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  Sticky: Thread Locked Welcome to the Reading Room (-->Including links to old RR discussions!) Altaira 64706 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 50784 1 Jun 20 2007, 5:15am Jump to last post in thread (by Wynnie)

Sticky: How Best to Contact an Admin for Help Kyriel 57167 0 Mar 31 2009, 10:44pm Jump to last post in thread (by Kyriel)

Collapse time to shop for new RR thread in January! ElanorTX 439 4 Nov 9, 10:40am Jump to last post in thread (by sador)
       Thanks for organizing this, Elanor! // CuriousG 400 0 Nov 9, 8:44pm
       Stepping out, SirDennisC 341 0 Sat, 6:25pm
       Excellent idea! Morthoron 330 0 Sat, 7:15pm
       Thank you, Elanor! sador 219 0 Mon, 3:27am

  Collapse If Angmar were established during the second age. Victariongreyjoy 308 4 Nov 6, 10:38pm Jump to last post in thread (by CuriousG)
       Collapse I would guess later Numenor could, yes CuriousG 237 2 Nov 8, 1:04am
           Collapse Early Numenor Victariongreyjoy 176 1 Nov 8, 3:38pm
               Possibly CuriousG 151 0 Nov 8, 6:46pm
       It might have hindered the Last Alliance Thor 'n' Oakenshield 234 0 Nov 8, 1:11am

  Collapse 1960 version of The Hobbit? BountyHunter 546 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 519 14 Nov 5, 9:04pm
           Collapse Looking Forward Otaku-sempai 506 7 Nov 5, 11:38pm
               Almost everything Tolkien ever wrote looked forward... Dunadan of North Arnor 483 0 Nov 6, 3:14am
               Collapse I missed that. squire 482 5 Nov 6, 3:26am
                   Collapse I would have thought you would know this. Otaku-sempai 474 4 Nov 6, 4:50am
                       Collapse Hmmm... BountyHunter 457 1 Nov 6, 6:05am
                           Not just there. Otaku-sempai 369 0 Nov 6, 2:04pm
                       Collapse I may be wrong squire 330 1 Nov 6, 6:30pm
                           You might be correct. Otaku-sempai 324 0 Nov 6, 6:40pm
           I dunno Chen G. 339 0 Nov 6, 4:27pm
           Collapse This would have been so amazing to read Thor 'n' Oakenshield 323 4 Nov 6, 6:57pm
               Collapse Yes, I wish he'd written at least a little bit more. dernwyn 300 3 Nov 6, 9:31pm
                   Collapse I enjoyed the reading of that rewrite very much! Silmaril 277 1 Nov 7, 1:13pm
                       Exactly what I thought too! Thor 'n' Oakenshield 261 0 Nov 7, 3:24pm
                   In 2019 the Reading Room will look at ElanorTX 139 0 Nov 9, 10:49am

  Collapse A modern Fairy-story Voronwë_the_Faithful 480 2 Oct 24, 6:42pm Jump to last post in thread (by Voronwë_the_Faithful)
       Collapse Awesome Yva 465 1 Oct 24, 7:16pm
           Great! Voronwë_the_Faithful 460 0 Oct 24, 7:24pm

  Collapse Review of The Fall of Gondolin Voronwë_the_Faithful 722 5 Oct 24, 3:02pm Jump to last post in thread (by sador)
       Collapse Very thorough! jlj93byu 676 1 Oct 24, 3:55pm
           You're welcome! And thank you. Voronwë_the_Faithful 660 0 Oct 24, 4:55pm
       Collapse It seems like two articles in one. squire 654 1 Oct 24, 5:55pm
           Thanks for your thoughts Voronwë_the_Faithful 641 0 Oct 24, 6:31pm
       Thank you very much! sador 522 0 Oct 28, 3:25am

  Collapse Favorite Chapter In The Two Towers? manofmordor 781 8 Oct 24, 4:17am Jump to last post in thread (by elostirion74)
       Collapse Certainly, Ataahua 756 2 Oct 24, 4:36am
           Collapse Nice! manofmordor 752 1 Oct 24, 4:52am
               The poor readers who were reading LOTR as it was published... noWizardme 658 0 Oct 25, 6:21pm
       I only get one favorite? lol CuriousG 734 0 Oct 24, 8:23am
       I'm with you on it being a great ending! noWizardme 657 0 Oct 25, 6:37pm
       Difficult to say. sador 632 0 Oct 28, 3:20am
       "King of the Golden Hall" Thor 'n' Oakenshield 617 0 Oct 28, 2:26pm
       great choice - mine is a little different elostirion74 410 0 Oct 30, 9:51am

  Collapse Just Finished Reading The Two Towers manofmordor 2266 23 Oct 23, 3:51am Jump to last post in thread (by CuriousG)
       Collapse Is this your first time reading the books? entmaiden 2152 19 Oct 23, 2:06pm
           Collapse Yes this is my first time! manofmordor 2150 18 Oct 23, 2:47pm
               Collapse Congratulations! jlj93byu 2111 15 Oct 23, 8:23pm
                   Collapse Faramir and Theoden CuriousG 2108 14 Oct 23, 8:46pm
                       Collapse Samanfrodo noWizardme 1981 13 Oct 25, 10:07am
                           Collapse Wisdom of different sorts CuriousG 1974 12 Oct 25, 1:20pm
                               Do the movies do the “shift to Sam”? noWizardme 1959 0 Oct 25, 3:16pm
                               Collapse Le Guin's observation noWizardme 1948 10 Oct 25, 6:18pm
                                   Collapse Thanks for that link to an earlier discussion on LeGuin, shadows, etc. squire 1938 9 Oct 25, 7:25pm
                                       Collapse New eyes / readers are always welcome as they can make our stale Eruonen 1906 8 Oct 26, 12:42am
                                           Collapse I agree! noWizardme 1888 7 Oct 26, 9:26am
                                               Collapse Can you imagine what it would be like if we could see what everyone is Eruonen 1885 6 Oct 26, 2:30pm
                                                   Collapse I suppose a lot of old stories end up like that noWizardme 1847 1 Oct 26, 9:46pm
                                                       There's a charming LOTR anecdote by Neil Gaiman noWizardme 1851 0 Oct 26, 10:22pm
                                                   Collapse I used to have links entmaiden 1744 3 Oct 27, 10:32pm
                                                       Collapse I remember following Mark Reads as he made his way through LOTR. Ataahua 1729 2 Oct 28, 4:18am
                                                           That was one. entmaiden 1630 0 Oct 29, 3:19pm
                                                         I’m not used to seeing the f-word used so copiously in a Tolkien review. // CuriousG 1517 0 Oct 30, 10:45am
               Lucky you. You're in for a treat. Belegdir 2108 0 Oct 23, 8:24pm
               Wow! A first read! Thor 'n' Oakenshield 1738 0 Oct 27, 11:28pm
       I Admire Your Enthusiasm priell3 2061 0 Oct 24, 1:17pm
       Definitely Eruonen 2037 0 Oct 24, 4:10pm
       my thoughts elostirion74 1523 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 325 3 Oct 22, 4:18pm Jump to last post in thread (by Murlo)
       Collapse The full moon of S.R. 1419 Winterfilth 30 Murlo 296 1 Oct 23, 2:19pm
           The weather of S.R. 1419 Winterfilth 30 Murlo 284 0 Oct 24, 2:26pm
       The waning gibbous moon of S.R. 1419 Blotmath 2 Murlo 244 0 Oct 26, 2:29pm

  Collapse History of Middle-earth series? BountyHunter 598 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 580 1 Oct 21, 12:43pm
           😄 BountyHunter 564 0 Oct 21, 3:05pm
       Collapse I really like the ones that are about LOTR Ithilisa 556 3 Oct 21, 3:29pm
           Collapse I enjoyed the LOTR ones too noWizardme 543 2 Oct 21, 5:42pm
               Collapse I like Return of the Shadow best of the LOTR ones as well. Ithilisa 527 1 Oct 21, 7:42pm
                   I got my copies about 20 years ago Asger 411 0 Oct 23, 8:46pm

  Collapse Just got more tolkien books!! manofmordor 771 5 Oct 18, 8:16pm Jump to last post in thread (by manofmordor)
       Collapse I suggest Silmarillion first noWizardme 700 2 Oct 19, 8:22am
           Collapse Thank you! manofmordor 686 1 Oct 19, 2:25pm
               Have fun - and remember the Reading Room's fond of being asked questions! // noWizardme 668 0 Oct 19, 5:47pm
       Collapse Wait!!! priell3 481 1 Oct 22, 12:45pm
           Not yet manofmordor 468 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 1207 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 1179 7 Oct 6, 2:21am
           Collapse Nice catch! Saruman 1168 6 Oct 6, 3:50am
               Collapse fun fact uncle Iorlas 1060 5 Oct 9, 7:09pm
                   Nice Saruman 1032 0 Oct 9, 11:57pm
                   Collapse Yeah, I ... Mari D. 911 2 Oct 15, 10:00am
                       Collapse hmmm- parses for thought.... noWizardme 718 1 Oct 19, 5:45pm
                           What a translator does uncle Iorlas 537 0 Oct 26, 2:22am
                 I hear that Tolkien later regretted the metered verse noWizardme 720 0 Oct 19, 5:14pm

Collapse Whither the Reading Room? noWizardme 4372 28 Oct 4, 4:01pm Jump to last post in thread (by CuriousG)
       I keep waiting for someone to pipe up CuriousG 4196 0 Oct 6, 12:58pm
       The Adventures of Tom Bombadil? Otaku-sempai 4189 0 Oct 6, 1:54pm
       Collapse We did a 'Thematic' discussion one year squire 4183 5 Oct 6, 10:21pm
           I like the idea of the shorter books ElanorTX 4112 0 Oct 7, 12:03pm
           Collapse Handling the problem of few posters noWizardme 4118 3 Oct 7, 12:09pm
               Collapse Emerging from the shadows sevilodorf 4088 2 Oct 8, 3:02am
                   Collapse Tone and format noWizardme 4035 1 Oct 8, 1:58pm
                       Another thing to consider is that timing may not work for some... Eruonen 3991 0 Oct 8, 6:31pm
       Collapse What about a read-through Hamfast Gamgee 4094 2 Oct 7, 9:00pm
         Collapse Backwards? noWizardme 4048 1 Oct 8, 12:37pm
               Tolkien put the cherry in the jam too... Plurmo 3350 0 Oct 17, 3:03am
       Newer books? enanito 3837 0 Oct 12, 6:48pm
       some thoughts re whither next the reading room.... Maciliel 3516 0 Oct 16, 4:06am
     Collapse "But we have not yet come any nearer to our purpose. What shall we do ...?’" noWizardme 3259 3 Oct 17, 1:52pm
           Collapse Tackling Both Questions Roverandom 3220 1 Oct 17, 8:57pm
               Mission statements, lurkers, etc CuriousG 2504 0 Oct 22, 8:13pm
           I don't think an organized read through is a must. The last LOTR read through came Eruonen 2279 0 Oct 24, 12:24am
       Collapse discussing shorter works ElanorTX 2994 10 Oct 19, 8:08am
           Some thoughts about how erudition must be optional noWizardme 2981 0 Oct 19, 10:30am
           Collapse Some thoughts about doing shorter works noWizardme 2973 8 Oct 19, 11:24am
               Praise Wiz with great praise! CuriousG 2514 0 Oct 22, 8:41pm
             Collapse Two months till Christmas and other holidays ElanorTX 1932 6 Oct 26, 6:38am
                   That's great! noWizardme 1909 0 Oct 26, 9:28am
                   Looking forward to it, Elanor! // CuriousG 1892 0 Oct 26, 11:00am
                   Collapse The Tolkien Reader - useful to know that it overlaps with other anthologies noWizardme 579 3 Oct 26, 1:33pm
                       Collapse Some selections can be found online too.... Eruonen 456 2 Nov 4, 3:24am
                           Smith of Wootton Major Eruonen 451 0 Nov 4, 3:46am
                         It's ironic that a piracy site like novel12.com dares to copyright itself. // CuriousG 408 0 Nov 4, 12:52pm

Collapse ***The Hobbit read-through -General discussion, summing up noWizardme 3523 69 Sep 30, 2:27pm Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)
     Collapse GRafr,lqouqiowernc!!$#!#%$^^$#! CuriousG 3359 2 Sep 30, 3:32pm
         Collapse Wow, is that really a reply in Middle Trollish? noWizardme 3348 1 Sep 30, 5:36pm
               It was really a Gondorian recipe for barbecued eagle. CuriousG 3334 0 Sep 30, 7:55pm
       Collapse Why do you suppose The Hobbit was so successful? CuriousG 3363 6 Sep 30, 3:44pm
           Collapse Time play? Excellent! Party on, dudes! [air guitar solo] noWizardme 3352 1 Sep 30, 5:30pm
               I realize my question was actually two in one CuriousG 3334 0 Sep 30, 7:52pm
           Collapse Longevity sevilodorf 3329 2 Sep 30, 9:27pm
               Collapse Snowballing noWizardme 3271 1 Oct 1, 9:00am
                   Why 1960s hippies found Tolkien groovy? noWizardme 1994 0 Oct 19, 4:54pm
           I'm inclined to opt for alternative 3 elostirion74 2027 0 Oct 19, 1:38pm
       Collapse Did anyone else find their view of TH changed? noWizardme 3241 4 Oct 1, 1:40pm
           I’m not sure my own view changed much CuriousG 3209 0 Oct 1, 8:23pm
           Collapse Not really, but I like your observation elostirion74 2062 2 Oct 19, 7:25am
               Collapse "a quite remarkable feat and not very common" noWizardme 2038 1 Oct 19, 12:40pm
                   Tolkien was a perfectionist... elostirion74 2032 0 Oct 19, 1:13pm
       Collapse The Dwarves Hamfast Gamgee 3045 22 Oct 3, 7:58am
           Collapse Dwarves noWizardme 3036 10 Oct 3, 11:42am
               Collapse Did John Rhys-Davies invent the Scotch accent for Dwarves? squire 3031 4 Oct 3, 12:11pm
                   Collapse Ryhs-Davis made dwarves Scottish? - Seemingly not noWizardme 3031 1 Oct 3, 12:40pm
                       Stereotypes? - Beam me up Scotty! noWizardme 3008 0 Oct 3, 3:58pm
                   Dwarves versus elves noWizardme 3022 0 Oct 3, 12:50pm
                   Well Darkstone 2957 0 Oct 3, 11:16pm
               Dwarves, even cockney trolls, do make the world more magical CuriousG 2971 0 Oct 3, 8:48pm
               Collapse Didn't Tolkien metion Eloi and Morlocks in a letter? N.E. Brigand 1952 3 Oct 4, 12:29am
                   Collapse Yes Darkstone 1957 2 Oct 4, 12:40am
                     Collapse Y, DWLTUFU CuriousG 1904 1 Oct 4, 11:30am
                         Oh, is that what it meant? noWizardme 1901 0 Oct 4, 11:38am
           Collapse Great point CuriousG 3029 8 Oct 3, 11:49am
               Collapse 'They don’t seem very alien' noWizardme 3023 7 Oct 3, 12:14pm
                   Collapse Paging Paul Kocher squire 2996 6 Oct 3, 5:52pm
                       Collapse Yep Chen G. 2979 5 Oct 3, 8:47pm
                           Collapse Nice to see you over here in the Rdg Room, Chen! // CuriousG 2975 1 Oct 3, 8:50pm
                               Thanks Chen G. 2969 0 Oct 3, 8:54pm
                           Collapse "Jewish shorthand?" noWizardme 1912 2 Oct 4, 9:10am
                               Jews, Dwarves, Scots CuriousG 1897 0 Oct 4, 11:32am
                               Shorthand, Dwarves, Jews and Norse Myth Chen G. 1877 0 Oct 4, 6:53pm
           a few thoughts elostirion74 2053 0 Oct 19, 8:30am
           Why are you not over fond of the Gimli type of dwarves? [:)] elostirion74 2050 0 Oct 19, 9:12am
       Collapse English 101 Roverandom 1865 14 Oct 4, 8:42pm
           Collapse Absolutely Bilbo Chen G. 1859 9 Oct 4, 8:46pm
               Collapse I don't think Bolg can possibly be counted as the "villain" of The Hobbit. squire 1799 8 Oct 4, 11:45pm
                   Collapse but "antagonist" as in "obstacle" rather than "villain"? noWizardme 1730 7 Oct 5, 2:12pm
                       That's arguable squire 1708 0 Oct 5, 7:18pm
                       Collapse OK, now you're antagonizing me CuriousG 1682 5 Oct 5, 11:29pm
                           Collapse The Dan Harmon character wheel Chen G. 1680 4 Oct 6, 8:12am
                               Collapse Thanks for that reference CuriousG 1653 2 Oct 6, 1:03pm
                                   Was it so deplorable? Otaku-sempai 1646 0 Oct 6, 2:13pm
                                   The protagonist discovers what they truly needed/wanted”.... noWizardme 1635 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 1646 0 Oct 6, 2:06pm
           Collapse That is a cool way to put it, Rover CuriousG 1680 3 Oct 5, 11:17pm
             Collapse who do we get in the end? noWizardme 1682 2 Oct 6, 7:36am
                 Collapse Or Taggins. Toogins? (Just trying to protagonize you.) // CuriousG 1652 1 Oct 6, 12:59pm
                     “Gabbling Bios” (anagram.) ? // noWizardme 1630 0 Oct 6, 4:01pm
       Collapse lol manofmordor 1703 1 Oct 5, 9:36pm
           Welcome to the Reading Room, manofmordor! noWizardme 1682 0 Oct 6, 7:28am
     Collapse Did you have a favourite section? noWizardme 1580 3 Oct 7, 2:45pm
           Playing favorites CuriousG 2869 0 Oct 7, 8:45pm
           great question - chapter 9 - 11 is my favourite section elostirion74 2054 0 Oct 19, 8:12am
           What about you? elostirion74 2049 0 Oct 19, 9:07am
       Collapse Other mentions of the events of the Hobbit in other parts of Tolkien's tales. Hamfast Gamgee 2871 3 Oct 7, 9:09pm
           Collapse And one more thing Hamfast Gamgee 2815 2 Oct 9, 10:55pm
               Collapse If Smaug remained in the Mountain Otaku-sempai 2807 1 Oct 10, 1:36pm
                   Part of that first sentence got dropped. Otaku-sempai 2357 0 Oct 16, 1:15pm
       Collapse Does anyone think this was a book about good vs evil? CuriousG 2376 5 Oct 16, 11:05am
           Collapse Good vs. Evil? Otaku-sempai 2357 4 Oct 16, 1:24pm
               Collapse Evil vs hungry vs enemies CuriousG 2310 3 Oct 16, 9:49pm
                   Collapse It's Interestingly non-binary - no Team Good versus Team Evil noWizardme 2233 2 Oct 17, 2:50pm
                       Collapse Q: What's Black and White...but Grey All Over? Roverandom 2219 1 Oct 17, 4:30pm
                           Treasure Hobbit! noWizardme 2114 0 Oct 18, 5:50pm

  Collapse LOTR Lunar Readalong for the month of S.R. 1419 Winterfilth, Book VI Chapter 6 - 8: Departing Rivendell and returning to The Shire Murlo 535 1 Sep 27, 2:16pm Jump to last post in thread (by Murlo)
       LOTR Lunar Readalong the week of 1419 Winterfilth 23: Gandalf and the Hobbits reach Weathertop, then Bree. Murlo 401 0 Oct 16, 2:44pm
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