Hello again everyone! I seem to be back 😀
Although “back” is rather misleading. I was always “here”, both figuratively and literally. Following my ‘Farewell‘ post some eight months back, I kept visiting the blog and ensuring I replied to any new comments popping up every now and then on any posts.
Continue reading “Stirrings and New beginnings | I’m back!”
Photo by Charles E. Noad
For a number of years I used to think what would happen once the son and literary heir of J.R.R Tolkien would be with us no more. I questioned what would that mean to the Tolkien community, whether the experience of reading the books would change, and what would it mean for future scholarly work and publications. Continue reading “Christopher Tolkien and Other Farewells”
It’s been over 3 months since my last post on this blog …
I feel as ashamed as an orc that has nothing evil to do, or an elf that has no singing to be done. Continue reading “I’m still here … re-reading Tolkien”
Happy New Year!
It’s 2019, and 3rd January brings with it the annual tradition for any Tolkien readers to celebrate the birth of the author — in this instance, 127 years ago. Continue reading “Celebrating Tolkien’s Birthday”
No photography was allowed inside the actual exhibition space due to light-sensitive documents
As you walk up the steps of the Weston Library in the heart of Oxford, anticipation sets in at the sight of a large sign with the word Tolkien printed on it, and wrapped around one of the columns adorning the building’s facade. Heading inside, you find yourself in a large foyer, reminiscent of the British Library, and greeted by that same thought when visiting such places: “There is knowledge here that surpasses all earthly gold and treasure”. Continue reading “Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth … looking back in wonder”
You may have noticed my recent inactivity on this blog and my silence during two of the most important periods of the year: Tolkien Week and Hobbit Day. Yet, as you may have also noted, I found myself engaged by a rather unique event.
The following post is an attempt to provide a brief account of my first experience attending this year’s Oxonmoot, organised by the Tolkien Society. Continue reading “Oxonmoot 2018: My Experience”
Yep, there’s a first for everything they say.
This year I decided I would take the plunge and apply for a two-day visit to the annual gathering organised by the Tolkien Society, during the Tolkien Week weekend (this year taking place between 20-23rd September). Continue reading “Attending Oxonmoot 2018!”
After months of waiting and anticipation, speculation and discussion, The Fall of Gondolin is out today …
… aaaand I’m still waiting for my pre-ordered copy to arrive. *sigh* Continue reading “The Fall of Gondolin – Out Today!”
It has become a nice tradition that with every new release of a Tolkien book, we get the hardback edition and its deluxe equivalent.
Which got me thinking …
What happened with the deluxe edition of The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun? Continue reading “Will we ever see Tolkien’s Aotrou & Itroun in Deluxe Edition?”
Well, it is now official.
In a statement made this morning on the J.R.R. Tolkien Official Facebook page, it was announced that The Fall of Gondolin, written by J.R.R. Tolkien and edited by Christopher Tolkien, will be published on August 30, 2018. Continue reading “The Fall of Gondolin to be released in August 2018”