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Tolkien and England

By Anastasia , published on Jan 9, 2013

Once again I’ve been back to Middle Earth. What a delight it was to arrive in The Shire in times BLR - before Lord of the Rings; what a delight it was to see Bilbo in his youth in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

This is not a movie review. All I will say is that The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien’s slender prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, has itself been padded out into a trilogy, of which An Unexpected Journey is the first part. Bilbo’s journey is thus considerably longer than expected. The yarn has been spun out, unnecessarily so, some might conclude.

No, it’s not... (more)

Tags: writers, literature, books, films, j. r. r. tolkien, the hobbit, the lord of the rings

America’s Brave New World

By Anastasia , published on Dec 9, 2012

Aldous Huxley’s 1931 novel Brave New World is, depending on your point of view, a description of a soulless technocratic nightmare or a prescription for a far more rational society. Personally I’m inclined to the latter. What a good idea it would be to control the world’s population. What a good idea genetic engineering would be. How much happier we would all be as citizens of the World State. The lower castes, the Betas, the Gammas, the Deltas and the Epsilons, all created in decanting bottles to be of lower intelligence, would be content in their modest and mediocre lives.

It’s... (more)

Tags: education, america, literature, books, schools

Midsummer Dreaming

By Anastasia , published on Jun 21, 2012

This has always seemed like a magical time of year to me, Midsummer, the Solstice, Litha, whatever one wishes to call it; it has ever since I saw a performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream when I was eight years old. The Sun is now in the sign of Cancer, my birth sign, the sign of the Moon. The magical forces are now at the height, and Robin Goodfellow puts a girdle round the Earth!

Midsummer Eve itself, St John's Eve, is a major holiday for witches and all who love them, all who love the old power and the ancient ways. Traditionally it was a fire and water festival, a... (more)

Tags: literature, witchcraft, astrology, painting, midsummer, folklore

Paul Anthony Pens Espionage Thrillers and Murder Mysteries

By Wrp68, published on Jan 8, 2012

PAUL ANTHONY has written a number of fictional novels and a collection of poetry which appear in Print, Amazon Kindle, Apple ipad, and PDF download format. Apart from being a Goodreads author, he is also an Amazon author and a 'smashwords' author appearing in multiple download formats. In the past he has been published by a Vanity House and a Traditional Publishing House. He is currently an independent self publishing author with a store front on the 'Lulu' website. He has written both television and film scripts either on his own, or with the award winning screenwriter, Nick Gordon. Paul Anthony... (more)

Tags: literature, author, mystery, suspense, thriller, kindle, espionage, murder mystery, ebook

Author interview: Rick Bylina

By Donna Brown, published on Dec 13, 2011

... smile, familiar blue eyes, and same copper-colored hair. I idolized him. At his funeral, I made a promise only a naive boy could make. I had promised to find his killer. It was a promise I felt honor-bound to accomplish as a man."

Rick said he would rather:

Win a Nobel Prize for Literature but only sell 20,000 copies than sell a million copies of this book but never win an award

Now for a bit of fun...

What's the most exciting book you've read this year?

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Describe your perfect weekend...

Actually, I'm... (more)

Tags: literature, books, interview, authors

My Own Personal Animal Farm.

By Blogger_babe32, published on Nov 22, 2009

I live on a farm, now bereft of livestock, but at one time we had three horses, one pony, four sheep, multiple chickens, geese, and the obligatory cats and dogs.  We also had a steer, named Brutus.  He was not named as in “et tu,” but for Brutus Beefcake the wrestler. I know, it’s sort of a literary double entendre, just wait, it gets better.

I also had a day job.  Farming is a lot of hard work for little or no money, and oddly, for even less food.  I guess we weren’t very good at it or maybe... (more)

Tags: pets, george orwell, animal farm, 1984, literature

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