It’s The Great Silmarillion Readalong! (Week Four)

Not gonna lie, I’m really sad this is the last week. I’ve had an enormous amount of fun with this readalong, and it’s honestly made me love The Silmarillion even more. We’ve got the longest section for the last week, which I didn’t really intend to do on purpose, but the last two sections kind […]

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It’s the Great Silmarillion Readalong! (Week Three)

Wow, last week was an adventure. Tolkien basically broke down the biggest parts of the plot in about ten pages with just so little care for suspense. It was hilarious. This week is also the shortest of all of them (only four chapters coming in at probably 50ish pages), and next week is the longest […]

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It’s the Great Silmarillion Readalong! (Week Two)

Not gonna lie, I definitely forgot how fun this book was. Like, I knew, but I’ve been reading a lot of very meta Tolkien books lately, and so, I forgot that this is an actually comprehensive story, and I’ve been having a damn good time. Here’s last week’s post ICYMI, which I’d definitely recommend checking […]

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It’s the Great Silmarillion Readalong! (Week One)

IT’S TIME FOR THE GREAT SILMARILLION READALONG, LET’S GOOOOOOO! ICYMI, for the month of March, in honor of the Society’s celebration of Tolkien, I’m hosting a four-week readalong of The Silmarillion. The announcement post is here, and the schedule is here. We’ve got a lot to cover, and these posts are already going to be […]

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It’s the Great Silmarillion Readalong! (Schedule)

Welcome, friends! We’re about to embark on one hell of an adventure. ICYMI, next month, while the Society is celebrating Tolkien month, I’ll be posting a four-week readalong of The Silmarillion in honor of one of my favorite authors of all-time (and one of my favorite books). This readalong was born from my endless love […]

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The Great Silmarillion Read Along

This announcement is a full month early, but I’m too excited not to post it at the end of my Tolkien birthday month celebration, so here we are! A couple years ago, I finally read The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien, and it was an experience. Honestly, though my reviews have continued to be chaotic and […]

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TAG: Tolkien Time!

Today’s post was supposed to be a review of one of the very many Tolkien nonfiction books that I’ve received recently.  I’m particularly excited about Tolkien and the Great War, and I hope to get to it soon, but with everything going on this month, it’s just not looking feasible.  Admittedly, that means I’m probably […]

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The Truth About Morgoth

Do I know what this post is really supposed to be about? I meannnnnn, not really? If we’re being honest? It’s going to be a hot mess, so you’ve been warned. But I’ve talked about Morgoth a lot on the blog–my Silmarillion review is practically ancient at this point, and it really needs updating, but […]

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An Adventure in Tolkien: The Book of Lost Tales, Part One

Previously on An Adventure in Tolkien: I have literally fallen in love with Gimli, and so has Legolas. Tudo bem, I’ve got a bone to pick with this Foreword. Christopher clearly has got some Thoughts about people who say that The Silmarillion is “too difficult”, and I’ve got many of those same Thoughts because IT’S […]

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What Legolas & Gimli Say About Racism

Well, today’s post is very timely. I’ve got a lot to say about what happened last week, and none of it’s kind, and all of it is more than I can put in even a single post, never mind an intro. I was hopeful that I wouldn’t have to do another intro like this after […]

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