Tolkien Collection Haul: July-September 2015

July, August and September were pretty good to my Tolkien Collection! Got a nice mix of items, from books to a Gollum hat.

Here’s my first batch of books. Bought that copy of The Tolkien Companion by J.E.A. Taylor at a book sale over the summer, I want to say it was $2? Too bad there dust jacket is missing. I had a difficult time finding the ISBN, but inside it says PR6039.032Z49 1976 828′.9’1209 76-5203. I guess that’s it?

I bought the grey copy of The Lord of the Rings (ISBN 978-0-544-27344-3) at Strand for $9 which was like winning the lottery because the original list price is $30 (NYC book shops usually aren’t that cheap).

I actually got that copy of The Silmarillion First American Edition at a free book exchange! I love free books and I really love free Tolkien books. I already had a copy but this one is in MUCH better condition. Continue reading


Book Haul: August 10, 2014

Got home a little while ago and feel like I am covered in a thin layer of other people’s sweat. Ahhhh the joys of summer.

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I spent today in NYC, something I don’t exactly enjoy doing in the summer (it’s gross). I saw Violet the Musical and it turns out it was their final performance! That was pretty cool, I’ve never been to a final performance for a show before. I was excited to see this show because I heard a lot of great things about it, and also for Sutton Foster. She was amazing as usual! I saw her in Young Frankenstein and Shrek the Musical. I looooooved Violet, I’m going to need to get that soundtrack for my ipod ASAP. 😀

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Now onto the book haul portion of this post…

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