I've been dealing with the blow torch heat, a lack of beer, and other problems, so I don't have a lot to post. I did, however, run across these two blog entries: one about GKC and one about Tolkien (kind of a friend):
Love2Learn discovers The Everlasting Man (though it sounds like she's having troubles keeping focused on it). (Thanks, Stella Borealis.)
Living Catholicism (Jay Allen) reviews a new book about Tolkien.