…Have A Spine

It’s Banned Books Week, which provides the perfect opportunity to discuss censorship. (Sounds riveting, right?) Books and reading are near and dear to my heart. The idea that anyone would be threatened by a book used to be laughable (emphasis on the “used to”). In the past few years, we’ve all become all too well…

…Still Surprise You

‘Hobbits really are amazing creatures…You can learn all that there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you at a pinch.” Gandalf, “The Fellowship of the Ring” Take a moment and think of your favorite fantasy novel or novels. Now think about what…

…Find Middle Ground

It’s official, Middle-earth is coming to the small screen. Apologies for the lack of exclamation point, but at this point there’s too many unknowns to determine if more flamboyant punctuation is needed. What is known is that Amazon has acquired the television rights for the beloved J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings.” I’ll…

…take it or leaf it

This Flick Friday is not just any Flick Friday, it’s also Arbor Day…a day for the trees. So I can think of no better way to celebrate than with some of my favorite tree movies.

…Be the Judge

One of literature’s greatest, and most complex villains will finally see his day in court thanks to a Turkish judge. Thanks to a serious lack of free speech in Turkey, the court is trying to determine if a Turkish citizen was insulting the country’s president by comparing him to Tolkien’s Gollum. Which is comical in itself,…

…Go Ever On and On

Happy Tolkien Reading Day, my fellow bookworms and nerds! I know, it’s another incredibly specific, random holiday, but I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to celebrate a holiday inspired  by one of my favorite authors. Thanks to the popularity of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” movie trilogies, most likely, you’re already…