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  Sticky: Thread Locked Welcome to the Reading Room (-->Including links to old RR discussions!) Altaira 63489 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 49507 1 Jun 20 2007, 5:15am Jump to last post in thread (by Wynnie)

Sticky: How Best to Contact an Admin for Help Kyriel 55973 0 Mar 31 2009, 10:44pm Jump to last post in thread (by Kyriel)

Collapse ***The Hobbit read-through -The Last Stage (1 of 1) noWizardme 35 5 8:52am Jump to last post in thread (by squire)
       Collapse Do you find the tobacco jarring? sador 30 1 9:43am
           Taking a pot at the copy-editor... noWizardme 27 0 10:17am
       Collapse Gandalf and Balin visit Bag End Otaku-sempai 16 1 12:02pm
         More than one visit seems the likely explanation:)! // noWizardme 2 0 30 mins ago
       Hobbits are anti-social creatures? squire 3 0 27 mins ago

It's Baggins' Birthday, Hobbit Day and Tolkien Week celebration! grammaboodawg 31 0 Sat, 4:44pm Jump to last post in thread (by grammaboodawg)

  Collapse ***The Hobbit Read-through: Chapter 18 - :"The Return Journey" (Part 3 of 3) Otaku-sempai 326 9 Thu, 4:03am Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)
       Collapse "It were too tedious to tell the tenth part of his adventures" (Sir Gawayne and The Green Knight) noWizardme 280 5 Thu, 11:29am
           Mister Baggins and the Grey Wizard Otaku-sempai 274 0 Thu, 12:52pm
           Collapse Isn't that passage from Gawain's outward journey? N.E. Brigand 238 3 Fri, 6:07pm
               Collapse yes noWizardme 245 2 Fri, 6:35pm
                   Collapse "...accent was a potent symbol of class in England" squire 236 1 Fri, 8:07pm
                       Got past the carbolic soap, hopefully noWizardme 174 0 Sat, 7:35am
       Collapse Magic for boys and girls noWizardme 250 2 Fri, 5:01pm
           Girl-power! Otaku-sempai 227 0 Fri, 8:17pm
           Interesting that Odin was “unmanly” CuriousG 226 0 Fri, 8:45pm

  Collapse ***The Hobbit Read-through: Chapter 18 - :"The Return Journey" (Part 2 of 3) Otaku-sempai 358 11 Sep 18, 4:32am Jump to last post in thread (by Morthoron)
       Bilbo's farewell noWizardme 324 0 Tue, 2:20pm
       Collapse Uses of treasure noWizardme 319 5 Tue, 2:30pm
           Collapse The Master's generosity (or lack thereof). Otaku-sempai 319 1 Tue, 2:48pm
               Cease the ceacing! Otaku-sempai 266 0 Thu, 1:14pm
           Collapse Bard or the Master? Roverandom 261 2 Thu, 2:30pm
               Collapse You might be correct. Otaku-sempai 253 1 Thu, 3:22pm
                   I believe Roverandom is correct... Morthoron 102 0 Sat, 7:37pm
       Collapse Popping on for a short question: sador 192 3 Fri, 4:04am
           Collapse The Emeralds of Girion Otaku-sempai 157 2 Fri, 2:18pm
               Collapse The necklace of Girion sador 149 1 Fri, 2:53pm
                   Ah! Thank you! Otaku-sempai 130 0 Fri, 8:03pm

Collapse Question about the timeline in Beren and Lúthien. painjoiker 86 1 Sep 17, 11:59pm Jump to last post in thread (by CuriousG)
       Not sure myself, but CuriousG 49 0 Sep 18, 12:35pm

  Collapse ***The Hobbit Read-through: Chapter 18 - :"The Return Journey" (Part 1 of 3) Otaku-sempai 416 41 Sep 16, 1:19pm Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)
       Collapse When I fell asleep we were winning!!?!?? No One in Particular 325 2 Sep 17, 1:08am
           Collapse Gwaihir Otaku-sempai 317 1 Sep 17, 1:21am
               Gwaihir's Uber aervice... No One in Particular 311 0 Sep 17, 1:38am
       Collapse I find it odd sador 313 24 Sep 17, 2:54am
           Collapse Taking down the chief baddie noWizardme 281 4 Sep 17, 8:54am
               Collapse Then maybe the counter-question is CuriousG 272 3 Sep 17, 11:15am
                   Collapse You might well be correct. Otaku-sempai 250 2 Sep 17, 1:46pm
                       Collapse on the other hand... noWizardme 243 1 Sep 17, 2:26pm
                           Do or die battles CuriousG 228 0 Sep 17, 3:51pm
           Collapse Delayus ex machina CuriousG 267 1 Sep 17, 11:24am
               The problems of independent commands? noWizardme 241 0 Sep 17, 2:38pm
           Collapse Worms, Orcs and Eagles Otaku-sempai 258 16 Sep 17, 1:42pm
               Collapse Gwaihir: quick hits Bracegirdle 213 13 Sep 17, 5:14pm
                   Collapse Gwaihir’s leadership role CuriousG 193 12 Sep 17, 8:27pm
                       Collapse Here be Kings and Things Bracegirdle 165 11 Sep 18, 4:21am
                           Collapse Gwaihir and Landroval Otaku-sempai 145 10 Sep 18, 10:06am
                               Collapse Not to be misread about them there Eagles Bracegirdle 220 9 Tue, 8:22pm
                                   Collapse Comma Commotion Otaku-sempai 216 8 Tue, 9:33pm
                                       Collapse Outside information... Bracegirdle 195 7 Wed, 3:28am
                                           Collapse Plurals Otaku-sempai 177 6 Wed, 8:33am
                                               Collapse King of All Birds, wearing a golden crown, with courtier eagles wearing golden collars... squire 162 1 Wed, 11:47am
                                                   Crowned with Gold Otaku-sempai 152 0 Wed, 1:45pm
                                               Collapse A final Eagle thought (I hope) Bracegirdle 138 3 Wed, 4:27pm
                                                   Collapse That's not quite right. Otaku-sempai 132 2 Wed, 4:46pm
                                                       Collapse What we mean and how we are interpreted… Bracegirdle 115 1 Wed, 8:09pm
                                                           Are they the same? Otaku-sempai 106 0 Wed, 9:10pm
               Collapse My apologies sador 160 1 Sep 18, 6:04am
                   No problem. Otaku-sempai 149 0 Sep 18, 9:49am
       Collapse Random Stone noWizardme 281 1 Sep 17, 8:43am
         Stone giants playing dice CuriousG 271 0 Sep 17, 11:10am
       Beorn and Treebeard CuriousG 190 0 Sep 17, 9:04pm
       Collapse Ransome note noWizardme 144 2 Sep 18, 10:51am
         Collapse Wait, now you’re bringing up worms too? CuriousG 130 1 Sep 18, 12:25pm
               Yeah, really shouldn’t have eaten that orc food noWizardme 245 0 Sep 18, 12:53pm
       Collapse 'child of the kindly West' noWizardme 137 4 Sep 18, 11:11am
           Who you calling a child, gramps? CuriousG 248 0 Sep 18, 12:32pm
           Collapse The Kindly West Otaku-sempai 242 2 Sep 18, 1:03pm
               Collapse I was also wondering about religious interpretations noWizardme 237 1 Sep 18, 1:11pm
                   Yeah... Otaku-sempai 230 0 Sep 18, 1:22pm
       Collapse The Eagles Roverandom 57 1 Thu, 2:02pm
           The Scrubbing Bubbles of the Dead Otaku-sempai 56 0 Thu, 2:16pm

Collapse ***The Hobbit read-through -The Clouds Burst: 3 of 3: The Battle of 5 Armies noWizardme 449 11 Sep 13, 10:27am Jump to last post in thread (by CuriousG)
       This battle does remind me a bit Hamfast Gamgee 400 0 Sep 13, 10:58pm
       Collapse What where the actual numbers here? Hamfast Gamgee 401 1 Sep 13, 11:05pm
           BoFA by the Numbers Otaku-sempai 393 0 Sep 14, 1:01am
       Beorn Hamfast Gamgee 397 0 Sep 13, 11:14pm
       Goblin-bashing and Bilbo CuriousG 235 0 Sep 14, 8:56pm
       Collapse Battle plans CuriousG 230 1 Sep 14, 9:10pm
           Geography of Lonely Mountain Otaku-sempai 206 0 Sep 15, 12:12am
       The Beagles are coming! CuriousG 230 0 Sep 14, 9:25pm
       The battle: laughter and tears CuriousG 228 0 Sep 14, 9:38pm
       Collapse "Miserere mei!" N.E. Brigand 120 1 Sep 15, 7:42pm
           Maybe his magic ring has is charged up with 1 wish he can use. // CuriousG 94 0 Sep 16, 12:05am

Collapse ***The Hobbit read-through -The Clouds Burst: 2 of 3 Dain noWizardme 279 7 Sep 11, 8:07am Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)
       Clouds bursting and otherwise. Otaku-sempai 246 0 Sep 11, 12:48pm
       Looking toward the future... No One in Particular 221 0 Sep 12, 1:58am
       Collapse Which direction does the storm come from? // N.E. Brigand 216 3 Sep 12, 2:43am
           Collapse I think that's unclear noWizardme 209 2 Sep 12, 8:28am
               Collapse "The next day the wind shifted west..." N.E. Brigand 145 1 Sep 13, 4:54am
                   That helps a bit... noWizardme 119 0 Sep 13, 10:44am
       Dain's options sador 164 0 Sep 12, 8:00pm

  Collapse Sharkey and the Dunedain emre43 640 14 Sep 10, 11:55am Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)
       Collapse Driven Off Otaku-sempai 607 3 Sep 10, 12:06pm
           Collapse Did it say anywhere in the books how many Dunadain were there? elentari3018 521 2 Sep 11, 1:13am
               No noWizardme 447 0 Sep 11, 8:21am
               The Dúnedain of the North Otaku-sempai 423 0 Sep 11, 12:14pm
       Collapse I think it's implied the Rangers all went south to help Aragorn win the war. squire 605 4 Sep 10, 12:52pm
           Collapse The Defense of the North Otaku-sempai 597 3 Sep 10, 1:30pm
               Collapse That's as plausible as not squire 595 2 Sep 10, 1:51pm
                   It would be a nice irony if... noWizardme 587 0 Sep 10, 3:18pm
                   Black Story Holels Otaku-sempai 575 0 Sep 10, 4:43pm
       Collapse It's because of his "mountainish inhumanity". // N.E. Brigand 548 3 Sep 10, 9:35pm
           Collapse --"Sir Thomas More" (Wm. Shakespeare and others) N.E. Brigand 523 2 Sep 11, 5:53am
               Collapse Fishing for Shakespeare squire 432 1 Sep 11, 1:20pm
                   Don't 'ee like it, squire? // N.E. Brigand 305 0 Sep 12, 3:02am
       "Sharkey and the Dunedain" - name of my band when I was in college... noWizardme 274 0 Sep 12, 12:18pm

Collapse ***The Hobbit read-through -The Clouds Burst: 1 of 3 "Miserable Hobbit!" noWizardme 419 17 Sep 9, 11:22am Jump to last post in thread (by Hamfast Gamgee)
       Collapse Why Gandalf? Otaku-sempai 368 3 Sep 9, 1:47pm
           Collapse Gandalf's spoiler (the goblins are coming, but don't tell anyone) noWizardme 351 2 Sep 9, 4:10pm
               Today is my Sunday of ambivalence CuriousG 333 0 Sep 9, 8:17pm
               Maybe Gandalf did tell them Hamfast Gamgee 72 0 Sep 13, 10:56pm
       Collapse Bilbo's success or lack thereof CuriousG 337 1 Sep 9, 8:10pm
           A for effort, E for achievement, F for fate? noWizardme 299 0 Sep 10, 8:50am
       Collapse Thorin, Gandalf, Bilbo, Reason CuriousG 334 7 Sep 9, 8:21pm
           Collapse being the Voice of Reason when someone is in a near-murderous rage doesn't win you any points noWizardme 289 6 Sep 10, 3:00pm
               Collapse Qutoing Smaug, of all people. sador 209 5 Sep 12, 12:08pm
                   Does this mean that Thorin was at the bottom honourable noWizardme 205 0 Sep 12, 12:21pm
                   Collapse The mithril coat was not the mithril coat back then. squire 172 3 Sep 12, 9:21pm
                       Collapse Mithril noWizardme 134 2 Sep 13, 1:47pm
                           Collapse To answer just the question about the occurrence of 'mithril' in The Hobbit squire 103 1 Sep 13, 5:37pm
                               In the days that elves were smaller... noWizardme 89 0 Sep 13, 7:10pm
       When the good guys are Thieves/Burglars, and we loves them forever CuriousG 330 0 Sep 9, 8:33pm
       Collapse Just one comment: sador 211 1 Sep 12, 12:04pm
           the terms have been set noWizardme 204 0 Sep 12, 12:25pm

Collapse ***The hobbit-read-through: ch. 16 – A Thief in the Night sador 1176 40 Sep 2, 7:48am Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)
       Collapse Happiness is a Warm Arkenstone Darkstone 1070 9 Sep 2, 9:12am
           Collapse I agree with Darkenstone; and, Schrödinger's silmaril noWizardme 1018 8 Sep 2, 5:40pm
               Collapse semi-silmaril Finding Frodo 813 2 Sep 3, 7:39pm
                   Collapse If it looks like a silmaril, scintillates like a silmaril, and engenders possessive lust like a silmaril.... Darkstone 752 1 Sep 4, 7:36am
                       Arkenstone vs. Silmarilli Otaku-sempai 708 0 Sep 4, 12:02pm
               Collapse The tree of Aulë had a heart of light. Plurmo 277 4 Sep 9, 3:11am
                   Collapse "A lonely star" Otaku-sempai 247 3 Sep 9, 9:50am
                       Collapse I think that the Mirrormere crown implies Plurmo 184 2 Sep 9, 11:40pm
                           The resting sites of the Seven Fathers Otaku-sempai 173 0 Sep 10, 1:37am
                         "Outright fanfiction" perhaps, but a lovely idea. // noWizardme 132 0 Sep 10, 8:38am
       Collapse I don't think that word means what you think it means. Otaku-sempai 1053 2 Sep 2, 12:16pm
           Collapse Well, sador 1051 1 Sep 2, 12:25pm
               My apologies. Otaku-sempai 1043 0 Sep 2, 12:49pm
       Collapse With Regards to the Arkenstone and Anduril Roverandom 1040 5 Sep 2, 1:36pm
           Collapse Thrain? Which Thrain? Otaku-sempai 1033 4 Sep 2, 1:53pm
               Collapse Too Many Thrains Roverandom 1029 3 Sep 2, 2:40pm
                   'I'm going off the rails on a Crazy Thrain...' noWizardme 1010 0 Sep 2, 6:05pm
                   Collapse Here a Thrain, there a Thrain squire 1009 1 Sep 2, 6:27pm
                     'change Thrains at Erebor for the remoter Mountains...' // noWizardme 908 0 Sep 3, 1:42pm
       Collapse 16-0, “What’s in a name?” (with a trigger warning) sador 1031 1 Sep 2, 3:31pm
           splendid scriptural sleuthing! noWizardme 875 0 Sep 3, 3:14pm
       Collapse 16-1, The thief sador 880 3 Sep 3, 3:43pm
           "Hide your lights!" Otaku-sempai 825 0 Sep 3, 7:11pm
           The other thief? noWizardme 686 0 Sep 4, 4:11pm
           thief in the night. Hamfast Gamgee 556 0 Sep 6, 9:35am
       Collapse 16-2, The businessman sador 680 3 Sep 4, 3:55pm
           Some thoughts noWizardme 681 0 Sep 4, 4:45pm
           Collapse The non-Art of the Deal CuriousG 548 1 Sep 5, 12:21pm
               From burglar to bungler noWizardme 536 0 Sep 5, 2:06pm
       Collapse 16-3, His Finest Moment sador 544 9 Sep 5, 1:51pm
           I agree noWizardme 649 0 Sep 5, 3:39pm
           Capacity for Friendship is one of Bilbo's best qualities noWizardme 639 0 Sep 5, 5:16pm
           In a real world, I think Bilbo would be dead CuriousG 628 0 Sep 5, 8:34pm
           Bombur noWizardme 552 0 Sep 6, 10:55am
           Collapse Bombur in LOTR CuriousG 486 3 Sep 7, 11:20am
               Collapse "YMMV." looks very rune-like noWizardme 473 1 Sep 7, 1:47pm
                 I thought it was CuriousG 445 0 Sep 7, 8:10pm
               I agree, but sador 466 0 Sep 7, 2:51pm
           The Elvenking’s wonder at Bilbo CuriousG 441 0 Sep 7, 8:31pm
       All this talk of complex negotians Hamfast Gamgee 556 0 Sep 6, 9:37am

  Collapse What does the One Ring look like? uncle Iorlas 420 4 Sep 1, 4:17am Jump to last post in thread (by Petty Dwarf)
       Collapse Gandalf being slow? noWizardme 369 1 Sep 1, 12:25pm
           Thinking about this some more noWizardme 362 0 Sep 1, 3:27pm
       Collapse Gandalf might have been speaking with the benefit of hindsight Hamfast Gamgee 229 1 Sep 6, 9:44am
           All true. Petty Dwarf 138 0 Sep 11, 2:47am

  Collapse A question about the Hobbit read-through Hamfast Gamgee 302 3 Aug 31, 10:08pm Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)
       Collapse Good idea - how about when we get to the end of the book? noWizardme 242 2 Sep 1, 2:55pm
           Collapse Yes, that's an idea Hamfast Gamgee 178 1 Sep 6, 9:33am
               The main problem may be lack of enthusiasm noWizardme 179 0 Sep 6, 10:59am

Collapse ***The Hobbit read-through -The Gathering of the Clouds: 5 of 5: Tone, and everything else noWizardme 225 2 Aug 31, 1:17pm Jump to last post in thread (by uncle Iorlas)
       Here's a little point Hamfast Gamgee 200 0 Aug 31, 10:01pm
       avunculus uncle Iorlas 190 0 Sep 1, 4:04am

  Collapse LOTR Lunar Readalong for the month of S.R. 1419 Halimath, Book VI Ch.6 continued: More Partings and Return to Rivendell for Bilbo's 129th birthday Murlo 319 3 Aug 30, 11:59pm Jump to last post in thread (by Murlo)
       LOTR Lunar Readalong for 1419 Halimath 13: Celeborn and Galadriel depart, the others set out for Rivendell. Murlo 276 0 Sep 6, 2:00pm
       Collapse LOTR Lunar Readalong for the week of Bilbo's 129th birthday. Murlo 71 1 Sep 14, 1:54pm
           1 year since Frodo's 50th birthday and his setting out on his Quest Murlo 35 0 Sep 16, 10:23pm
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