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:::* [[Appendix A]] and [[Appendix B]]
 
:::* [[Appendix A]] and [[Appendix B]]
 
:::* The Third Age portions of ''[[Unfinished Tales]]''
 
:::* The Third Age portions of ''[[Unfinished Tales]]''
:::* The Third Age portions of ''[[The Silmarillion]]''
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:::* The Third Age portions of ''[[The Silmatillion]]''
:::* The First Age portions of ''[[The Silmarillion]]''
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:::* The First Age portions of ''[[The Silmatillion]]''
:::* The [[Ainulindalë]] chapter of ''[[The Silmarillion]]''
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:::* The [[Ainulindalë]] chapter of ''[[The Silmatillion]]''
:::* The rest of ''[[The Silmarillion]]' and ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'' (though you can skip the long letter at the beginning for now) and if you're interested, the other Appendices.
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:::* The rest of ''[[The Silmatillion]]' and ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'' (though you can skip the long letter at the beginning for now) and if you're interested, the other Appendices.
  
 
::I'm specifically choosing this method because it expands what you already gleaned in earlier writing. There's a gap in style between ''The Hobbit'' and ''The Lord of the Rings'', but it can be bridged. But if you then start at the beginning of ''The Silmarillion'', it's almost biblical in style, and quite a tough chew. Of course, you can try it, but if you get stuck, just skip it and return to it later. --{{User:Ederchil/sig}} 23:34, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
 
::I'm specifically choosing this method because it expands what you already gleaned in earlier writing. There's a gap in style between ''The Hobbit'' and ''The Lord of the Rings'', but it can be bridged. But if you then start at the beginning of ''The Silmarillion'', it's almost biblical in style, and quite a tough chew. Of course, you can try it, but if you get stuck, just skip it and return to it later. --{{User:Ederchil/sig}} 23:34, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
  
 
:Depending on your level of interest in Tolkien's legendarium and your interests as a reader, I'd say don't be afraid of picking up The Silmarillion first. It reads more like an encyclopedia entry, not like a novel, but it can be very interesting, and it can provide a deeper perspective into the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. If you like it, go ahead and read Unfinished Tales, Book of Lost Tales etc. If you don't like it, put it down and pick up The Hobbit --[[User:Shadrak|Shadrak]] 20:54, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
 
:Depending on your level of interest in Tolkien's legendarium and your interests as a reader, I'd say don't be afraid of picking up The Silmarillion first. It reads more like an encyclopedia entry, not like a novel, but it can be very interesting, and it can provide a deeper perspective into the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. If you like it, go ahead and read Unfinished Tales, Book of Lost Tales etc. If you don't like it, put it down and pick up The Hobbit --[[User:Shadrak|Shadrak]] 20:54, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

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