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  • Here are notes from the Tolkien Professor on chapters Six and Seven Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalie The division of the elves was important to Tolkien. The names can be maddening. Need to remember some children of FINWE the King of the Noldor. They break into two camps: FEANOR For of his sons will be important: MAEDHROS is very important MAGLOR is good to remember. Second...
    Ralph Montano May 22
  • Hello Everyone, Our next meeting of the JRR Tolkien reading group will be on June 6th. We will continue our exploration of The Silmarillion with a discussion of Chapter 5: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalie and Chapter 6: Of Feanor and the Unchaining of Melkor. I will post up notes from my listening to the Tolkien Professor’s podcast on these chapters after we get closer...
    Ralph Montano May 5
  • Hello everyone, During our last discussion I shared an article that talks about a source document on the seven dwarf families and where they are located. I promised that I would share the link and you will find it below. I just want to preface this link for all of those who were not there, the link goes to a website for a card game based on the Lord of the Rings so you will see a...
    Ralph Montano May 5
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  • Of Aule and Yavanna Hello Tolkien fans. I must say that reviewing this chapter has been so exciting for me that I’ve not yet listened to the Tolkien Professor on the next two chapters. I may end up talking too long about this chapter in our meeting, but here are notes from my listening to the 2 hour Tolkien Professor discussion. This is a short chapter but one that is enormous in...
    Ralph Montano Apr 28
  • Hello everyone, Our next meeting will be on May 2, and we will be discussing the following chapters of The Silmarillion. Quenta Silmarillion Chapter 2: Of Aule and Yavanna; Chapter 3: Of The Coming of The Elves and the Captivity of Melkor; Chapter 4: Of Thingol and Milian. In the coming week I will compile my notes from the Tolkien Professor so that it can assist our discussion...
    Ralph Montano Apr 21
  • Here are my notes on the next two episodes of The Tolkien Professor. See you on Saturday! Valaquenta Notes from the Tolkien Professor Three minute introduction should be skipped. Who is important in the Valar? Mane, Ulmo, Aule, Orome, Mandos, Lorien, Tulkas, Varda, Yavanna and Nienna. Discussion of the spouse and sibling relationships. How the Valar are like a pantheon and yet not...
    Ralph Montano Apr 6
  • Hello everyone, The next meeting of our JRR Tolkien reading club will be on the Second Saturday of April. This is going off of what we usually try to do, which will be the first Saturday, because I will be out of town. We will be reading the Valaquenta and Chapter I of the Quenta Silmarillion, which is called Of The Beginning of Days. Last time we tried listening to some of the...
    Ralph Montano Mar 21
  • ...we will discuss the Ainulindale itself. I’m looking forward to the discussion! On Feb 17, 2015, at 8:35 PM, Ralph Montano < remontano@^$1 > wrote: Hello everyone, I’m excited to announce a new beginning for this group. We have finished our collective reading...
    Ralph Montano Mar 6
  • Hello everyone, I’m excited to announce a new beginning for this group. We have finished our collective reading of the Lord of the Rings and we have agreed to take on the most challenging work of all - The Silmarillian! Heck, I even have to check and make sure I spell it right every time I write it! Our first meeting will be the FIRST SATURDAY of March (March 7) from 2 p.m. to 4...
    Ralph Montano Feb 17
  • You would think with all this new technology, I would be able to read a calendar! Yes, we are meeting on Saturday not Friday. Here are a couple of discussion questions. In Homeward Bound, Gandalf basically tells the hobbits he’s retired and they are going to have to take care of The Shire. Then he goes off to talk to Tom. Let’s revisit the issue of Tom. There are conspiracy...
    Ralph Montano Jan 22