The Fellowship of the Ring - Book I

February 7 - May 6, 2005

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Join us in the Reading Room this week to discuss the Preface...Prologue...Forward...Thingie to "The Lord of the Rings"

 

The Lord of the Rings, Prologue

by ShireRat77, Feb 7-12, 2005

Introduction  [2/7 @ 1:16 PM]  (57/109)

Everything you wanted to know about Hobbits...  [2/7 @ 9:40 PM]  (32/82)

More on Hobbits   [2/8 @ 12:08 PM]  (15/59)

Further Thoughts on Hobbits    [2/9 @ 1:10 PM]  (22/57)

On Pipe-weed   [2/10 @ 12:40 PM]  (26/47)

The Finding of the Ring    [2/11 @ 3:28 PM]  (14/42)

Note on the Shire Records    [2/11 @ 11:31 PM]  (10/24)

Open Discussion    [2/12 @ 3:29 PM]  (12/72)

Summary (sorry so late!)    [2/24 @ 1:38 PM]  (26/26)

See the 4th Discussion by N. E. Brigand, October 2007



Everyone is headed for Bag End! Join us in the Reading Room this week to discuss the "The Lord of the Rings"
 

A Long-Expected Party

by Finding Frodo, Feb 13-19, 2005

Introduction   [2/13 @ 10:47 PM]  (20/50)

A Long-Lived Hobbit    [2/14 @ 12:40 PM]  (18/63)

Great Expectations    [2/15 @ 12:33 PM]  (18/75)

Party! Party! Party!    [2/16 @ 12:23 PM]  (20/58)

So Long, Bilbo! (long)    [2/17 @ 12:12 PM]  (22/68)

The Aftermath    [2/18 @ 7:23 PM]  (11/32)

Open Discussion    [2/19 @ 11:58 PM]  (10/37)

The Long-Expected Summary    [2/28 @ 12:53 AM]  (23/26)

See the 4th Discussion by Ataahua, October 2007

   

The Shadow of the Past

by an seleichan, Feb 21-27, 2005

Mad Bagginses   [2/21 @ 1:11 AM]  (13/51)

Rumours of Strange Things    [2/21 @ 1:22 AM]  (11/28)

Gandalf Begins His Tale    [2/21 @ 6:05 PM]  (14/52)

Riddles in the Dark    [2/22 @ 7:32 AM]  (10/24)

Something Wicked This Way Comes    [2/22 @ 5:17 PM]  (12/37)

One Ring to Rule Them All    [2/23 @ 8:15 AM]  (18/50)

The Ring Bides Its Time    [2/23 @ 7:12 PM]  (13/39)

Proto-Hobbit    [2/23 @ 7:39 PM]  (11/46)

Other Powers at Work    [2/24 @ 8:23 AM]  (13/30)

Pity and Mercy   [2/24 @ 7:02 PM]  (15/35)

Risk-Benefit Analyses    [2/25 @ 8:20 AM]  (14/35)

Hobbits Really Are Amazing Creatures   [2/25 @ 10:59 PM]  (11/24)

The Burden of Incarnate Angels    [2/26 @ 1:10 PM]  (7/10)

Providence, Evil, and Free Will    [2/26 @ 3:16 PM]  (15/76)

Wrap-Up    [2/27 @ 11:34 AM]  (23/33)

See the 4th Discussion by Saelind, October 2007

Everyone is headed for the Woody End! Join us in the Reading Room this week to discuss the "The Lord of the Rings"

 

Three Is Company

by jflower, Feb 28-Mar 5, 2005

Brief Intro  [2/28 @ 11:42 AM]  (4/4)

Discussion #1   [2/28 @ 8:19 PM]  (17/60)

Discussion #2    [3/1 @ 8:01 PM]  (21/58)

Discussion #3   [3/2 @ 8:26 PM]  (18/70)

Discussion #4    [3/3 @ 11:40 PM]  (11/27)

Discussion #5    [3/5 @ 3:11 AM]  (14/61)

I’ve been gone for too long.  <Beren IV>  [3/9/2005 @ 7:03 PM]  (2/4)

See the 4th Discussion by humbert, October-November 2007

 Everyone is headed for Maggot's Farm! Join us in the Reading Room this week to discuss the "The Lord of the Rings" Chapter IV: A Short Cut to Mushrooms

"I'm fond of mushrooms out of a field."
-J.R.R. Tolkien.

 

A Shortcut to Mushrooms

by Altaira and squire, Mar 8-13, 2005

Breakfast and banter  <Altaira>  [3/8 @ 3:04 PM]  (16/37)

The Road Goes Ever On and Off  <squire >  [3/9 @ 8:56 AM]  (24/44)

The Crooked Short Cut    [3/9 @ 2:45 PM]  (10/15)

Like the cry of some evil and lonely creature    [3/10 @ 8:35 AM]  (14/32)

He beat me and set his dogs on me    [3/10 @ 3:45 PM]  (13/34)

"Have you seen Baggins?" he asked in a queer voice.    [3/11 @ 9:28 AM]  (11/34)

'I want Mr. Baggins. Have you seen him?' said a muffled voice.    [3/11 @ 4:20 PM]  (12/18)

Notes from “The Hunt for the Ring”    [3/12 @ 3:15 AM]  (10/15)

“Old Tom and Muddy-feet”: The Maggot-Bombadil connection   [3/12 @ 10:38 AM]  (9/27)

Final Exam    [3/13 @ 8:47 AM]  (18/39)

A fairly long cut to Mushrooms: the discussion summary   [4/3 @ 10:58 PM]  (19/22)

See the 4th Discussion by Saelind, November 2007

 Everyone is headed for the bathroom at Crickhollow! Join us in the Reading Room this week to discuss the "The Lord of the Rings" Chapter V: A Conspiracy Unmasked

 

A Conspiracy Unmasked

by Ltlberr, Mar 14-19, 2005

Chapter discussion begins tonight    [3/14 @ 9:30 AM]  (7/9)

Arrival   [3/15 @ 1:12 AM]  (15/52)

Bath and a Bite    [3/15 @ 9:55 AM]  (11/27)

The Truth Comes Out   [3/16 @ 9:41 AM]  (10/20)

Of Friendship and Loyalty    [3/17 @ 10:23 AM]  (14/26)

The Old Forest    [3/18 @ 12:39 PM]  (7/14)

To sleep, Perchance to Dream    [3/18 @ 1:08 PM]  (14/17)

Open Discussion    [3/19 @ 12:52 PM]  (14/22)

See the 4th Discussion by Nerdanel, November 2007

Everyone is being drawn to the Withywindle! Join us in the Reading Room this week to discuss the "The Lord of the Rings" Chapter VI: The Old Forest
 

The Old Forest

by weaver, Mar 21-27, 2005

Into the Wild    [3/21 @ 2:44 AM]  (14/38)

Ancient History...    [3/22 @ 12:36 PM]  (12/39)

Journey to the Center    [3/23 @ 1:16 PM]  (14/45)

Under the Spell of Old Man Willow    [3/24 @ 9:22 PM]  (13/61)

Enter Tom Bombadil    [3/25 @ 8:46 PM]  (16/62)

Upon the Threshold    [3/26 @ 7:09 PM]  (11/37)

Last Chance to Comment, Two Observations, and a Question    [3/27 @ 10:38 PM]  (19/40)

Summary   [4/25 @ 8:37 PM]  (18/19)

See the 4th Discussion by dernwyn, November-December 2007

Everyone is staying with Tom and Goldberry! Join us in the Reading Room this week to discuss the "The Lord of the Rings" Chapter VII: In the House of Tom Bombadil
 

In the House of Tom Bombadil

by nerdanel_50, Mar 28-Apr 1, 2005

Over the Threshold    [3/28 @ 5:26 PM]  (10/24)

Goldberry    [3/29 @ 3:24 AM]  (12/64)

The Happy Couple—of What?   [3/30 @ 4:21 AM]  (16/60)

In Dreams    [3/31 @ 2:17 AM]  (16/57)

Talking in the Rain    [3/31 @ 8:58 PM]  (18/26)

Ring-a-Ding Dillo! Tom Bombadil Is in the House    [4/1 @ 1:40 PM]  (12/52

Time for Odds and, Well, Odds, and Open Discussion    [4/1 @ 9:18 PM]  (9/33)

Leftover Goldberry question  <well he's back>  [4/6/2005 @ 9:40 AM]  (3/3)

(Not much of a) Summary    [4/10 @ 10:54 PM]  (16/16)

See the 4th Discussion by a.s., December 2007


There again on the dark hills of Tyrn Gorthad they fell from wisdom into folly, losing their way in the cold mists raised by the hand of Morgoth, nor had they the wit to combat the devices of the evil spirits of that land. Had Ben-Adar not heard their calls, all might well have been lost, to the world's great sorrow. Yet hear them he did, and sang again, and put them finally on the path of safety to the way-meeting of Bree. - The Silmarilion, "The War of the Ring"

Everyone is wandering over the Barrow Downs! Join us in the Reading Room this week to discuss the "The Lord of the Rings" Chapter VIII: Fog on the Barrow Downs

 

Fog on the Barrow-Downs

by Entwife Wandlimb, Apr 4-9, 2005

Introduction    [4/4 @ 12:52 PM]  (11/28)

Passing on Good Advice    [4/4 @ 10:03 PM]  (20/74)

Cold be hand and heart and bone    [4/5 @ 5:35 PM]  (11/18)

Singing in the Dark    [4/6 @ 2:37 AM]  (13/47)

Don’t look, Ethel!    [4/7 @ 12:38 PM]  (18/75)

The Giving of Old Knives and Good Advice    [4/8 @ 1:14 PM]  (13/55)

Summary and Open Discussion   [4/9 @ 6:07 PM]  (26/64)

See the 4th Discussion by drogo, December 2007

Everyone is singin' and dancin' and jumpin' and fallin' down and disappearin' at the Pony! Join us in the Reading Room this week to discuss the "The Lord of the Rings" Chapter IX: At the Sign of the Prancing Pony 

 

At the Sign of the Prancing Pony

by Elf Princess of Lorien, Apr 11-18, 2005

Welcome to Bree    [4/11 @ 5:47 PM]  (18/48)

Shadows, dinner and a warning    [4/12 @ 9:39 PM]  (14/54)

Enter Strider    [4/14 @ 1:56 AM]  (16/65)

Time for a song    [4/15 @ 3:15 AM]  (13/34)

Many meetings, of a different sort    [4/16 @ 12:15 AM]  (10/94)

Names, open discussion and what do you like?    [4/18 @ 2:03 AM] (17/27)

See the 4th Discussion by entmaiden, December 2007

Everyone is wandering over all the lands between the Shire and the Misty Mountains, for many years, with a sword that is "not much use"! Join us in the Reading Room for this week's discussion of "The Lord of the Rings" Chapter X: Strider

 

Strider

by Lothirienne, Apr 18-22, 2005

Strider Chapter Discussion    [4/18 @ 9:44 AM]  (1/1)

Strider: and the gatekeeper    [4/18 @ 1:45 PM]  (12/21)

Strider and the black horsemen    [4/18 @ 2:43 PM]  (11/36)

Strider and a variety of descriptions    [4/19 @ 12:30 AM]  (13/23)

Descriptions of other characters    [4/20 @ 12:37 AM]  (7/13)

Hobbit compare and contrast time    [4/20 @ 12:38 AM]  (4/17)

Tolkien's sayings    [4/21 @ 1:48 AM]  (6/9)

Strider's poem    [4/21 @ 1:55 AM]  (16/33)

Strider comparison:  with appreciation and credit going to NZ Strider    [4/22 @ 12:58 AM]  (4/9)

Open discussion    [4/22 @ 8:23 PM]  (4/10)

Strider: Summary    [4/25 @ 11:43 AM]  (14/14)

See the 4th Discussion by Elizabeth, January 2008

Everyone is making for Weathertop! Join us in the Reading Room for this week's discussion of "The Lord of the Rings" Chapter XI: A Knife in the Dark 

 

A Knife in the Dark

by Isis, Apr 24-30, 2005

A Knife in the Dark   [4/24 @ 12:09 PM]  (7/7)

Things That Go Bump in the Night   [4/25 @ 6:28 AM]  (8/44)

Leaving Bree  [4/25 @ 4:36 PM]  (10/22)

Travelling with Strider   [4/26 @ 5:24 PM]  (13/41)

A History Lesson    [4/27 @ 7:49 PM]  (15/44)

Reading the Signs    [4/28 @ 6:05 PM]  (9/32)

The Storyteller    [4/29 @ 4:31 PM]  (12/34)

The Black Riders Attack    [4/30 @ 6:24 PM]  (11/85)

See the 4th Discussion by squire, January 2008

Everyone is chillin' at Trollshaws! Join us in the Reading Room for this week's discussion of "The Lord of the Rings" Chapter XII: Flight to the Ford
 

Flight to the Ford

by RosieLass, May 3-6, 2005

Just for Fun   [5/3 @ 1:36 PM]  (4/5)

Frodo Lives!    [5/3 @ 10:11 PM]  (6/14)

What the *&$# was I thinking?!?    [5/3 @ 10:15 PM]  (6/10)

What’s in that athelas stuff, now, really???   [5/4 @ 12:21 PM]  (11/17)

Go west, young man!   [5/4 @ 12:29 PM]  (6/12)

Trotter Revealed    [5/4 @ 12:30 PM]  (7/17)

From the Bridge to the Trollshaws    [5/5 @ 12:17 AM]  (8/13)

William and Bert and Tom, oh my!    [5/5 @ 8:25 PM]  (6/15)

There’s a new mayor in town!   [5/5 @ 8:28 PM]  (9/19)

Old Man River  [5/6 @ 7:49 PM]  (13/44)

Miscellaneous Thoughts/Questions   [5/6 @ 7:53 PM]  (6/6)

See the 4th Discussion by Elentari3018, January 2008

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