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Bookish Links -- April 2017


The Lord of the Rings – Appendix A: I. The Númenorean Kings (iv) Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion

As the subsection declares in its title, this section primarily delves into the history of Gondor.  Tolkien tells us there were thirty-one kings after Anárion, and twenty-six ruling stewards.   1,338 more words

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The Hobbit: Bilbo's Memorable There and Back Again Journey

“There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

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Book Review

Lovecraft and Tolkien: Lovecraftian Horrors in Middle-earth?

This post is by John A. DeLaughter, a Lovecraft eZine contributor.

In the twentieth century, some authors rose to greatness, and a handful became household names.  5,113 more words


I Sit and Think, by J. R. R. Tolkien

I sit beside the fire and think
of all that I have seen,
of meadow-flowers and butterflies
in summers that have been;

Of yellow leaves and gossamer… 176 more words


The Reader Confession Tag

Hello, hello! Today I’ll be answering some interesting bookish questions in the Reader Confession Tag. I think the concept of “reader confessions” is really interesting because certain topics tend to be thought of as “taboo” or “controversial” even though many of us actually agree with each other. 893 more words