Happy Tolkien's Birthday, all.
I celebrated by ordering myself a copy of a new book about Tolkien I just learned about yesterday (this one's about his being influenced by Abyssinia) and began to plan when I might see the new HOBBIT movie a fourth time.
For a quicker gratification, here's a little piece from today's Huffington Post only half-seriously comparing JRRT with R.R.Martin:
My own take on Tolkien vs. Martin? Tolkien is a great author. Martin isn't.
current reading: CADMEAN LETTERS by Martin Bernal 
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