Happy Hobbit Day

It’s officially 80 years since The Hobbit was published! Advertisements

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Tolkien Reads from The Hobbit

Originally posted on Aethereal Engineer:
Back in April I shared audio of J.R.R. Tolkien reading from The Lord of the Rings. This rare treat was thanks to the Professor’s enjoyment of recording personal readings of his work on some of the first home-use tape recorders after being introduced to them by a friend in 1952.…

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In Lacking Inspiration, I Read…

Tolkien. Seriously – the man wrote mountains of works across his lifetime. And I’ve read nearly all of it, starting with The Hobbit when I was 6 or 7 years old, up until more recently picking up background information such as the “Letters” or other side works. Suffice to say, the huge breadth to all […]

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I See Fire

This is a song I loved from when it came out with the movie, which is how I first heard it. I’m not normally a fan of Ed Sheeran, but this is glorious. But it’s just a kind of song that speak to me, on several levels. It’s got all sorts of imagery (obviously, sorry) […]

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Familial Pressures

Sometimes it is difficult to be the weird one in the family. Not only in terms of my religious beliefs…but in all other ways. I’ve been a geek/nerd ever since I was tiny. I’ve been a fan of Harry Potter since 1997, when my school librarian lent me the copy of the British version one […]

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