Today is J. R. R. Tolkien's Birthday! Tolkien was born on Jan. 3, 1892 in South Africa. Crazy, huh? I used to think he was born in England or something. But still, That is cool. We know Tolkien as a Soldier in World War 1, a Famous Fantasy author, and an Inkling. We Thank him … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Tolkien!
Yesterday, The Silmarillion turned 40! Wow! When J. R. R. Tolkien died, the Silmarillion was still unfinished. But then Christopher Tolkien, His son, finished the Silmarillion. Thanks to this wonderful book, such wonderful stories such as Beren and Luthien and Children of Hurin have been published and loved. Happy Belated birthday, The Silmarillion. Now, what … Continue reading Happy birthday, Silmarillion!
On September 2, 1973, at the age of 83, we lost J. R. R. Tolkien. Many fans mourned for this awesome author. They say that Tolkien was a teacher, and he was grading papers. On a corner of one of his students paper, there was a little about a Hobbit. We don't know where the … Continue reading Celebrating The creator of Hobbits, J. R. R. Tolkien…
"It gives me great pleasure, a good name. I always in writing start with a name. Give me and it produces a story, not the other way about normally." - J. R. R. Tolkien
As you all know, I am a huge Tolkien fan. So I follow the Hobbit tag on my reader, and I came across a post from GlorytoGodAlone. It is a picture of Thorin Oakenshield, and a quote he said while he was dying. I can't reblog on my kindle, so I just copied the image. Here it is: … Continue reading Song over gold
When J. R. R. Tolkien was 7 years old, J. R. R. Tolkien wrote his first work of fiction, which a "green great Dragon". Sadly, when his mother corrected him, and told him it was great green dragon, Tolkien was so discouraged that he put away his fledgling work, and didn't try another attempt to … Continue reading The green great dragon
(Above: This is my last attempt in trying something like this … I promise!)
– The ultimate reading experience
This is the real deal. Forget what you’ve read in ‘The Hobbit’ or ‘The Lord of the Rings’ (actually, it would be wise to remember everything), cleanse your mind of any thoughts, sit down and start (or try) reading ‘The Silmarillon’…
Complicated book, complicated (and long) blog post.
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