[reading: Seamus Heaney, "Beowulf"]
I know it's entirely back-to-front, but I keep encountering things in Beowulf that feel like they were stolen from Tolkien: there's a minor character called Eomer, and I've just read the bit where a drowsing dragon is raised to wrath* because a thief has snuck in and stolen a cup from his hoard. I had a similar experience in Iceland—I kept on spotting businesses apparently named after dwarves: "Balin Shipping" and "Thorin Warehouse" (or þorin) and so on.
In other news, I finally succumbed to nagging and sent off a scary email….
* Anglo-saxon alliteration is irresistibly infectious.