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

75 reasons: Chris Seeman

nlike 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...

Libraries are all you need (c) Marcel R. Aubron-Bülles 0

The Tolkienist’s Library

fter much deliberation I have started using LibraryThing to finally list up my own collection on primary and secondary materials on J.R.R. Tolkien, both his life and works. I will keep adding material...

About the Inklings in the Eagle & Child (c) Marcel Aubron-Bülles 0

75 reasons: David Bratman

early a dozen years ago, a few months before Peter Jackson’s Fellowship of the Ring hit the big screen, a wise comment about it was made … in a web comic. Scott Kurtz’s...

Tolkien Reading Day 0

75 reasons: Verlyn Flieger

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

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...

Tolkien Reading Day 0

Happy 75th Birthday, Hobbit

n September 21st, 1937, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien was published and became an instant classic. Happy Birthday!

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Picture by Marcel Aubron-Bülles 0

The Tolkienist is coming online …

hank you all very much for your patience. I have been horribly busy in the last couple of weeks, returning from Return of the Ring (I will be writing a review of this...