Exciting Things are Coming!

I can’t thank you guys enough for the comments and love you showered on JRR Tolkien this month, and I’m so grateful to have been able to take an entire month to celebrate my favorite author! That said, I do recognize that there are those out there that aren’t as overly excited about him as […]

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New Year's Resolution Book Tag

It’s nearly February, but whatever, I can talk about New Year’s resolutions now. I saw this over at Way Too Fantasy, and it sounded like a really good way to hold myself accountable, and it looked really fun! I’m not sure who created it because the trail goes cold with a now defunct blog, but […]

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TTT: Interesting Facts About Tolkien

This is a bittersweet farewell, my friends, and it seemed only fitting that our last Top 10 for this themed celebratory birthday month be all about the man himself, Tolkien. Previous topics include: characters, moments, and why I love the race of Men, all of which are linked. For now, let’s find out just why […]

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Discussion: Morgoth & Sauron

Alright, you’ve got a solid grasp of the elves of Middle Earth now. You know all about The Silmarillion. But now, it’s time to find out about Sauron’s mentor and just how gay this all is. Look, I’ve been trying super hard to make this month’s discussion posts academic (sort of) and less flying by the seat […]

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Review: J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter

My goal this month is to read and review both The Hobbit and Fellowship of the Ring, so in order to a) split those up and b) give myself ample time to read FOTR, we’re sneaking in Humphrey Carpenter’s authorized biography of the legend himself, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. This will definitely be a bit […]

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TTT: Why I Love the Race of Men

Okay, I promise not to cry. Lies and propaganda. But I love the Men of Middle Earth a lot, and this is definitely going to be A Journey we’re about to embark on. And, if you missed the Top 10 Characters & Moments from the past two weeks, they’re linked! “The world of Men will […]

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Discussion: Is The Silmarillion Worth It?

I promise you, by the end of this, you’re going to want to read this book of pure drama.  This would probably be better suited as a Top 10 post, but I thought a discussion would be nice to really get into the nitty gritty of why I loved The Silmarillion so damn much.  And, ICYMI, last […]

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