From My Bookshelf: The Lord of the Rings
For this post, I’ve chosen to feature four (rather than my typical three) books From My Bookshelf. This is because I finally got the 2012 Mariner reissue edition of The Fellowship of the Ring. I’ve had this edition of The Two Towers, The Return of the King, and The Hobbit for a few months, but when I purchased them (thank you, Sherman’s Books and Stationery) the first book in this series wasn’t available. Thanks to Independent Bookstore Day (and more so Print: A Bookstore), I found this coveted copy and it now resides on my shelf.
I have never read the LOTR series, although I have seen a couple (?) of the movies. My movie-cover edition of The Fellowship of the Ring is partly read – but only about five or ten percent. Reading this series (this year) will certainly be more satisfying now that I have each installment, and especially now that I have them all in the same edition. There’s not much more to say about them, so I’ll show you the covers below.
Oh, and in case you missed it, a new LOTR book is being published in August: The Fall of Gondolin (read Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s press release here). LOTR fans – what are your thoughts? Book series fans – what do you think about posthumous publishing of new installments?
I’m never convinced about posthumous publications unless they were nearly complete when the author died. I’ll wait and see the reviews of the new one before I jump in. Enjoy your read – I love the movies, but the books are even better! 😀
If I finish the series before then I think I’ll dip my toes into the new one. I think I’m feeling okay about it in this case because it’s being produced by family, but what do I know. Haha!
Love the books and have the extended dvd editions on my shelf at home in EW. Glad you are planning to read this wonderful series. Enjoy!!!
Josh Gross | The Jaguar
The Lord of the Rings is by far the best book series I ever read. The Fellowship starts off slow, which can make it hard to read in the beginning. But my God does Tolkien make up for it.
Great to hear!
Great editions of the books!! Excited for the new book. The Tolkien family does a good job with posthumous publications.
That is great to hear! Thank you for your comment.