Tolkien Reading Day 2017!

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The sun has risen on yet another 25th of March, and that means it’s the start of Tolkien Reading Day!

This day, marking the destruction of the One Ring in The Lord of the Rings, is meant to praise the author’s works and encourage people to read Tolkien by quoting favourite passages.

Besides being a prolific writer, J.R.R. Tolkien was also quite the poet. I’ve mentioned numerous times my love for his poetry and, instead of focusing on the more popular and praised Middle-earth works, today I’ve decided to provide you with four beautiful extracts of these metrical compositions. Continue reading

Tolkien Books I HAVE NOT read (yet)

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Though this might not trouble some of you, I believe I’m letting down my own Tolkien self and feel the need to share.

Whilst the author’s works are too extensive to be read within the relatively brief amount of time I’ve been an ardent reader of Tolkien (15 years give or take), there are some books — written by or about him — that I feel disappointed at not having yet tackled them. Continue reading

My first ever poem about ‘The Hobbit’ (and it’s as bad as you’d imagine)

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So today I decided to organise a particular drawer that had been bugging me for a while.

It took a lot of time to try and pull open, it being wedged and stuck due to the cluttered contents inside. It took even more time to sift through all the papers and faded scraps of notes I couldn’t remember ever having read or, let alone, written. Continue reading

3rd Blogiversary!

Happy Birthday!

Blog Established: 8, July 2013

Unbelievable. Yesterday was year number 3 since the creation of this blog.

What an amazing 36 months it’s been. Posts come and go (perhaps not as often as they once did), but what made this whole blogging experience so amazing was your contribution as readers and followers.

A massive thanks for keeping up with my crazy posts, commenting, liking and sharing.

I’m always thinking of what to write about next; and whilst real-life duties take away from the time spent writing, I’m still looking forward to future posts.

Thank you once again for your loyalty and support!

New post coming soon …

(Now where’s that birthday cake?)

 

Peter Jackson’s Lost Masterpiece

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Crossing the Line

Exactly 9 years ago I beheld for the first time a 30-second clip.

After the initial screen display the text “extract from ‘Crossing the Line'”, several men came in view, dressed in period uniforms and huddled in a trench until receiving the order to prepare for attack.

The 30 seconds were gone and the screen faded to black. There soon appeared the words “written & directed by Peter Jackson”. Continue reading