Fairy Tale · LOTR · NovElla

Tolkien’s Birthday 2020

Happy Birthday J.R.R. Tolkien! John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892. The famous author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Tolkien was also a professor at Oxford and a loving father. Today, I’m going to highlight one of his lesser known works: The Father Christmas Letters. This endearing collection… Continue reading Tolkien’s Birthday 2020

LOTR · NovElla · The Hobbit

Drawing Tolkien

Happy Birthday to Pauline Baynes! (September 9, 1922 – August 1, 2008) English artist and illustrator Pauline Baynes was born in Hove, Sussex, England on September 9th. She was a prolific book illustrator and her accomplishments include many scenes from stories by both J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Baynes worked directly with Tolkien to create… Continue reading Drawing Tolkien

LOTR · NovElla · Quotes

And Morgoth Came

March 25th is Tolkien Reading Day! J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion explores the history of Middle Earth prior to the events in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Before Sauron and the One Ring, there was Morgoth: “For the rocks rang with the shrill music of Fingolfin’s horn, and his voice came keen and… Continue reading And Morgoth Came

Fairy Tale · LOTR · NovElla

Fairy Tales in The Silmarillion

“A day will come at last when I Shall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East of the Sun.” – Tolkien, “The Road Goes Ever On” J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion delves into the history of Middle Earth, and the world of Arda as a whole. It contains a lot of background… Continue reading Fairy Tales in The Silmarillion