The Friday 56: The Passing of the Grey Company

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 into the 17th installment of a Tolkien series for Part Time Monster and am re-running the series from the beginning on Thursdays at Sourcerer, I’m featuring Tolkien quotes. From The Return of the King.

And while Theoden went by slow paths in the hills, the Grey Company passed swiftly over the plain, and on the next day in the afternoon they came to Edoras; and there they halted only briefly, ere they passed up the valley, and so came to Dunharrow as darkness fell.

The Lady Eowyn greeting them and was glad of their coming . . .

The #Friday56: The Silmarillion

I posted one of these last week, but did not have time to join the linkup on account of the #1000Speak madness. 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 into the 15th installment of a Tolkien series for Part Time Monster and am re-running the series from the beginning on Thursdays at Sourcerer, I’m going back to the Tolkien and sticking with it until I run out of books to quote. From The Silmarillion.

And Melian was his Queen, wiser than any child of Middle-Earth; and their hidden halls were in Menegroth, the Thousand Caves, in Doriath. Great power Melian lent Thingol, who was himself great among the Eldar; for he alone of all the Sindar had seen with his own eyes the Trees in the days of their flowering, and king though he was of Umanyar, he was not accounted among the Moriquendi, but with the Elves of Light, mighty upon Middle-Earth. And of the love of Thingol and Melian there came into the world the fairest of the Children of Iluvatar that was or shall ever be.

Friday 56: Tolkien, Anyone?

The Friday 56 is a weekly booking meme courtesy of the nice folks at Freda’s Voice. I’ve been wanting to add it as a just-for-fun feature here for awhile, and since I’m about to start my Tolkien series back up at Part Time Monster, this seems a good week to start. 🙂

Rules:Friday 56
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post to the Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.

From The Hobbit:

They came on unexpected valleys, narrow with deep sides, that opened suddenly at their feet, and they looked down surprised to see trees below them and running water at the bottom. There were gullies that they could almost leap over, but very deep waterfalls in them. There were dark ravines that one could neither jump nor climb into. There were bogs, some of them green pleasant places to look at, with flowers growing bright and tall, but a pony that walked there with a pack on its back would never have come out again.