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On her blog Edge of the Precipice, Hamlette hosted a Tolkien Blog Party of Special Magnificence to celebrate Bilbo and Frodo's birthday last week. Unfortunately, I could not fully participate in the party last week, as I was away for work... Even though the party is officially over, I still wanted to post the tag questions, just because they are so much fun! And it's still great fun for Tolkien lovers over at Hamlette's blog, as she started a Lord of the Rings read-along!


1. Have you read The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit? If so, how many times?

Yes, I've read both LotR and The Hobbit twice. I also read The Silmarillion and The Unfinished Tales, which I both loved!

If you want him, come and claim him! )
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Last week I finished my reread of Lord of the Rings with The Return of the King (and parts of the Appendices). I'm not a very quick reader, so I spread out rereading Tolkien's masterpiece over three years; first The Fellowship of the Ring, then The Two Towers and now The Return of the King. And though I've enjoyed every page of this reread and 'discovered' many new gems of scenes and  quotes, it wasn't until The Return of the King that I was really wowed again by just what an amazing feat this work of Tolkien is.

For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach. )
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It's already been a few weeks since series 3 of Downton Abbey ended and you've probably all read countless reviews and recaps of the series, but I still wanted to collect my thoughts and how better than by writing a review.

Spoilers for all of series 3 under here! )

Also, the new issue of Femnista is out! This issue is all about the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, ofcourse to celebrate the release of the The Hobbit movie later this month. So if you're at all interested in Tolkien, take a look!



I wrote an article about The Silmarillion myself, in particular about Ainulindalë, the creation story of Middle Earth.

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