I think we all have that one book that spoke louder to us than any other book we've read. A book that inspired us, sparked a fire within us and transported us to new worlds far beyond our imagination. For millions of people, myself included, across several generations and continents, that book was and is… Continue reading Happy Hobbit Day!
I read The Hobbit every year. Like clockwork, every January I pick up my favorite book and I read it. It's so appropriate! The book is about an unexpected adventure. What better time of year to read that than at the start of a new year? What unexpected adventures await me? I have decided that… Continue reading The Magic of the Re-Read
This is my first Tolkien-related post in a long time and I think, mostly because he is my greatest inspiration, I should make a post every now and then just to pay homage to his genius. This is my official book review of Joseph Loconte's A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and A Great War, published earlier… Continue reading A NEW TOLKIEN POST!
Total Film magazine released their Top 10 scenes in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. While I certainly agree with some of their choices, I would place some scenes higher or lower than others so I have created my own list in this post. To celebrate six glorious films, more than fifteen… Continue reading Peter Jackson Tribute: Top Ten Scenes of Middle-earth
Since it was announced that Billy Boyd would be performing the credit song at the end of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, I have been anxiously awaiting the release. Since the release of the song, “The Last Goodbye,” I have been listening to it non-stop. On a personal level this song holds an… Continue reading “The Last Goodbye,” An Ode to the Fans
SPOILERS: For any of you who have not read the book, there are spoilers in here for you. If you have read the book, continue reading! "Can One Actually "Review" A Trailer?" Well, I'm going to try because I definitely have some opinions on what may (or may not) be coming December 17. First of… Continue reading Hobbit Battle of Five Armies Trailer: Review
Today marks a very important date for Tolkien fans. On September 24, 2014, Tolkien wrote his first poem which would launch his Middle-earth saga. He wrote it in the trenches of World War I and because of that it had an immense personal attachment for him. As I mentioned in an earlier post from this… Continue reading Tolkien Week: A Personal Journey
It has been a while since my last blog post but let's face it, for Tolkien Week and Hobbit Day (arguably both today and tomorrow) one takes time out of their busy schedule to recognize the very thing that inspired the writing and reading in which I participate. For those unfamiliar with Hobbit Day or… Continue reading Tolkien Week: “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit”
I am a Tolkien nerd, fiend, geek, whatever term you would like to insert here, I will probably admit to being one. I cannot honestly say how many times I have seen either The Lord of the Rings, or The Hobbit (An Unexpected Journey or Desolation of Smaug). Recently, I have been paying attention to… Continue reading A Change in Character: Thorin Oakenshield
I reblogged a post from a fellow fantasy guru and I have to say it hit the nail right on the head. While his post may be considered "controversial" to some, I found it quite refreshing that someone has the guts to honestly say that diversity, in the political definition of the term, is not… Continue reading On Diversity Recap