Tag Archives: Tolkien

Beginning My Deep Dive Into Tolkien

A dear friend of mine sent me off on a wonderful Tolkien tangent last week when she replied to my Podcast Pickup post and directed me to the Prancing Pony Podcast.  I quickly scanned the last half dozen posted episodes … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Musings | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Grande Finale to a Grand Weekend

I’m amazed at how much I accomplished this past weekend, especially considering my husband had major surgery less than three weeks ago. Friday Evening Friday night was our first venture out on a ‘date’ since the surgery.  I signed up … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Astronomy, Clusters, Constellations, Deep Sky, Family, Jupiter, Music, Nebula, Seasons, Summer, Vocal Performance | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

C. S. Lewis Reviews The Hobbit, 1937

A world for children: J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: or There and Back Again (London: Allen and Unwin, 1937) The publishers claim that The Hobbit, though very unlike Alice, resembles it in being the work of a professor at … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Musings, Reading, Reviewing, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

To the Amazing Christopher Lee of the Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

A nearly unbelievable list of accomplishments of the recently deceased Christopher, many of which were achieved before the age of 25! One tidbit I did not know and which made me all warm and huzzy inside – Chris was a … Continue reading

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Picturing The Hobbit | Tor.com

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/12/picturing-the-hobbit Happy birthday to Bilbo and Frodo! I’ll link in a few of my favorite art pieces from the above article later this evening.

Posted in 2D, Art, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Musings | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

io9 March Madness Final Four: Harry Potter vs. Lord of the Rings!

http://io9.com/io9-march-madness-final-four-harry-potter-vs-lord-of-1551342961 Easy voting today but the next and final round will be a tough devision. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

Posted in Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Space Opera | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fantasy v SF Round One Pits Epic Fantasy Against Space Opera

io9’s version of March Madness begins today with ‘Epic Fantasy v. Space Opera‘ so vote now so Gandalf won’t have to smack down Vader.  It won’t be pretty. Of course, we’re holding the Mouse in reserve in case of foul … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Movies and Television Shows, Musings, Science Fiction, Space Opera | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments