THE SILMARILLION by J.R.R. Tolkien | Review

I did it: after of years of it taunting me from my bookshelf, I finally got around to reading The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. I had the pleasure of buddy reading it with Mary Drover, which was a lot of fun. To be honest, I was a little intimidated by this book at first, so reading it alongside another …

Happy Hobbit Day!

Happy Hobbit Day! What is this day, you ask? September 22nd is the fictional birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, the hobbit protagonists of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, respectively. The holiday was first established in 1978 by the American Tolkien Society. If you've followed this blog for a fair amount of time, you're …

The Reader Confession Tag

Hello, hello! Today I'll be answering some interesting bookish questions in the Reader Confession Tag. I think the concept of "reader confessions" is really interesting because certain topics tend to be thought of as "taboo" or "controversial" even though many of us actually agree with each other. Hopefully these answers help shed some light on our …

Top Ten Tuesday: Unread Books from the Pre-Blogging Era

Happy Tuesday! I hope you're all having a lovely week so far. This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is quite a challenging one: the Top Ten Books from Before Blogging that I Still Haven't Read. I've been book blogging for years now, so long that I can hardly remember when I started (eighth grade? ninth grade?). I started out …

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Really Want to Meet (But Can’t)

When I first saw that the theme for this week would be the Top Ten Authors I Really Want to Meet, I was a little stumped. I always to try make my Top Ten Tuesday posts as unique as possible with my choices, but I felt like my answers would be the same as many other people. I …

Top Ten Tuesday: ALL TIME Favorite Authors

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday, the weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is a great one: Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors. Believe it or not, this was a bit of a challenging post to make. There are so many amazing authors out there that I had a really hard …

happy birthday mr. middle-earth!

Happy Birthday, J.R.R. Tolkien!!!! Even though you are no longer with us, your spirit lives on in words that you left behind. (and in the form of Smauglock) (oh yes, I went there) Yours, HOLLY