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March 20, 2010

The Two Towers: Part Three

Filed under: The Two Towers — esteluindunedain @ 1:51 pm

Hey all! I got reading done! And lucky for me, I get to go out of town Saturday and Sunday so I’ll get a lot of reading done! 🙂 Here’s my reading from the past few days:

Pages Read: 46-60

Pages Left: 338

Capter Read: The rest of ‘The Uruj-Hai’

Books Read: The Hobbit

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

Favorite quote: No listener would have guessed from their words that they had suffered cruelly, and had been in dire peril, going without hope to torment and death; or that even not, as they knew well, they had little chance of ever finding friend or safety again.

Why I liked it: This is why I love Hobbits. 🙂

Elvish: Sorry guys, again, until after this next week, I’m not going to move very far in this. But, to make up for it, here’s a link to Hobbit Tea: They sell three kinds of teas that are based on The Hobbit. There’s Bilbo Baggins’ Breakfast Blend (I love this one!!), Gandalf the Grey Tea (also very good), and Hobbiton Meadow Mint Tea (haven’t tried this yet, but it should be good!). I bought all three, and while it may be a bit expensive for tea, it’s very good and makes geeks like me very excited. 🙂

Til Next time!’



March 18, 2010

The Two Towers: Part Two

Filed under: The Two Towers — esteluindunedain @ 3:28 am
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Well, as promised, it’s been a day and I’ve read a little bit. 🙂 Not as much as I would’ve liked, but I’ve been busy doing lights for a play at my school and rehearsals have been going from right after school until 7:00-8:00 at night. And by then I”m tired and crabby and I don’t want to read or do anything. So I only read half a chapter. But I did find a Two Towers book that stands by itself so I don’t have to lug around my whole trilogy! So the pages will be different then part one. Just ignore that. Anyway, let’s get started!

Pages read: 33-46

Pages left: 352

Chapter read: The last half of ‘Riders of Rohan’ the first part of ‘The Uruk-hai’

Books Left: The Hobbit

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

Favorite Quote: It may have been that the dancing shadows tricked their eyes, but certainly to each of the companions the boughs appeared to be bending this way and that so as to come above the flames, while the other branches were stooping down; the brown leaves now stood out stiff, and rubbed together like many cold cracked hands taking comfort in the warmth.

Why I liked it: It was a very pretty and vivid description. I always loved how Tolkien added a new life to the trees, and gave them almost a personality of their own. It’s a very cool concept.


… I reviewed?

Ok, truthfully, this is just a really bad time for me to be doing anything outside of homework and the play, but I’ll study this weekend and I’ll be sure to post more Elvish ASAP.

March 13, 2010

The Two Towers: Part 1

Filed under: The Two Towers — esteluindunedain @ 11:08 pm
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This is so exciting! Part one of the Two Towers! My reading is from a few days ago… sorry for not posting… ^^’ My make-up gift to you, is indeed another video. This one is funny as well! It’s from the behind the scenes of LOTR (Return of the King). They give Gandalf a new wig for Aragorn’s coronation… you’ll just have to see!!

Pages Read: 413-439 (or 1- 26. The only book I have with Two Towers in it is my big book with all three books in it.)

Pages left: 303

Chapters Read: ‘The Departure of Boromir’ through half of ‘The Riders of Rohan’.

Books Read: The Hobbit

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

Favorite Quote: I would cut off your head, beard and all, Master Dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground.” (Eomer)

Why I liked it: Another quote that makes me laugh. :]

Side Note: Eomer is amazing. He is another one of those characters who makes my day.


I learned about constant mutations today. In CoE’s words: “Consonant mutations (except lenition) are caused mostly by articles and prepositions. In most cases, the article or preposition causes the following word’s first consonant to mutate (although the article and/or preposition can mutate as well). ”

Here’s another chart for you!

The first mutation I learned was how to soften sounds to make the word flow better. For instance, “i mellon” becomes “i vellon” to make it easier to say.

There are a lot of lists that go with this lesson such as what words always have lenition (or softening) after them, some compound words, adjectives, and object of verbs, but that’s a lot to type up. I will recommend that you sign up for CoE and go look at workbook lesson 5 for the full list. Or, if you really don’t want to do that, comment me and I’ll put it in the next post. :]

Hopefully I’ll be able to post more frequently now, so expect me to actually get to you tomorrow!



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