For the weekend of April 14 & 15, we’ll be continuing our chapter by chapter discussions of The Fellowship of the Ring. This time around is chapter five:

A Conspiracy Unmasked

Frodo learns that his secrecy hasn’t been so secret and that his true friends (and family) are there when he needs them. We also get a final taste of Maggot’s mushrooms, the classic bathing tune, and a peak at what a relocated Bag-End looks and feels like. Frodo’s bitter parting is sweetened here in chapter five.

Come down to The Hall of Fire to share this segment with us! If your reading Lord of the Rings for the first or tenth time, if you are young or old, man or woman, hobbit or elf, makes no matter. New chatters are always welcome here.

Place: #thehalloffire on server; come to’s chat room Barliman’s and then type /join #thehalloffire .

Saturday Chat: 7:00 pm ET (19:00) [also 12:00 am Sunday (0:00) GMT and 9:00 am Sunday (09:00) AET]

Sunday Chat: 8:00 pm (20:00) AET [also 11:00 am (11:00) GMT and 6:00 am (06:00) ET]

Sunday Chat: 6:00 pm (18:00) GMT [also 1:00 pm (13:00) ET and 3:00 am (03:00) Monday morning AET]

ET = Eastern Time, the time on the USA’s east coast
GMT = Greenwich Mean Time, the time in Western Europe
AET = Australian Eastern Time, the time on Australia’s east coast

Questions? Topics? Send ‘em here.