All tagged Book Club
Hello! How have you been? I wanted to pop in this afternoon to chat with you a bit about what's been happening within the Tea with Tolkien community lately... I'm calling it Afternoon Tea (volume one!).
This week, as we begin our book club, we've been discussing the first part of The Silmarillion, "Ainulindalë: The Music of the Ainur". It is in this chapter that we experience the creation of the world through the music of Eru Ilúvatar and the Ainur, the beginning of the unrest of Melkor, the descent of the Valar into the world, and the first battle of the Valar against Melkor.
This summer will be our first ever Tea with Tolkien read-along and book club for Tolkien's The Silmarillion! I'm so thrilled to be joined by over 100 of you in our Facebook group where we'll journey through this beloved text together. Below is the schedule we'll be sticking to as we read this summer. We'll be taking 12 weeks to do our read-along, allowing us to work through it at a good pace and discuss it in depth as we go!
After leaving the broken Fellowship, Frodo and Sam scramble towards Mordor, where the come face-to-face with Gollum for the first time. Instead of attacking or hiding, they approach him and take him as their guide. Gollum leads them through the Dead Marshes, toward the Black Gate of Mordor.
The majority of this week's first chapter, Flotsam and Jetsam, is spent amongst old friends as they eat, drink, smoke, and recount their stories to one another. Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli stay behind with Merry and Pippin as the others leave to consult with Treebeard. As the chapter comes to an end, all are feeling refreshed and nourished for the journey ahead...
The Riders of Rohan journey to Helm’s Deep in anticipation of battle. On the way, Gandalf urges Théoden to continue on to Helm’s Deep but that he must leave them for a while. As the battle begins, they become surrounded by a vast sea of Orc soldiers and victory seems hopeless. In a desperate last defense, Théoden rides forth into battle. Suddenly, they are greatly relieved to see Gandalf appear on the horizon leading more men to their aid in battle. With Gandalf’s arrival, the battle is quickly won...