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March 18, 2010

The Two Towers: Part Two

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Well, as promised, it’s been a day and I’ve read a little bit. ūüôā 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 1, 2010

The Fellowship of the Ring: Part Two

I’ve decided that it will be easier to do my updates the day after I read the chapter, so from here on out, assume that my reading was done the day before. So this time is from 2/27/10

Pages Read: 268-284

Chapter Read: The beginning of ‘The Council of Elrond’. (Chapter 2 of Book 2)

Books Read: The Hobbit

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

Favorite Quote:

¬†‘All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;

All that is  strong does not whither,

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

A fire from the ash shall be woken,

A light from the shadow shall spring;

Renewed shall be blade that was broken,

The crownless again shall be king.’

Why I like it: I love this poem. In fact, I love it so much that about two weeks ago I used it in a poetry project in English. I had to analyse a poem and a song and put in pop-up bubbles with poetic elements, fun facts about the author/songwriter, and fun facts about the poem itself.¬† I don’t know what I got on it yet but if I do say so myself, I think it turned out pretty good. :] But project aside, This poem is just so pretty and I love the meaning behind it. The first four lines in particular really apply to all sorts of people, not just Aragorn. Not everything is always as it seems. :]


I didn’t move very far in my elvish other than printing off the first worksheet from :[ The only words I have for you today are a few more that I had forgotten when I made yesterday’s list:

Naneth- Mother

Elleth- Female Elf

Sorry that’s so short. To make up for it, I’m going to ask all you elvish speakers to comment me and tell me how you learned elvish. Was it easy or hard for you? Do you think learning it by late August is a realistic goal for me?

Thanks for taking time out of your day to read this! :] I hope I get some replies!


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