The Barrow-Downs Discussion Forum


Visit The *EVEN NEWER* Barrow-Downs Photo Page

Go Back   The Barrow-Downs Discussion Forum > Announcements and Obituaries > The Barrow-Downs
User Name
Password
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


View Poll Results: How did you acquire your books?
I was given them 43 53.75%
I've bought them myself 60 75.00%
I've inherited them 23 28.75%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 80. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-01-2006, 06:43 AM   #1
HerenIstarion
Deadnight Chanter
 
HerenIstarion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 4,301
HerenIstarion is a guest of Tom Bombadil.
Send a message via ICQ to HerenIstarion
Public Research: Free Cheese

Part of Public Research Project

This one also allows multiple choices, since the books are many and ways of their acquisition are many as well. Per instance, The Hobbit was a 'heirloom', and LoTR I and SoWM I was given, the rest I've bought for myself. If all ways apply to you, click away all three
__________________
Egroeg Ihkhsal

- Would you believe in the love at first sight?
- Yes I'm certain that it happens all the time!
HerenIstarion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 07:46 AM   #2
JennyHallu
The Pearl, The Lily Maid
 
JennyHallu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In my luxury Barrow, snuggled up in a pile of satin pillows, eating fresh fruit.
Posts: 1,686
JennyHallu has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via ICQ to JennyHallu Send a message via AIM to JennyHallu Send a message via MSN to JennyHallu Send a message via Yahoo to JennyHallu
I was given all of them. In fact, my younger brother and sister got me a beautiful hardcover edition of "The Hobbit" (with all the original illustrations) for my graduation, and I spend so much time looking at Tolkien's sketches I haven't even read it all the way through yet.
JennyHallu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 07:51 AM   #3
Anguirel
Byronic Brand
 
Anguirel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: The 1590s
Posts: 2,825
Anguirel is a guest of Tom Bombadil.
Blast. I thought perhaps this poll would ask whether, in an ideal world, we would prefer to be given Stilton, pecorino, manchego, Roquefort, Camembert, chevre, saganaki, feta or Mature Cheddar...

Such a poll exists only in my mind's eye. Nevertheless, I vote Roquefort...
__________________
Among the friendly dead, being bad at games did not seem to matter
-Il Lupo Fenriso
Anguirel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 09:13 AM   #4
Thinlómien
Shady She-Penguin
 
Thinlómien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: In a far land beyond the Sea
Posts: 7,959
Thinlómien is a guest of Galadriel in Lothlórien.Thinlómien is a guest of Galadriel in Lothlórien.Thinlómien is a guest of Galadriel in Lothlórien.Thinlómien is a guest of Galadriel in Lothlórien.Thinlómien is a guest of Galadriel in Lothlórien.
Send a message via Skype™ to Thinlómien
Is it inherited or gived if your dad gives his old books to you when he moves when your parents split up?
__________________
Like the stars chase the sun, over the glowing hill I will conquer
Blood is running deep, some things never sleep
Double Fenris
Thinlómien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 09:28 AM   #5
HerenIstarion
Deadnight Chanter
 
HerenIstarion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 4,301
HerenIstarion is a guest of Tom Bombadil.
Send a message via ICQ to HerenIstarion
In my case, The Hobbit (which was translated way before LoTR, in 1976), was bought before I was born by my grandmother (she used to buy books in pairs, for my mothers and my uncle's families), so I count it inherited

In your case, it's up to you to decide, but I suppose inherited more than given though inherit be 'to receive from an ancestor as a right or title descendible by law at the ancestor's death', as I would rather leave the death part and count ancestral part only in the case
__________________
Egroeg Ihkhsal

- Would you believe in the love at first sight?
- Yes I'm certain that it happens all the time!
HerenIstarion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 09:36 AM   #6
Thinlómien
Shady She-Penguin
 
Thinlómien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: In a far land beyond the Sea
Posts: 7,959
Thinlómien is a guest of Galadriel in Lothlórien.Thinlómien is a guest of Galadriel in Lothlórien.Thinlómien is a guest of Galadriel in Lothlórien.Thinlómien is a guest of Galadriel in Lothlórien.Thinlómien is a guest of Galadriel in Lothlórien.
Send a message via Skype™ to Thinlómien
Ok, thanks Heren.

I voted for both inheriting (LotR, TH, UT, Sil) and buying (HoME:PoME, Letters). The vote is quite even, it seems.

And will the 'Downs be conquered by a massive public research invasion?
__________________
Like the stars chase the sun, over the glowing hill I will conquer
Blood is running deep, some things never sleep
Double Fenris
Thinlómien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 10:08 AM   #7
The Squatter of Amon Rûdh
Spectre of Decay
 
The Squatter of Amon Rûdh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Bar-en-Danwedh
Posts: 2,188
The Squatter of Amon Rûdh is a guest at the Prancing Pony.The Squatter of Amon Rûdh is a guest at the Prancing Pony.
Send a message via AIM to The Squatter of Amon Rûdh
Pipe How to win books and influence reading

I should probably qualify my vote, since I was given far fewer books than I've bought. Basically, my copy of The Hobbit, one of my copies of The Lord of the Rings and David Day's Tolkien Encyclopaedia (which, having read it, I would never buy) were presents; everything else is my own acquisition.

EDIT: So when do I get my free cheese? I thought some would turn up in my e-mail once I posted, but it hasn't. Is there any cheese? Even Moravian cat cheese with sorrel? At least the blood donation van lets you have a cup of tea and a biscuit in exchange for contributing.
__________________
Man kenuva métim' andúne?

Last edited by The Squatter of Amon Rûdh; 02-01-2006 at 10:25 AM.
The Squatter of Amon Rûdh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 10:38 AM   #8
Bêthberry
Cryptic Aura
 
Bêthberry's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 6,038
Bêthberry is a guest of Elrond in Rivendell.Bêthberry is a guest of Elrond in Rivendell.Bêthberry is a guest of Elrond in Rivendell.
1420!

I see 'stolen from public library' has been omitted as one of the options.

The Bible holds the record as the book most often stolen from libraries. Maybe we should research if Tolkien also inspires this light-fingered obsession? Perhaps there might be some kind of sociological/cultural/confessional link here between books of spirituality and/or myth?
__________________
I’ll sing his roots off. I’ll sing a wind up and blow leaf and branch away.
Bêthberry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 11:21 AM   #9
Lalwendë
A Mere Boggart
 
Lalwendë's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: under the bed
Posts: 4,804
Lalwendë is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.Lalwendë is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anguirel
Blast. I thought perhaps this poll would ask whether, in an ideal world, we would prefer to be given Stilton, pecorino, manchego, Roquefort, Camembert, chevre, saganaki, feta or Mature Cheddar...

Such a poll exists only in my mind's eye. Nevertheless, I vote Roquefort...
Oh no, I'll have some Blacksticks Blue, please. Failing that some Tasty Lancashire always goes down well. Also, I wouldn't be averse to trying some Stinking Bishop if you can get your hands on any... I will feel sadly cheated if I don't get any now.

I have been given a fair few different Tolkien books; I suppose they make good presents for people to choose, especially nice editions and sets. I've also inherited my brother's old books, and have bought some editions myself. Quite a lot have been from charity or second hand shops where I've acquired some real bargains, but some have also come from e-bay which I find sooo tempting..... I'm most fond, at the moment, of retro sets, which can be had pretty cheaply and you often see well cared-for box sets.
__________________
Gordon's alive!
Lalwendë is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 11:39 AM   #10
the guy who be short
Shadowed Prince
 
the guy who be short's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Thulcandra
Posts: 2,496
the guy who be short has just left Hobbiton.
Quote:
I see 'stolen from public library' has been omitted as one of the options.

The Bible holds the record as the book most often stolen from libraries. Maybe we should research if Tolkien also inspires this light-fingered obsession? Perhaps there might be some kind of sociological/cultural/confessional link here between books of spirituality and/or myth?
I bought my first books (TH and LotR) in a booksale from the library. Though that's not quite the same thing.

Is a confession on its way, Bêthberry?
the guy who be short is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 12:17 PM   #11
Roa_Aoife
Ghost Prince of Cardolan
 
Roa_Aoife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Someday, I'll rule all of it.
Posts: 1,731
Roa_Aoife is a guest of Tom Bombadil.
I'm starting to suspect that the "Free cheese" was merely a lure, to trick hapless dagas such as ourselves into voting...

Curse you, HI, and your tricksy cheeses!
__________________
We can't all be Roas when it comes to analysing... -Lommy

I didn't say you're evil, Roa, I said you're exasperating. -Nerwen
Roa_Aoife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 12:47 PM   #12
Mithalwen
Pilgrim Soul
 
Mithalwen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: watching the wonga-wonga birds circle...
Posts: 9,752
Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.
Oh deear I just realised I forgot that I got my first set of LOTR from Father Christmas... but I had already bought the Hobbit for myself.
__________________
I see dead people.
Mithalwen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 01:19 PM   #13
Formendacil
Dead Serious
 
Formendacil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Perched on Thangorodrim's towers.
Posts: 2,943
Formendacil is wading through snowdrifts on Redhorn.Formendacil is wading through snowdrifts on Redhorn.Formendacil is wading through snowdrifts on Redhorn.
Send a message via AIM to Formendacil Send a message via MSN to Formendacil
All three....

I've bought them, been given them, and "acquired" Dad's original LotR from 1977.

For cheese, I'd like some Emmentaler... classic Swiss cheese.
Formendacil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 01:56 PM   #14
Rune Son of Bjarne
Odinic Wanderer
 
Rune Son of Bjarne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Under the Raven banner, between tall Odin and white Christ!
Posts: 3,882
Rune Son of Bjarne is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.Rune Son of Bjarne is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.
Send a message via AIM to Rune Son of Bjarne Send a message via MSN to Rune Son of Bjarne
I votet that bought them my self, but my english versions was a gift frome my relatives. (who is currently living in England)
__________________
No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical - Niels Bohr

Rune Son of Bjarne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 02:20 PM   #15
Child of the 7th Age
Spirit of the Lonely Star
 
Child of the 7th Age's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 5,135
Child of the 7th Age is a guest of Tom Bombadil.
Hmm... I checked two boxes on the survey. The answer to this really depends on which book you are talking about. Esty can testify from my multiple overcrowded bookcases that I go a little crazy with book buying and have various editions of many titles. I especially collect hobbits.....books, I mean,.... not real ones.

My first Hobbit and LotR were paperbacks I bought at the local bookstore when I was in my teens, both the dreaded Ace and the official Ballentines. My family has acknowledged my addiction to Tolkien in recent years, and have generously helped fund my "habit" on gift giving occasions. Even my kids have scrounged on e-bay to buy mom copies of Mr. Bliss, Roverandum, Father Christmas letters, etc.

Lalwende - I wouldn't be surprised if we have unknowingly bid against each other on e-bay, although I am trying to be good and resist too much expenditure at the present moment. I am also a big fan of library sales and have picked up some real bargains.
__________________
Multitasking women are never too busy to vote.

Last edited by Child of the 7th Age; 02-01-2006 at 02:23 PM.
Child of the 7th Age is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 02:24 PM   #16
the phantom
Beloved Shadow
 
the phantom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: The Stadium
Posts: 6,121
the phantom is wading through snowdrifts on Redhorn.the phantom is wading through snowdrifts on Redhorn.the phantom is wading through snowdrifts on Redhorn.
Send a message via MSN to the phantom
Eye

My friend discovered Tolkien's books and I wanted them quite badly, so I strangled him and took them all. When anyone asks about my books, however, I say they are birthday presents.
__________________
the phantom has posted.
This thread is now important.
the phantom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 02:25 PM   #17
Anguirel
Byronic Brand
 
Anguirel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: The 1590s
Posts: 2,825
Anguirel is a guest of Tom Bombadil.
The books in question must be precious to you...
__________________
Among the friendly dead, being bad at games did not seem to matter
-Il Lupo Fenriso
Anguirel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 03:04 PM   #18
malkatoj
Wight
 
malkatoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: A hovel in Florin
Posts: 186
malkatoj has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via AIM to malkatoj
Sting

Phantom, you win.

Technically, my brother bought all the books and I stole them from him when he stopped 'being a nerd' a few years back. Except for The Hobbit, which is a very old copy (I'm not exactly sure how old, but it's really awesome) and I don't know where it came from. Just appeared in my room one day.

And as for the cheese...I haven't had a good camembert for years, not since my grocery store seems to have decided that 'it's the same thing as Brie, so why carry both?' and it's sad. Silly grocery store.
__________________
Now, mostly dead is slightly alive. Now, all dead...well, with all dead, there's usually only one thing that you can do--Go through his clothes and look for loose change.
malkatoj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 04:30 PM   #19
Aiwendil
Late Istar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,137
Aiwendil has been trapped in the Barrow!
Books: Checked all three. My oldest copies of The Hobbit and LotR were passed down from my mother and uncle, respectively; I bought my other copies of those as well as Giles, Smith, UT and HoMe I, II, and III; The Silmarillion, Father Christmas Letters, Roverandom, and the remaining HoMe volumes were gifts (incidentally, I think The Silmarillion might just be the best gift I've ever received, on any occasion).

Cheese: I'll go with smoked gouda.
Aiwendil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 06:44 PM   #20
Farael
Ghost Prince of Cardolan
 
Farael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: In hospitals, call rooms and (rarely) my apartment.
Posts: 1,549
Farael has just left Hobbiton.
Well, I selected "bought them myself" although that is not completely accurate. Technically speaking, my parents bought it when I asked becuase I did not have my own money by then... but if I had, I would have bought them.
__________________
I prepared Explosive Runes this morning.
Farael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 07:55 PM   #21
Lindolirian
World's Tallest Hobbit
 
Lindolirian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Where the view is long
Posts: 2,125
Lindolirian has just left Hobbiton.
So Heren, this public research... when will all it's findings be made public? You have piqued mine and many others' curiosity.
__________________
'They say that the One will himself enter into Arda, and heal Men and all the Marring from the beginning to the end."
Lindolirian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 08:10 PM   #22
Eonwe
Ghost Prince of Cardolan
 
Eonwe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: In a world grown ever smaller.
Posts: 728
Eonwe has just left Hobbiton.
Silmaril

So this "free cheese", is it in any way related to the "free shotgun"? Cuz i've seen neither sight nor sound of that yet...

i bought all mine, with the latest purchase being unfinished tales, and farmer giles of ham, jsut last week.
__________________
I've got bridge club on Wednesday,
Archery on Thursday,
Dancing on a Friday night!
Eonwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 08:21 PM   #23
Bêthberry
Cryptic Aura
 
Bêthberry's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 6,038
Bêthberry is a guest of Elrond in Rivendell.Bêthberry is a guest of Elrond in Rivendell.Bêthberry is a guest of Elrond in Rivendell.
1420!

Quote:
Originally Posted by the guy who be short
I bought my first books (TH and LotR) in a booksale from the library. Though that's not quite the same thing.

Is a confession on its way, Bêthberry?
My, cannot one discuss the state of public libraries without being accused of the offenses under discussion? You must follow the belief that to read about something is to fall under the vile persuasions therein.
__________________
I’ll sing his roots off. I’ll sing a wind up and blow leaf and branch away.
Bêthberry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 10:35 PM   #24
Márcolië Lamen
Wight
 
Márcolië Lamen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Nwy, land of the llamas
Posts: 109
Márcolië Lamen has just left Hobbiton.
I've gotten them all three of the ways, and more.

I inherited LotR, was given Hobbit (copies 2 and 3) and some others, but don't remember exactly which ones, and bought my own copy of the rest, including them in Spanish. The more is how I got The Silmarillion which was by winning it in a Lord of the Rings trivia contest. I was at a Tolkien weekend for my church's diases or however that's spelt, and there was trivia at random points between presentations. The first two of the three trivia games I got second or third place and a bookmark. The third one I got second place, but by a tie breaker. It was because I had the highest total between the three days that I got the Sil as a prize.

I'd probably include that under given to me, but its not the best description.
__________________
Here there be turtle-dragons
Márcolië Lamen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 10:55 PM   #25
the phantom
Beloved Shadow
 
the phantom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: The Stadium
Posts: 6,121
the phantom is wading through snowdrifts on Redhorn.the phantom is wading through snowdrifts on Redhorn.the phantom is wading through snowdrifts on Redhorn.
Send a message via MSN to the phantom
Eye

Quote:
So Heren, this public research... when will all it's findings be made public? You have piqued mine and many others' curiosity.
Public research? Ha! Don't believe it for a minute. HerenIstarion is a fiendish fellow. Have you noticed his questions have become more and more personal? Soon, we will find that we have foolishly answered questions that we really shouldn't have answered, and then... he will own us.

That's where all of this is leading- blackmail! But it's not all his fault. As you know he got married recently, and Mrs HI really likes big shiny rocks. But big shiny rocks are awfully expensive, and so he has been driven to a life of internet crime.
__________________
the phantom has posted.
This thread is now important.
the phantom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2006, 12:31 AM   #26
HerenIstarion
Deadnight Chanter
 
HerenIstarion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 4,301
HerenIstarion is a guest of Tom Bombadil.
Send a message via ICQ to HerenIstarion
For in that time Lord HerenIstauron was not yet evil to behold, and they received his aid and grew mighty in craft, whereas he learned all their secrets, and betrayed them, and forged secretly in the Mountain of Fire the One Dossier to be their master. But Phantorimbor was aware of him, as he heard secret incantation Lord HerenIstauron was muttering under his breath while he was crafting the polls:

Three Polls for the Book-worms over the Net,
Seven for the Quiz-Lords in their halls of Script,
Nine for Role-Players doomed to Write,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark Console
In the Land of Statistics where the Money lies.
One Dossier to rule them all. One Dossier to find them,
One Dossier to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Statistics where the Money lies
__________________
Egroeg Ihkhsal

- Would you believe in the love at first sight?
- Yes I'm certain that it happens all the time!
HerenIstarion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2006, 12:39 AM   #27
Hookbill the Goomba
Alive without breath
 
Hookbill the Goomba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: On A Cold Wind To Valhalla
Posts: 6,153
Hookbill the Goomba is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Hookbill the Goomba is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Hookbill the Goomba is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Hookbill the Goomba is lost in the dark paths of Moria.
Thumbs up

The first copy of The Lord of the Rings that I read was from a Library. But I did eventually buy my own copy. I think there are only a few that were gifts, mostly the History of Middle Earths.
__________________
I think that if you want facts, then The Downer Newspaper is probably the place to go. I know! I read it once.
THE PHANTOM AND ALIEN: The Legend of the Golden Bus Ticket...
Hookbill the Goomba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2006, 07:30 AM   #28
JennyHallu
The Pearl, The Lily Maid
 
JennyHallu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In my luxury Barrow, snuggled up in a pile of satin pillows, eating fresh fruit.
Posts: 1,686
JennyHallu has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via ICQ to JennyHallu Send a message via AIM to JennyHallu Send a message via MSN to JennyHallu Send a message via Yahoo to JennyHallu
Quote:
You must follow the belief that to read about something is to fall under the vile persuasions therein.
You write on a Tolkien RP forum. 'Nuff said.

Quote:
As you know he got married recently, and Mrs HI really likes big shiny rocks. But big shiny rocks are awfully expensive, and so he has been driven to a life of internet crime.
As fellow (but not fellow) newlywed, and as a girl, big shiny rocks are awfully nice. And as a computer geek in training, internet crime is FUN!
JennyHallu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2006, 12:15 AM   #29
Encaitare
Bittersweet Symphony
 
Encaitare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: On the jolly starship Enterprise
Posts: 2,031
Encaitare is a guest of Tom Bombadil.
All three!
Encaitare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2006, 07:31 AM   #30
Estelyn Telcontar
Princess of Skwerlz
 
Estelyn Telcontar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: where the Sea is eastwards (WtR: 6060 miles)
Posts: 7,529
Estelyn Telcontar is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.Estelyn Telcontar is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.
I was given the Ballantine's paperback red box with the Hobbit and LotR (4-volumes) by the boyfriend who had introduced me to Tolkien many years ago by lending me his books. That was all I had for many years, until I started buying further books myself - biography, letters, Sil, UT, minor works, HomE, supplementary works, etc...
__________________
'Mercy!' cried Gandalf. 'If the giving of information is to be the cure of your inquisitiveness, I shall spend all the rest of my days in answering you. What more do you want to know?' 'The whole history of Middle-earth...'
Estelyn Telcontar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2006, 04:39 PM   #31
Holbytlass
Ghost Prince of Cardolan
 
Holbytlass's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: The Party Tree
Posts: 1,096
Holbytlass has just left Hobbiton.
If you want it done right then you have to do it yourself. Or whatever that saying is...
I bought all my books. My parents were never into fantasy and when I discovered LOTR five years ago, I was too eager to wait for birthdays or holidays for my husband could get them.
__________________
Holby is an actual flesh-and-blood person, right? Not, say a sock-puppet of Nilp’s, by any chance? ~Nerwen, WWCIII
Holbytlass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2006, 10:23 PM   #32
Lush
Fair and Cold
 
Lush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: the big onion
Posts: 1,803
Lush is a guest of Tom Bombadil.
Send a message via ICQ to Lush Send a message via AIM to Lush Send a message via Yahoo to Lush
I bought my books myself, and with my own money too (score!). I was seventeen at the time and was already having serious issues with asking mummy and daddy for cash.

The Alan Lee hardback will come when I've a real job... So sometime in the next century, perhaps.
__________________
~The beginning is the word and the end is silence. And in between are all the stories. This is one of mine~
Lush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 01:59 AM   #33
Thinlómien
Shady She-Penguin
 
Thinlómien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: In a far land beyond the Sea
Posts: 7,959
Thinlómien is a guest of Galadriel in Lothlórien.Thinlómien is a guest of Galadriel in Lothlórien.Thinlómien is a guest of Galadriel in Lothlórien.Thinlómien is a guest of Galadriel in Lothlórien.Thinlómien is a guest of Galadriel in Lothlórien.
Send a message via Skype™ to Thinlómien
It was not actually meant as poignant....
__________________
Like the stars chase the sun, over the glowing hill I will conquer
Blood is running deep, some things never sleep
Double Fenris
Thinlómien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2007, 01:28 AM   #34
Brinniel
Reflection of Darkness
 
Brinniel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Polishing the stars. Well, somebody has to do it; they're looking a little bit dull.
Posts: 2,897
Brinniel is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.Brinniel is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.Brinniel is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.
Reviving the thread...

I first read The Hobbit and LotR using my mom's books (printed in the 60's), which she never actually read herself. After one read, the poor things got incredibly beat up and my mom didn't want me to wear out her books, so she bought me a set of my own, which are now extremely worn out.

Unfortunately, my mom picked out the movie edition set, which didn't really bother me at the time, but now I really wish I had a set that has pretty illustrations on it. Oh well...the cover shouldn't mean anything. It's the content inside that matters most.
__________________
Nolite te bastardes carborundorum
Brinniel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:35 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.