my amazon order came in (finally!) so now my tolkien collection has gone from nonexistant to pretty damn good. i have the one-book version of lord of the rings as well as a copy of unfinished tales of numenor and middle-earth. this is exciting. i don't know how i'll get any ihum reading done with this much tolkien in my room, but it makes me unbelievably happy to touch, feel, skim and smell the books. must... reread... lotr... trilogy... perhaps i'll do that on the bus to tahoe. or start unfinished tales.
the books are beautiful. the trilogy has a picture from the movie, the shot of the nazgul (ringwraith) on the hill above where the hobbits are hiding, just the creepy shadow of a black rider against an eerie blue night. the unfinished tales has a beautiful artist's rendition of what i suppose is numenor, which i know nothing about because i haven't read said book. it's gorgeous.
wow. i love new books. i love devouring books. i love immersing myself in tolkien's world of middle-earth. it's an incredible story.
ash nazg durbatuluk, ash nazg gimbatul,
ash nazg thrakatuluk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.
-inscription on the One Ring