The Rings of Power: What We Know From the Trailer

The teaser trailer for Amazon Prime's upcoming show The Rings of Power (due out September 2) premiered during the Super Bowl on Sunday night, and as of this writing, the not-quite-minute-long teaser has been viewed nearly 19 million times and been the subject of much speculation among Tolkien fans. But what do we really know … Continue reading The Rings of Power: What We Know From the Trailer

Vanity Fair: The Rings of Power, a First Look

Yesterday morning (Feb. 10), the magazine Vanity Fair published an article that provides a preview of the upcoming Amazon Prime show, The Rings of Power. It features an interview with showrunners Patrick McKay and JD Payne and gives a very vague synopsis of the overarching plot, as well as providing some character information-- primarily dealing … Continue reading Vanity Fair: The Rings of Power, a First Look

Book Haul: The Lord of the Rings, illustrated edition

Last spring or so, I found out that a new edition of The Lord of the Rings was coming out and that it would include illustrations by Tolkien himself, who in addition to being a philologist, Oxford don, husband, and father, was also a wonderful illustrator. While some editions of The Lord of the Rings … Continue reading Book Haul: The Lord of the Rings, illustrated edition

Sunday Sum-Up: September 19, 2021

The weather is continuing to slowly cool down. Over the past several evenings I've had the windows open with the breeze blowing in, and the cicadas have finally stopped buzzing. So now, instead of having their ear-piercing static song droning all through the night, we're getting crickets. Crickets are much quieter and more melodious than … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up: September 19, 2021

Classic Remarks: How The Return of the King Film Differed from the Book

Classic Remarks is a meme hosted by Krysta and Brianna at Pages Unbound. Each week, they pose a question about classic works of literature in order for readers to engage in a continuing conversation about elements of classic literature, the literary ‘canon’, and the timelessness of story. If you’re interested in participating, you can find … Continue reading Classic Remarks: How The Return of the King Film Differed from the Book