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  Sticky: Thread Locked Welcome to the Reading Room (-->Including links to old RR discussions!) Altaira 64711 0 Dec 28 2006, 3:11am Jump to last post in thread (by Altaira)

  Collapse Sticky: General notice re book discussions and the use of copyrighted materials Ataahua 50790 1 Jun 20 2007, 5:15am Jump to last post in thread (by Wynnie)

Sticky: How Best to Contact an Admin for Help Kyriel 57173 0 Mar 31 2009, 10:44pm Jump to last post in thread (by Kyriel)

  Hey, where is Aiglos these days, anyhow? uncle Iorlas 16 0 5:17am Jump to last post in thread (by uncle Iorlas)

Collapse time to shop for new RR thread in January! ElanorTX 546 4 Nov 9, 10:40am Jump to last post in thread (by sador)
       Thanks for organizing this, Elanor! // CuriousG 504 0 Nov 9, 8:44pm
       Stepping out, SirDennisC 445 0 Nov 10, 6:25pm
       Excellent idea! Morthoron 434 0 Nov 10, 7:15pm
       Thank you, Elanor! sador 325 0 Mon, 3:27am

  Collapse If Angmar were established during the second age. Victariongreyjoy 325 4 Nov 6, 10:38pm Jump to last post in thread (by CuriousG)
       Collapse I would guess later Numenor could, yes CuriousG 254 2 Nov 8, 1:04am
           Collapse Early Numenor Victariongreyjoy 193 1 Nov 8, 3:38pm
               Possibly CuriousG 168 0 Nov 8, 6:46pm
       It might have hindered the Last Alliance Thor 'n' Oakenshield 251 0 Nov 8, 1:11am

  Collapse 1960 version of The Hobbit? BountyHunter 553 15 Nov 5, 8:37pm Jump to last post in thread (by ElanorTX)
       Collapse He gave it up as a bad job, but it is interesting to read as far as he got... squire 526 14 Nov 5, 9:04pm
           Collapse Looking Forward Otaku-sempai 513 7 Nov 5, 11:38pm
               Almost everything Tolkien ever wrote looked forward... Dunadan of North Arnor 490 0 Nov 6, 3:14am
               Collapse I missed that. squire 489 5 Nov 6, 3:26am
                   Collapse I would have thought you would know this. Otaku-sempai 481 4 Nov 6, 4:50am
                       Collapse Hmmm... BountyHunter 464 1 Nov 6, 6:05am
                           Not just there. Otaku-sempai 376 0 Nov 6, 2:04pm
                       Collapse I may be wrong squire 337 1 Nov 6, 6:30pm
                           You might be correct. Otaku-sempai 331 0 Nov 6, 6:40pm
           I dunno Chen G. 346 0 Nov 6, 4:27pm
           Collapse This would have been so amazing to read Thor 'n' Oakenshield 330 4 Nov 6, 6:57pm
               Collapse Yes, I wish he'd written at least a little bit more. dernwyn 307 3 Nov 6, 9:31pm
                   Collapse I enjoyed the reading of that rewrite very much! Silmaril 284 1 Nov 7, 1:13pm
                       Exactly what I thought too! Thor 'n' Oakenshield 268 0 Nov 7, 3:24pm
                   In 2019 the Reading Room will look at ElanorTX 146 0 Nov 9, 10:49am

  Collapse A modern Fairy-story Voronwë_the_Faithful 486 2 Oct 24, 6:42pm Jump to last post in thread (by Voronwë_the_Faithful)
       Collapse Awesome Yva 471 1 Oct 24, 7:16pm
           Great! Voronwë_the_Faithful 466 0 Oct 24, 7:24pm

  Collapse Review of The Fall of Gondolin Voronwë_the_Faithful 730 5 Oct 24, 3:02pm Jump to last post in thread (by sador)
       Collapse Very thorough! jlj93byu 684 1 Oct 24, 3:55pm
           You're welcome! And thank you. Voronwë_the_Faithful 668 0 Oct 24, 4:55pm
       Collapse It seems like two articles in one. squire 662 1 Oct 24, 5:55pm
           Thanks for your thoughts Voronwë_the_Faithful 649 0 Oct 24, 6:31pm
       Thank you very much! sador 530 0 Oct 28, 3:25am

  Collapse Favorite Chapter In The Two Towers? manofmordor 786 8 Oct 24, 4:17am Jump to last post in thread (by elostirion74)
       Collapse Certainly, Ataahua 761 2 Oct 24, 4:36am
           Collapse Nice! manofmordor 757 1 Oct 24, 4:52am
               The poor readers who were reading LOTR as it was published... noWizardme 663 0 Oct 25, 6:21pm
       I only get one favorite? lol CuriousG 739 0 Oct 24, 8:23am
       I'm with you on it being a great ending! noWizardme 662 0 Oct 25, 6:37pm
       Difficult to say. sador 637 0 Oct 28, 3:20am
       "King of the Golden Hall" Thor 'n' Oakenshield 622 0 Oct 28, 2:26pm
       great choice - mine is a little different elostirion74 415 0 Oct 30, 9:51am

  Collapse Just Finished Reading The Two Towers manofmordor 2300 23 Oct 23, 3:51am Jump to last post in thread (by CuriousG)
       Collapse Is this your first time reading the books? entmaiden 2186 19 Oct 23, 2:06pm
           Collapse Yes this is my first time! manofmordor 2184 18 Oct 23, 2:47pm
               Collapse Congratulations! jlj93byu 2145 15 Oct 23, 8:23pm
                   Collapse Faramir and Theoden CuriousG 2142 14 Oct 23, 8:46pm
                       Collapse Samanfrodo noWizardme 2015 13 Oct 25, 10:07am
                           Collapse Wisdom of different sorts CuriousG 2008 12 Oct 25, 1:20pm
                               Do the movies do the “shift to Sam”? noWizardme 1993 0 Oct 25, 3:16pm
                               Collapse Le Guin's observation noWizardme 1982 10 Oct 25, 6:18pm
                                   Collapse Thanks for that link to an earlier discussion on LeGuin, shadows, etc. squire 1972 9 Oct 25, 7:25pm
                                       Collapse New eyes / readers are always welcome as they can make our stale Eruonen 1940 8 Oct 26, 12:42am
                                           Collapse I agree! noWizardme 1922 7 Oct 26, 9:26am
                                               Collapse Can you imagine what it would be like if we could see what everyone is Eruonen 1919 6 Oct 26, 2:30pm
                                                   Collapse I suppose a lot of old stories end up like that noWizardme 1881 1 Oct 26, 9:46pm
                                                       There's a charming LOTR anecdote by Neil Gaiman noWizardme 1885 0 Oct 26, 10:22pm
                                                   Collapse I used to have links entmaiden 1778 3 Oct 27, 10:32pm
                                                       Collapse I remember following Mark Reads as he made his way through LOTR. Ataahua 1763 2 Oct 28, 4:18am
                                                           That was one. entmaiden 1664 0 Oct 29, 3:19pm
                                                         I’m not used to seeing the f-word used so copiously in a Tolkien review. // CuriousG 1551 0 Oct 30, 10:45am
               Lucky you. You're in for a treat. Belegdir 2142 0 Oct 23, 8:24pm
               Wow! A first read! Thor 'n' Oakenshield 1772 0 Oct 27, 11:28pm
       I Admire Your Enthusiasm priell3 2095 0 Oct 24, 1:17pm
       Definitely Eruonen 2071 0 Oct 24, 4:10pm
       my thoughts elostirion74 1557 0 Oct 30, 10:26am

  Collapse LOTR Lunar Readalong 2017-18 Finale: The Battle of Bywater, and the years beyond to the end of the Third Age. Murlo 332 3 Oct 22, 4:18pm Jump to last post in thread (by Murlo)
       Collapse The full moon of S.R. 1419 Winterfilth 30 Murlo 303 1 Oct 23, 2:19pm
           The weather of S.R. 1419 Winterfilth 30 Murlo 291 0 Oct 24, 2:26pm
       The waning gibbous moon of S.R. 1419 Blotmath 2 Murlo 251 0 Oct 26, 2:29pm

  Collapse History of Middle-earth series? BountyHunter 605 6 Oct 21, 11:31am Jump to last post in thread (by Asger)
       Collapse Do you really, really love the Silmarillion? I mean really, really, really? squire 587 1 Oct 21, 12:43pm
           😄 BountyHunter 571 0 Oct 21, 3:05pm
       Collapse I really like the ones that are about LOTR Ithilisa 563 3 Oct 21, 3:29pm
           Collapse I enjoyed the LOTR ones too noWizardme 550 2 Oct 21, 5:42pm
               Collapse I like Return of the Shadow best of the LOTR ones as well. Ithilisa 534 1 Oct 21, 7:42pm
                   I got my copies about 20 years ago Asger 418 0 Oct 23, 8:46pm

  Collapse Just got more tolkien books!! manofmordor 788 5 Oct 18, 8:16pm Jump to last post in thread (by manofmordor)
       Collapse I suggest Silmarillion first noWizardme 717 2 Oct 19, 8:22am
           Collapse Thank you! manofmordor 703 1 Oct 19, 2:25pm
               Have fun - and remember the Reading Room's fond of being asked questions! // noWizardme 685 0 Oct 19, 5:47pm
       Collapse Wait!!! priell3 498 1 Oct 22, 12:45pm
           Not yet manofmordor 485 0 Oct 22, 2:07pm

  Moved: THE HOBBIT manofmordor - - Oct 7, 4:27pm Jump to last post in thread (by manofmordor)

  Collapse Book Question: Ponies of the Hobbits Saruman 1224 8 Oct 6, 2:04am Jump to last post in thread (by uncle Iorlas)
       Collapse I think they're named in Tom's song squire 1196 7 Oct 6, 2:21am
           Collapse Nice catch! Saruman 1185 6 Oct 6, 3:50am
               Collapse fun fact uncle Iorlas 1077 5 Oct 9, 7:09pm
                   Nice Saruman 1049 0 Oct 9, 11:57pm
                   Collapse Yeah, I ... Mari D. 928 2 Oct 15, 10:00am
                       Collapse hmmm- parses for thought.... noWizardme 735 1 Oct 19, 5:45pm
                           What a translator does uncle Iorlas 554 0 Oct 26, 2:22am
                 I hear that Tolkien later regretted the metered verse noWizardme 737 0 Oct 19, 5:14pm

Collapse Whither the Reading Room? noWizardme 4476 28 Oct 4, 4:01pm Jump to last post in thread (by CuriousG)
       I keep waiting for someone to pipe up CuriousG 4300 0 Oct 6, 12:58pm
       The Adventures of Tom Bombadil? Otaku-sempai 4293 0 Oct 6, 1:54pm
       Collapse We did a 'Thematic' discussion one year squire 4287 5 Oct 6, 10:21pm
           I like the idea of the shorter books ElanorTX 4216 0 Oct 7, 12:03pm
           Collapse Handling the problem of few posters noWizardme 4222 3 Oct 7, 12:09pm
               Collapse Emerging from the shadows sevilodorf 4192 2 Oct 8, 3:02am
                   Collapse Tone and format noWizardme 4139 1 Oct 8, 1:58pm
                       Another thing to consider is that timing may not work for some... Eruonen 4095 0 Oct 8, 6:31pm
       Collapse What about a read-through Hamfast Gamgee 4198 2 Oct 7, 9:00pm
         Collapse Backwards? noWizardme 4152 1 Oct 8, 12:37pm
               Tolkien put the cherry in the jam too... Plurmo 3454 0 Oct 17, 3:03am
       Newer books? enanito 3941 0 Oct 12, 6:48pm
       some thoughts re whither next the reading room.... Maciliel 3620 0 Oct 16, 4:06am
     Collapse "But we have not yet come any nearer to our purpose. What shall we do ...?’" noWizardme 3363 3 Oct 17, 1:52pm
           Collapse Tackling Both Questions Roverandom 3324 1 Oct 17, 8:57pm
               Mission statements, lurkers, etc CuriousG 2608 0 Oct 22, 8:13pm
           I don't think an organized read through is a must. The last LOTR read through came Eruonen 2383 0 Oct 24, 12:24am
       Collapse discussing shorter works ElanorTX 3098 10 Oct 19, 8:08am
           Some thoughts about how erudition must be optional noWizardme 3085 0 Oct 19, 10:30am
           Collapse Some thoughts about doing shorter works noWizardme 3077 8 Oct 19, 11:24am
               Praise Wiz with great praise! CuriousG 2618 0 Oct 22, 8:41pm
             Collapse Two months till Christmas and other holidays ElanorTX 2036 6 Oct 26, 6:38am
                   That's great! noWizardme 2013 0 Oct 26, 9:28am
                   Looking forward to it, Elanor! // CuriousG 1996 0 Oct 26, 11:00am
                   Collapse The Tolkien Reader - useful to know that it overlaps with other anthologies noWizardme 582 3 Oct 26, 1:33pm
                       Collapse Some selections can be found online too.... Eruonen 459 2 Nov 4, 3:24am
                           Smith of Wootton Major Eruonen 454 0 Nov 4, 3:46am
                         It's ironic that a piracy site like novel12.com dares to copyright itself. // CuriousG 411 0 Nov 4, 12:52pm

Collapse ***The Hobbit read-through -General discussion, summing up noWizardme 3587 69 Sep 30, 2:27pm Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)
     Collapse GRafr,lqouqiowernc!!$#!#%$^^$#! CuriousG 3423 2 Sep 30, 3:32pm
         Collapse Wow, is that really a reply in Middle Trollish? noWizardme 3412 1 Sep 30, 5:36pm
               It was really a Gondorian recipe for barbecued eagle. CuriousG 3398 0 Sep 30, 7:55pm
       Collapse Why do you suppose The Hobbit was so successful? CuriousG 3427 6 Sep 30, 3:44pm
           Collapse Time play? Excellent! Party on, dudes! [air guitar solo] noWizardme 3416 1 Sep 30, 5:30pm
               I realize my question was actually two in one CuriousG 3398 0 Sep 30, 7:52pm
           Collapse Longevity sevilodorf 3393 2 Sep 30, 9:27pm
               Collapse Snowballing noWizardme 3335 1 Oct 1, 9:00am
                   Why 1960s hippies found Tolkien groovy? noWizardme 2056 0 Oct 19, 4:54pm
           I'm inclined to opt for alternative 3 elostirion74 2089 0 Oct 19, 1:38pm
       Collapse Did anyone else find their view of TH changed? noWizardme 3305 4 Oct 1, 1:40pm
           I’m not sure my own view changed much CuriousG 3273 0 Oct 1, 8:23pm
           Collapse Not really, but I like your observation elostirion74 2124 2 Oct 19, 7:25am
               Collapse "a quite remarkable feat and not very common" noWizardme 2100 1 Oct 19, 12:40pm
                   Tolkien was a perfectionist... elostirion74 2094 0 Oct 19, 1:13pm
       Collapse The Dwarves Hamfast Gamgee 3109 22 Oct 3, 7:58am
           Collapse Dwarves noWizardme 3100 10 Oct 3, 11:42am
               Collapse Did John Rhys-Davies invent the Scotch accent for Dwarves? squire 3095 4 Oct 3, 12:11pm
                   Collapse Ryhs-Davis made dwarves Scottish? - Seemingly not noWizardme 3095 1 Oct 3, 12:40pm
                       Stereotypes? - Beam me up Scotty! noWizardme 3072 0 Oct 3, 3:58pm
                   Dwarves versus elves noWizardme 3086 0 Oct 3, 12:50pm
                   Well Darkstone 3021 0 Oct 3, 11:16pm
               Dwarves, even cockney trolls, do make the world more magical CuriousG 3035 0 Oct 3, 8:48pm
               Collapse Didn't Tolkien metion Eloi and Morlocks in a letter? N.E. Brigand 1983 3 Oct 4, 12:29am
                   Collapse Yes Darkstone 1988 2 Oct 4, 12:40am
                     Collapse Y, DWLTUFU CuriousG 1935 1 Oct 4, 11:30am
                         Oh, is that what it meant? noWizardme 1932 0 Oct 4, 11:38am
           Collapse Great point CuriousG 3093 8 Oct 3, 11:49am
               Collapse 'They don’t seem very alien' noWizardme 3087 7 Oct 3, 12:14pm
                   Collapse Paging Paul Kocher squire 3060 6 Oct 3, 5:52pm
                       Collapse Yep Chen G. 3043 5 Oct 3, 8:47pm
                           Collapse Nice to see you over here in the Rdg Room, Chen! // CuriousG 3039 1 Oct 3, 8:50pm
                               Thanks Chen G. 3033 0 Oct 3, 8:54pm
                           Collapse "Jewish shorthand?" noWizardme 1943 2 Oct 4, 9:10am
                               Jews, Dwarves, Scots CuriousG 1928 0 Oct 4, 11:32am
                               Shorthand, Dwarves, Jews and Norse Myth Chen G. 1908 0 Oct 4, 6:53pm
           a few thoughts elostirion74 2115 0 Oct 19, 8:30am
           Why are you not over fond of the Gimli type of dwarves? [:)] elostirion74 2112 0 Oct 19, 9:12am
       Collapse English 101 Roverandom 1896 14 Oct 4, 8:42pm
           Collapse Absolutely Bilbo Chen G. 1890 9 Oct 4, 8:46pm
               Collapse I don't think Bolg can possibly be counted as the "villain" of The Hobbit. squire 1830 8 Oct 4, 11:45pm
                   Collapse but "antagonist" as in "obstacle" rather than "villain"? noWizardme 1761 7 Oct 5, 2:12pm
                       That's arguable squire 1739 0 Oct 5, 7:18pm
                       Collapse OK, now you're antagonizing me CuriousG 1713 5 Oct 5, 11:29pm
                           Collapse The Dan Harmon character wheel Chen G. 1711 4 Oct 6, 8:12am
                               Collapse Thanks for that reference CuriousG 1684 2 Oct 6, 1:03pm
                                   Was it so deplorable? Otaku-sempai 1677 0 Oct 6, 2:13pm
                                   The protagonist discovers what they truly needed/wanted”.... noWizardme 1666 0 Oct 6, 3:41pm
                               How does that differ from the 'Plot Pyramid' or the "Hero's Journey' or the 'Seven/Thirty/XXX Basic Plots' schemes? squire 1677 0 Oct 6, 2:06pm
           Collapse That is a cool way to put it, Rover CuriousG 1711 3 Oct 5, 11:17pm
             Collapse who do we get in the end? noWizardme 1713 2 Oct 6, 7:36am
                 Collapse Or Taggins. Toogins? (Just trying to protagonize you.) // CuriousG 1683 1 Oct 6, 12:59pm
                     “Gabbling Bios” (anagram.) ? // noWizardme 1661 0 Oct 6, 4:01pm
       Collapse lol manofmordor 1734 1 Oct 5, 9:36pm
           Welcome to the Reading Room, manofmordor! noWizardme 1713 0 Oct 6, 7:28am
     Collapse Did you have a favourite section? noWizardme 1611 3 Oct 7, 2:45pm
           Playing favorites CuriousG 2931 0 Oct 7, 8:45pm
           great question - chapter 9 - 11 is my favourite section elostirion74 2116 0 Oct 19, 8:12am
           What about you? elostirion74 2111 0 Oct 19, 9:07am
       Collapse Other mentions of the events of the Hobbit in other parts of Tolkien's tales. Hamfast Gamgee 2933 3 Oct 7, 9:09pm
           Collapse And one more thing Hamfast Gamgee 2877 2 Oct 9, 10:55pm
               Collapse If Smaug remained in the Mountain Otaku-sempai 2869 1 Oct 10, 1:36pm
                   Part of that first sentence got dropped. Otaku-sempai 2419 0 Oct 16, 1:15pm
       Collapse Does anyone think this was a book about good vs evil? CuriousG 2438 5 Oct 16, 11:05am
           Collapse Good vs. Evil? Otaku-sempai 2419 4 Oct 16, 1:24pm
               Collapse Evil vs hungry vs enemies CuriousG 2372 3 Oct 16, 9:49pm
                   Collapse It's Interestingly non-binary - no Team Good versus Team Evil noWizardme 2295 2 Oct 17, 2:50pm
                       Collapse Q: What's Black and White...but Grey All Over? Roverandom 2281 1 Oct 17, 4:30pm
                           Treasure Hobbit! noWizardme 2176 0 Oct 18, 5:50pm
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