I read the Silmarillion seriously for the first time during my Chanukah vacation home in 2012.

I’d had the book for a few years and I’d thumbed through it occasionally to get to the good bits with Sauron and the Numenorians (hey, my boyfriend and I had a good Mordor roleplay going and we needed backstory-fodder), but I’d never actually finished it from cover to cover before that winter. 563 more words