The Third The Lord of the Rings Discussion & Footerama
TheOneRing.net Reading Room
February 2005 - June 2006
COMING UP: The First The Lord of the Rings Discussion (Books 1-2 - Jan. 2015) of March 2000 - July 2001
NOW (becoming) AVAILABLE: The Second The Lord of the Rings Discussion (Books 1-4 - Jan. 2015) of September 2002 - February 2004
STILL A HIT: The Fourth The Lord of the Rings Discussion of October 2007 - March 2009 (but no Footerama or Quant...)
COMING UP: The Fifth The Lord of the Rings Discussion (Books 1-3 - Jan. 2015) of May 2010 - December 2011
IN PROGRESS: The Sixth The Lord of the Rings Discussion of 2014 - 15
ALSO, DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND: The First Bored of the Rings Discussion!
And so start sixteen months of fun
With our third triennial run
Through the long Tolkienic Tome
By those who call this Room their home.
So stretch your legs and give a cheer
To make the others come in here
And join the board that knows no fluff:
(It's true we shun the hugs and stuff).
The threads are long and very prosy,
Even Curious gets dozy!
And see the scholars over there:
For each there is a squishy chair.
Citing HoME while slyly winking:
Thinking hard or hardly thinking?
Both Main and Movie back away;
We even scared a troll today.
We can write a long footnote
On every word that Tolkien wrote.
And despite the Silmarillion
We wish he'd writ another million.
So crack the book and spread the map,
And don't forget your thinking cap.
Some coffee, too, is smart to bring;
Come grab a seat and read the Ring!