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Is Nicolas Old Enough for "The Maze Runner"?

This was our family discussion this morning–a good thing, since our family discussion is usually filled we these phrases:

“Where are my mitts?”
“Shoot, I forgot to make lunches.”

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Afternoon Tea: 7 Hobbit Meals in 7 Days (SXSW Video Challenge)

Tolkien started The Hobbit with a joke about High Tea versus Low Tea. If you ask me, no matter what it’s called, you can’t go wrong with a steaming mug of hot leaf water served alongside small, sugary carbohydrates. 147 more words


Five Things Friday: My five favorite books as a child

Yep, it’s Friday again (I know you all really hate Fridays ;)). I try to keep Fridays unscheduled to allow space if inspiration strikes – I’m totally kidding, I am usually over scheduling stuff after the fourth post for the week has been uploaded. 1,476 more words


From Hobbiton to Rotorua

After an excellent “welcome home” in Auckland, Jen and I headed south. Our first stop was Middle Earth, for a stop in Hobbiton (Matamata). Jen had been very excited to tour the Lord of the Rings set, and I also definitely enjoyed it, despite not being overly excited about it, lol. 421 more words

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Studying Fantasy: An interview with Professor Robert Maslen

The University of Glasgow has announced an M.Litt in Fantasy this year, and being the pseudo academic non pseudo fantasy lover that I am, I couldn’t resist taking a peek. 2,518 more words


Tolkien Reading Day

“All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
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