The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

Grab your best walking stick, find a supply of lembas bread, brush up on your Elvish dialects, and join me on a journey through Middle-earth with our twenty-sixth reader. After decades of composition and revision, The Lord of the Rings was published in three volumes (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King) between July…

Jane Austen Panel – Part Two

Six readers. Six major novels. Six insightful conversations. This is the second installment in a two-part series on Jane Austen and her work. Austen has played a formative role in my personal reading history since the day I selected Pride and Prejudice for a sixth grade book report. I’ve often relied upon Austen’s novels for…

Jane Austen Panel – Part One

Six readers. Six major novels. Six insightful conversations. This is the first installment in a two-part series on Jane Austen and her work. Austen has played a formative role in my personal reading history since the day I selected Pride and Prejudice for a sixth grade book report. I’ve often relied upon Austen’s novels for…