Book Review – The Treason of Isengard

This book covers a somewhat small portion or timeline from the main Lord of The Rings narrative. Which in large part is do to the massive scale of the story. The Treason of Isengard starts of with the different manuscripts and drafts in the sequential order of: Hobbiton to Bree Bree to Rivendell Council of […]

Book Review – A Game of Thrones

When it comes to A Game of Thrones (TV show) or A Song of Ice and Fire altogether; I’m completely clueless. So when I first started reading this book, I had no idea what to expect. I love fantasy, and epic high fantasy even more. I originally bought the mass market paperback A Song of […]

Book Review – The Return of the Shadow

In this sixth book of The History of Middle-Earth volume series, we finally start reading the early drafts of The Lord of the Rings. A very interesting thing about this book and the complete History of Middle-Earth is that the drafts and back history of The Hobbit are not included at all. The primary reason […]

April 2018 Favorites

Reading This month I only read technical books. In particular AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide: Associate Exam and Resilience and Reliability on AWS: Engineering at Cloud Scale. Though it’s just temporarily since right now I’m just focused on my completing my AWS certifications, I’ve taken a break from the traditional fantasy fiction that […]

March 2018 Favorites

Reading Reading wise, March was somewhat of a slow month. The only real reading I’ve done this past month was that of AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide: Associate Exam book, for the technical certifications that I’m studying for. Gaming For gaming, I played a whole lot of Middle-Earth Shadow of War, and I must […]

February 2018 Favorites

As an effort to keep myself motivated to write more on this blog, and also inspired by different YouTube channels that I’m subscribed too. Starting forward I’m going to be posting a monthly blog post which I will briefly share all the interesting things I did each month. This can includes but not limited too: […]

Book Review – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

I’ve been reading a ton of J.R.R. Tolkien these last few months, so naturally the next step is to start reading some of C.S. Lewis’ works. I’ve started reading arguably his best known work, The Chronicles of Narnia. Like with The Hobbit, The Chronicles of Narnia is a fantasy children’s book (or series), and also […]

Book Review – In-Flight Portuguese: Learn Before You Land

Anyone who is completely new to Portuguese, this book and it’s companion CD is going to be a complete waste of time. This book is really short and it doesn’t go into detail whatsoever; it’s simply just phrases. Aimed for travelers, this book’s phrases teach (or translate really); phrases that a traveler might need to […]

Book Review – The Lost Road : And Other Writings

The Lost Road and Other Writings is the fifth book in the History of Middle-Earth twelve set book series. In this book, we finally start reading the early manuscripts that will make up the stories regarding Númenor. The first title portion of this book, The Lost Road follows a very unique short story that connects […]

Book Review – The Shaping of Middle-Earth

The Shaping of Middle-Earth is a continuation of the development of early myths of made up The Silmarillion. This book is mainly just a combination of passages, that further develop Tolkien’s amazing mythology. The Shaping of Middle-Earth is divided into seven sections: 1. “Prose Fragments Following the Lost Tales” 1. “The Earliest ‘Silmarillion’” 2. “The […]