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I would like to say at the outset I had a little hesitation in e-penning this particular diary; not because I don't feel strongly on the topic - there isn't much that is literary that I don't ...
by MichiganChet
Comment Count 372 comments on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 08:09 PM PDT with 185 Recommends
J.R.R. Tolkein's The Hobbit is a charming fantasy. It doesn't have the depth or richness of scope of the ...
by NCrissieB
Comment Count 226 comments on Wed Mar 25, 2009 at 04:11 AM PDT with 181 Recommends
As Tolkien later told it, the story began with a blank page he found in a student's term paper he was grading when he was a professor at Oxford. Never one to let a blank peice of paper go to waste, ...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 209 comments on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 06:30 PM PST with 99 Recommends
Just recently I found a gem. They seem to pop out at me whenever I delve into the good ol' Red Book of Westmarch . But this one is different. It has a more somber tint than most. No "'chance' ...
by Hammerhand
Comment Count 80 comments on Thu Dec 11, 2014 at 06:34 PM PST with 96 Recommends
Part 1: Unexpected Journey Part 2: Riddles in the Dark We devoted our last reading of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit engaged in a deadly riddle contest with the slimy and sillibant Gollum. Bilbo ...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 84 comments on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 06:30 PM PST with 66 Recommends
Part 1 Last week we began a look at the precursor to Lord of the Rings , J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit . We met Bilbo Baggins, a solid, well-to-do hobbit who is quite comfortable in his quiet, ...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 44 comments on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 06:30 PM PST with 57 Recommends
by theKgirls
Comment Count 152 comments on Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 04:01 AM PST with 50 Recommends
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.R.R._Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien] invented Modern Epic Fantasy , and a thousand writers have followed in his massive footsteps. The Lord of the Rings was an asteroid ...
by Brecht
Comment Count 296 comments on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 05:00 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
Part 1: Unexpected Journey Part 2: Riddles in the Dark Part 3: Into Mirkwood Bilbo is starting to feel like a real live hero now. With the aid of ...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 47 comments on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 06:30 PM PST with 39 Recommends
Like many readers, I first became aquainted with J.R.R.Tolkien’s Middle Earth by way of The Hobbit. I was just entering high school and had already been exposed to the soaring intrumental ...
by crose
Comment Count 73 comments on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 05:04 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
Part 1: Unexpected Journey Part 2: Riddles In the Dark Part 3: Into ...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 06:30 PM PST with 37 Recommends
Part 1: Unexpected Journey Part 2: Riddles In the Dark Part 3: Into ...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 06:31 PM PST with 28 Recommends
( A guest diary by my daughter, "Annie West," who is 10.8.) I'd like to share my top ten favorite books and/or series at the moment. Please tell me what you think and what's on your list.
by Upper West
Comment Count 145 comments on Sat May 28, 2011 at 06:09 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
Part 1: Unexpected Journey Part 2: Riddles in the Dark Part 3: Into ...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 06:30 PM PST with 26 Recommends
1968 was not a good year. War, assassination, political violence and creeping fascism fell over the land like a gloomy shadow. It was however, a very good year to read J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of ...
by BobboSphere
Comment Count 31 comments on Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 01:32 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
Tolkein's "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings,” contain timeless themes that are embedded in our collective wisdom, and are very relevant at a time when the world, and our country, is once ...
by SeaTurtle
Comment Count 50 comments on Sat Jul 14, 2007 at 01:13 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
For Michelle M In between her studying of Summerian and other tongues a bit of fun that we talked about. It was not a long time ago, nor very far away, and even place wasn't exactly clear. That's ...
by stirl
Comment Count 24 comments on Wed Dec 03, 2014 at 08:03 AM PST with 16 Recommends
William Bennett saw fit to pucker up and write an utterly disconnected from reality op-ed for CNN today. In the first paragraph he manages to link Mitten's recent international gaffes to one of the ...
by Steven Payne
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu Aug 02, 2012 at 03:10 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
This diary was originally a comment in tote's excellent insider diary about ACORN . I've decided to repost it as a ...
by NCrissieB
Comment Count 58 comments on Sun Oct 19, 2008 at 06:10 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
by A Mad Mad World
Comment Count 71 comments on Wed May 17, 2006 at 06:44 PM PDT with 15 Recommends