The Hobbit (1977)

We’ve been on a Tolkien kick, lately, and we spent the last two weekends making our way through the original Peter Jackson trilogy. Mikaius’ favourite is Fellowship, while I lean more towards Two Towers. I am a sucker for everything Rohan, while he is a sucker for anything that makes his cold black heart feel things. Folks, […]

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Book Baubles: Tolkien Edition

We have a new recurring column on City Streets: Book Baubles! In conjunction with Literary Monday, Book Baubles will feature baubles that are thematically connected to the excerpt that we’re featuring. Enjoy! (1) Silk Fabric Cloth Wall Poster of the Map of Middle Earth (20×13) by StuartsArt on Etsy For those of you who’ve always wanted to […]

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Literature Monday: JRR Tolkien, Children of Hurin

Another Tolkien tale? Why yes, this is another Tolkien tale! Don’t worry, though, this is the last time that I do an author twice in a row. I couldn’t resist because CoH really is a great (and shortish!) read. I usually recommend this one to friends who want to read Tolkien but are intimidated by […]

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Literature Monday: JRR Tolkien, The Mariner’s Wife

As the people who are close to me can attest, I am absolutely in love with the universe that JRR Tolkien created. His stories might be hard to get through sometimes, but once you get to immerse yourself in it, his landscape is incredibly gorgeous. My favourite of all his stories are The Children of Hurin, and […]

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