The Lord of the Rings
I have been in love with the books since I first read them in the summer of
1975. I've lost track of how many times I've read them, about 30 times
now I think, but then there's also all the cassettes and CDs and now Peter Jackson's movie
won't talk about Ralph Bakshi's attempt). I used to collect different
editions of the trilogy, but they kept coming out with too many
different covers too often, so now I just collect them from different
countries. No, can't read a word of them, but I love to see how other
countries package them and what it looks like. I have the trilogy
in British, Bulgarian, Dutch, Finnish, German, and Korean! There's a
great online shop that sells copies in other languages, so if you're
looking for something, try the Tolkien Shop
in the Netherlands, Rene has all sorts of interesting stuff.
Hey ho to the bottle I go.
To heal my heart and drown my woe!
Rain may fall and wind may blow, but
there still be many miles to go!
Sweet is the sound of the falling
And the stream that falls from hill
to plain! Better than rain or rippling brook
Is a mug of beer inside this Took!
JRRTolkien by Peter Jackson et al
You can search far and
wide, You can drink the
whole town dry
But you'll never find a beer so brown
As the one we drink in our home town!
You can keep your fancy ales, You can drink 'em by the flagon,
But the only brew for the brave and
Comes from the Green Dragon!
by Peter Jackson et al