The Hobbit

The Hobbit

One of the first of the modern long-form original fairytales, this is a 3 on the 5-star Reading System β€œIn a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit or There and Back Again What are Hobbits? You could say they are beings of woolly feet, big stomachs, and small stature, but the defining characteristic is that they like to sit comfortably at home in their dry, well-stocked Hobbit-holes. So what happens… Read More »The Hobbit

22 of the Most Exciting Children's Books of All Time

May the Force be with you! It’s Star Wars day, and in honor of this momentous occasion, I want to direct you to some books that will be as monumental for you to read as Star Wars is for you to watch! Epic adventures don’t just come to life on the screen – there are even richer pastures of imagination beckoning to you from between the covers of classics. Do you love an exciting read… Read More »22 of the Most Exciting Children's Books of All Time

Why Legolas is Unnecessary

Literary Panic So, I called my brother in a literary panic the other day.Let me explain. I have realized that I read books differently than most people. Even, possibly, differently than most authors – though I don’t personally know enough authors yet to confirm this.I like to read in order to hone and perfect my own writing. So I read masters.I tend to avoid anything that is subpar in every way.If something is popular, I… Read More »Why Legolas is Unnecessary