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Book Spotlight: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien

I read Tolkien’s classic Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit when I was in high school. These novels are about fantastical creatures on a journey to destroy an evil ring of power. 99 more words

Book Spotlight

Reading Upward--for Pleasure

Imagine this scenario: someone writes a book called Why Don’t People Read Anymore?

That was supposed to be a joke. 

Actually, NPR published an April Fools’ Day article called “Why Doesn’t America Read Anymore?” earlier this year. 441 more words

J.r.r. Tolkien

The brave things in the old tales and songs, Mr. Frodo: adventures, as I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull, a kind of a sport, as you might say.

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Ruminations

TBR Shame Part #1

Now that I am back I can finally show you guys my bookcases and all my books and also help myself realise just how much I have to read –  357 more words

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"...remember that the true hope of the Noldor lieth in the West, and cometh from the sea..."

“Love not too well the work of thy hands and the devices of thy heart, and remember that the true hope of the Noldor lieth in the West, and cometh from the Sea -Ulmo” 253 more words

Elves

Everything you need to know about Britain, as taught by sf+f

Britain’s a funny old place. Lets face it, guidebooks can never quite capture the essence of a nation that gave us both Bilbo Baggins and the Rolling Stones.  726 more words

Fantasy