I’ve had a lot of work and personal obligations taking me away from gaming lately, but on a positive note, this weekend I took a roadtrip with my wife and kids, which means…the Silmarillion. See, my wife likes LOTR (though not as much as me!) and wants to be more immersed in Tolkien’s work, but she finds the Silmarillion a little daunting. So last year, every time we went on a long car trip, we would pack it and read a few chapters to each other on the road. It’s a whole new way to experience the beauty of Tolkien’s world and language. This weekend we probably got over an hour of reading in, which was just fantastic, and had good conversation to accompany the book. It was a real literary blessing.