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3 Hobbit-Like Pastimes

3 Hobbit-Like Pastimes

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth is full of fun pastimes. Learn about three Hobbit-like pastimes to wet your appetite for good, old-fashioned fun.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Want to read a classic tale of dragons, Dwarves, and a Hobbit that discovers a magic ring? Give the 1937 novel The Hobbit a try.

February 2018: The Month In Review

February 2018: The Month In Review

I had such high hopes for February. An entire month of posts on the topic of love. Books about love, writing love, why all readers should give books focused on love a chance etc. But that wasn’t to be and the second month of the year turned out to be quite dull both behind the scenes and here at the Eclectic Little Dork.

3 Must Read Books About Love

3 Must Read Books About Love

Some people think romance novels when they think books about love. I think family, country, friends and, yes, even romance.

January 2018: A Monthly Update

January 2018: A Monthly Update

You may have noticed that January was a boring month here at Eclectic Little Dork. In fact, the only post I wrote was my 2018 intro post. And I didn’t even promote that post at all. Not on Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter. Absolutely nowhere.

But the month wasn’t a total loss and February is shaping up to be better. Well, as long as I chug along and work my butt off!

So, in honor of the new month, let’s talk about how January went.

2018:  A Year of Growth and Balance

2018: A Year of Growth and Balance

2017 was a year of change. In 2018 I want to seek balance and growth, both professional and personal.

Quick and Dirty Tips For Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty

Quick and Dirty Tips For Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty

Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better writing is the first in a series of grammar-related books from grammar and usage nerd, blogger, and podcaster, Mignon Fogarty. It also just happens to be a book I utterly adore.

Should We Read The Classics?

Should We Read The Classics?

I love reading the classics, much maligned as they tend to be. Here are three reasons why I think everyone should give the classics a try.

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017

For the last four years, like many people all over the world, I have given up my November to NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo for short is a month-long challenge where people try to write a 50,000-word short novel in 30 days. It’s ridiculously hard and stressful, but I love it. So this year, of course, I am going to be doing NaNoWriMo 2017. Even if I am starting off way late.

Sanctum by Madeleine Roux

Sanctum by Madeleine Roux

When I was a kid, my one of my aunts lived in an actual haunted house. I’d bring my clown doll with me whenever I visited so the ghosts would leave me alone, especially the downright evil thing in her basement. Suffice to say, that stayed with me and I did not grow to love ghosts stories like other Horror fans seem to. So I was pleasantly surprised to discover how much I enjoyed Sanctum by Madeleine Roux.