The Two Towers - Book III

July 17 - Oct 2, 2005

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Everyone is bent with weeping for the departure of "Boromir the Tall, the Fair, the Bold". Join us in the Reading Room for this week's discussion of "The Lord of the Rings" Book 3, Chapter I: The Departure of Boromir.
 

The Departure of Boromir

by Arevanye, July 17-23, 2005

Introduction  [7/17 @ 6:01 PM]  (14/34)

Aragorn at the High Seat  [7/18 @ 6:41 AM]  (12/29)

"S" is for Saruman  [7/18 @ 4:08 PM]  (10/17)

Famous Last Words  [7/19 @ 6:22 AM]  (8/15)

They Went Thataway  [7/19 @ 4:33 PM]  (8/15)

What Do We Do With the Body?  [7/20 @ 5:41 AM]  (6/10)

A Beowulf Funeral  [7/20 @ 5:48 AM]  (4/5)

The Lament for Boromir  [7/21 @ 8:24 AM]  (9/26)

Virtual Art Gallery  [7/21 @ 4:19 PM]  (7/13)

A Reading Room Retrospective (long)  [7/22 @ 6:03 AM]  (6/14)

Boromir:  A Hero? (much shorter) [7/22 @ 6:10 AM]  (6/10)

Open Discussion and "Quiz"  [7/23 @ 2:57 PM]  (16/26)

 

See the 1st Discussion by Beren11:11, August 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by Eledhwen, Feb. 2003 (cancelled)

See the 4th Discussion by Finding Frodo, April 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Darkstone, January 2011

See the 6th Discussion by MirielCelebdil, September 2015


Everyone is hardly pausing, now striding, now running, as if no weariness can quench the fire that burns them. Join us in the Reading Room for this week's discussion of "The Lord of the Rings" Book 3, Chapter II: The Riders of Rohan.
 

The Riders of Rohan

by Kimi, July 26-29, 2005

let's get started   [7/26 @ 7:35 PM]  (4/30)

Gondor! Gondor!   [7/26 @ 8:13 PM]  (10/13)

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast   [7/27 @ 6:28 AM]  (4/7)

Everybody talks about the weather   [7/27 @ 6:31 AM]  (7/37)

Oh, *there* are the horse and the rider!   [7/28 @ 2:03 AM]  (6/24)

The Return of the King - a preview   [7/29 @ 4:31 AM]  (11/38)

Legends and Tales  [7/29 @ 10:24 PM]  (6/18)

Open Discussion  [7/29 @ 10:27 PM]  (6/47)

Summary   [7/29 @ 10:30 PM]  (20/22)

 

See the 1st Discussion by Annael, Aug.-Sept. 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by NZ Strider, March 2003

See the 4th Discussion by N.E. Brigand, April 2008

See the 5th Discussion by squire, January 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Brethil, September 2015


"Looks like Chapter 3's back on the menu, boys!"

Everyone is keeping no order, thrustling, joshing, and cursing; yet their thoughts are very great. Join us in the Reading Room for this week's discussion of "The Lord of the Rings" Book 3, Chapter III: The Uruk-hai.

 

The Uruk-hai

by Morwen, Aug 1-5, 2005

Hobbits    [8/1 @ 10:11 PM]  (8/9)

Orcs    [8/1 @ 10:17 PM]  (5/30)

Pippin persists    [8/2 @ 7:35 PM]  (4/15)

of the Beholder    [8/2 @ 8:00 PM]  (4/5)

Preparing for battle    [8/3 @ 11:06 PM]  (2/3)

The Rohirrim    [8/3 @ 11:15 PM]  (3/9)

Escape   [8/4 @ 8:42 PM]  (5/9)

Watchful eyes    [8/4 @ 8:45 PM]  (7/20)

Open Discussion and Summary   [8/5 @ 8:13 PM]  (12/16)

 

See the 1st Discussion by Blue Wizard, September 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by Kiskadee, March 2003

See the 4th Discussion by One Ringer, April 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Hamfast Gamgee, January 2011

See the 6th Discussion by cats16, Sept-Oct 2015


Torondo-maranda-lind-domanna-lalla-lalla-bromedda-farandalomanda-modanalla-malla! Reading-roma-malanna-tanotana-pololilla-mana-tatananamallore-Treebeard, Taramolanda-dollona-namolla-purumananda-Two Towers. Pallanana-matannanda-matannana-danda-pallana! Hahaha-hoho! Hoom.

 

 

Treebeard

by Auxerre, Aug 9-12, 2005

An Introduction   [8/9 @ 11:46 AM]  (8/13)

Between two worlds    [8/10 @ 9:12 AM]  (12/41)

The Encounter    [8/11 @ 9:02 AM]  (8/30)

The Order of Things    [8/12 @ 8:51 AM]  (10/56)

 

See the 1st Discussion by Trufflehunter, September 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by Entmaiden, March 2003

See the 4th Discussion by visualweasel, April-May 2008

See the 5th Discussion by N.E. Brigand, February 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Mikah, October 2015


Everyone is straying out of thought and time, and wandering far on roads they cannot tell!
Join us in the Reading Room as we discuss The Two Towers Book III, Chapter 5: The White Rider.

 

 

The White Rider

by hatster, Aug 14-19, 2005

Introduction    [8/14 @ 10:45 PM]  (1/1)

Riddles in the light    [8/14 @ 10:54 PM]  (8/19)

Wise men old, young and older    [8/15 @ 10:31 PM]  (11/14)

The White Rider    [8/16 @ 6:45 AM]  (7/21)

Well, Curious did jump the gun a bit    [8/16 @ 10:50 PM]  (4/20)

There's just too much in this chapter!    [8/17 @ 9:30 PM]  (9/19)

Journey into darkness    [8/18 @ 6:49 AM]  (4/13)

The White Rider brings *some* messages    [8/18 @ 11:13 PM]  (8/26)

The Riddler unriddles    [8/19 @ 8:50 PM]  (3/4)

Open discussion    [8/19 @ 8:51 PM]  (13/14)

 

See the 1st Discussion by Kyriel, September 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by Watson, March 2003

See the 4th Discussion by Kethry, May 2008

See the 5th Discussion by dormouse, February 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Entwife Wandlimb, October 2015

Everyone is thinking her fair, fair and cold, like a morning of pale spring that is not yet come to womanhood.
Join us in the Reading Room as we discuss The Two Towers Book III, Chapter 6: The King of the Golden Hall.
 

The King of the Golden Hall

by Modtheow, Aug 21-28, 2005

Introduction: Brush up your Old English!    [8/21 @ 4:35 PM]  (16/23)

Approaching Edoras    [8/22 @ 3:05 PM]  (6/45)

History and the Sadness of Mortal Men    [8/23 @ 2:43 PM]  (10/33)

Grima and the courtesy of Theoden's hall    [8/24 @ 7:47 PM]  (5/27)

Theoden's transformation    [8/25 @ 6:33 PM]  (5/21)

Eowyn    [8/26 @ 5:04 PM]  (14/33)

Open Discussion    [8/28 @ 2:48 PM]  (4/18)

 

See the 1st Discussion by Ophelia, et. al., Sept.-Oct. 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by Morwen, March-April 2003

See the 4th Discussion by Elizabeth, May 2008

See the 5th Discussion by CuriousG, February 2011

See the 6th Discussion by squire, October 2015

Everyone is riding to the aid of Helm's Deep! Forth Eorlingas! Noro lim, Asfaloth!
Join us in the Reading Room as we discuss The Two Towers Book III, Chapter 7: Helm's Deep.

 

Helm's Deep

by Arquen, Aug 28-Sept 2, 2005

Introduction    [8/28 @ 11:50 PM]  (13/26)

Q1--Movin' out    [8/29 @ 10:35 AM]  (4/25)

Day 1 Q2    [8/29 @ 8:36 PM]  (2/4)

Day 2 Q 2    [8/30 @ 9:33 PM]  (6/18)

Day 3 Q 1    [8/31 @ 11:23 AM]  (4/4)

Day 3 Q 2    [8/31 @ 8:40 PM]  (5/10)

Day 4 Q 1: Doubts! Darkness!    [9/1 @ 11:28 AM]  (6/7)

Day 4 Q 2—Out of the blue of the western sky comes…   [9/1 @ 8:27 PM]  (7/23)

Day 5 Q1 Postlude    [9/2 @ 11:04 AM]  (4/4)

Day 5 Q2  A contest!    [9/2 @ 11:07 AM]  (5/7)

Better late than Never   [9/8 @ 5:07 PM]  (11/13)

 

See the 1st Discussion by glaze, October 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by Atlas, April 2003

See the 4th Discussion by Atahuaa, May 2008

See the 5th Discussion by CuriousG, February 2011

See the 6th Discussion by arithmancer, Oct-Nov 2015

Not far now the gates of Isengard must stand. Everyone's hearts are heavy, but their eyes cannot pierce the mists ahead!
Join us in the Reading Room as we discuss The Two Towers Book III, Chapter 8: The Road to Isengard.

 

The Road to Isengard

by Aerlinn, Sept 6-9, 2005

Apology and Overview    [9/6 @ 9:29 AM]  (9/16)

Summary, Part 1: The problems of victory    [9/6 @ 12:16 PM]  (4/5)

Summary, Part 2: Send in the Huorns    [9/6 @ 1:58 PM]  (5/8)

Caverns measureless to man vs. Woods, glorious woods   [9/7 @ 9:53 AM]  (5/7)

Will wonders never cease?    [9/7 @ 11:40 AM]  (4/8)

Gandalf & Aragorn, Legolas & Gimli    [9/7 @ 11:41 AM]  (4/8)

The Mournful Fords    [9/9 @ 9:11 AM]  (2/6)

Big black towers hands no longer lily-white    [9/9 @ 9:25 AM]  (2/22)

Hobbits munching on ridiculously long sandwiches    [9/9 @ 9:45 AM]  (3/4)

Treebeard, Ents, and Huorns    [9/9 @ 11:00 AM]  (2/6)

Final Summary    [9/9 @ 11:15 AM]  (14/28)

 

See the 1st Discussion by Idril Celebrindal, October 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by Inferno, April 2003

See the 4th Discussion by Milady, May-June 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Curious, February 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Darkstone, November 2015

Everyone is roaring and booming and trumpeting, until stones begin to crack and fall at the mere noise of them! And that's not even counting the Letters discussion!
Join us in the Reading Room as we discuss The Two Towers Book III, Chapter 9: Flotsam and Jetsam.

 

Flotsam and Jetsam

by Penthe, Sept 11-16, 2005

Introduction    [9/11 @ 6:57 PM]  (1/2)

Definitions    [9/11 @ 9:24 PM]  (6/11)

Merry & Pippin    [9/12 @ 5:27 AM]  (6/9)

Aragorn (or should I say, Strider)    [9/13 @ 1:34 AM]  (6/12)

Gimli & Legolas    [9/13 @ 1:36 AM]  (4/4)

Saruman   [9/14 @ 4:42 AM]  (2/3)

Gandalf (in absentia)    [9/14 @ 4:43 AM]  (2/2)

Food Glorious Food    [9/14 @ 4:48 AM]  (3/6)

Ch-ch-changes    [9/15 @ 2:32 AM]  (3/11)

Evil Treebeard and his band of non-Merry non-Men    [9/15 @ 2:58 AM]  (5/16)

Meanwhile, back at the ranch   [9/15 @ 5:47 PM]  (4/12)

The Assault on Isengard  >  [9/15 @ 5:51 PM]  (3/6)

Open Discussion    [9/16 @ 10:06 PM]  (3/19)

 

See the 1st Discussion by glaze, October 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by Altaira, April 2003

See the 4th Discussion by Canto, June 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Pryderi, March 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Enanito, November 2015

Everyone desires by swift agreement to seem wise themselves! Join us this week in the Reading Room to read posts that seem wise and reasonable, and others that seem harsh and uncouth by contrast: it's The Two Towers, Book III, Chapter 10: "The Voice of Erather" - sorry, no, "The Voice of Saruman".

Arrh! Everyone desires by swift sailing to 'tend to the White Wizard's latest demands! Hasten aboard the Readin' Room this week  to hear fancy speeches o' no account, and others that be harsh 'n' uncouth, me hearties: it's The Two Towers, Book III, Chapter 10: "The Voice of Bluebeard" - Bah, no! Sure it's "The Voice of Saruman".

 

The Voice of Saruman

by erather, Sept 18-23, 2005

Introduction    [9/18 @ 11:01 PM]  (8/12)

The Principals  >  [9/19 @ 10:36 AM]  (6/13)

Setting the scene    [9/19 @ 8:18 PM]  (7/16)

Opening skirmishes    [9/20 @ 1:21 PM]  (8/18)

Théoden gets a last chance    [9/20 @ 8:19 PM]  (6/7)

The "mightiest king of western lands"  >  [9/21 @ 1:54 PM]  (6/15)

Gandalf's turn    [9/21 @ 8:25 PM]  (3/10)

Gandalf states his Terms    [9/22 @ 1:50 PM]  (6/29)

Gandalf the White    [9/22 @ 8:52 PM]  (7/21)

The Palantir    [9/23 @ 1:42 PM]  (4/5)

Treebeard takes on a big responsibility    [9/23 @ 6:56 PM]  (4/4)

Open Discussion   [9/23 @ 7:03 PM]  (16/31)

 

See the 1st Discussion by Annael, October 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by lumpkin, April-May 2003

See the 4th Discussion by Isis, June 2008

See the 5th Discussion by weaver, March 2011

See the 6th Discussion by jochenkeen, November 2015

Everyone is meddling in the affairs of wizards, but few are prepared to think of the consequences! Join us in the Reading Room as we discuss The Two Towers, Book III, Chapter 11: "The Palantir".

 

The Palantir

by Chip of Dale, Sept 25-Oct 2, 2005

A quick breath before leaping    [9/25 @ 1:22 PM]  (7/9)

Intro and Overview    [9/26 @ 6:46 AM]  (6/44)

Un-Merry   [9/27 @ 5:09 AM]  (5/23)

Thief and Stone    [9/28 @ 6:45 AM]  (7/25)

'I Saw a Dark Sky'    [9/29 @ 8:31 AM]  (5/41)

The Claim of the King   [9/30 @ 7:54 AM]  (6/23)

Wizard's Pupil    [10/1 @ 8:13 AM]  (6/28)

Open Discussion    [10/2 @ 8:38 AM]  (3/32)

 

See the 1st Discussion by Malbeth, Oct.-Nov. 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by Eledwhen, May 2003

See the 4th Discussion by drogo, June 2008

See the 5th Discussion by sador, March 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Elizabeth, November 2015

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