Caring for your collection

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– Apply a good dose of caution

The following applies to any collection or book for that matter. Some things are quite obvious and require nothing more than common sense, but for the sake of being clear and thorough, here it goes … Continue reading

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