The weekend is finally here and what better way to spend your Friday afternoon than to roam the forests around here with this beautiful copy of "The Hobbit".
Not only does it feature commentary on the making of the hobbit and parts of the original script but also beautiful illustrations and detailed information on several character backgrounds and the origin of Tolkien's epic tale.
It's a hardcover and the bright blue paper cover features gold foil details and a beautiful illustration of Smaug the dragon.
Swipe right to take a look inside...
It’s finally Friday! Just one more day of work and I’ll be free for an entire week. Woo hoo!
I also reached 2,500 followers this week! How crazy is that?! 😱😭 So in order to celebrate, let’s play a game, shall we? If you participate, you might even win a little something from @in.the.reads, the insanely talented artist who created this stunning woodmark in collaboration with @daffodilsandink. 😏 -
Then again, if you don’t want to wait to see if you win, all you need to do is go to her shop and use my rep code OKAMI10 to get a discount!
QOTD: I saw this on FB the other day and it was hilarious, so let’s do it here! Give me a Tolkien quote but replace one word with “pizza”. I will pick a winner personally so do your best!
-You MUST be following me, this is only for people who care to be around.
-You must answer the QOTD
- -Tag 3 Tolkien-loving friends in a separate comment.
- -And that’s it, you will get a prize as long as @in.the.reads ships to your country.
Giveaway closes on Saturday, November 17th at midnight (CST). I will pick a winner the weekend after.
#thefamilyyouchoosebwg Cinnamon roll nieces/nephew: a character you just want to snuggle - Samwise Gamgee
#offtothescorpioraces “A mess of horses and men and blood.” - fictional battle: The Battle of the Pelennor Fields
#bookqueensnov18 LOTR or HP: don’t get me wrong, I love HP but LOTR is my number one.
#allthebooksnov18 Fall colored book (spiral): I replaced spiral with spines
#wildadventuresnov Favorite author’s first book: The Hobbit
#bookstahygge Childhood favorites: The Hobbit
#bookreadhappyhour#FantasyFriday#geekyglowreadsgratitude Kind characters 🍁
The book I'm showing you today is a German one volume edition of "The Lord of the Rings".
It was released not too long ago and it contains many beautiful illustrations by Alan Lee and comes with a sturdy box that you can see on the other pictures.
It is a hardcover and for a German edition the size is quite big which I love and lifting this thing up for a picture was quite a challenge because it took me a while to get this shot.
It features the old and most beloved translation from Margaret Carroux and is easily the most affordable "most fancy looking" regular one volume edition that you can get here in German featuring this translation.
As I mentioned before most publications after 1999 were newly translated by Wolfgang Krege who unfortunately featured quite modern language in order to appeal to a younger demographic who maybe watched the movies and would prefer modern words and easier syntax. After a big public outcry most editions published now almost 20 years later feature the old and without a doubt better translation by Carroux.
She actually worked very closely with Tolkien when translating his works and he made some specific name changes especially for the German editions. Best example: "Shelob" is called "Kankra" here in Germany and the "Elves" are called "Elben" (the correct translation would have been "Elfen"). The new word for "Elves" even became so iconic and had such a huge impact that many others adapted it and whenever you pick up a German fantasy book there's a high chance that there are "Elben" instead of "Elves".
Also can you believe that the movies are almost 20 years old?
Swipe right to see more of that beautiful edition...
'You are being used, Thief in the Shadows. You were only ever a means to an end. The coward Oakenshield has weighed the value of your life and found it worth nothing!'
'No...no, you're lying!'
What did he promise you? A share of the treasure? As if it was his to give? I will not part with a single coin! Not one piece of it! My teeth are swords! My claws are spears! And my wings are a hurricane! [...] I am almost tempted to let you take it, if only to see Oakenshield suffer. Watch it destroy him. Watch it corrupt his heart and drive him mad. But I think not. I think our little game ends here. So tell me, thief...how do you choose to die?' / 🔥🐉
Lil' Smaug was indeed very upset and rightfully irritated that I didn't get to include him in my most recent Hobbit picture two days ago, so he did what every reasonable, wise and understanding fire-breathing dragon would do: he stomped his tail upon the ground, burned my curtains and tablecloths to a crisp, threatened all my other Funko friends to throw 'em off the shelves and hoard gold upon them, and complained quite loudly until I (totally voluntarily) agreed to take a picture of him in a majestic pose befitting his royal status. Can't really contradict the Chiefest and Greatest of Calamities when he's in an openly playful mood, now can you? 📷🙇♀️
"This is no mere ranger. He is Aragorn, son of Arathorn. You owe him your allegiance."
In today’s episode of #thefamilyyouchoosebwg, I present to you the guy I would want to have my back: Aragorn, the Ranger, the King. He protects the land and its people from the shadows, he would run miles just to save his friends, he would risk his own life to distract Sauron to give Frodo a chance. He’s my captain, my king.
QOTD: Which male character would you trust with your life?
#offtothescorpioraces “I will not be your weakness” - OTP: Aragorn and Arwen
#bookqueensnov18 Magic earned or magic born: magic born
#wildadventuresnov your favorite book
#bookstahygge Hygge book cover
#geekyglowreadsgratitude Fav series
“And she took a white gem like a star that lay upon her breast hanging upon a silver chain, and she set the chain around Frodo's neck. 'When the memory of the fear and the darkness troubles you,' she said, 'this will bring you aid.”
Evenstar: peony, blossom and starlight
Stunning photo by our lovely rep @books.andcookies