My Favorite Books! (The Nerdy Bookworm Tag)

Greetings, friends! Not too long ago, I was tagged by a fellow blogger to answer some questions about books! Fortunately, discussing books is one of my favorite things to do. When my book-loving friends and I get together, we are often known to talk too fast for normal human beings to comprehend. Hopefully, though, myContinue reading “My Favorite Books! (The Nerdy Bookworm Tag)”

A Reader’s Guide to The Silmarillion /// Part Five

In the fifth part of my “Reader’s Guide” series, I will address chapters 6-9 of The Silmarillion, which take place in the land of Aman. As mentioned in the last blog post, an Elf named Fëanor was born during this peaceful age. Among the Noldor (one house of the Elves), he was “the most subtleContinue reading “A Reader’s Guide to The Silmarillion /// Part Five”

A Reader’s Guide to The Silmarillion /// Part Four

In the past few blog posts, I have discussed the first two parts of The Silmarillion, the Ainulindalë and the Valaquenta. Those sections told of the creation of the world of Arda and of the Valar, powerful beings who brought the Vision of Ilúvatar to pass before the coming of the Children of Ilúvatar, MenContinue reading “A Reader’s Guide to The Silmarillion /// Part Four”

The Importance of Saying “Thank You”

I have had the opportunity to write a lot of thank you cards lately. Growing up, I found them difficult. Even though my mom gave me guidelines for such compositions, I always worried about saying something wrong, or not saying enough. As I stared at that intimidating blank space on the inside of a littleContinue reading “The Importance of Saying “Thank You””

A Reader’s Guide to The Valaquenta /// Part Three

Greetings, Lightbringers! I actually have a blog post for today! (There was a day when I thought I might have to delay it until next week.) This section is the most complex of any I have done so far, and I had a lot of fun drawing the illustrations. Let’s begin, shall we? The secondContinue reading “A Reader’s Guide to The Valaquenta /// Part Three”

Of Joy and Happiness – A Sonnet

Hello, friends! Recently I was given an assignment to write a sonnet. Since most of the sonnets I read contained the theme of love, I decided to do something a little different and write one about joy. The concept of joy has always fascinated me, for it is very different than happiness. Instead of beingContinue reading “Of Joy and Happiness – A Sonnet”

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