Tag Archives: Lord of the Rings

LotR Reread – no, seriously

There are lots of other things I should be writing right now. I never posted anything about my Jeopardy audition (it went well, I think; I might hear back between now and November 2019, or never). I have approximately eleventy-one … Continue reading

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Peter Jackson is clearly deranged.

I know. There are a hundred other things I should be doing rather than writing here – and if I’m going to write here I have about sixty book reviews I ought to write. But I’m thoroughly disgusted. I’ve expressed … Continue reading

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Why? Why??

I know, I know – I’m so far behind in book reviews I’ll never catch up. Plus I haven’t written about Much Ado About Nothing or even Twelfth Night. But – Tumblr updates strike again. The Hobbit Extended Edition is … 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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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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