Tag Archives: J.R.R. Tolkien

Happy birthday, Professor Tolkien

While I’m happy that Goodreads sent me an email this morning, as part of their daily quote thingy, to remind me that it’s Tolkien’s birthday today (b. January 3, 1892) … I am not happy that the quote they chose … Continue reading

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LotR Re-read – third time’s etc.

If dropping the ball were a way to score points, I’d be way ahead in whatever game this is right now. But now I’ve joined a buddy read for Fellowship in the Dragons and Jetpacks group (isn’t that a great … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings reread – here we go… AGAIN

So Christmas has come and gone – all the commercials have gone away, Valentine’s Day merchandise (and probably Easter) will be pushing the Yuletide stuff out of the stores, and if God is kind I won’t have to hear “Feliz … Continue reading

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LotR Reread – Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past

This is going slowly mainly because it’s taking forever to shape my notes into anything remotely resembling coherence, and I don’t want to get too far ahead in listening to the book. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. … Continue reading

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LotR Reread – A Long-Expected Party

Book I: Chap. 1 – A Long Expected Party I’ve always bridled about LotR being considered a children’s book (even The Hobbit was not written specifically for children, iirc) (* See Here*)– but there is a light tone to this … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings reread – here we go…

The Reread: Prologue It’s been a very long time since I read The Lord of the Rings. Which is significant, since I read it on average once a year from the age of twelve, and had the book pretty much … Continue reading

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130 years of A.A. Milne

On January 18, 1882 in Hampstead, London, A.A. Milne was born. I missed Tolkien’s birthday (and, yes, rather moreso, Christmas) – I could not in good conscience miss A.A. Milne’s. *raises glass to both* Thank you, gentlemen, with all my … Continue reading

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The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien. Of course.

It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.  – Bilbo I’ve said elsewhere that it was impossible for me to review The Hobbit.  I don’t know if this will count … Continue reading

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Who the Hell is Pansy O’Hara?

Over dinner one night, apparently, the writers of Who the Hell is Pansy O’Hara? (Jenny Bond and Chris Sheedy) began discussing popular books and the paths taken to their publication – and this evolved into a book about books: as the subtitle … Continue reading

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The Breaking of the Fellowship

February 26, 3019 (S.R. 1419) I’ve been reading and re-reading The Lord of the Rings since I was about fourteen. I haven’t read it in a few years; it was constantly open for all the years I spent on The … Continue reading

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