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Post by chris63 on Mon May 07, 2018 7:30 pm

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Post by Eldorion on Sat May 12, 2018 1:48 pm

There's this thing on the Tolkien Society FB group (and probably elsewhere) called a shelfie where people post pictures of their Tolkien book/movie collections on their bookshelves. I was at my mom's house yesterday for the first time in a while (which went okay, fortunately) to pick up my suit and while I was there I took a photo of my bookcase. (Well, part of it: there are another two shelves at the top which are out of frame plus another shelf in my closet and a bunch more books stacked underneath that.)



A key to just the Tolkien (and Tolkien movie)-related stuff in this shot:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey EE (DVD)
JRRT Companion and Guide: Chronology (1st ed)
JRRT Companion and Guide: Reader's Guide (1st ed)
The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Two back issues of Mythlore that I got for free at the 2016 NY Tolkien Conference
Four mass market paperbacks originally from a box set (my first ever Tolkien books):
- The Hobbit
- The Fellowship of the Ring
- The Two Towers
- The Return of the King
HoMe IX: Sauron Defeated (hardcover)
HoMe X: Morgoth's Ring (hardcover)
HoMe XI: The War of the Jewels (hardcover)
HoMe XII: The Peoples of Middle-earth (hardcover)
Arda Reconstructed by Doug Kane
Interrupted Music by Verlyn Flieger
When a Fan Hits the Shit by Jeanine Renne, which is a book about Tolkien fandom
The Real Middle-earth by Michael Muhling, which I received as a review copy
Myths & Middle-earth by Leslie Ellen Jones, which was a gift from my first girlfriend
The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy, which is part of a series of such books
Tolkien on Film (ed. Janet Brennan Croft)
The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary Edition (deluxe hardcover edition)
A box set of:
- The Hobbit 70th anniversary edition (hardcover)
- The History of The Hobbit, Part 1
- The History of The Hobbit, Part 2
The Annotated Hobbit
The Children of Húrin
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun
Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter
HoMe I: The Book of Lost Tales, Part 1 (mass market paperback)
HoMe II: The Book of Lost Tales, Part 2 (mass market paperback)
HoMe III: The Lays of Beleriand (mass market paperback)
HoMe IV: The Shaping of Middle-earth (mass market paperback)
HoMe V: The Lost Road and Other Writings (mass market paperback)
The Tolkien Reader (incl Tree and Leaf, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, and more)
Bilbo's Last Song (stand-alone edition illustrated by Pauline Baynes)
The Rough Guide to The Lord of the Rings
Bored of the Rings by the Harvard Lampoon
The Journeys of Frodo by Barbara Strachey
The Atlas of Middle-earth (2nd ed) by Karen Wynn Fonstad
A number of photocopies I made in 2016 from:
- Tolkien's Legendarium (ed. Flieger and Hostetter)
- Proceedings of the JRR Tolkien Centenary Conference, 1992 (ed. Reynolds and GoodKnight)
The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films by Doug Adams
The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy by Brian Sibley
The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare by Chris Smith
Two of Weta's Hobbit movie production tie-in books (titles are too fuzzy to read)

Not shown (out of frame on the DVD rack to the left):

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring EE (DVD)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers EE (DVD)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King EE (DVD)

Not shown (at my current residence):

The Lord of the Rings: 50th anniversary one-volume edition (trade paperback)
The Hobbit (trade paperback)
The Silmarillion (mass market paperback)
Unfinished Tales (mass market paperback)
HoMe XII: The Peoples of Middle-earth (trade paperback)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy EE (Blu-ray box set)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring TE (DVD)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers TE (DVD)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King TE (DVD)

Not shown (e-books):

The Hobbit
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
The Silmarillion
Unfinished Tales
The Letters of JRR Tolkien
HoMe I: The Book of Lost Tales, Part 1
High Towers and Strong Places by Timothy R. Furnish (which I reviewed and disliked)
Splintered Light by Verlyn Flieger
Tolkien's Art: A Mythology for England by Jane Chance


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Post by halfwise on Sat May 12, 2018 1:53 pm

Hmm...I could maybe pull off two feet of shelf space.

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Post by azriel on Sat May 12, 2018 2:06 pm

Mmmm, impressive Nod My book shelf is sorta eclectic. I had a mad urge the other week & a big chunk went to the charity shop. Very Happy

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Post by Eldorion on Sat May 12, 2018 2:11 pm

I've missed having room for lots of books ever since moving away but being back there yesterday really drove the feeling home and I've been getting all nostalgic. Razz There's something about having books present even if you don't open them every day, at least for me. I used to have more of my collection here at my dad's house but the stacks on the floor were making it hard to move around in my already small room so when I decided to semi-retire from serious Lore stuff a couple years ago I took them back to my mom's.
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Post by azriel on Sat May 12, 2018 3:45 pm

Your right, books & plants, they make the place cosy, make it home. As soon as I get a book, new or 2nd hand, I have to flick the pages. Just enjoy that inky papery smell Smile

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Post by halfwise on Sat May 12, 2018 5:29 pm

I'm a book hoarder, at the point of making stacks. But never got the stack of Tolkien Eldo has.

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Post by azriel on Sun May 13, 2018 7:49 am

Nor me Smile  Ive got a bureau/bookcase full of Tolkien. Top half is books, bottom half is Cassettes, videos about Tolkien & interviews with him, the LOTR's dvds, Bakshi dvd, a few ornaments dotted about Smile



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Post by halfwise on Sun May 13, 2018 8:43 am

Still a very respectable collection.

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Post by Eldorion on Sun May 13, 2018 1:27 pm

Very cool, azriel! Nod

halfwise wrote:I'm a book hoarder, at the point of making stacks.  But never got the stack of Tolkien Eldo has.

Well, I was really into Tolkien lore and fandom in general for a long time, as you guys know. Razz
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Post by Mrs Figg on Sun May 13, 2018 2:34 pm

Thumbs Up  nice collections Eldo and Az. Mine are not so neat and ordered. pale in fact mine looks like Orcses were my librarians.

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