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Tolkien Re-Read Part II: The Fellowship of the Ring (Chapter 2.2 cont’d)


Today in my re-read of The Fellowship of the Ring—the conclusion of Chapter 2.2 “The Council of Elrond,” in which Gandalf talks for mostly the whole time. Mostly.

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Tolkien Re-Read Part II: The Fellowship of the Ring (Chapter 2.2)


This week in my re-read of The Fellowship of the Ring: chapter 2.2 “The Council of Elrond,” in which I reveal my unsettling fascination with Sauron the Deceiver.

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Tolkien Re-Read Part II: The Fellowship of the Ring (Chapter 2.1)


The second installment of the Tolkien Re-read is here! Join me bi-weekly(ish) for summaries and geeky diversions as I re-read The Fellowship of the Ring.

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Poster: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


poster-hobbitdesolationPeter Jackson has unveiled the movie poster for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!

And it’s a beautiful one! Make the jump to see it in greater detail!

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Tolkien Re-read Part II: The Fellowship of the Ring – Chapter 2


The second installment of the Tolkien Re-read is here! Join me weekly(ish) for summaries and geeky diversions as I re-read The Fellowship of the Ring.

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Tolkien Re-read Part II: The Fellowship of the Ring – Chapter 1


The second installment of the Tolkien Re-read is here! Join me weekly(ish) for summaries and geeky diversions as I re-read The Fellowship of the Ring.

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Read a Lawyer’s Analysis of Bilbo’s Contract in ‘The Hobbit’


Read a Lawyer’s Analysis of Bilbo’s Contract in ‘The Hobbit’

You know the contract  Bilbo Baggins has to sign before taking off for Lonely Mountain? Too bad (?) there’s no lawyer in the Shire. Even a mithril shirt can’t protect you from legal indemnity! WIRED’s Underwire blog asked attorney and author James Daly to analyze the contract and provide his legal opinion. It’s worth a [...]

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Gifts For the Geek: Day 27: Sting, Orcrist, & Gandalf’s Staff


Last night, I went to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Love the settings and the attention to detail. I loved seeing Glamdring, Orcrist, and Sting being found.

Well, now the geek in your life can wield a small part of Middle-earth! Make the jump to learn more!

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Get Your Tickets To The Hobbit Today


poster-hobbitToday, I ordered my preciousss!

No, not the One Ring. Something far more important to me.

I pre-ordered my tickets to opening night for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey! Make the jump to learn more!

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Tolkien Re-read Part I: The Hobbit (Chapters 17-19)


If you’ve been wanting to brush up on your Tolkien before The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theaters later this year, here’s your chance! Join me every week for summaries, movie news, and geeky diversions as I re-read The Hobbit.

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