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My Bookish Mix Tape

The Venn Diagram of three of my most loved passions—books, road trips, and rock and roll—intersects most perfectly with the ...

J.R.R. Tolkien and the Exorcism of the Tape Recorder

Recently it was announced that a hitherto unknown short story by J.R.R. Tolkien named The Story of Kullervo will be published ...

Coming Clean About Books You Never Read

This is a guest post from Andy Browers. Andy believes in going to State Fairs, road trips, fist-pumping at wedding receptions to ...

10 Adventure Novels to Die For

Is there anything better than a great adventure novel? Here are ten (plus a few extra recommendations) to add to ...

Reading Pathway: J.R.R. Tolkien (Beyond LOTR)

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was one of the most beloved authors of the twentieth century and is widely considered ...

Countdown to THE HOBBIT: 4 Songs Inspired by Tolkien

Note: I am aware of the deep mythology of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth. In this post I am giving only ...

12 Books That Should Go On a Literary Voyager Spacecraft Golden Record

The Voyager Spacecraft, both launched in 1977, are famous for carrying phonograph records with them. These records contained a collection ...

On Travelling Vicariously Through Books

In the Northern part of the planet, it is definitely summer at the moment. And summer is often equated with ...

12 Dead Authors You Should Follow On Twitter

In an effort to preserve and/or satirize the words of great authors of yesteryear, many have set up Twitter accounts ...

Giveaway Winner: THE HOBBIT: ILLUSTRATED EDITION

Chances are you know this story. It has friendship and adventure and dragons and Big Life Lessons, and so much ...

Giveaway Finalists: THE HOBBIT: ILLUSTRATED EDITION

Chances are you know this story. It has friendship and adventure and dragons and Big Life Lessons, and so much ...

Giveaway Finalist #3 – THE HOBBIT: ILLUSTRATED EDITION

Chances are you know this story. It has friendship and adventure and dragons and Big Life Lessons, and so much ...

Giveaway Finalist #2 – THE HOBBIT: ILLUSTRATED EDITION

Chances are you know this story. It has friendship and adventure and dragons and Big Life Lessons, and so much ...

Giveaway Finalist #1 – THE HOBBIT: ILLUSTRATED EDITION

Chances are you know this story. It has friendship and adventure and dragons and Big Life Lessons, and so much ...