So, saw that Verlyn Flieger is offering an online class, an overview on THE SILMARILLION.
The course is scheduled to run for four classes on May 15th, May 22nd, June 5th, & June 12th. It's hosted by Politics & Prose bookstore in DC, which I don't think I've ever been to but which has a certain familiarity from back from the days when we used to get Book TV.
I suspect from the title and subject that these talks will in large part derive from INTERRUPTED MUSIC, which I consider her best book.
In any case, the chance to hear what Verlyn has to say about The Silmarillion not being something I'd want to pass up, I just registered.
current reading: HUNTINGTOWER by John Buchan
current music: THE TIPPING POINT: a new album by an old group (Tears for Fears).