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Which of these Tolkien Authored and Edited/Middle Earth related books/ writings/essays have you read? And how do you feel about them? (Audio Books and Kindle included, some are quite obscure and may be out of print)
Poll: Which of these Tolkien Authored and Edited/Middle Earth related books/ writings/essays have you read? And how do you feel about them? (Audio Books and Kindle included, some are quite obscure and may be out of print)
1. The Atlas of Middle Earth by Karen Wynn Fonstad
2. Defending Middle Earth by Patrick Curry
3. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl and Sir Orfeo by J.R.R Tolkien
4. The Tolkien Family Album by John and Priscilla Tolkien
5. Ancrene Wisse: The English Text of The Ancrene Riwle by J.R.R Tolkien
6. JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis by Colin Duriez
7. Roverandom Edited by Christina Scull and Wayne G.Hammond
8. Lord of The Rings Weapons and Warfare by Chris Smith
9. Leaf by Niggle by J.R.R Tolkien
10. The Silmarillion Edited by Christopher Tolkien
11. The Letters of JRR Tolkien Edited by Humphrey Carpenter and Christopher Tolkien
12. The Children of Hýrin Edited by Christopher Tolkien
13. Tolkienís Art: A mythology For England by Jane Chance Nitzsche
14. The Father Christmas Letters by J.R.R Tolkien
15. The Languages of Tolkienís Middle-earth by Ruth S Noel
16. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
17. On Fairy-Stories by J.R.R Tolkien
18. The Road Goes Ever On by J.R.R Tolkien and Donald Swann
19. The Road to Middle Earth by T.A sHIPPEY
20. Pictures by JRR Tolkien
21. The Complete Guide to Middle Earth by Robert Foster
22. JRR Tolkien: Author of the Century by Tom Shippey
23. Farmer Giles of Ham by JRR Tolkien
24. Smith of Wooton Major by JRR Tolkien
25 The Fellowship of The Ring by JRR Tolkien
26 The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien
27 The Return of The King by JRR Tolkien
28. The Lord of The Rings Official Movie Guide
29. The Adventures of Tom Bombadil by J.R.R Tolkien
30. The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth by J.R.R Tolkien
31. The History of The Hobbit Volume 1: Mr Baggins by John D Rateliff
32. The History of The Hobbit Volume 2: Return to Bag End by John D Rateliff
33. Tree and Leaf by J.R.R Tolkien
34. The Lord of The Rings Sketchbook by Alan Lee
35. Songs for the Philologists by J.R.R Tolkien
36. Old English Exodus edited by Alan Bliss
37. A Middle English Vocabulary by J.R.R Tolkien
38. Unfinished Tales and Numenor and Middle Earth Edited by Christopher Tolkien
39. The Tolkien Reader by J.R.R Tolkien
40. The making of the Lord of The Rings Film Trilogy
41. The Legend of Sigurd and Gundrun by Christopher Tolkien
42. Images of Middle Earth by John Howe
43. The History of Middle Earth Part I The Book of Lost Tales Part 1 by Christopher Tolkien
44. The History of Middle Earth Part II The Book of Lost Tales Part 2 by Christopher Tolkien
45. The History of Middle Earth Part III The Lays of Beleriand by Christopher Tolkien
46. The History of Middle Earth Part IV The Shaping of Middle Earth by Christopher Tolkien
47. The History of Middle Earth Part V The Lost Road and Other Writings by Christopher Tolkien
48. The History of Middle Earth Part VI The Return of The Shadow by Christopher Tolkien
49. The History of Middle Earth Part VII The Treason of Isenguard by Christopher Tolkien
50. The History of Middle Earth Part VIII The War of The Ring by Christopher Tolkien
51. The History of Middle Earth Part IX Sauron Defeated by Christopher Tolkien
52. The History of Middle Earth Part X Morgothís Ring by Christopher Tolkien
53. The History of Middle Earth Part XI The War of The Jewels by Christopher Tolkien
54. The History of Middle Earth Part XII The Peoples of Middle Earth by Christopher Tolkien
55. The History of Middle Earth Index by Christopher Tolkien
56. Tolkien: A Celebration by Joseph Pearce
57. The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun by J.R.R Tolkien
58. Finn and Hengest edited by Alan Bliss
59. The Inklings by Humphrey Carpenter
60. The Monsters and The Critics and Other Essays by J.R.R Tolkien
61. The Mythology of Middle Earth by Ruth S Noel
62. Mr Bliss by J.R.R Tolkien
63. Scholarship and Fantasy: Proceedings of the Tolkien Phenomenon by K.F Bartarbee
64. JRR Tolkien: Master of Fantasy by David R Collins
65. None of them (shame on you)
66. All of them (impressive!!)
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malickfan
Gondor

Sep 20 2012, 10:49am

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Which of these Tolkien Authored and Edited/Middle Earth related books/ writings/essays have you read? And how do you feel about them? (Audio Books and Kindle included, some are quite obscure and may be out of print) Can't Post

I thought it would be interesting to compare each otherís experiences with, and knowledge of Tolkienís writings and the books about him (though Iím sure thereís been many polls like this before). Iím sure thereís more I could have put on there, but these were the only I was aware of.
I have read 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 16, 21, 25-27, 38, 40, 43, 45, parts of 46 and most of 48-50.
What about you?


Patty
Immortal


Sep 20 2012, 12:37pm

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Let me say that I'm still intending to read.. [In reply to] Can't Post

The History of Middle-earth series some day. I wish that they, like The Sil and Children of Hurin, would be put on audio book--a much easier way for me to get it done.Laugh


Magpie
Immortal


Sep 20 2012, 12:43pm

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You left out Flieger and Kocher... [In reply to] Can't Post

...two authors of books on Tolkien I've read. And I don't think the Annotated Hobbit was in there.

The Road Goes Ever On is just sheet music. If one has read the poems/song in the source books, there's not much new in the song book.

I'm not motivated enough to actually list all the books I've read here... although I did vote. I own more than I've read. And some would only be used for reference... I wouldn't actually read them cover to cover.

Some of those are a bit of a stretch for inclusion here. They aren't essays about Tolkien... just promotional books about the movie.


Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Sep 20 2012, 3:49pm

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Also forgotten was Tolkien and the Great War// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


ArdamŪrŽ
Valinor


Sep 20 2012, 3:51pm

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All of HoME [In reply to] Can't Post

HoME is amazing. There are pieces in it that I am thrilled were allowed to see the light of day.

And, of course, the Hobbit and LOTR. The Silmarillion and Children of Hurin. These last two are my favorites.

I remember reading Roverandom many years ago in middle school. I ought to read it again sometime. I remember liking it.


RosieLass
Valinor


Sep 20 2012, 4:14pm

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I've started the LOTR-related TORN volumes. [In reply to] Can't Post

But I ran into a snag when I discovered that a chunk of about 250 pages was missing from the middle of the first one. And I haven't gotten around to contact the bookstore or the publisher to see if I can get a complete copy.


sador
Half-elven


Sep 20 2012, 5:10pm

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Surely you've meant "the LOTR-realted HOME volumes"? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Escapist
Gondor


Sep 21 2012, 2:40am

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And I have read far more than I own! [In reply to] Can't Post

I have borrowed from libraries and friends and only currently keep the hand-me-down versions that went unclaimed by family members as they moved on in life.

Since I don't actually have them with me, I am a little bit guessing here - I went based off of those titles that I remember reading something about (and in some cases I didn't finish the books I read).

I am not a collector - I am an avid reader with the habit of investigating the houses of people I meet for books that look cool - and so I have made some interesting friends and had some surprising conversations.

10, 16, 17, 18, 25, 26, 27, 38, 46, 47

I also read quite a bit about the Inklings but much of this was instead through the lens of C.S. Lewis and I don't recognize any titles. I also have a book called "A Tolkien Treasury" that got handed down to me when someone was cleaning their basement out.


OiotŠri
Tol Eressea


Sep 21 2012, 10:04pm

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Yes, I was looking for that one. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Sep 21 2012, 11:11pm

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My list: [In reply to] Can't Post

1,3,7,9,10,11,12,14,16,17,18,21,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,33,38,39,43,44,45,48,49,50,51,60,62

Some of my favorites besides LotR and The Hobbit are the Essay on Fairy Stories, Farmer Giles of Ham, Smith of Wooten Major, the Adventures of Tom Bombadil, and the four rough drafts of LotR. Oh, and the Road Goes Ever On, one of my prized volumes :-) I also have the record of those songs.


OiotŠri
Tol Eressea


Sep 21 2012, 11:29pm

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Oh dear, lets see [In reply to] Can't Post

Completely read: 1, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 33, 38, 39, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49

Read partially: 11, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22

Own but have yet to read: 3, 15, 31, 32, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54

I hope I didn't miss any.

I've been working on HoME for years now. It takes forever to get through, especially when there is so much else you want to read. I enjoy them for sure, but they aren't exactly light reading. 7 down, 5 to go.


demnation
Rohan


Sep 23 2012, 4:17am

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Just a few thoughts [In reply to] Can't Post

8. I have a strange fascination with Weapons and Warfare. It completely breaks canon, but I enjoy the In-universe style and the pictures. Probably my favorite movie related book.

56. Tolkien: A Celebration is very interesting. Focuses on his Catholicism a bit too much, but the essay by George Sayers is invaluable to me and is indispensable if you are at all interested in Tolkien the human being.

Actually own and have read more than these two, but 8 and 56 are the most interesting to me besides the work by Tolkien himself.

 
 

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