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Lord of the Rings Book VI Read-through (starts 4 Sept 2016): Schedule, sign-ups etc.

noWizardme
Valinor


Jul 17 2016, 1:51pm

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Lord of the Rings Book VI Read-through (starts 4 Sept 2016): Schedule, sign-ups etc. Can't Post

Our read-through of Lord of the Rings (in which we work through the book discussing a chapter each week) resumes on 4 September 2016.

Here is the schedule so far:

BOOK VI
start date chapter leader
04-Sep-16 I The Tower of Cirith Ungol squire
11-Sep-16 II The Land of Shadow InTheChair
18-Sep-16 III Mount Doom noWizardme
25-Sep-16 IV The Field of Cormallen Oliphaunt
02-Oct-16 V The Steward and the King Elizabeth
09-Oct-16 VI Many Partings Mironiel
16-Oct-16 VII Homeward Bound
23-Oct-16 VIII The Scouring of the Shire enanito
30-Oct-16 IX The Grey Havens
06-Nov-16 1 Concerning Hobbits (from the Prologue, plus hobbit-related items from the Appendices)
13-Nov-16 2 Numenor (from Appendix A.I. i - iii)
20-Nov-16 3 Gondor and the Heirs of Anarion (from Appendix A.I. iv)
27-Nov-16 4 The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen ((from Appendix A.I. v)
04-Dec-16 5 House of Eorl (from Appendix A.II)
11-Dec-16 6 Durin's Folk (from Appendix A.III)

18-Dec-16 7 LAST WEEK : "It's Over. It's Done" - a week of AOB, and a chance for folks to post thoughts & reflections on this, the Sixth Reading Room LOTR Read-through.


=> If you'd like to lead one of the remaining chapters or Appendices, please volunteer by replying to this thread. It helps everyone if you can title your post with the name of your chapter in CAPITALS - (e.g. THE GREY HAVENS). That makes it easier to see what else has been taken, and prevents this thread from becoming confusing too soon. (Happens in the end anyway - this thread replaces http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293 , which has become confusing).

=> If you might like to volunteer but you're not sure what being a chapter leader involves, read this: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=884122#884122 You can,of course also read some old posts from the Read-through to get an idea of what goes on.


=> If you volunteered to lead a chapter but now can't for some reason, please let me know. Things happen and plans go amiss, so no-one should blame a volunteer who can't in the end deliver due to impossible circumstances (Frodo at Mount Doom, perhaps Wink ). But its very helpful to have some notice, if that's possible.


=> My idea for the Appendices is that we will use them as the basis for themed discussions as you see - the family trees, annals and linguistic guides are free for all to raid as required, rather than being appendices that I forgot to schedule. I'm intending the leader of 'Concerning Hobbits' to look at hobbit lore in the appendices, but also to raid the Prologue "Concerning Hobbits" section at the very beginning of the book.

=> Any other questions, please do ask!

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volunteers are still needed to lead chapters for our upcoming Book VI ROTK read-through (Book V is all signed up, thanks!) http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=904377#904377


A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A set of links to the Book IV discussions are here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=899201#899201

A wonderful list of links to Boook II, Book I and previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


Maciliel
Valinor


Jul 17 2016, 6:58pm

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i will do the GREY HAVENS [In reply to] Can't Post

 
i will do the GREY HAVENS.

i wish i could rewind part of my life so as to allow me time to participate in the lotr read through. this would have been my first read through, and i was greatly looking forward to it. all the issues in my personal life demanded so much time from me -- i hope folks still want to do another read through in the future. Heart

cheers --

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aka. fili orc-enshield
+++++++++++++++++++
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

(This post was edited by Maciliel on Jul 17 2016, 7:02pm)


noWizardme
Valinor


Jul 18 2016, 9:19am

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Thanks very much! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm sure the read-through so far would have been even better had life allowed you to participate! Glad you can join us for what remains (some very good bits!)

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volunteers are still needed to lead chapters for our upcoming read-thorough of Book VI ROTK (and the appendices if there are sufficient volunteers)
http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=909709#909709


A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A set of links to the Book IV discussions are here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=899201#899201

A wonderful list of links to Boook II, Book I and previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


CuriousG
Half-elven


Jul 19 2016, 12:53am

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You can have that chapter, but [In reply to] Can't Post

remember they are the GREY Havens, not the BLUE Havens, so you won't find any Blue Wizards there waiting for you at the end of the book.

Just a friendly warning.


enanito
Lorien

Jul 19 2016, 2:59am

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Don't underestimate... [In reply to] Can't Post

... the power of a chapter leader to take the discussion in unexpected directions and discover hidden in the text previously unforeseen gems. Perhaps the Blue Wizards can indeed be found!

Wink


squire
Half-elven


Jul 24 2016, 2:00am

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Durin's Folk (from Appendix A.III), please. [In reply to] Can't Post

I enjoy discussing the Appendices to LotR, and I'm glad we're doing them again this time around!



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noWizardme
Valinor


Jul 24 2016, 8:43am

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Thanks! All yours:) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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volunteers are still needed to lead chapters for our upcoming read-thorough of Book VI ROTK (and the appendices if there are sufficient volunteers)
http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=909709#909709


A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A set of links to the Book IV discussions are here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=899201#899201

A wonderful list of links to Boook II, Book I and previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


enanito
Lorien

Sep 2 2016, 2:31pm

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Can't wait... [In reply to] Can't Post

... to return to the Tower of Cirith Ungol !! 2 more days :)


Ingwion
Lorien

Sep 5 2016, 6:57pm

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Read-through [In reply to] Can't Post

I would be happy to lead a read through if any more volunteers are needed! I wouldn't mind what chapter/appendix. Although I am new to these forums so maybe someone else would have more knowledge of what was needed.

It was a foggy day in London, and the fog was heavy and dark. Animate London, with smarting eyes and irritated lungs, was blinking, wheezing, and choking; inanimate London was a sooty spectre, divided in purpose between being visible and invisible, and so being wholly neither.

It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen.


noWizardme
Valinor


Sep 18 2016, 10:14am

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Apologies for not having noted your volunteering earlier, Ingwion! [In reply to] Can't Post

You would be most welcome.

Unless you prefer something else, why not lead the first chapter that is free - 16-Oct-16 VII Homeward Bound

apologies again for missing that you had offered to help!

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Volunteers are still needed to lead chapters for our read-thorough of Book VI ROTK (and the appendices if there are sufficient volunteers)
http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=909709#909709


A wonderful list of links to Book I - Book V chapters in this read-through (and to previous read-throughs) is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


Ingwion
Lorien

Sep 18 2016, 1:23pm

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Thank you! [In reply to] Can't Post

I would be very glad to do that chapter! Is there anything important I need to know about how to do it?


It was a foggy day in London, and the fog was heavy and dark. Animate London, with smarting eyes and irritated lungs, was blinking, wheezing, and choking; inanimate London was a sooty spectre, divided in purpose between being visible and invisible, and so being wholly neither. - Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens.

It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen. - The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien


noWizardme
Valinor


Sep 18 2016, 5:42pm

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And thank you - HOMEWARD BOUND goes to Ingwion [In reply to] Can't Post

The chapter leader is traditionally very free to start the discussion in any way he or she wants. The main thing is to read the chapter and pick out some points of interest to suggest for discussion. A while back I wrote a post of general tips if you'd like to see that- http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=884122#884122

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Volunteers are still needed to lead chapters for our read-thorough of Book VI ROTK (and the appendices if there are sufficient volunteers)
http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=909709#909709


A wonderful list of links to Book I - Book V chapters in this read-through (and to previous read-throughs) is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


noWizardme
Valinor


Sep 23 2016, 10:46am

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TALE OF ARAGORN AND ARWEN now taken by enanito - thanks!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Volunteers are still needed to lead chapters for our read-thorough of Book VI ROTK (and the appendices if there are sufficient volunteers)
http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=909709#909709


A wonderful list of links to Book I - Book V chapters in this read-through (and to previous read-throughs) is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


Hamfast Gamgee
Grey Havens

Sep 24 2016, 1:29pm

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Sorry, I meant Homeward Bound [In reply to] Can't Post

Unless that chapter is taken! Thanks!


noWizardme
Valinor


Sep 24 2016, 2:54pm

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Already taken, but thanks for agreeing to do GONDOR and the heirs of Anorien [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Volunteers are still needed to lead chapters for our read-thorough of Book VI ROTK (and the appendices if there are sufficient volunteers)
http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=909709#909709


A wonderful list of links to Book I - Book V chapters in this read-through (and to previous read-throughs) is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm

 
 

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