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NOTE TIME CHANGE! Reading Day - NYC Area Friends of Tolkien & Fantasy Meetup

It's that time of year again - Ringbearer's Day! Pull out your favorite Tolkien passages and get ready to share!

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  • Apulia

    The readings were especially good this year. There were wonderful presentations and interesting choices. The choices showed how versatile a writer Tolkien was. I especially liked the readings about things that didn't make the movies, but some of us would have liked to see. Thanks to Tim, TJ and Charlene for hosting the event!

    1 · March 23, 2013

    • Charlene B.

      I was honored to host in your stead.

      March 24, 2013

  • Chelle

    Don't think I can make this one, sadly; I'm currently in frenetic apartment-hunting mode. Have fun, all!

    March 23, 2013

    • Apulia

      Hope to see you at the next one.

      March 23, 2013

    • Charlene B.

      Hope all works out in the apt hunting mode.

      March 24, 2013

  • Charlene B.

    I had a great time at TRD, catching up with friends and newbies. Lots of good reading selections. We've got some talented peeps in our group :-D

    March 24, 2013

  • Charlene B.

    Seemed to work very nicely at the 5pm slot

    March 24, 2013

  • Mary M.

    Reading Day was amazing!!! I loved all the readings & enjoyed catching up w/everyone at the diner. :)

    2 · March 24, 2013

  • Robert

    Great selection of readings -- totally inspiring!! Some great garb!! Also good fun having dinner afterwards at the Hollywood Diner... for us stars :-)

    2 · March 24, 2013

  • Barry J.

    Excellent reading day. Lots of participation and terrific choices

    2 · March 24, 2013

  • Mary M.

    I enjoyed all the readings & had a great time catching up w/everyone.

    2 · March 24, 2013

  • Timothy F.

    My apologies to all for having to leave so very early in the proceedings. I would love to know what the rest of you read, and I am sure read so devotedly and well! One further note on the typically Tolkienian revision of The Hobbit's Riddles in the Dark chapter that I should have mentioned. The way he managed to justify both the original version and the new despite their seeming contradiction is often called in the Tolkien world "ret-con", a term borrowed I gather from pop fiction. It is short for "retroactive-consistency" and Tolkien was a cleverly brilliant master at it. As his legendarium developed and new avenues would open he would go back and not only revise earlier works, but completely rewrite them in order to ret-con them. This makes the knowledge of his actual arc of development so fascinating as we become more and more familiar with it as the years unroll and more of his brilliance comes to light....

    2 · March 24, 2013

    • Apulia

      Well, I couldn't get there in time for the intro and missed your reading, but this comment has kept me updated.

      1 · March 24, 2013

  • Laura S.

    Another wonderful Reading Day! Great selections from everyone, and awesome to see new and old members alike. :)

    2 · March 23, 2013

  • Apulia

    I think there are going to be some great photos to post for those of you who couldn't make this year's presentation.

    March 23, 2013

  • Beth P.

    I have a really bad cold. Sorry I can't make it.

    1 · March 23, 2013

    • Apulia

      Hope you feel better soon.

      1 · March 23, 2013

    • Beth P.

      I'm already starting to feel better -- less coughing. Now, if only my voice would come back.

      March 23, 2013

  • Robert

    Love this store - Great group!

    March 17, 2013

  • Charlene B.

    I will be attending and my guests will be Andi, Kathy and Teel James Glenn. The latter will be MCing the event along with Timdalf. With Teel onboard, well, its going to be a good time :-)

    March 14, 2013

  • Ken B.

    Indeed a few blocks is 'next door' when compared to my home location about 50 miles to the west. ;-)

    I shall indeed make every reasonable effort to attend.

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Charlene B.

    Will not be reading this year, but on hand as the elf court photog

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Lesley

    Next door in the sense of a few blocks!

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • Lesley

    It's right next door to me so I should definitely be able to come.

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • Apulia

    Changes are being made based on the needs of Books of Wonder.

    March 8, 2013

  • Ann L.

    Can't wait!

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Timothy F.

    Have pointy hat, will read...

    1 · February 28, 2013

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