Given the truncated posts issue and the fact that I'm posting my reviews on another site now, I thought I would link to a page where you can get some of them since they can no longer be read in this thread. Here is my Lord of the Rings page: Dangerous Thing Going Out Your Door: A Chronological History of Middle Earth The newest one I have up is the Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, so I still have a lot to post, but I'll eventually get them all up on that site, whether the truncated posts get restored or not! If you're wondering, given my chronological journeys through the Star Wars universe and Chris Carter's television universe, if I need some sort of medication . . . well, keep wondering, but if you figure it out, let me know, yes? This thread is exactly what it claims to be. It's a chronological journey through the story of Middle Earth. I've previously read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but I've never cracked the Silmarillion, investigated any of the unfinished tales or looked The History of Middle Earth. So, the time is right, I think. I'll be using [link=http://www.timelineuniverse.net/MiddleEarth/MiddleEarthChronology.htm]this timeline.[/link] There are plenty on the net, but I've chosen this one for several reasons. Number One: this one is purely based around the texts; a lot of the timelines/chronologies I've found are based around events and would require some work to figure out exactly which texts they refer too. Number two: I'll be getting a lot of books from the library and, unlike, some very famous chronologies, this doesn't require me having all the books at once and writing all over them. Number three: this timeline is the most complete that I've found. It includes a lot of bits from The History of Middle Earth, though it doesn't include any rough draft material, just stories that were never quite told anywhere else or not told in much detail. It also includes, and this may be controversial, LOTR EU, those very few stories written in the brief window between Tolkien's death and the decision of the Tolkien estate to shut the door completely on letting anyone else work in Middle Earth. Number four: this timeline comes from the same people who gave me the X-Files and Star Wars timelines I'm using, so that's nice. I'm hardly an expert; hopefully, I'll have some experts show up in here to help me along. I'll be doing this thread the same as my Star Wars and X-Files threads. Given the depth of this material, don't expect me to speed along at a rapid clip; this will take more effort than, say, reading Star Wars junior novels, or watching an episode of The X-Files. Let's take our time and do this right; note connections within the works themselves and connections to things outside the work. Show up, you guys, and help me out. I'm sure this will be much more rewarding with all your help. Oh, by the by, this timeline doesn't include any of the movies. I'd be glad to include them or to leave them out; what say you? We've got plenty of time before we hit The Hobbit, with its bizarre animated adaptation. What do you think? Films or no? Expect the Ainulindale up soon. Also, don't expect me to actually put in all those accents and umlauts and what not.