Bookish Links—August 2016

As if you needed another reason to read books: it turns out reading might help you live longer. This month, a previously-undiscovered castle was excavated in the UK . . . and it might be tied to the historical King Arthur. Remember Andrew Gulli? The guy who found and published a lost F. Scott FitzgeraldContinue reading “Bookish Links—August 2016”

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A Lost J. R. R. Tolkien Interview Will Air This Saturday

Great news! Almost fifty years after it was recorded, a BBC interview with J. R. R. Tolkien is finally going to be broadcast. According to The Tolkien Society, the interview was recorded in 1968 as part of a BBC documentary titled Tolkien in Oxford. In the end, only a small portion of the interview appearedContinue reading “A Lost J. R. R. Tolkien Interview Will Air This Saturday”

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Bookish Links — March 2016

In case you weren’t keeping up with Cathy and Niall’s “Reading Ireland Month,” you can find the list of all of those posts (including one by me) here. Here’s the story of how some medieval monks got rich by showing off “King Arthur’s tomb.” I’m sure by now, you’ve heard of David Crystal and hisContinue reading “Bookish Links — March 2016”

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Ian McKellen Reads Seamus Heaney’s Aeneid Book VI

UPDATE: This program is no longer available, as the BBC has removed it from their website. Sorry ’bout that. If, like me, you’ve been impatiently awaiting the release of Seamus Heaney’s translation of Book Six of the Aeneid, you’re in luck: all this week, BBC Radio 4’s “Book of the Week” program will feature SirContinue reading “Ian McKellen Reads Seamus Heaney’s Aeneid Book VI”

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