Let’s start the second half of 2020 with a thank you!

Tolkien's Worlds by John Garth
Tolkien's Worlds by John Garth

It has been said that the first half of 2020 was the longest ever first half of any year in human recorded history*. It certainly feels that way to a lot of us, having talked to quite a few people from all over the world in the last couple of months. 

I hope you are keeping safe and that you and your loved ones are fine!

I wanted to thank you for being a part of this journey which makes me a bit more hopeful for the second half of 2020. Right now, much of my time is taken up with this beauty of a review copy:

Have you already read it or are you going to read it soon? Please share your thoughts here or send me an email at marcel@thetolkienist.com as I would love to include other people’s ideas on John Garth’s latest!

And yes, you will read my review on this book first!

I suppose you have already seen it but just to be on the safe side: the Tolkien community has a weekly newsletter on all things Tolkienian and fantasy again – the Roving Ranger. You’ll find both the subscription page and the letter archive here. It is time to push #TolkienTuesday a little, another project that has been lurking at the back of my mind for some time now 🙂

Let’s see what the next weeks will bring.

* Some people said it somewhere. Probably on Twitter. 😉

Marcel Aubron-Bülles

A Tolkien fan for thirty years (and more to come...) Founding chairman of the German Tolkien Society, Co-Founder of Ring*Con, Co-Founder of the ITF, host, presenter and fantasy expert