In which Leif and Gersande react to the second episode of Rings of Power, "Adrift." We're talking orcs, Khazad-dûm, Dissa and Durin, lots of obscure Silmarilliony details about the Maiar (& the Sun and Moon!) as we revisit the timelines of the second and third ages, and more.
My review of the first volume of Marco Rudy's absolutely beautiful bande dessinée, I mean, graphic novel!
This year's categories: Favourite Supervillain Novel; Favourite Mythological Remix; Favourite Family Mythmaking; Favourite Weaving of History and Historical Fiction; Favourite Epistolary Mindfuck; and Favourite Bildungsroman! (Oh, and Favourite Nonfiction too!)
I carved out a day to virtually assist the Tolkien Society Seminar on Translating and Illustrating Tolkien's works. Here are a few things I learned:
Taking some wacky, slightly fantastical photos with the sword Leif gave me as a present for my thirtieth birthday came to me at exactly the right moment!
I ran away to the woods so please enjoy the May 2021 reading recap from a patch of only slightly buggy ferns.
This summer I read CL Polk's Witchmark, Tamsyn Muir's Gideon The Ninth, and Lindsay Ellis' Axiom's End. Here are my first impressions!