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!

Classic Remarks: What to read after “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”

What Tolkien book would you recommend to a reader after they’ve read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings? There are a few possibilities for this one, depending on your tastes. But my first answer would be The Silmarillion. This is the book with all the tales of how Middle-Earth came to be. ItContinue reading “Classic Remarks: What to read after “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings””

Once more into the breach, for fandom’s sake!

The morning of truth arrives. I’m off to see The Desolation of Smaug. I’m not quite sure what to do with my expectations. On the one hand, An Unexpected Journey set them very, very low. And reviews from some friends and others confirm this. On the other hand, I now know not to expect anythingContinue reading “Once more into the breach, for fandom’s sake!”

Movie Review: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (2012)

N.B. – This is the review that nearly killed The Warden’s Walk. Thinking about the movie, even over a year after I saw it, depresses me. It’s torn me up, trying to evaluate it. Are a few flecks of brilliance enough to make a dull rock valuable? I hope so, but I wonder. Yet TheContinue reading “Movie Review: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (2012)”

Another Major Award!

No, still not a lamp. Leg. Statue. “Yeah! A staaaatue!” “Ralphie!” I’ve been given the prestigiously obscure Liebster Award, in which one blogger with fewer than 200 followers writes trivia and answers to random questions about themselves, and then tags a bunch of other bloggers with fewer than 200 followers to write more trivia andContinue reading “Another Major Award!”

Song of the Entwives, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Since finishing The Hobbit, I’ve been re-reading The Lord of the Rings. I finished Fellowship a month or so ago, and am now well into The Two Towers. It’s a lovely, enlightening read. It’s been at least a decade since I’ve read this book — most of my Tolkien-reading being spent among The Silmarillion and its spinoffContinue reading “Song of the Entwives, by J.R.R. Tolkien”

“The Hobbit” Read-Along, Chapter 19: “The Last Stage”

[Sorry for the lag for this final post of our magnificent Read-Along for The Hobbit. In Melpomene’s absence, I’m filling in to offer my thoughts on the end to Tolkien’s fairy story.] Chapter 19 The Last Stage Sing we now softly, and dreams let us weave him! Wind him in slumber and there let usContinue reading ““The Hobbit” Read-Along, Chapter 19: “The Last Stage””

Happy Hobbit Thanksgiving!

Originally posted on jubilare:
Lets face it, Thanksgiving is a very Hobbitish holiday. Food, family, thankfulness, and more food. It seems appropriate, therefore, to have one of our chapters from The Hobbit Read-along fall on this day. Here we are, at the next to last chapter, “The Return Journey”. We have been in the midst…

The Hobbit: Chapter 17, The Clouds Burst

Originally posted on My Seryniti:
Have you seen this read a long… Let’s catch up first and let me warn you, if you have not yet read the Hobbit or the chapters please note that there are spoilers. Some chapters even discuss what is to come next in the book! Chapter 1: An Unexpected Party…