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Old 03-24-2002, 08:30 AM   #1
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Question What Tolkien Books Did You Read ?

I would like to know what Tolkien books did
you guys read, I read those:

[img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]The Hobbit,
[img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]The Fellowship Of THe Ring,
[img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]The Two Towers,
[img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]The Return Of The King,
[img]smilies/redface.gif[/img]The Silmarilon,
[img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]The Unfinished Tales

What books did you read ?
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Old 03-24-2002, 10:18 AM   #2
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Farmer Giles of Ham
The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings
Silmarilion
Leaf by Niggle (is that the name of it in english)

and many other books related to Tolkien (David Day's for example)
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Old 03-24-2002, 11:45 AM   #3
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emm...howzabout....by JRR himself:

Tales From The Perilous Realm
Monsters & Critics
Fellowship of the Ring
Two Towers
Return of the King
The Hobbit

and by JRR but edited by Chris T:

The Silmarillion
Unfinished Tales
Lost Tales 1 (HoME1)
Lost Tales 2 (HoME2)
The Lays Of Beleriand (HoME3)
The Shaping of Middle Earth (HoME4)
The Lost Road (HoME5)
The Return of the Shadow (HoME6)
(just starting The Treason of Isengard)

About JRR:

Biography by Humpty Carpenter
Author of the Century by Tom Shippey

About Middle Earth:

Atlas Of Tolkiens World - Karyn Wynn Fonstad
Tolkiens A-Z by Robert Foster

Thats all I've managed so far...he he

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Old 03-24-2002, 12:04 PM   #4
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all of the works by J.R.R. Tolkien

also: The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales ed. by his son.

love The Atlas Of Middle Earth by Fonstad - as i am a very visually oriented elf.
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Old 03-24-2002, 12:08 PM   #5
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Currently:
The Hobbit
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
Return of the King
The Silmarillion (almost done!)

I plan on reading all of the others as soon finaces allow me to purchase them (stupid people stole all of them from the local library!!!!!! [img]smilies/mad.gif[/img] )
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Old 03-24-2002, 12:36 PM   #6
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The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings
that's it....

currently engaged in the fifth chapter of the silmarillion proper, all others will follow as time allows.....

tolkien is a god [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

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Old 03-24-2002, 12:40 PM   #7
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did anyone read Roverandom? did you enjoy it? I did [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Yes, I have read Roverandom, and I enjoyed it very much.

I have also read:

The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, The Father Christmas Letters, Monsters and the Critics

I'm working on Unfinished Tales and Morgoth's Ring.

I've also read books about Tolkien and Middle-earth that were not written by Tolkien or edited by Christopher Tolkien.
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How about Tree And Leaf, The Adventures Of Tom Bobadill
and The Smith Of Wootton Major, did anyone read those ?
Are they any good ?

[ March 24, 2002: Message edited by: Haldir ]
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Old 03-24-2002, 03:04 PM   #10
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I have read The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. And I'm sure that I'll read a lot more books by Tolkien as soon as get my hands on copies of them [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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OK, I'm confused. I just picked up The Return of the Shadow at the book store. It's sub-titled "The History of The Lord of The Rings". But I saw Gollumsprecious as listing it as HoME. Are these two different series?

And yes, I did look at a small copy of The Silm. I was going to buy it, honestly. But then I opened it up and started reading, and there they were...the NAMES! Dozens of freakin' NAMES! My eyes started to glaze right there in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy section.

When I see some elf delving into the History of the Ohio River Valley and the Great Migration of the Irish to the New World, maybe then I'll take a crack at learning THEIR history. Until then...fugedaboudit!
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Old 03-24-2002, 08:43 PM   #12
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Return of the Shadow is volume 6 of History of Middle Earth (abbreviated HoME). Volumes 6-9 of HoME are also called History of Middle Earth.
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The Hobbit
LOTR
The Silmarillion
Unfinished Tales
And I will be getting The Book of Lost Tales soon.
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Old 03-26-2002, 12:29 AM   #14
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Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
Return Of The King
The Hobbit- acutally, I am reading that for the first time now
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Old 03-26-2002, 12:41 AM   #15
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  • The Two Towers
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  • The Hobbit
  • The Silmarillion - currently
  • Unfinished Tales - currently
  • Book of Lost Tales 2 - currently
  • Lays of Beleriand - currently

I am reading all tales of Beren and Lthien together.
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Old 03-27-2002, 03:14 AM   #16
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Farmer Giles of Ham
Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
The Hobbit

Just started The Silmarillion. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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  • The Hobbit,
  • The Fellowship Of The Ring,
  • The Two Towers,
  • The Return Of The King,
  • The Silmarilon,
  • The Unfinished Tales

Which is the same list as Haldir.
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I`ve read:

[img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] The Hobbit
[img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] The Fellowship of the Ring
[img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] The Two Towers
[img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] The Return of the King
[img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] The Silmarillion
[img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] Farmer Giles of Ham

And those not written by Tolkien:

[img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] The Magical Worlds of The Lord of the Rings

That`s it. I`d love to read "Unfinished Tales" and maybe something else about the history of Middle-Earth, but none of these are avaliable in Estonia. Sorry if this is off topic but are they avaliable online?
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Since the time I first posted on this theme I've read:
The Unfinished Tales
The Book of Lost tales I
The Book of Lost Tales II
and fragments of other books concerning the history of Middle Earth
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So far:

Lord of the Rings (2X)
The Hobbit (2X)
The Silmarillion

Next up for me is Unfinished Tales.
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Old 05-05-2003, 09:19 PM   #21
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i have read so far: the lord of the rings, the hobbit, the silmarilloin. i also read the magical worlds of lotr. i am currently reading the book of lost tales part one. i have books 2, 3 & 4. i have also the laungues of middle earth, the complete guide to me, and the atlas of me. boy.... i have a lot of reading to do...lol.
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Hm, this gets complicated for me, because (especially in HoME) I've picked and chosen without reading the whole thing quite often. But my best summary is:

Lord of the Rings (repeatedly)
Whatever's in the Tolkien Reader-
I believe its Farmer Giles,
On Fairy Stories,
the Homecoming of Beo... (someone, my books are packed),
The Adventures of Tom B.,
and Leaf by Niggle.

The Silmarillion (repeatedly)
Most of Unfinished Tales
Lost Tales I&II
The Monsters and the Critics
The interesting parts from Lays of Beleriand
The Lost Road and other writings
a few articles whenever I can get my hands on a copy of Vinya Tengwar

Other things include:
the Humphrey Carter Biography
Verlyn Flieger, Splintered Light
and the Saucepan Man's favorite, the Tolkien Companion (read sadly, cover to cover)

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The Hobbit
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Stories
(Almost all of) The Book of Lost Tales I
Roverandom

That's it so far, but I plan to read more all the time [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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The Hobbit

The Lord of the Rings
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King

The Silmarillion
Unfinished Tales

The History of Middle-Earth
1. The Book of Lost Tales, part 1
2. The Book of Lost Tales, part 2
3. Lays of Beleriand

Currently seeking HoME IV
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I've read...

The Hobbit
the Lord of the Rings
Tales From The Perilous Realm


The Silmarillion
Unfinished Tales
History of middle-earth 1-12


Biography by Carpenter


About Middle Earth:

Atlas Of Tolkiens World - Karyn Wynn Fonstad
Tolkiens A-Z by Robert Foster
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I havn't read many...

The Hobbit

The Fellowship of the Rings
The To Twowers
Return of the kings

and I started but never finished the Simmerillion
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Lord of the rings
The hobbit
and I am currently reading the silmarillion.

It's really funny actualy, I have not read the Hobbit and Silm a while back ago and when I started reading I started to regocnize all the quotes from the Barrow Downs. Of course I understood the Lotr ones, but the Hobbit ones I did not.

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  • The Hobbit
  • The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers
  • The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
  • The Silmarillion
  • Unfinished Tales
  • The Book of Lost Tales 1&2
  • The Lays of Beleriand
  • The Lost Road and other Writings

Currently reading Sauron Defeated and i have the rest of the HoME series at home which i intend to read later on...

Other Writings
  • Letters From Father Christmas
  • A Tolkien Biestary: David Day
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J.R.R./Cristopher Tolkien
The hobbit
Fellowship of the Ring
Two Towers
Return of the King
The silmarillion
Unfinished tales
and have orderd the Book of lost tales I plan on reading him as soon as it gets here.
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J.R.R./Christopher Tolkien books I've read:
The Silmarillion- rereading
Unfinished Tales- rereading
Farmer Giles of Ham
Smith of Wooton Major
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King

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[img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] Farmer Giles of Ham
[img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] The Hobbit
[img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] LotR - All 3 off the books obviously
[img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] The Silmarillion
[img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] Unfinished Tales

All fantastic reads, and i read them all pretty often.
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I have read, in this order:
*The Hobbit
*LotR
*Tree and Leaf (containing "on fairy-stories", "Leaf by Niggle", "Mythopoeia" and "the Homecoming of Beorhtnoth"
*The Silmarillion
*Tolkien's Biography by Humphrey Carpenter
*"Tolkien, author of the century" by Tom Shippey
* The letters of JRR Tolkien
* Unfinished Tales
* Tales from the perilous realm (have bought this recently, but not yet read)containing "Farmer Giles","The adventures of Tom Bombadil" and "Smith of Wootton Major"

and all this in the last 2 years...LotR several times, too! Have hardly read anything not Tolkien-related since then.

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I've read these books at least twice, some of them a lot more than that..

The Hobbit
Lord of the Rings
Silmarilion
Unfinished Tales

And also.....

The Letters of JRR Tolkien

I have the HoME vols 1-12 and have read most of 1,2 and 12 and bits and pieces of each of the others, they are good to dip in and out of.

I've also read some of The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, not all.
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Saucepan's Tolkien bibliography:

The Hobbit (about 4 times, twice recently).

Lord of the Rings (about 5 times, but only once recently, and I'm only just reading the Appendices since all but the Tale of Aragorn and Arwen were omitted from my previous editions [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img] ).

The Silmarillion (tried and failed about twenty years ago and recently succeeded [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] ).

Currently reading the Unfinished Tales.

I also have a vague memory of reading Farmer Giles of Ham, but cannot recall much about it, so that's one of the next on my reading list.

Oh, and Bored of the Rings (once, about 20 years ago so I must read that one again soon too. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] )
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So far, I've read The Hobbit, LotR, the Sil, and UT about fifty billion times. In the HoME series, I've read The Books of Lost Tales 1 and 2, the Lays of Beleriand, the Shaping of Middle-earth, Lost Road and other tales, Morgoth's Ring, Return of the Shadow, and War of the Jewels (all at least twice). As you can tell, I have absolutely no life!
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Old 05-29-2003, 07:41 PM   #36
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and I'm re-reading THe Silmarilion
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I've read and studied:
Lord of the Rings (once a year)
-FOTR
-TTT
-ROTK
The Hobbit (twice)
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SILM (twice)
JRR Tolkien handbook (once through, and for reference)
Complete Guide To Middle-Earth (once through, & for reference)
Hobbits Elves & Wizards
Magical worlds of Lord of the Rings (worst)
The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-Earth (once through, and for reference)
Lays of Beleriand
The Lost Road
Book of Lost Tales 1&2
Return of the Shadow (reference)
Treason of Isengard (twice through)
War of the Ring (study guide)
Adventures of Tom Bombadil
Sir Gawain & the Green Knight
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:57 PM   #38
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Enw is a guest of Elrond in Rivendell.Enw is a guest of Elrond in Rivendell.Enw is a guest of Elrond in Rivendell.
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:05 PM   #39
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Wait, so you're saying someone wrote books out of the Lord of the Rings movies? I certainly hope they're not as tacky as the Star Wars and Star Trek books, but I doubt any author could match the brilliance of Peter Jackson's script-writing. Still, everyone's got to make a buck I guess.
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J.R.R./Christopher Tolkien
- The Fellowship of the Ring (5ish times)
- The Two Towers (see FotR)
- The Return of the King (6x? 7x?)
- The Hobbit (2x)
- The Silmarillion (9x)
- Unfinished Tales (once, and for reference)
- The Book of Lost Tales (1x)
- The Lays of Beleriand (1x)
- The Children of Hurin (1x)
- Beowulf and the Critics
- "On Faerie Stories"

Other
- The J.R.R. Tolkien Handbook
- Understanding the Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism (a collection of essays)
- Tolkien: A Biography (by Michael White)

as wel as a handful of other books delving into the philosophies presented in the books...

love them all!
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