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On Lúthien's power of singing.

The fairest of all Children of Ilúvatar, Lúthien is not an ordinary character. Being the daughter of an Elf and a Maia, she inherited various traits of both kindreds. 1,333 more words

J. R. R. Tolkien

Reading Roverandom /// Chapter 5

The closing chapter of Roverandom is a good example of a happy turn of events when you least expect it. Moreover, it is where we can see the results of Rover’s moral journey and how he has changed over the course of the story. 1,142 more words

J. R. R. Tolkien

Reading Roverandom /// Chapter 4

Chapter 4 is the longest one in Roverandom. It takes our dog, as he becomes Rover for a while again, on the next leg of his journey and to an absolutely new place: down to the bottom of the ocean. 2,555 more words

J. R. R. Tolkien

Ursula Le Guin

Everyone knows I can’t stop myself from drooling over her. She is my favorite. Her books, her essays, and her philosophies. To sum all of it in a blog is impossible. 1,046 more words

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Reading Roverandom /// Chapter 3

In chapter 3 Roverandom’s adventures take a new turn. He gets a chance to explore the place on the Moon none has seen before. As a final stage of his stay there, it gives him a very interesting perspective and shows the dark side of the Moon, in both meanings of the word “dark”. 1,979 more words

J. R. R. Tolkien

Reading Roverandom /// Chapter 2

In chapter 2 of Roverandom the enchanted Rover embarks on the first leg of his journey and travels to the Moon. The chapter is full of new experiences and meetings for Rover, as well as mythological and folkloric references. 2,969 more words

J. R. R. Tolkien

Farmer Maggot: a stout friend.

It is interesting how a dwelling place often matches the personality of its dweller. It is very often that an inhabitant imparts their own character to the place they live in, so the place becomes very much like the person that inhabits it.  1,285 more words

J. R. R. Tolkien