The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien


     It’s a bit hard for me to summarize this one. This book contains many tales written by Tolkien that take place in Middle-earth, the world he created for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien never actually got around to publishing this work. It was edited together by his son Christopher. It […]

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J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend by Colin Duriez


     Compiling information from several sources, Colin Duriez has put together a wonderful biography for the fans of J.R.R. Tolkien. The material spans Tolkien’s entire life, but concentrates more on the habits and studies that led to the creation of his most famous works: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, along with other […]

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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


     The prequel to Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “The Hobbit” follows Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo leads the quiet life of a hobbit until the wizard Gandalf arrives at his door with a band of dwarves setting out on an adventure to reclaim a long-lost treasure. Bilbo finds himself swept up into their dangerous journey, and […]

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More New Books


Considering that one of my goals for 2012 was to read more of the unread books already on my shelf, I think I may be lacking in the self-control department when it comes to books. Within the last couple of weeks I’ve purchased:                I also won a giveaway hosted by Zondervan! Yay! […]

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