December 23rd, 2014

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dawn_felagund had a nice post at Tumblr looking at what books by JRRT people should read after the Hobbit and LOTR. I added my own recommendations. It's quite good, I think.

http://marta-bee.tumblr.com/post/105914484868/what-would-you-recommend-or-consider-the-most

And now I'm thinking what I really need to do is create a kind of map to Tolkien's writings - what sources connect to which stories, that kind of thing. Or something. I just don't know I'm familiar enough with the Elves stuff to do that part justice, but maybe I could lay the framework out and let other people make suggestions and add them in after I'm done.

Or maybe I'm just being a geek and this is fine. Sometimes I'm such a hobbit, wanting my books with facts laid out neatly. GFIC exchange piece first, though. 
granada holmes

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For those of you interested in this kind of thing, I was compelled to a defense of book!Thranduil's virtue.

http://marta-bee.tumblr.com/post/105983872488/lotrlockedwhovian-its-funny-to-me-how-people

Apparently, if there's one thing that will draw me back to the Tolkien fandom like a moth to the flame it's seeing the opportunity to stand up for a misunderstood character, gruff after years spent fighting a long defeat against Sauron, who's been almost criminally represented by Peter Jackson...