Happy birthday, Silmarillion!

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 are you all waiting for? Grab the Silmarillion from your bookshelf, and read a chapter or two.

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Celebrating The creator of Hobbits, J. R. R. Tolkien…


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 student thought it up, but Tolkien took the name Hobbit and created The Hobbit. Many years later, Tolkien wrote The Lord of the rings. When he died, his son Christopher Tolkien, finished The Silmarillion, and helped publish many more of Tolkien’s works, like the new Beren and Luthien, that came out this year.

If it weren’t for Tolkien, many wonderful stories might have never been. And even if someone else got the Idea, they could never have written it it Tolkien.

Farewell, Tolkien, creator of Hobbits.

Song over gold

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:

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After I read this post, I remembered a verse from Proverbs.

Wisdom is more precious than jewels, and all your desires can’t equal it.

– Proverbs 3:15

I know it’s talking about songs and food over gold, but please bear with me. It would be an even merrier place if we place Wisdom and God over Gold.

The green great dragon

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 write for many more years.

Wow. This shocked me. J. R. R. Tolkien is known as the author of The Lord of the rings, and the Hobbit, and the Silmarillion, and many more works that I, and many more fans, enjoy reading over and over again. And when this “incident” happened, it could have ended Tolkien’s career as an author.

It would have meant no Middle-earth books, movies, or blogs. Guys, this blog wouldn’t have existed, A tolkienist’s perspective wouldn’t have existed, Middle-earth reflections wouldn’t have existed, and so many other blogs concerning Tolkien and his works or Peter Jackson’s spectacular saga wouldn’t have existed.

And I’m not trying to scare any C. S. Lewis fans who are also Christians, because I don’t know how Tolkien and Lewis met, but if it was writing that brought them together, C. S. Lewis may have stayed and atheist! 

If I remember my facts correctly, J. R. R. Tolkien reintroduced Lewis to Christianity. And A pilgrim in Narnia probably wouldn’t have existed gasp 

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Now, don’t take any of this seriously. I’m pretty sure J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis met some other way, so don’t worry.

Enjoy the rest of your day. And good day, James and Brenton.

Approaching Tolkien: ‘The Silmarillion’

A Tolkienist's Perspective

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(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 severything), 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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A tolkienist’s perspective replied to my comment!

Well, not on my blog, but he replied to a comment I made on his blog.

I asked him for some tips on blogging about Middle-earth and J. R. R. Tolkien, and he replied back! This is what he said:

Thanks so much for your kind comments! If you love Tolkien and Middle-earth just dive into the writing part with all the passion you have for the subject. You’ll thoroughly enjoy it 😊