Welcome back to Off the Shelf, a monthly tasting menu of everything literary the Winning Edits team has been devouring!
In this column, I take you on a literary-culinary tour of the Winning Edits team’s bookshelves.
Ah, February. That time of year when the promise and excitement of New Year’s resolutions have faded, and the novelty of winter weather has turned to drudgery (at least if you live somewhere that’s not California, Florida, or Arizona).
Thankfully, we’ve got some good reads to keep our spirits up!
Here’s what our team has been chewing on this month.
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Production Editor David Grabowski is diving into J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, a book he considers “the core of Tolkien’s imaginative writing, a work that he could not publish in his lifetime because it grew with him. Its origins stretch back to a time long before The Hobbit. But The Hobbit was caught up in what Tolkien called the ‘branching acquisitive theme’ begun in The Silmarillion, and eventually The Lord of the Rings emerged from this as well.” [Read more…] about Off the Shelf: Immersed in Mythology, and Finding Health Through the Mind-Body