13 August 2020

Currently Reading: The Fellowship of the Ring


  Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings

There are signs of the coming of Fall.
Canadian Geese have lit upon the lake, acorns on 
the Oaks are growing larger and I have a strong 
urge to return to the lands of Middle Earth.

I will not be able to make the entire journey this 
time but that may be just as well.
I certainly wish I could have found the other 2 books
 but such is the nature of thrift store finds.
I will miss my favorite, The Two Towers.

The edition I'm reading is a nice hardcover reader.
Worn just enough to have that seasoned character of a second hand book
but still remain structurally sound, a book that 
when read doesn't requite you to fret over 
the condition...too much.
A goodly aged smell to the pages and
the spine, though 'cracked', still holds the pages 
secure and allows for a full opening of the book. 
Also, a paper dust wrapper with some wear but one that doesn't 
disintegrate in your hands every time you handle it.
A good, solid reader.

Normally my reading copies for LotR are the 
Ballantine paperbacks from the sixties but, after 
handling this hardcover from Houghton Mifflin I may switch over?
That sounds sacrilegious for me to think and I will 
certainly not make that statement aloud...I will however, ponder on it.

Regardless, I have set of once again into Middle 
Earth and The War of the Ring...
the first part anyway.