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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Ally on Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:15 pm

If you're reading in terms of order in style, read the fairy-stories in the Tales of the Perilous realm, with the Hobbit, then move on to the more darker stuff! Weirdly I started reading The Silmarillion before TH, I'd read the Hobbit and was like "hmm, this will be good!" Not surprisingly, I didn't finish it.
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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by odo banks on Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:23 pm

TH is best. Why anyone would read anything else (to begin with) is quite beyond me.
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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Squach on Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:22 am

What, even little childrens picture books? I can imagine it. Two-year-olds reading TH!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Ally on Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:44 pm

Squach wrote:What, even little childrens picture books? I can imagine it. Two-year-olds reading TH!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Good point & well made!
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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by odo banks on Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:13 am

Trust the girlies to stick together... Rolling Eyes
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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Squach on Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:44 pm

You never know, maybe Eldo (My very good friend) will stick up for me! Would you call him a her? Waaaaait a second. Don't go into that again.

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:06 pm

Eldo a girl? Mmm that explains quite a lot actually..... Very Happy

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Eldorion on Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:52 pm

Stay classy, Petty. Laughing
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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Saradoc on Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:31 pm

Just what are you inferring Squach?

"I imply- you infer"

Oh yes.... Smile

Anyway, Eldorion a member of the fairer sex? I'd never believe it, he's an associate with the monstrous admin!

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Eldorion on Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:50 pm

Saradoc wrote:Anyway, Eldorion a member of the fairer sex? I'd never believe it, he's an associate with the monstrous admin!

lol!
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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Tinuviel on Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:13 pm

Eldo, a girl??????????
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Now where did that come from? Something I missed I presume... Wink

Anyway, I got the Silmarillion in 5th grade because i thought it was another LOTR book. I skipped to the end of it (because that's what kids do) And finally saw the names Frodo and Aragorn and Gandalf, but I actually thought it was in another language!!! I didn't understand any of the names or was able to pronounce any of them, so I put the book down for a while. I read Beren and Luthien over the summer because I had recently heard about the story from watching Tolkien interviews and behind the scenes stuff, and I started there and read on.

What everyone is saying is absolutely right. If you're not in a Tolkien mood, than don't even bother reading it! because it'll just mess with your head!!!
(Thank goodness for the family trees and the glossary of names!)

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Saradoc on Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:11 pm

I'm going to turn part detective (I managed to work out that Paul McCartney isn't in fact dead) and find the truth in this gripping story!

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Ally on Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:47 pm

It's important news, I think the folk of the forumshire deserve to know such things!
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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Eldorion on Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:29 pm

I guess I should be grateful that the picture I posted was lost in the Planet Tolkien disaster so the mystery can be preserved (or was it?). bounce
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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by odo banks on Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:50 pm

I actually thought you were a cat, Eldo ---- well, it's possible... Embarassed

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Ally on Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:57 am

Odo, that kind of thinking belongs in a mewseum in the Stone Ages! I'm sure Eldo's whiskers aren't feline great now- what slander! He's quite obviously a gerbil!
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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by odo banks on Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:53 am

"feline" -- funny gal! Laughing

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Saradoc on Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:50 pm

That's a "paw" pun...

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Ally on Sun May 08, 2011 3:37 pm

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by springstar on Tue May 10, 2011 10:12 am

Hi there Kafria,

Here are a couples of links to a website that may help you progress further into reading the Silmarillion or other works by Tolkien.

Google Search Engine- Thain's Book-Guide to Tolkien's Middle-Earth

WWW.tuckborough.net (this will take you into Thain's Book).

This website is a handy encyclopaedia for everything Tolkien- places, peoples, creatures, things, events and so on. It has an alphbetical index as well as a subject index.

So if you chose the People tab this will take you to a page containing historical and chronological background on hobbits, elves, the race of men, dwarves and many others

The Place tab has references to villages/towns/cities, Islands, Lands. Like a Star @ heaven Very Happy


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Post by Ringdrotten on Tue May 10, 2011 5:14 pm

Awesome site, Springstar, thanks for the link Very Happy

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Eldorion on Tue May 10, 2011 8:16 pm

I love The Thain's Book. Very Happy
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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Kafria on Tue May 10, 2011 9:30 pm

Thanks for that springstar, I particularly like the chronology, should help me keep things straight. I've stalled a bit in my reading, mainly due to finding two sci fi series i like and re-reading hitchhikers guide (which I got for my kindle, it is the edition with a forward by Russel Davies about why ebooks will never replace paperbacks... amused me somewhat that no one thought this might be a tad daft!)

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Ally on Wed May 11, 2011 10:15 pm

I really love my Kindle, it's just a pity that I've been out priced of most of the books I'd want to read. I've read all the Bronte, Austen and other classics that I'd want read, so I've resorted to illegally downloading the book in epub and converting it to Kindle!! With real books I can just get my parents to buy them- they can't say no to be reading a book!! Very Happy
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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Porgy Bunk-Banks on Fri May 13, 2011 3:26 am

I love collecting kindling -- Wisey sez I do it very well. Very Happy I didn't know ya could reed it though.
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