Tag Archives: Gollum

Accidental Riddles in the Invisible Dark (Throwback Thursday, and The Hobbit Read-Along, and Hobbit Day)

At A Pilgrim in Narnia, we have an occasional feature called “Throwback Thursday.” By raiding either my own blog-hoard or someone else’s, I find a blog post from the past and throw it back out into the digital world. This … Continue reading

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“A Dishevelled Dryad Loveliness”: Gardening with Samwise Gamgee

The gardening season rolled late into Eastern Canada late this spring. Heavy snow and blustery weather have been a challenge, with plants shivering in early morning then blasted with hot afternoons. Cats, crows, foxes, skunks, thistles, dandelions, creeping Charlie, wild carrot, … Continue reading

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Not All Adventures Begin Well: My Review of Peter Jackson’s Adaptation of The Hobbit

Not all adventures begin well. Certainly, as we have it in Tolkien’s The Hobbit, a hapless Bilbo Baggins all but stumbles into his first adventure, racing off toward the Lonely Mountain without his handkerchief or his pocketbook. Practically naked without … Continue reading

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Accidental Riddles in the Invisible Dark (The Hobbit Read-Along, Chapter 5)

This blog is part of The Hobbit Read-Along at The Warden’s Walk. I’ve been assigned Chapter 5: Riddles in the Dark. Feel free to comment on any of the blogs in the series. Here is a riddle for you: Besides … Continue reading

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