BookTube: Watch the Name That Character Book Challenge!

BookTube Name That Character

In addition to joining BookTuber Kristin Hackett‘s YouTube channel with Melissa Kay for our Spines with Wines book club meet ups, we’ve also been known to film some more straightforward videos together.

“Known to film” meaning filming that one other BookTube video we all did together.

Did you enjoy our first foray into the BookTube world? Well, get ready for another one (below) as we take on the Name That Character Book Challenge!

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Architects Are Crowdfunding a Real Life Minas Tirith!

Minas Tirith

Crowdfunding has brought us some strange and wondrous things, and now it’s brought us the most wondrous thing possible: a real life, to scale version of Minas Tirith from The Lord of the Rings!

Dear rich people, please let us borrow money from you so we can buy an apartment inside Minas Tirith!

The architects and engineers who seek to bring the world of J.R.R. Tolkien to life are looking for £1.85 Billion GBP to make our dreams a reality.Read More »

Stephen Colbert Interviewed Smaug and Cosplayed Tolkien Characters Like a Boss

Stephen Colbert is the Tolkien fan to end all Tolkien fans, evidenced by his three cosplay covers for Entertainment Weekly where he dressed as Gandalf, Bilbo and Legolas and the fact that he recently interviewed Smaug, the CGI dragon voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch.

And it’s all to celebrate/mourn the end of Peter Jackson’s reign over Middle-earth.

His sojourn into the world of Tolkien concludes this month with the third and final Hobbit movie The Hobbit: How Does This Story Have More Endings Than Return of the King? The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies which once had a more bookish name.

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The Third and Final “Hobbit” Movie is Being Re-Named “Battle of the Five Armies”

Thranduil

The third and very last movie in the unnecessary Hobbit trilogy is undergoing a name change from The Hobbit: There and Back Again to the much flashier sounding The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies.

Yeah, just ignore the book it was originally based off of. No biggie.

Based on the title alone, we assume it will contain that one big battle where all those main characters die and we still get zero appearances from Tom Bombdadil.

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Around the Interwebs: Volume XLVI

The Concept Art for Avengers: Age of Ultron Makes Us Super Excited (via The Superficial)

Scarlet Witch Concept Art

Since it was announced that Joss Whedon would be tackling everyone’s favorite superhero/villain brother-sister duo of the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in the next Avengers film, the question was, “On a scale of 1 to 10 ridiculous how would they look?” Now we have some concept art that answers that question by responding, “Not ridiculous at all.” In fact, dare we say we are loving Scarlet Witch’s grunge look? You can check out all the concept art for Age of Ultron HERE.

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