Advice on Reading Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit

A Shocking Beginning
Riddles in the Dark: A Comparison
The Desolation of Smaug – My Acceptance Despite Tauriel’s Existence
There and Back Again – An Audience’s Tale Through Bilbo Baggins
Battle of the Five Armies – A Goodbye and a Greeting 

The Fellowship of the Ring

On Hobbits and Gossip
The Old Forest and Tom Bombadil
The Effects of Rivendell


Review The Fellowship of the Ring


Activity: Personality Quiz
Why Do We Fear Gollum More than Sauron? (Guest post on Pages Unbound)


The Courage of a Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings: A Story of Sacrifice and Bravery
Is Pity for Gollum Misplaced?
Boromir’s Defense