The Friday 56: The Shadow of the Past

This is a weekly booking meme courtesy of Freda’s Voice. Friday 56And there is a linkup! The rules are simple: Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56. Find a sentence, any sentence, and post it. (Or post a few — just don’t spoil it!) Add the post url (not your homepage) to the linky and do some visits.

Since I’m contributing a Very Long Tolkien Series to Part Time Monster and am re-running the series from the beginning on Thursdays at Sourcerer, I’m working my way through Tolkien for the next few weeks. From The Fellowship of The Ring.

In Eregion long ago many Elven-rings were made, magic rings as you call them, and they were, of course, of various kinds: some more potent and some less. Some lesser rings were only essays in the craft before it was full grown, and to Elven-smiths they were but trifles — yet still to my mind dangerous to mortals. But the Great Rings, the Rings of Power, they were perilous.

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7 thoughts on “The Friday 56: The Shadow of the Past

  1. I was snakebit this week with the Friday 56. Had an error that changed the whole sense of it, did not realize until I was at work and all I could do was delay the post and fix the error. Then got busy and am just now going to see if the linky is still open. But I have more Tolkien Friday 56’s, for sure!

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    • The words are powerful. I am finding with this exercise, both with Tolkien and with some classic political theory texts that I have coming eventually, isolating the two or three most important sentences on page 56 gets you an amazing quote.

      I’m a true believer at this point. Might move this to the pop culture blog eventually.

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    • It is, yes. You should get yourself a set: Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit (which I am currently lost in) and the Silmarillion (my favorite book ever!) They are really a single text.

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