The Fellowship of the Ring - Book II

May 8 - July 16, 2005

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Everyone is wandering long in a dream of music that turns into running water, and then suddenly into a voice! Join us in the Reading Room for this week's discussion of "The Lord of the Rings" Book 2, Chapter I: Many Meetings
 

Many Meetings

by Menelwyn, May 8-14, 2005

Introduction  [5/8 @ 2:27 PM]  (2/2)

Aftermath of the Flight    [5/8 @ 8:15 PM]  (10/35)

The House of Elrond   [5/9 @ 4:52 PM]  (12/60)

A Few of the Meetings    [5/10 @ 4:33 PM]  (8/57)

Conversation with Gloin    [5/11 @ 5:14 PM]  (11/21)

In the Hall of Fire    [5/12 @ 6:30 PM]  (8/16)

A Elbereth Gilthoniel    [5/13 @ 4:54 PM]  (5/10)

Open Discussion    [5/14 @ 1:04 PM]  (3/8)

See the 4th Discussion by Kethry, January-February 2008

Everyone has been called hither to find counsel for the peril of the world! Join us in the Reading Room for this week's discussion of "The Lord of the Rings" Book 2, Chapter II: The Council of Elrond
 

The Council of Elrond

by Luthien_Rising, May 15-22, 2005

The Agenda    [5/15 @ 3:09 PM]  (7/22)

Cast of Characters    [5/16 @ 8:28 AM]  (14/33)

Glóin’s Tale    [5/16 @ 12:27 PM]  (12/39)

Elrond’s Tale   [5/16 @ 7:34 PM]  (7/24)

Boromir’s Tale    [5/17 @ 9:57 AM]  (12/46)

Revelations    [5/17 @ 1:32 PM]  (13/91)

Gaps in History/Gandalf’s Tale (I)   [5/17 @ 6:32 PM]  (7/11)

The Voice of Isildur and Aragorn’s Tale    [5/18 @ 9:13 AM]  (6/32)

The Voice of the Ring    [5/18 @ 2:16 PM]  (7/25)

 Legolas’s Tale   [5/18 @ 8:46 PM]  (11/12)

Gandalf’s Tale (II)   [5/19 @ 8:34 AM]  (8/24)

Saruman Speaks    [5/19 @ 3:40 PM]  (11/33)

Gandalf’s Tale (III)    [5/19 @ 9:12 PM]  (5/8)

The Great Debate (I)   [5/20 @ 8:11 AM]  (6/9)

The Great Debate (II)    [5/20 @ 3:17 PM]  (3/15)

The Great Debate (III)    [5/20 @ 7:44 PM]  (7/20)

Narrative Patterns    [5/21 @ 12:59 PM]  (3/10)

The Council of Elrond    [5/21 @ 4:24 PM]  (5/29)

Open Discussion    [5/22 @ 2:16 PM]  (21/30)

See the 4th Discussion by FarFromHome, February 2008

Everyone is holding their course west of the Mountains for many miles and days! Join us in the Reading Room for this week's discussion of "The Lord of the Rings" Book 2, Chapter III: The Ring Goes South

 

 

The Ring Goes South

by dernwyn, May 22-28, 2005

Prelude   [5/22 @ 1:39 PM]  (4/4)

Many Musings    [5/23 @ 6:50 AM]  (5/30)

All's Clear   [5/23 @ 5:57 PM]  (9/47)

The Fellowship is Chosen   [5/24 @ 7:08 AM]  (8/37)

A Tale of Two Bilbos    [5/24 @ 5:36 PM]  (12/31)

The Journey Recommences   [5/25 @ 6:51 AM]  (10/53)

Southward Bound   [5/25 @ 5:51 PM]  (5/23)

A Pack of Crows  [5/26 @ 6:40 AM]  (4/10)

The Height of Caradhras  <Beren IV>  [5/26/2005 @ 9:07 PM]  (4/9)

Shadows and Mountains    [5/26 @ 6:09 PM]  (5/6)

Snow and Fire    [5/27 @ 6:45 AM]  (6/16)

Finding the Sun    [5/27 @ 5:01 PM]  (3/8)

Open Discussion    [5/28 @ 2:02 PM]  (7/19)

More on Mountain Heights  <Beren IV>  [6/1/2005 @ 1:44 AM]  (3/8)

See the 4th Discussion by weaver, February 2008

Everyone is going thither into the deep places of the world! Join us in the Reading Room for this week's discussion of "The Lord of the Rings" Book 2, Chapter IV: A Journey in the Dark.

 

 

A Journey in the Dark

by drogo_drogo, May 30-June 4, 2005

The Road to Moria    [5/30 @ 10:55 AM]  (9/50)

Warg Attack   [5/30 @ 10:58 AM]  (11/40)

The Lay of the Land   [5/31 @ 4:00 PM]  (7/18)

The Pony and the Door    [5/31 @ 4:02 PM]  (6/7)

"Speak/Say "Friend" and Enter"    [6/1 @ 8:03 AM]  (5/12)

The Watcher in the Water and Some Art   [6/1 @ 8:13 AM]  (10/36)

Picturing the Mines   [6/2 @ 8:07 AM]  (9/24)

The Great Realm and City of Dwarrowdelf    [6/2 @ 8:09 AM]  (7/8)

Ooopsie Daisy! ;)    [6/2 @ 3:43 PM]  (8/13)

The Durin Poem    [6/3 @ 3:09 PM]  (8/23)

Thar's mithril within dem dar hills!!!!!   [6/4 @ 9:28 AM]  (6/27)

Balin's Tomb    [6/4 @ 9:49 AM]  (5/21)

Mythic Allusions and Open Discussion   [6/4 @ 1:14 PM]  (15/24)

See the 4th Discussion by Finding Frodo, February 2008

Everyone is fighting for their lives in Moria! Join us in the Chamber of Mazarbul ("Reading Room of the Dwarves") for this week's discussion of "The Lord of the Rings" Book 2, Chapter V: The Bridge of Khazad-dûm.

 

The Bridge of Khazad-dûm

by N.E. Brigand, June 6-12, 2005

Introduction    [6/6 @ 12:22 PM]  (1/1)

The Book of Mazarbul    [6/6 @ 12:30 PM]  (11/28)

Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom   [6/6 @ 8:59 PM]  (11/27)

Random Questions   [6/7 @ 11:23 AM]  (7/14)

Doom   [6/7 @ 8:29 PM]  (15/53)

Ambiguity, Supposition and Metaphor   [6/8 @ 1:33 PM]  (15/61)

The Balrog    [6/9 @ 9:56 PM]  (6/19)

History   [6/9 @ 10:01 PM]  (3/5)

The Troll and the Orc-Chieftain   [6/9 @ 10:09 PM]  (4/18)

Final Questions and Some Trivia   [6/10 @ 12:50 PM]  (6/24)

Open Discussion   [6/10 @ 12:54 PM]  (5/20)

Summary   [6/12 @ 4:10 PM]  (12/19)

Miscellaneous Khazad-dûm question  <Beren IV>  [6/13/2005 @ 5:40 PM]  (1/4)

See the 4th Discussion by Beren IV, Februrary-March 2008


The Elves are not just all for moon and stars: it’s sunlight and bright day, but everyone feels as if they are inside a song! Join us in the Reading Room for this week's discussion of "The Lord of the Rings" Book 2, Chapter VI: Lothlorien.

Also:

Damn it, Stanners, you'll publish the Silmarillion and bl****y well like it! Extract digit before our lunch in London Thursday next, or else. Yrs sincerely, etc.
                              -- J.R.R. Tolkien, from Letter 24, to Sir Stanley Unwin, 22 January 1938

What unsavoury secret did Unwin then threaten to reveal, forcing Tolkien to back down and agree to write a "sequel" to his bestseller The Hobbit? Follow our discussion of the dark side of the Author of the Century, as revealed in his long-suppressed Letters, in the Reading Room. This week: Letters #18-28, October 1937-June 1938.

 

Lothlorien

by Tolkien's Servant, June 13-18, 2005

Introduction   [6/13 @ 4:23 PM]  (7/7)

The Founding of the Golden Wood    [6/13 @ 6:06 PM]  (9/20)

The Dimrill Dale    [6/14 @ 12:52 PM]  (7/29)

The Eyes of a Hawk and Ears of a Fox   [6/15 @ 12:18 PM]  (5/18)

The Gore    [6/16 @ 12:04 PM]  (6/29)

Open Discussion    [6/18 @ 3:48 PM]  (18/41)

See the 4th Discussion by elostirion74, March 2008


Everyone is loving her and despairing! Join us in the Reading Room for this week's discussion of "The Lord of the Rings" Book 2, Chapter VII: The Mirror of Galadriel.
 

The Mirror of Galadriel

by CelebornsMirror, June 20-24, 2005

[Introduction]   [6/20 @ 11:49 AM]  (5/50)

Time and Wisdom   [6/20 @ 5:06 PM]  (4/35)

Part 3    [6/21 @ 1:21 PM]  (5/20)

Part 4   [6/22 @ 11:57 AM]  (6/73)

Gandalf    [6/22 @ 7:54 PM]  (4/11)

The Mirror of Galadriel    [6/23 @ 3:19 PM]  (5/33)

The Temptation    [6/23 @ 3:21 PM]  (7/11)

Open Discussion    [6/24 @ 11:58 AM]  (5/58)

Summary    [6/24 @ 12:08 PM]  (15/16)

See the 4th Discussion as a Free-for-all, March 2008


Everyone is sitting helpless upon the margin of the grey and leafless world, as Lorien slips backward, like a bright ship masted with enchanted trees, sailing on to forgotten shores. Join us in the Reading Room for this week's discussion of "The Lord of the Rings" Book 2, Chapter VIII: Farewell to Lorien.
 

Farewell to Lorien

by dna, June 26-July 3, 2005

Introduction    [6/26 @ 2:11 PM]  (1/17)

In the Chamber of Celeborn  [6/27 @ 9:36 AM]  (8/9)

The Company in their Pavilion    [6/27 @ 11:18 AM]  (6/8)

Food & Clothing    [6/28 @ 4:57 AM]  (7/9)

Leaving Caras Galadhon  [6/28 @ 8:31 PM]  (9/21)

Farewell To Lorien Day 3: some general Q's on G & C   [6/29 @ 7:08 PM]  (5/16)

The Gifts    [6/30 @ 3:36 PM]  (9/25)

Farewell To Lorien Day 5:  maidens, Lady & Queen    [7/1 @ 5:49 PM]  (5/6)

Farewell To Lorien (wrap-up & open discussion): "Alas for us all!"    [7/2 @ 3:28 PM]  (5/8)

Namarie Lorienna!:  Summary    [7/3 @ 7:45 PM]  (11/22)

See the 4th Discussion by Menelwyn, March 2008


Everyone is seeing in the distance two great rocks approaching: vast grey figures silent but threatening, preserving still the mighty likenesses in which they were hewn. Join us in the Reading Room for this week's discussion of "The Lord of the Rings" Book 2, Chapter IX: The Great River.
 

The Great River

by Entmaiden, July 5-11, 2005

Setting the Scene    [7/5 @ 11:04 PM]  (14/38)

The Cast of Characters    [7/5 @ 11:06 PM]  (6/12)

Boromir    [7/6 @ 3:35 PM]  (9/96)

The Argonath    [7/6 @ 7:14 PM]  (12/71)

Danger Lurks    [7/7 @ 10:32 PM]  (6/22)

The Great River   [7/7 @ 10:40 PM]  (6/11)

Odds and Ends    [7/8 @ 3:59 PM]  (5/9)

Open Discussion    [7/9 @ 10:43 AM]  (4/14)

Summary    [7/11 @ 10:56 AM]  (14/16) 

See the 4th Discussion by Entwife Wandlimb, March 2008


Everyone is feeling the warning of their hearts against the way that seems easier -- against trust in the strength and truth of Men. Join us in the Reading Room for this week's discussion of "The Lord of the Rings" Book 2, Chapter X: The Breaking of the Fellowship.
 

The Breaking of the Fellowship

by drogo_drogo, July 13-16, 2005

Decisions, Decisions    [7/13 @ 6:34 AM]  (6/40)

Boromir and Frodo, I    [7/13 @ 4:43 PM]  (7/11)

King Boromir?    [7/14 @ 6:52 AM]  (5/11)

The Halfling Vanishes    [7/14 @ 1:07 PM]  (3/18)

Amon Hen-o-rama    [7/15 @ 7:23 AM]  (4/24)

The Eye and the Voice    [7/15 @ 4:51 PM]  (6/32)

Panic or Madness    [7/16 @ 8:13 AM]  (5/7)

Frodo and Sam Set Out    [7/16 @ 8:20 AM]  (4/16)

Seat of Seeing -- The Artists' POV    [7/16 @ 8:49 AM]  (3/7)

Free Discussion    [7/16 @ 5:31 PM]  (10/18)

See the 4th Discussion by Milady, March-April 2008

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