A to Z Blogging Challenge: Week 3 Recap

A2Z-2013-BADGE-001Small_zps669396f9In case you missed any of my A to Z Challenge posts from Week 3, here you go!

And here are the posts from A-L:

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A to Z Blogging Challenge: Week 2 Recap

A2Z-2013-BADGE-001Small_zps669396f9In case you missed any of my A to Z Challenge posts from Week 2, here you go!

And here are the Week 1 posts:

J is for J.R.R. Tolkien Collection

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I’ve posted a few times about how my Tolkien collection is slowly taking over my home office. It went from a single bookshelf with a map of Middle Earth mounted over it, to a second bookshelf, to an entire corner, and is now starting to spread even further, leading me to solidly question my life’s choices.

(Of course I say this as I am looking to add a third sword to my collection) Continue reading

A to Z Blogging Challenge: Week 1 Recap

A2Z-2013-BADGE-001Small_zps669396f9In case you missed any of my A to Z Challenge posts from Week 1, here you go!

So far I’m enjoying this more even than I thought I would. It’s forcing me to think about choosing topics in a different way, and, in doing so, I’ve introduced some fun posts related to my books. Writers find inspiration in such a variety of unexpected ways!

Next week should be interesting…I have “G” in the bag, but what the heck alphabet? Putting “I, J, and K” sequentially is uncool. Maybe I’ll redeem myself with “L.”

E is for Éowyn and Éomer

LadyEowyn_Of_Rohan2614Bro_n_Sis_Éowyn and Éomer are two of my favorite characters in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Both continuously act with bravery, nobility, and a genuine passion for their people and way of life, throughout the story. There is a purity of heart and cause for both, and most importantly, they act with a significant regard for each other. Éomer specifically casts a loving and protective shadow over his sister, wanting to keep her safe but loving her for her courage and spirit nonetheless. He fears for her, yet is proud of her. Continue reading

April Fool’s Day Win

So, this little gem popped up on my newsfeed a few minutes ago: Press Release: Disney to Acquire Middle-earth Enterprises

I have to admit it…it really had me going for awhile. At least until this awesome nugget:

“We’Tom-Bombadil-books-male-characters-30343016-751-1063ve wanted to get our hands on Tom Bombadil’s yellow boots and bright blue jacket for ages,” enthused Ed Catmull, president of Pixar, a division of Disney.  “From the early poems to the Old Forest I hope to bring Tom to life for a new generation of Middle-earth fans. I’m particularly interested in bringing ‘Bombadil goes Boating’ to the big screen.”

Well played, TheOneRing.net. Well played.