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  • Jaime Lingle

    Member
    August 22, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    I finished Book 1 last night, so I’m right on track, for the time being anyway.

    Really enjoying the adventure story. It’s refreshing to see men and friends devoted to one another, genuinely caring for each other, and knowing there are no underlying, hidden, same-sex attractions going on. This book reminds us of the value that comes from real friendship. What a terrific story for our teenagers to read, instead of the garbage promoted in the young adult literature genre. Now how to get this book promoted instead of the other books…

  • Jacy Cohen

    Member
    August 22, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Yes! I totally agree! I’m so thankful that God has led me to learn so much about the standard of what we give our children. This is not a slight to my parents at all but when I was growing up, there was no standard of beauty. Any book was fine. I’m sad that I have missed out on so many lovely works of children’s literature that I may never have time to catch up on. But I am thankful that God has given my children a better foundation and I can’t wait to see where it takes them!

  • Jordan Sparks

    Administrator
    August 23, 2022 at 12:45 am

    Loving it! Book one left off on a cliff hanger so dove into book 2 last night. Every time they’re in Rivendell I can’t help but want to be there. It makes me want my home to feel like that and also makes me long for heaven where that feeling of peaceful, cozy, safe, beautiful will be fulfilled.

    … “A perfect house, whether you like food or sleep or story telling or singing or just sitting and thinking best, or a mixture of them all. Merely to be there was a cure for weariness, fear, and sadness “

  • Jordan Sparks

    Administrator
    August 27, 2022 at 8:39 am

    Girls! Jared just reminded me that CR Wiley has a book called In the House of Tom Bombabil! It’s gotta have more insight about this interesting character.

    • Jaime Lingle

      Member
      August 30, 2022 at 12:53 am

      Woo hoo! I had no idea about this story! I’ll have to see if I can find it.

  • Jordan Sparks

    Administrator
    August 29, 2022 at 7:32 am

    These chapters were so good! The council meeting in chapter two was so well written. I felt like I was there. Cool hearing more about Bombabil and how the ring has no power over him. Then the final couple paragraphs. Feeling the weight laid on Frodos shoulders that this is now his burden to bear to get this ring to the fire. The moment of silence were they’re all thinking and you can just feel the tension building until Frodo spoke up. And the Eldron’s commissioning statements to him and the greatness of the mission. And then sweet Sam piping up to his aid and defense! Ugh. All just so good.