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Out of the Pit

In the writings of Tolkien it is said that in the Elder days, within the deepest pits of Utumno, the first dark lord Morgoth committed his greatest act of blasphemy. 889 more words

Epic Fantasy

The Hunger Games

A few weeks ago, I finally gave in and read The Hunger Games series.  The writing style was quite horrible (as my mom had warned me).   760 more words

Still Kicking Around

I know that a few of you have been wondering when I’d start up the Sweating to Mordor project again. I’ve been wondering that myself. This summer has been bonkers for me. 198 more words

The Faeries of Blackheath Wood

I normally don’t do much reposting from other blogs, but this short film about dark fays is so good it is worth wider appreciation.

I’m afraid Tolkien’s love of the Fair Folk has spread the false belief that all faeries are innately good, angelic even. 37 more words

Supernatural Beings

On Trusting Your Audience: My Thoughts on “The Giver” on Film

Lois Lowry’s The Giver was so transformational for me that it sits so far back in memory I can no longer remember when I first encountered it. 1,294 more words


Big in Britain

I’ve been in England over a year now, and I thought I would mention some things that are a “Big Deal in Britain!”

  1. Strawberries. I wasn’t sure how produce was going to be over here.
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Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me I MUST Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

I have a few non-blogger friends of mine that are book-pushers like no others. 458 more words

Top Ten Tuesday