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Tolkien Treasures #001: November 2022
Tolkien-related Treasures for Fans of Middle-earth
Hello, all! First of all, thank you for subscribing to Jokien with Tolkien. I can’t wait to continue this relationship from wherever we first connected and I’m excited to be able to share a bit more with you than I typically might in a tweet or a thread.
I’ll of course be looking to continue to share jokes, memes, and humor with you all as well as a general love for and appreciation for Tolkien, but I’d also like to share some longer-length meditations on a theme, topic, book, or piece of media on occasion. But we’ll get there eventually! Today is simply the first step on a journey, which, as Bilbo might say, is a dangerous business. There's no knowing where we might be swept off to.
With today being Friday I wanted to start out by briefly sharing five of my favorite things from this past month:
The new illustrated (by Tolkien himself) edition of The Silmarillion that was recently released. I can’t stop poring over it again and again!
@TeawithTolkien from Twitter is on YouTube now! Check out her first video, a first look at the same illustrated version of The Silmarillion, and be sure to subscribe for future videos.
The Lord’s Prayer: For All God’s Children from Lexham Press has been a nightly staple during our toddler’s bedtime this week.
Each phrase of the Lord’s Prayer gets a lovely illustration from the life of Jesus and a simple explanation of what the phrase means and why we pray it. Plus there’s a cat on each page to try and find!
This thread examining the problems with “Problem of Susan” from a few years back popped up in my feed again and it’s worth reading if you haven’t before.
Switchfoot’s new Christmas album has been on repeat around these parts. I was a hard “no Christmas music until after Thanksgiving” person before 2020, but something about the past two years has really loosened me up on that front.
And that’s it! I don’t know that I’ll do this every week, but perhaps twice a month I’ll share some of the things that I’ve particularly enjoyed or been interested in recently.
Feel free to leave a comment sharing one or more of the things you’ve been enjoying recently!