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Although she claimed to be nervous about criticizing Lewis’s poetry, Pitter happily attacked a number of his other works, including The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

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Book review: John Ronald’s Dragons: The Story of J.R.R. Tolkien, by Caroline McAlister, illustrated by Eliza Wheeler

McAlister, Caroline. John Ronald’s Dragons: The Story of J.R.R. Tolkien. Illus. by Eliza Wheeler. Roaring Brook Press, 2017. $18.99. unp. ISBN 978-1-62672-092-3. Ages 6-8. P9Q9… 142 more words

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Imagine Dragons: The Battle of the R.R.s

*Spoiler Warning – Take heed*

Episode 6 of season 7 of Game of Thrones aired a couple of days ago (unless you watched the leaked version, cheeky scoundrel), and I feel we should send the neighbors an apology for the amount of screaming that no doubt permeated the quiet street that evening. 1,269 more words

"One who cannot cast away a treasure at need is in fetters".

One who cannot cast away a treasure at need is in fetters.

(Two Towers, p. 203)

Aragorn’s words to Pippin on returning a Lórien brooch to the Hobbit reflect one of the fundamental concepts of the whole Tolkien Legendarium: it is dangerous to become unhealthily possessive of something as it can lead a character to either death, or moral downfall, or both. 1,327 more words

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met at a faculty meeting on 11 May 1926. Lewis’s first impression of Tolkien was not favorable. In his diary he describes Tolkien as “a smooth, pale, fluent little chap.” Lewis adds, “No harm in him: he only needs a smack or so” (All My Road 393).

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Trusting to Luck on the Roads of Mordor

Life sometimes takes you to places that you would rather not go to. Tolkien found himself in the trenches of the Western Front on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916 when nearly 20,000 British soldiers were killed in a single attack on the German lines and a further 40,000 were wounded. 661 more words

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