David of The Warden’s Walk’s Experience – Tolkien Experience (112)

David of The Warden’s Walk’s Experience – Tolkien Experience (112) David of The Warden’s Walk’s Experience – Tolkien Experience (112) — Read on luke-shelton.com/2020/06/30/david-of-the-wardens-walks-experience-tolkien-experience-112/ It was a delight to participate in The Tolkien Experience!

Book Review: “Swords and Deviltry” by Fritz Leiber

Swords and Deviltryby Fritz Leiber Goodreads Series: Volume 1 of the Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series, chronologically arranged Pages: 254 Published: 1970 Spoiler-free Synopsis: Three stories to launch a series of epic adventures. “The Snow Women” introduces the young barbarian Fafhrd as he seeks to leave his oppressive and narrow-minded Snow Clan (and itsContinue reading “Book Review: “Swords and Deviltry” by Fritz Leiber”

In Memoriam: Christopher Tolkien (November 12, 1924 – January 16, 2020)

The son and literary executor of JRR Tolkien’s estate, Christopher Tolkien, has passed away at the age of 95. I and millions of other readers owe him an inestimable debt for his life work. Without him, nothing of The Silmarillion or the other posthumous works of Tolkien would have been published, stories which have madeContinue reading “In Memoriam: Christopher Tolkien (November 12, 1924 – January 16, 2020)”

Review: “Letters from Father Christmas” by J.R.R. Tolkien

Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien Goodreads link Pages: 110 Published: first in 1976, this edition 2004 Spoiler-free Synopsis: From 1920 to 1943, the children of J.R.R. Tolkien would write letters to Father Christmas. Every year, Father Christmas answered them, often with accompanying pictures. These are those letters and pictures. Re-readability: I do believeContinue reading “Review: “Letters from Father Christmas” by J.R.R. Tolkien”

The Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Awards: Voting!

Hail and well met! The gracious ladies at Pages Unbound nominated me for Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi Blog at Forever and Everly’s Third Annual Book Blogger Awards. They have always been supportive of me since the very early days of our blogs, and I do highly recommend them. Please check out all the nominees and vote forContinue reading “The Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Awards: Voting!”

Classic Remarks: Which classic book should have a sequel?

Which classic book do you wish had a sequel, and why? In trying to brainstorm a list for this post, I was assaulted by the feeling that I have not read enough of the classics of world literature. Which classic book do I wish had a sequel? First off, which classic books have I actuallyContinue reading “Classic Remarks: Which classic book should have a sequel?”

Short Film: “Scarecrow” by Jake Viramontez

I’ve shared the work of director Jake Viramontez before, with the minidoc “Killing the Rock“. That beautiful documentary profiled a victim of the Syrian civil war who deals with his grief through sculpting. Now Jake Viramontez is back with a moody thriller called “Scarecrow.” And I don’t want to spoil anything, but unlike “Killing theContinue reading “Short Film: “Scarecrow” by Jake Viramontez”

Review: “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway

I do not love this story for any themes. I do love it somewhat for the atmosphere — the lapping of the waves, the slapping of fins on water, the salt breezes, the hot sun, the patched nets and stacked harpoons. But mostly, I love this story for its characters.

Stop dismissing the Tolkien biopic

My review of the J.R.R. Tolkien biopic, Tolkien, is in progress. There has been a lot of great discussion about it across various forums, and I hope I won’t be too late to engage some of my readers in discussion about it here. However, I’ve noticed a trend of responses among some Tolkien fans thatContinue reading “Stop dismissing the Tolkien biopic”