Year 3018, September 23rd After having packed the remainder of his luggage, Frodo spend the rest of the day anxiously waiting for Gandalf to arrive. Frodo's plan was to walk from Hobbiton to Bucklebury Ferry in order to have a last look at his beloved Shire. When Gandalf didn't arrive, Frodo, at last, took off: … Continue reading Today in Middle-earth: Leaving Bag End
Tolkien Week is already in full swing, but today is, undoubtedly the highlight of the week. Today, we celebrate Bilbo and Frodo Baggins' birthdays. Since 1978, Tolkien fans all over the world celebrate Hobbit Day, Tolkien Week, falling on the week containing September 22. A few years ago, Feast Week was added to the celebrations … Continue reading Today in Middle-earth: Celebrating Hobbit Day!
2017 has been a rather interesting year for me, for a variety of reasons. One being that most of my geeky entertainment came from books. I'll be honest, I haven't seen any new movies or TV shows. Instead, I've either re-watched movies & TV shows I already know by heart or I read books. I … Continue reading Mid-Year Book Tag | July 2017
A few days ago, during the 'anniversary' of the battle of Hogwarts, J.K. Rowling tweeted an apology for having killed Snape. In the last years, she also tweeted apologies for having killed various characters in the books. Personally, I find these apologies pointless. You can almost say that I find these apologies riddikulus. OK, here … Continue reading J.K. Rowling Apologizes for Killing Snape (& Other Characters)
A while ago, I stumbled somewhere in the depths of Youtube upon people sharing their favourite first lines in books. I was intrigued and started to wonder about my favourite first lines. What makes a first line great? Why do we memorize some first lines forever and forget others? To me, a good first line … Continue reading Favourite First Lines in Books