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Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Tolkien Reader is Our Book for February 9th

"The Tolkien Reader" will be our book for February 9th at our monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m. at the Harrisonburg Barnes and Noble.  Click on the image to go to the Barnes and Noble website or check out the Harrisonburg Barnes and Noble for a copy.  They took our book list for the year this evening and said they'd be getting some in.

The Tolkien Reader
This is a fun book.  It opens with a short essay by Peter Beagle on "Tolkien's Magic Ring" giving background on the "one ring to rule them all."  Then it contains the following material by Tolkien:
  • The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son
  • Tree and Leaf
    • On Fairy-Stories
    • Leaf by Niggle
  • Farmer Giles of Ham, and 
  • The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
If you have time certainly read the whole book.  If you are pressed for time you should read Tree and Leaf for sure.  Our meeting will be led by Jeff.

A special thanks to Jane who struggled to control our usual out of control boisterousness.  Melissa came up with a new title for herself as did Elizabeth, but I have thankfully forgotten what they were.  We should probably give more thought to special honorifics perhaps in the heraldry mold complete with coats of arms and blazons.  What fun!

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