Tag: The Lord of the Rings

Choosing a Book for Baby’..

Posted March 6, 2020 by Stephanie in General / 0 Comments
Choosing a Book for Baby’s Bedtime Routine

In case you’ve missed it, I’m having a baby this summer. I’m nearly half way through my pregnancy and the baby can now hear sounds outside the womb. Naturally, I’ve been reading up a lot on babies. Two of my favorite people to follow are Dr. Sterling OBGYN and Cara @ Taking Cara Babies. One […]


Books of My Childhood, Books o..

Posted April 19, 2019 by Stephanie in General / 2 Comments
Books of My Childhood, Books of My Life

A million. books get published in a year and there are TOO MANY for us to consume. Oh, but try we do. Before I started blogging, I read some amazing books. Books that are amazing and that I love to this day. Reviewing them would be ideal but I can’t review every book I’ve ever […]


The Lord of the Rings | Comfor..

Posted December 7, 2018 by Stephanie in Tolkien / 3 Comments
The Lord of the Rings | Comfort in the Cold

With Christmas being right around the corner and the weather getting mighty cold, I am reminded of things that give me comfort and things that I am grateful for. Ranking very high on this list though, is J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings stories. I say stories because I am grateful for them […]


Story, Characters, Plot, World..

Posted February 7, 2018 by Stephanie in Writing / 0 Comments
Story, Characters, Plot, Worlds

Two of my favorite series are Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings. Actually. Scratch that. As much as I’ve read and loved some others books/series, these two are unhesitatingly my favorites. They are stories I continue to come back to and read over and over again for different reasons. I’ve had quite a […]


Reflecting on 2016 and Looking..

Posted January 1, 2017 by Stephanie in General / 7 Comments
Reflecting on 2016 and Looking Towards 2017

No matter who you are, I think we can all agree that 2016 (at the very least) was eventful. First though, I want to reflect on the reading bit of it. This year I read less than half of the amount of books I read from 2015, but that’s okay. The Stats I only read […]


Is Pity for Gollum Misplaced?

Posted December 29, 2016 by Stephanie in Tolkien / 7 Comments
Is Pity for Gollum Misplaced?

The beginning of The Return of the King is my least favorite part. It’s a little gross and I don’t particularly like watching Smeagol kill his friend. The thought crossed my mind though, why would the Ring have such an immediate and drastic impact on Gollum? The answer is probably rather simple and obvious, but I […]


Boromir’s Defense: There..

Posted September 22, 2016 by Stephanie in Tolkien / 12 Comments
Boromir’s Defense: There is Weakness but Courage Too

Today is Hobbit Day (aka Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday), so of course I had to write something about The Lord of the Rings. This entire week is also known as Tolkien Week, which I didn’t know until just a few days ago. I’m going to have to put this on my calendar for next year […]


The Lord of the Rings: A Story..

Posted July 9, 2016 by Stephanie in Tolkien / 8 Comments
The Lord of the Rings: A Story of Sacrifice & Bravery

I am a person who acknowledges that there is great evil in this world. I am a person who realizes that terrible things happen, terrible people exist, and it’s frightening sometimes. I acknowledge that there are terrible tragedies and accidents, and that people make horrific mistakes and decisions. I understand that all. But I am […]


The Courage of a Hobbit

Posted March 25, 2016 by Stephanie in Tolkien / 6 Comments
The Courage of a Hobbit

It’s March 25th. What better way to celebrate Tolkien Reading Day (which also happens to be the anniversary of Sauron’s defeat) than by talking about Middle Earth and its populace? Or, more specifically, what better day than to talk about Frodo? (I’ll also be listening to a bit of The Children of Hurin – narrated by […]


The Great Guilt of the Classic..

Posted February 1, 2016 by Stephanie in General / 6 Comments
The Great Guilt of the Classics

I read an interesting article a few weeks ago about the culture surrounding classics. To be honest, it really struck a cord in me. The gist of the article was that we shouldn’t be afraid of classics and we shouldn’t feel obligated to read them. This is something we’ve heard more than once but are […]