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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How Does the Movie Compare?

You know what would have been a really good idea? Taking notes while I was watching the movies recently, immediately after I’d finished reading the books. Alas, I was too swept up in Middle-earth–how does one get too swept up in a movie they’ve seen literally dozens of times? NO IDEA–and thus, I took literally […]

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Frodo vs Everyone & the Ring

In my house, there’s an old argument that surfaces every once in a while–can Superman actually be defeated? Usually, it comes down to a “well if xyz happens, and the circumstances are right, and this particular villain is involved, probably” kind of answer, and while that’s all well and good, I like more substantial answers. […]

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An Adventure in Tolkien: The Two Towers

Previously on An Adventure in Tolkien: I cried over so many damn people, and most of them weren’t even in the book. SINCE AUGUST?! Look, if I don’t finish the trilogy this month, here is your unlimited permission to yell at me into eternity. One of my 2020 goals was to reread & review the […]

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An Adventure in Tolkien: The Fellowship of the Ring

Previously on An Adventure in Tolkien: Look, I did not ask to fall in love with Beowulf EVEN MORE, but here we are. Wow, it has been a Minute. I reviewed Beowulf back in June, and, before that, both Tolkien’s biography & his letters, but I haven’t read a book in the main legendarium since […]

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Review: Beowulf (Tolkien)

Previously on An Adventure in Tolkien: FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS UNHOLY, why can’t we write 10k word query letters anymore? It seems almost tradition now to quote Christopher Tolkien’s introduction in my introduction to a JRR book, and we’re not about to break tradition now because the introduction for JRR’s translation of […]

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Review: The Letters of JRR Tolkien

Previously on An Adventure in Tolkien: Did I really just cry for 300 pages straight? Wow, it has been a minute and a half since the last time I reviewed something for Tolkien! Wildly, the last one was back in January, when we were doing a month of celebratory posts for his birthday. This is, […]

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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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