“The last move in a master plan”

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It has been a plan long in the making …

It’s been 7 years since the rumours that The Hobbit would be made into a film were finally proven true.

Back in 2007, Guillermo Del Toro was set to direct the films and Peter Jackson to produce.

But Time has shown us how things can change in a radical, and very often, unexpected way.

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The Desolation of Smaug is upon us!

– Well, not literally – but at least, in Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD

I’ve personally been longing for this release since I saw the film back in December.
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My Tolkien Collection: Paperbacks

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(Above: notice the bookmark in ‘Unfinished Tales’ … currently in my second read – notice also, the horrendous lighting setup in all these pictures. Apologies.)

– Your first introduction

If your intention is to read and re-read as much of Tolkien as you can (whether you are a serious collector or not), paperbacks are an indispensable element in your reading experience. Light, easy to handle and containing pretty much the exact same text as any other version, paperbacks will always be there with you. Sure, after a couple of years you’ll start noticing ugly creases along the spine of your books, or brown marks littering the edges of the pages, but the words and the emotion contained inside will still be there. Continue reading