Tag Archives: The Hobbit

“What the dwarves started to sing…,” a Word Study by Sparrow

Originally posted on words that you were saying:
This morning, I celebrate reaching the goal of even one poem thoroughly concordanced: [01.064] Chip the glasses and crack the plates! Blunt the knives and bend the forks! That’s what Bilbo Baggins…

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the UK’s Favourite Book

According to a OnePoll survey of 2,000 UK adults, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is Britain’s most popular book. It is an intriguing find, but not inconsistent with other surveys and with research by people like Stephanie Derrick (see … Continue reading

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My Defiant Appreciation of the Biopic Tolkien

I live on the edge of the continent, on a small island in the North Atlantic. This “lonely island” I call home is more like Hobbiton than the majestic and magical sanctuary of Tol Eressëa of J.R.R. Tolkien’s early mythology. … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for TOLKIEN: John Garth and Other Resources

I don’t know if it is rumour or just the coolness of the social media age, but über Tolkien fan Stephen Colbert has been sent a copy of John Garth’s Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth. I … Continue reading

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Gods or Angels? A guest post by Yvonne Aburrow

The Inklings and Paganism Before he became a Christian, C.S. Lewis was deeply inspired by ancient Pagan mythology, and he continued to value it as mythopoeia after his conversion, and seems to have sought to reconcile the Christian worldview with … Continue reading

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What does Philip Pullman’s Daemon Voices have to say about the Inklings? Guest Post by Wesley Schantz

For a long time, Philip Pullman’s been my favorite living writer. And for practically as long as I’ve loved his stories, particularly The Golden Compass, I’ve been aware of his harsh criticisms of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. (That’s actually … Continue reading

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TOLKIEN Official Trailer: Tentative Hope

I’m actually starting to get excited about this. Coming from a place of deep skepticism, I am a bit of a late adopter to the idea of this film. Or most any biopic, actually, if I know the main characters. … Continue reading

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