Lord of the Rings

From The Dungeon: The Fellowship Goes to The Zoo Pt. 2

In which I continue to offer commentary on my old fanfiction. I have copied and pasted the text below and (even though it is physically painful) have refrained from correcting grammar or spelling erro...

Tolkien and Me: How The Lord of the Rings Changed My Life

Fantasy is a natural human activity. It certainly does not destroy or even insult Reason; and it does not either blunt the appetite for, nor obscure the perception of, scientific verity. On the contra...

Tolkien Didn’t Write the Desolation of Smaug

If Tolkien wrote blockbusters… he did not write the Desolation of Smaug. Struggling to make the movie 2 1/2 hours long, endearing moments, clever resolutions and the plot were all thrown away in...

Day 10: Book That Changed You Life

When I was a kid, my mom read to me a lot. From picture books to chapter books, my first exposure to reading was definitely through her. I don’t remember exactly when I got hooked on reading for mysel...

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