If you happen to be a non-white Tolkien fan, or if you first read Tolkien in a language other than English, this short survey is for you!
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." So too if script-writers would not change perfectly-written lines of dialogue for no good reason at all!
The only autographed book I own, via @tolkienprof. It may seem an odd thing to have written in a book concerning The Hobbit, but it was Professor Olsen who convinced me of the "no wings" argument. So I asked him to memorialize it.
I've been having a bit of a muse this morning regarding Bilbo's burglarious services to Thorin & Co. I'm not a legal expert, but I'd be interested to hear other people's thoughts: One of Bilbo's protestations is the vast extent of the treasure when measured against the efforts of one small hobbit burglar: "...you cannot... Continue Reading →