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What I'm Reading - LOTR The Two Towers

I feel kind of guilty never having read Lord Of The Rings, and I decided I wanted to change that one day at my boyfriends house, who had his copy lying on top of his book shelf. 377 more words

Creative Writing

Imagination and the Doorway to Reality

Writers often draw us into the worlds and characters that burst from their imaginations.  These “made-up” worlds are reason for some to shun this or that genre because they are imaginary. 209 more words


The Silmarillion - Quenta Silmarillion: XI. Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

As it is with pretty much all religious / spiritual texts, there’s a direct and dogmatic way to read this chapter, and there’s a poetic and symbolic way to read this chapter.  658 more words

J.R.R. Tolkien

A Day without Butterflies

Last Saturday wasn’t a good day for a hike: my college son, who isn’t a fan of hikes (probably because I dragged him on too many during his formative years), was home for fall break; a football game that my husband and sons wanted to see was on TV; and the sky had been overcast all day. 902 more words


Inside The Mind of A Genius: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien Review

“I invented that little rhyme about ‘One Ring to rule them all’, I remember, in the bath one day.”

Sometimes I wish I could pick the brains of my favourite authors. 620 more words


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien is, of course, the first of the three parts of The Lord of the Rings. 683 more words