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
Welcome to the last week of our Silmarillion read-along! In the month of March, we read and discussed J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. For an in-depth weekly reading schedule, head over to my announcement post. Disclaimer: All cited passages were taken from The Silmarillion unless stated otherwise. Week 5: Shadow and Deception With the Silmarillion coming … Continue reading Silmarillion Read-Along: Week 5
Welcome to week four of our Silmarillion read-along! In the month of March, we will read and discuss J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. For an in-depth weekly reading schedule, head over to my announcement post. Disclaimer: All cited passages were taken from The Silmarillion unless stated otherwise. Week 4: Hope As we have briefly discussed last … Continue reading Silmarillion Read-Along: Week 4
Every year on March 25th, the date of the downfall of the Lord of the Rings (Sauron) and the fall of Barad-dûr, Tolkien fans around the world celebrate Tolkien Reading Day. The Tolkien Society organises Tolkien Reading Day since 2003 to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by … Continue reading Happy Tolkien Reading Day!