Silmaril Awards 2018 nominations, Most Epic Hero. The time has come!

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Yes, it's beginning a tad later in the summer than usual, but hey, we're going to have fun with this! For those who are new to the annual online ceremony, it is the time when awards are presented to fantasy characters nominated and voted by YOU the attendees. These awards will be presented by characters from … Continue reading Silmaril Awards 2018 nominations, Most Epic Hero. The time has come!

The Silmarillion Awards 2017 Has Now Begun!

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If you've been following this blog for more than a year, then you'll remember this fun, annual event. For those that are new to it, these are awards presented to fantasy characters nominated and voted by YOU. These awards will be presented by characters from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, who embody the ultimate … Continue reading The Silmarillion Awards 2017 Has Now Begun!

When Doubts Assail, Be A Bilbo!

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Bilbo the Hobbit was a practical and steady character, who never let a situation get the better of his emotions. When we face and battle doubts, perhaps we should do what practical Bilbo would. Doubts might assail us left and right, whether it be concerning a project we're working on, or a goal we hope to succeed in, but it's what we … Continue reading When Doubts Assail, Be A Bilbo!

8 Lessons Learned From Fantasy

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What lessons have I learned from fantasy stories? To some, fantasy is just fantasy, but to those of us who know better, fantasy is a way of showing real life lessons through an entertaining setting and in an easy-to-understand way. You escape your world, and yet at the same time you learn how to deal with … Continue reading 8 Lessons Learned From Fantasy

How I Read, Book Tag

Fellow blogger Trisha Ann tagged me for this questionnaire (a long while back) and it's all about books and reading, so you know I had to do it! 🙂 Time for some rambles on reading! How do you find out about new books to read? By word of mouth, but mostly I discover new reads through book blogs I … Continue reading How I Read, Book Tag

Haikus: You Never Know/Late Shire Party

“Late Shire Party” Too much noise outside Irked, Bilbo leans out the door, Shushing a drunk stag.

The Freestyle Writing Challenge, with a LoTR Twist

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On the last page of The Hobbit, I reach out and touch an image. I suddenly find myself swallowed into the book in a flash of blinding light and there…I’m in the Woodland Realm. Not only that but in Thranduil’s throne room. I sneek up the steps to his throne. None one is there or watching. A cloak, glowing purest silver lies there, and I ...