Some tiny adventurous side of my brain has resurfaced recently, and I’ve taken up the time to reread The Lord of The Rings trilogy. I saw the movie’s again last week, and it reminded me that although these movies were A+’s in my opinion, the books were so much better in terms of depth, character portrayal, and all the things that still make a book superior over its movie predecessor. I decided to start with The Hobbit, since it all really starts there, and then work my way through the trilogy, and then, make another grueling read of The Silmarillion (The History of Middle Earth, starting thousands and thousands of years before The Hobbit Even). Reading is something that is so easy to forget. I hope I don’t make that mistake once again in my life. So my suggestion to anyone reading this? Go read a book! A good book. Not one that was written last month and is featured on he Oprah Winfrey book club, but something that will make your imagination go ‘pop’ or something to twist your brain around a bit. Trust me, we all need it sometimes. -Nik

Some tiny adventurous side of my brain has resurfaced recently, and I’ve taken up the time to reread The Lord of The Rings trilogy. I saw the movie’s again last week, and it reminded me that although these movies were A+’s in my opinion, the books were so much better in terms of depth, character portrayal, and all the things that still make a book superior over its movie predecessor. I decided to start with The Hobbit, since it all really starts there, and then work my way through the trilogy, and then, make another grueling read of The Silmarillion (The History of Middle Earth, starting thousands and thousands of years before The Hobbit Even).

Reading is something that is so easy to forget. I hope I don’t make that mistake once again in my life. So my suggestion to anyone reading this? Go read a book! A good book. Not one that was written last month and is featured on he Oprah Winfrey book club, but something that will make your imagination go ‘pop’ or something to twist your brain around a bit. Trust me, we all need it sometimes.

-Nik