#J.R.R. Tolkien

Maker of Middle-earth J.R.R. Tolkien Comes to the Morgan

Tolkien’s life and work are on display at The Morgan Library & Museum. In case you can't make it, here are facts one visitor learned about the LOTR author.

Book Fetish: Volume 308

Bookish goodies for your literary life.

Old Timey Author Audio Recordings

Want to hear Tolkien recite elvish, Conan Doyle talk about Sherlock, or Langston Hughes read poetry to jazz music? Read. On.

Quiz: Metal Album or Fictional Dystopia?

This quiz challenges your literary and musical knowledge. Your task is to guess whether each title is a metal album or fictional dystopia.

Does Every Fantasy Novel Need to Have a Map in it?

Some are useful, but most...not so much.

The 15 Best Songs + Poems from Middle-earth

I love the stories of Middle-earth with all my heart and soul and I love that song and verse plays such a large role in these stories.

“The Time That Is Given Us”: Gathering Strength from Lord of the Rings

Many of us are facing a problem we wish hadn't happened in our time. And now we have to decide what to do with the time that is given us.

The 37 Best Lines from The Hobbit

The best of The Hobbit, to celebrate the anniversary of its publication

Cool Bookish Places: The Rabbit and Dragonfly

If you're even in Lancaster, PA, don't miss this coffee shop/pub/used bookstore inspired by the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and the Inklings

From Tolkien to Lewis and Back Again: The Wade Center in Wheaton, Illinois

If you’re a Tolkien or Lewis fan looking to visit the haunts of your favorite author, your number one destination ...

Please, Hollywood: Adapt This Book a Hundred Times

I have this theory: the problem with remakes and reboots and sequelitis isn’t that the movies are being made and ...

5 Books to Celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien’s Birthday

J.R.R. Tolkien’s 124th birthday is coming up on January 3rd! Celebrate by reading one of these books about his life and ...

10 Folio Society Classics to Give to Your Children This Christmas

I should probably have titled this “10 Folio Society Classics to Give to Your Children This Christmas That You Will Want ...

5 Books to Celebrate C.S. Lewis’s Birthday

Today is C.S. Lewis’s 117th birthday! To celebrate, here are five books that explore his life and work. 1. C.S. ...

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 ...