Things have been rather hectic again, so I have decided to mostly go about things the easy way and use the intro I get in my feed reader, just citing the first something characters of the post. Everywhere where the description is given as “<text> […]”, the <text> is from the blog post itself. In a very few cases, I have added something or done a comment myself, but these are the exceptions. If this works well, I might choose to use this feature a bit more often, though of course I do hope to find time to comment myself.
Tolkien readers would have to be living under a stone not to be aware that Beren and Lúthien was published on 1 June 2017.
What follows is a round-up of some of the reviews, interviews, films, and media attention, which has appeared in the last week or so. Most of it is about the new book, but some of it is about other aspects of Tolkien.