly

Still recovering from our Hobbit Party last night. Lots of food and good music and a bit of ale. (but NO we did not drink a whole pint to this song!)


“Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings


Na Vedui
Rohan


Sep 28 2013, 5:57pm


Views: 61
The answer

(If you're still scratching your head, Kim) - it was probably a bit of a cheat, but the nearest book to hand was the book of Sudoku puzzles that I do when I can't sleep at night, and that was the fifth line!