Category: Rants

The Old Sheldonian (c) Marcel R. Aubron-Bülles 2

75 reasons: Chris Seeman

Unlike the soon-to-be-released Peter Jackson films, Tolkien’s Hobbit is NOT a “prequel” to The Lord of the Rings. By this I mean that Tolkien did not write it to be an introduction to something...

Tolkien Reading Day 0

75 reasons: Verlyn Flieger

I would like people to read The Hobbit before viewing the forthcoming film presentations by Peter Jackson for several reasons.  If they have already read The Hobbit I would like them read it again...

Open book 2

75 reasons: Brian Sibley

75 reasons? Well… a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins; a wizard named Gandalf; pipes; a door; a sign; twelve dwarves named Dwalin, Balin, Kili, Fili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur and Thorin; an...