Talking Tolkien for just a single podcast is a disservice, especially when you consider that the film trilogies for both "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" are (almost) as culturally significant as the books upon which they are based. There are films and TV series which many believe possible only because the fantasy film fanbase grew in the wake of Peter Jackson's epic adaptation of the War of the One Ring.
Readers Advisory, the process of putting the right book into a reader's hands, is an art form. It can take shape in a myriad of ways, but just how do you handle the process? Tune in to Semi Bookish for our insights as well as a few tips and tricks.
In honor of J. R. R. Tolkien's birthday, and, Semi Bookish decided to take to the microphone to talk about the man often referred to as the Father of Modern Fantasy Literature. We'll talk about the Lord of the Rings, too, and we might even tread lightly over the films and the upcoming "Rings of Power."
Jennifer, ADL's Adult and Teen Services Librarian extraordinaire, is leaving us to chase new and exciting opportunities. Although we will miss her, we're also celebrating her future. And how best to wish her the best then to discuss Historical Fiction, which is one of Jen's jams, in case you haven't been listening.
Dive into the realm of Dungeons & Dragons along with the stalwart crew of Semi Bookish and their fearless Dungeon Daddy. Along with wishing the late and nerdy Gary Gygax a happy birthday, we explore the popular TTRPG's evolution from its earliest stages to the gaming juggernaut that it is today.