Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's my birthday, and I wants it...

Well, it's not actually my birthday until Saturday, but my birthday present arrived in the mail yesterday.

The 70th Anniversary illustrated hardback edition.  It's not the annotated version, which would interest me, but rather the plain text edition that I can read to my son as bedtime stories, the way it was intended. 

(and I can't believe I'm up to almost 300 posts on this blog, and this is the first time I've used a "Tolkien" tag!)


  1. Pretty. That cover art is hard to beat.

    I can't believe it either. Then again, even though Tolkien is behind a lot of what we do, it's more through influence so the name need not even come up. I haven't mentioned him yet, although I've not been able to avoid 'The Lord of the Rings'. I wonder what he'd have to say about all of this if he were here?

  2. Lucky you! That is indeed something to treasure.

  3. Good score. And early happy birthday. :)

  4. Hi Dennis: Happy soon-to-be birthday. What a great gift.

    Happy Reading :-)

  5. Hey again. Thanks for stopping by. Here's the one with Sheldon dressed as Wonder Woman. Thought your wife might find it funny.