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The Two Towers -- Discussion Schedule

N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Apr 4 2008, 11:07pm

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Here is the (almost) final schedule for our TT discussion. We still need a couple of volunteers; please post here if you壇 like to lead one of those chapters, or send me a PM. You can do the same if you have any questions about the schedule. Thanks to everyone who signed up -- and have fun!

Apr. 7-13 末 III.1 Departure of Boromir (Finding Frodo)
Apr. 14-20 末 III.2 Riders of Rohan (N.E. Brigand)
Apr. 21-27 末 III.3 Uruk-Hai (One Ringer)
Apr. 28-May 4 末 III.4 Treebeard (visualweasel)
May 5-11 末 III.5 White Rider (Kethry)
May 12-18 末 III.6 King of the Golden Hall (Elizabeth)
May 19-25 末 III.7 Helm's Deep (Ataahua)
May 26-Jun. 1 末 III.8 Road to Isengard (Milady)
Jun. 2-Jun. 8 末 III.9 Flotsam and Jetsam VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Jun. 9-15 末 III.10 Voice of Saruman (Isis)
Jun. 16-22 末 III.11 The Palantr VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Jun. 23-29 末 IV.1 Taming of Sm饌gol (laerasea)
Jun. 30-Jul. 6 末 IV.2 Passage of the Marshes (Modtheow)
Jul. 7-13 末 IV.3 Black Gate is Closed (sador)
Jul. 14-20 末 IV.4 Herbs and Stewed Rabbit (Saelind)
Jul. 21-27 末 IV.5 Window on the West (Menelwyn)
Jul. 28-Aug. 3 末 IV.6 Forbidden Pool (weaver)
Aug. 4-10 末 IV.7 Journey to the Cross-roads (a.s.)
Aug. 11-17 末 IV.8 Stairs of Cirith Ungol (Saelind)
Aug. 18-24 末 IV.9 Shelob's Lair (Beren IV)
Aug. 25-31 末 IV.10 Choices of Master Samwise (Dreamdeer)

The sign-up for RotK will be posted August 4th.

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We're discussing The Lord of the Rings in the Reading Room, Oct. 15, 2007 - Mar. 22, 2009!

Join us Mar. 31-Apr. 6 for "The Breaking of the Fellowship".


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Apr 5 2008, 3:11am

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Now just one chapter remains for someone to claim by June -- thanks, drogo!
Here is the updated schedule:

Apr. 7-13 末 III.1 Departure of Boromir (Finding Frodo)
Apr. 14-20 末 III.2 Riders of Rohan (N.E. Brigand)
Apr. 21-27 末 III.3 Uruk-Hai (One Ringer)
Apr. 28-May 4 末 III.4 Treebeard (visualweasel)
May 5-11 末 III.5 White Rider (Kethry)
May 12-18 末 III.6 King of the Golden Hall (Elizabeth)
May 19-25 末 III.7 Helm's Deep (Ataahua)
May 26-Jun. 1 末 III.8 Road to Isengard (Milady)
Jun. 2-Jun. 8 末 III.9 Flotsam and Jetsam VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Jun. 9-15 末 III.10 Voice of Saruman (Isis)
Jun. 16-22 末 III.11 The Palantr (drogo)
Jun. 23-29 末 IV.1 Taming of Sm饌gol (laerasea)
Jun. 30-Jul. 6 末 IV.2 Passage of the Marshes (Modtheow)
Jul. 7-13 末 IV.3 Black Gate is Closed (sador)
Jul. 14-20 末 IV.4 Herbs and Stewed Rabbit (Saelind)
Jul. 21-27 末 IV.5 Window on the West (Menelwyn)
Jul. 28-Aug. 3 末 IV.6 Forbidden Pool (weaver)
Aug. 4-10 末 IV.7 Journey to the Cross-roads (a.s.)
Aug. 11-17 末 IV.8 Stairs of Cirith Ungol (Saelind)
Aug. 18-24 末 IV.9 Shelob's Lair (Beren IV)
Aug. 25-31 末 IV.10 Choices of Master Samwise (Dreamdeer)


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We're discussing The Lord of the Rings in the Reading Room, Oct. 15, 2007 - Mar. 22, 2009!

Join us Mar. 31-Apr. 6 for "The Breaking of the Fellowship".


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Apr 7 2008, 3:18pm

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Thanks to Chryses (the TORNado formerly known as Canto di Nmenor) every slot has been filled. And off we go!

Apr. 7-13 末 III.1 Departure of Boromir (Finding Frodo)
Apr. 14-20 末 III.2 Riders of Rohan (N.E. Brigand)
Apr. 21-27 末 III.3 Uruk-Hai (One Ringer)
Apr. 28-May 4 末 III.4 Treebeard (visualweasel)
May 5-11 末 III.5 White Rider (Kethry)
May 12-18 末 III.6 King of the Golden Hall (Elizabeth)
May 19-25 末 III.7 Helm's Deep (Ataahua)
May 26-Jun. 1 末 III.8 Road to Isengard (Milady)
Jun. 2-Jun. 8 末 III.9 Flotsam and Jetsam (Chryses)
Jun. 9-15 末 III.10 Voice of Saruman (Isis)
Jun. 16-22 末 III.11 Palantr (drogo)
Jun. 23-29 末 IV.1 Taming of Sm饌gol (laerasea)
Jun. 30-Jul. 6 末 IV.2 Passage of the Marshes (Modtheow)
Jul. 7-13 末 IV.3 Black Gate is Closed (sador)
Jul. 14-20 末 IV.4 Herbs and Stewed Rabbit (Saelind)
Jul. 21-27 末 IV.5 Window on the West (Menelwyn)
Jul. 28-Aug. 3 末 IV.6 Forbidden Pool (weaver)
Aug. 4-10 末 IV.7 Journey to the Cross-roads (a.s.)
Aug. 11-17 末 IV.8 Stairs of Cirith Ungol (Saelind)
Aug. 18-24 末 IV.9 Shelob's Lair (Beren IV)
Aug. 25-31 末 IV.10 Choices of Master Samwise (Dreamdeer)

The sign-up for RotK will be posted August 4th.

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We're discussing The Lord of the Rings in the Reading Room, Oct. 15, 2007 - Mar. 22, 2009!

Join us Mar. 31-Apr. 6 for "The Breaking of the Fellowship".


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Jul 3 2008, 8:11am

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Some discussion leaders in this, our fourth discussion of The Lord of the Rings, have asked that links to earlier Reading Room discussions of LotR be posted here for reference.

The first LotR discussion ran from March 2000 (approximately) through July 30, 2001. This was before my time, but I believe the discussion began on Main, and that the Reading Room was created in 2000 to separate the discussion from the other activity on that forum. Unfortunately, posts made before January 2001 to the old forums cannot be accessed. However, most of the first LotR discussion was transcribed and saved to the Lasselanta Archive (preserved courtesy of the internet archive). Some chapters are missing from the archive: the Prologue (if it was discussed); Book I, Ch. 1-5; Book I, Ch. 10; Book V, Ch. 3; Book VI, Ch. 5-9; and the Appendices. The earlier missing chapter discussions are probably unrecoverable, but the later missing chapter discussions can now be found in this thread indexing the Reading Room for 2001, 2002, and 2007. This was the schedule:
-Book IV, Ch. 8-10 -- Jan. 7-26, 2001
-Book V -- Jan. 29-Apr. 7, 2001
-Book VI -- Apr. 9-June 8, 2001
-Appendices, Summary -- June 11-July 30, 2001.

The second LotR discussion ran from Sep. 2, 2002 through Feb. 15, 2004. Links to all threads can be found using hatster's great Reading Room index of links for every RR post from May 10, 2002 through Dec. 22, 2004. Here are the dates to search for each book:
-Book I -- Sep. 2-Nov. 23, 2002
-Book II -- Nov. 25, 2002-Feb. 22, 2003
-Book III -- Mar. 2-May 9, 2003
-Book IV -- May 12-July 20, 2003
-Book V -- July 20-Sep. 28, 2003
-Book VI -- Sep. 29-Nov. 30, 2003
-Prologue, Appendices, Summary -- Nov. 30, 2003-Feb. 15, 2004.
Note that the Prologue was discussed after Book VI, not before Book I. Also, there was no discussion of Book II, Ch. 1, "The Departure of Boromir", because the discussion leader was ill.

The third LotR discussion ran from Feb. 7, 2005 through June 30, 2006. Thanks to the tremendous efforts of squire, all threads from that discussion can easily be found using his LotR Footerama.

(For reference: the subjects of all official Reading Room discussions have been, in this order: LotR, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, LotR, The Hobbit, Leaf by Niggle, The Silmarillion, Smith of Wootton Major, Farmer Giles of Ham, "The Lord of the Rings 1954-2004" conference, LotR, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia (selections), Unfinished Tales, thematic views of Tolkien, illustrations of Tolkien, The Children of Hrin, and LotR, in that order.)

My recommendation to discussion leaders is that you not read the previous discussions until after you have formulated your own plans, so that you feel no pressure to compete with the earlier work. Your discussion should be based on your interests. Only after you have at least an outline and a list of your own questions might it be worthwhile to examine what others have already said. But that's just a suggestion, and not one that I myself have always followed.

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We're discussing The Lord of the Rings in the Reading Room, Oct. 15, 2007 - Mar. 22, 2009!

Join us Jun. 30-Jul. 6 for "The Passage of the Marshes".

(This post was edited by Kimi on Jul 5 2008, 6:29am)


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Jul 21 2008, 11:14pm

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Reminder: Sign up for RotK discussion on Aug. 4. [In reply to] Can't Post

Our RotK discussion will run as follows: Book V -- Sep. 2-Nov. 9; Book VI -- Nov. 10-Jan. 25 (with a break Dec. 22-Jan. 4); and Appendices -- Jan. 26-Mar. 15 (followed by a week of free discussion). The RotK sign-up will be posted at noon on Monday, Aug. 4, so it's time to start thinking about which chapter discussion you'd like to lead.

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We're discussing The Lord of the Rings in the Reading Room, Oct. 15, 2007 - Mar. 22, 2009!

Join us July 14-20 for "Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit".

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