Reading progress update: I've read 60%.

The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien

It's THE chapter. The enormous one that could be a book.


"The Council of Elrond"

 

I've always been rather bemused at how ALL THESE PEOPLE just randomly come to Rivendell around the SAME TIME Frodo and the Ring arrive. Legolas from the Mirkwood. Gloin and Gimli from Dale. Boromir from Gondor. Galdor from the Grey Havens. I mean, it's hard enough to schedule a book club meeting when all participants are actively TRYING, but to have all these disparate groups from opposite corners of the known world conveniently arrive at the same time?

 

AND!

 

Whose stories ALL INTERTWINE?!?!

 

But then I forget: Magic. That's the answer to everything.