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  • I don't have any info for you, but I think the concept is really cool! Good luck, James. -Alana On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 7:39 PM, James Curcio jamescurcio@^$1 [mythsoc] < mythsoc@^$2 > wrote: This group seems the best place to ask this question. So my wife and I are finally getting our rings and because we're huge dorks we wanted to get the sindiran for "friend" (password into moria...
    Alana Joli Abbott May 22
  • We used that quote from the Letters in our wedding. :) -Alana On Sat, May 20, 2017 at 9:46 PM, Wayne Hammond wghammond3@^$1 [mythsoc] < mythsoc@^$2 > wrote: I assume that this is the same piece, Wendell: http://time.com/4779868/what- you-should-do-instead-of- waiting-for-a-soulmate/ . The quotations are from Letter 43 in Tolkien's published Letters , the long letter he wrote to his...
    Alana Joli Abbott May 21
  • Hi all, There are some interesting recommendations here for "like The Hobbit" titles. I don't agree with all the choices, but some are certainly books I've enjoyed! http://www.readbrightly.com/books-like-hobbit-12-epic-fantasies-worth-reading/?sid=302&mcg=4D8BF6E18CF16CF2E0534FD66B0AF58E&ref=PRH0563577803&aid=randohouseinc13256-20&linkid=PRH0563577803&cdi...
    Alana Joli Abbott May 11
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  • This just popped up in School Library Journal. I thought anyone who works with the K-5 crowd might be interested (and others might just like to see how Tolkien is being introduced to that audience): http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2017/03/john-ronalds-dragons-the-story-of-j-r-r-tolkien/ -Alana -- Alana Joli Abbott, Freelance Writer and Editor ( http://www.virgilandbeatrice.com...
    Alana Joli Abbott Mar 28
  • If it includes thoughts from "top scholars," I should think that some of the people on this list contributed. :) -Alana On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 8:37 PM, WendellWag@^$1 [mythsoc] < mythsoc@^$2 > wrote: While it's of no scholarly interest, you might want to know about the Newsweek Special Edition: J. R. R. Tolkien: The Mind of a Genius , which at least looks nice, although I'm...
    Alana Joli Abbott Mar 24
  • So, this came up in my Publishers Weekly today: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/king-england-newspaper-ad-times?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=9b16035ed1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-9b16035ed1-304471453 Headline: "A Tolkien Truther from Colorado Says He's the Real King of England" -Alana -- Alana Joli Abbott, Freelance Writer and...
    Alana Joli Abbott Mar 3
  • ...N! Thanks again, Berni! (Sorry for the typo in your name earlier!) -Alana On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 8:12 AM, Alana Joli Abbott < alanajoli@^$1 > wrote: Thanks for the tip, Bernie! As of right now, it is not on sale at B&N, but I'll check again later in the day before...
    Alana Joli Abbott Feb 13
  • Thanks for the tip, Bernie! As of right now, it is not on sale at B&N, but I'll check again later in the day before I settle for the Kindle version. :) -Alana On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 8:54 PM, Berni Phillips berniphillips@^$1 [mythsoc] < mythsoc@^$2 > wrote: McKillip fans and MFA committee - Patricia McKillip's Arthurian novel, KINGFISHER, is one of their $1.99 Kindle specials today...
    Alana Joli Abbott Feb 13
  • I saw a post yesterday that the solution to fake news is history teachers. I think this shows that perhaps a number of lit teachers should also be involved in the fake-news fight. :) -Alana On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 10:49 PM, davise@^$1 [mythsoc] < mythsoc@^$2 > wrote: FACT CHECK: Lord of the Rings Donut FACT CHECK: Lord of the Rings Donut An image purportedly showing a donut with...
    Alana Joli Abbott Dec 7, 2016
  • Is it already that time of year? How exciting! -Alana On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 7:47 PM, 'Oberhelman, D' d.oberhelman@^$1 [mythsoc] < mythsoc@^$2 > wrote: Greetings, The call for nominations for the 2017 Mythopoeic Fantasy and Scholarship Awards is out at https://mythsoc-rohan. blogspot.com/ Please send nominations to me by 10 February 2017 at awards@^$3 , and let me know if you would...
    Alana Joli Abbott Nov 1, 2016