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LOTR

  We don't dress up at school for this. Personally, I think that this is basically a tragedy, so I did fine liner tattoos on my arm from three of my favourite fantasy universes.

All I want for Christmas

Is neither my two front teeth or you. My Christmas wish list (or at least some of it!) complete with pretty pictures and a soundtrack! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0MEW4ovKHQ   As well as about twenty more books and other film merchandise. And all... Continue Reading →

And how many films can you think of with giant walking trees?

Quoth I to my sister on Sunday afternoon. Tired, bored, and in need of a four-hour fangirl session, earlier in the day I had commandeered the middle room and curled up to watch The Two Towers Extended Edition. This, oddly... Continue Reading →

Review: The Children of Húrin by JRR Tolkien (edited by Christopher Tolkien)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_q2mYi7N4s Probably the most readable of all Tolkien’s lesser known works, The Children of Húrin is deeply disturbing and tragic in a manner which almost rivals Macbeth (I select Macbeth because it’s the only one of the great tragedies which... Continue Reading →

T-minus Six Days

I just realised that I don’t have any Harry Potter themed jewellery. Lord of the Rings? Sure. Harry Potter? Not so much. Not at all. Which is really quite upsetting. The only Harry Potter related memorabilia I own is in... Continue Reading →

Mortal Engines Film!!!!!

Peter Jackson is going to be producing and writing the script for a film adaptation of Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve (aka one of my favourite books of all time!)! It's going to have tonnes of Lord of the Rings... Continue Reading →

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

I have a confession to make. This was my Grittleton House read, and I've had this review half written for months. And it's been sat in my notebook gathering dust, because I wrote it by hand and typing it up... Continue Reading →

Happy Hobbit Day

And I'm celebrating by making a list of all the film soundtracks which I'm dying to get hold of. Classical soundtracks blur the line between traditional and modern music, as they tend to be more recognisable. I love Mozart, but... Continue Reading →

Change

Earlier on today I posted something which I could never have predicted. In itself that isn't entirely unusual. I have posted many things like that over the past month: posts which reveal a part of me which I don't usually... Continue Reading →

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