Tag Archives: J.R.R. Tolkien

The Magic of Audible

The most popular post I’ve ever shared here on the blog is called Audible Pros and Cons. I’ve updated the piece at least once since I started the blog almost two years ago, and I’ve written about how to make sure you find the best audiobooks. One reason I think these posts are so popular […]

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Day Five: City of Dreaming Spires

We woke up on Wednesday morning and caught a train from Stratford to Oxford. Oxford is a very special place for me, since I spent three months there studying during my time at Auburn. I was excited to see the place again after five years. We started off by leaving our bags at the tourist […]

A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War by Joseph Loconte

2015 has been the year of excellent nonfiction, and Joseph Loconte’s book did not disappoint. The full title is A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-18, and Loconte does justice to all of those topics in under 300 pages, which is pretty impressive.