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The Road Goes Ever On and On: Everything Tolkien - Book 2

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johobbit
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Enjoy, coracle! Grin  

I had to pop into a drug store for a greeting card the other day, and when I got to the cash, to my surprise, there in front of me was a special edition of TIME magazine, the entirety featuring Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings. I thought I had gone back twenty years in time. Giggle But I had not, so how could I not purchase it?! Bats eyes Most of the info inside we are familiar with, but it's still fun to read through. Smile Great photos too.

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Posted : June 4, 2021 4:09 pm
johobbit
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  Dancing   I just read on the J.R.R. Tolkien Facebook page this:

We are delighted to announce that Andy Serkis is returning to Middle-earth in the brand new unabridged audiobook of J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings.
This magical new recording arrives in September, but here’s a sneak peek behind-the-scenes.
And then there is a 5.35 minute clip of Andy reading from The Two Towers, "The Passage of the Marshes", when Sam awakens in the "evil hole", surrounded by mountains of slag, not far from Mordor, and hears Gollum holding a debate with himself/Sméagol. 

 
I will be purchasing this, to be sure ... or possibly ask for the audiobook for a Christmas present.  Grin  

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Posted : July 7, 2021 7:18 am
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Oh my word, that is (you guessed it) preciousssssssssssss!!! Grin Grin Excellent that he has such a good reading voice, too, in between doing Smeagol vs Gollum. It would be very interesting to hear how he handles all the rest of the characters.

Very tempted to say "We... wantsssss... it!!", but gosh, the complete and unabridged audiobook — how many hours' worth must that be?? At least 50, if not 70 (especially if they throw in the foreword and appendices)... Shocked I already never have time to fit in all the books I'd love to read or listen to — I can't imagine how I'd ever manage to get to the end of a full-length LOTR!! But that is wonderful to know it's been done, and with just about the best possible reader. Hope you can give us a full review and rating here once you've listened to it, @jo! Wink  

"Now you are a lioness," said Aslan. "And now all Narnia will be renewed."
(Prince Caspian)

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Posted : July 7, 2021 11:39 am
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So, it is time for an update! I've completely read through The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. I liked it very much, especially the first two poems. Now I'm making my way through The Lord of the Rings. What surprised me the most about The Fellowship of the Ring was not really about the book itself, but rather about Lord of the Rings Online. I had no idea that the towns of Combe, Staddle, and Archet were actually in Tolkien's text. Apparently the game designers took more care reading the text than I did when I read Fellowship as a teenager.

I'm going through The Two Towers for the first time now. I thought it funny that Treebeard didn't want to be "hasty" but then proceeded to tell the hobbits all sorts of things about himself. I didn't dislike Treebeard in the movie, but I like him much more in the book.

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Posted : July 26, 2021 10:37 pm
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News came out yesterday that the Amazon filming project will be pulling out of New Zealand and will start pre-production for Season 2 in UK early 2022.  This is disappointing for many people here, both technical people and actors.
I thought that Season 1 was going to start screening next month,but looking at it properly, I see it's Sept 2022! I may have lost interest by then.

There, shining in the sunrise, larger than they had seen him before, shaking his mane (for it had apparently grown again) stood Aslan himself.

"...when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor's stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards."

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Posted : August 13, 2021 5:53 pm
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Meanwhile I am well into my annual reading of Lord of the Rings. Every year I notice new things, and today I read Pippin's encounter with Denethor. 

Pippin told the old man about how his son Boromir died. He said,.: ,"Boromir died to save us..." and presented his sword to him. One of the little pictures of the response of the new believer in Jesus Christ, offering their service to Him.

There, shining in the sunrise, larger than they had seen him before, shaking his mane (for it had apparently grown again) stood Aslan himself.

"...when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor's stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards."

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Posted : August 16, 2021 5:44 am
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I always thought The Silmarillion was the most difficult of Tolkien’s books to read.  My brother gave it to me as a Christmas present many years ago, and I think I read it twice.  It’s one of the prettiest books that I own. I own the hardcover edition, and it is in a beautiful binding.  If you read it you have to struggle with many names and places.  It’s like the genealogies in the Bible, but the names and places go on for chapter after chapter. I think the book is interesting in that you can know the early history of Middle Earth.  But of course it is hard going.  I have to say that having it is certainly worthwhile to complete the Tolkien collection along with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

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Posted : September 21, 2021 7:11 pm
coracle
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Happy Hobbit Day, everyone!
If you are still in 21st, it's the anniversary of the publishing of The Hobbit.
If (like me) you are in 22nd, it's Bilbo and Frodo's joint birthday, a good time for a hobbit-style party.

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Cake Balloons Present  

There, shining in the sunrise, larger than they had seen him before, shaking his mane (for it had apparently grown again) stood Aslan himself.

"...when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor's stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards."

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