Category Archives: Sundry

Tolkien 101: LOTR Appendices

Even as a kid, I was thrown off when I got to the climax of The Return of the King and there was still half a book left.  There is that overlong denouement (a problem Tolkien was able to avoid … Continue reading

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July 2018 Month-in-Review

July was a good blog month and a bad reading month.  After reading fourteen books (not include two DNFs) last July, this July I only managed to read four books.  But despite a very busy work schedule and still being … Continue reading

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New Fiction from Cirsova and Sky Hernstrom

Cirsova Magazine has four days left on its Kickstarter for issues 9 and 10.  Cirsova doesn’t mess around–issues 9 and 10 are paid for, but successful funding will allow the next issues to happen.  Cirsova is one of the best things … Continue reading

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Tolkien 101: The Most Metal Deaths in Middle Earth

In the comment section to last week’s post on A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War, Jason from Off the TBR asked when I would do a post on Tolkien’s influence on rock. Obviously, my first thought was that … Continue reading

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Of Librarians, Guardians, and Gatekeepers

Here at Every Day Should Be Tuesday I have a little tradition.  Every Monday night I put my daughter to bed, pour myself a drink, think about finally writing my review of Brandon Sanderson’s Oathbringer, and then write something else … Continue reading

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Tolkien 101: War in Middle Earth Computer Game

The work of J.R.R. Tolkien managed to produce one of my three favorite strategy games of all-time—1988’s War in Middle Earth (the other two are Fantasy Empires (1993) and Sword of the Samurai (1989)).  I burned many, many hours playing … Continue reading

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Why I Will Be Tagging Authors in my Reviews

A frequent admonition is circulated around Twitter: Don’t tag authors in Tweets linking to negative reviews.  I have boosted the signal for that message myself, and on more than one occasion.  But you know what?  That’s bullshit.  I’m through giving … Continue reading

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