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LOTR Librarian

This blog is for lovers of LOTR wishing to find information about Tolkien, discuss Tolkien, or for librarians who happen to love Tolkien's books. (No movie discussion here, please.) It is also for general librarianship rants based on experiences or beliefs of the LOTR Librarian. Attention Spammers: Your comments will be deleted. Don't waste your time here. Go elsewhere. English-only comments please. If you want to comment in Mandarin, German, Spanish, etc; frequent blogs in those languages.


"Oyarsa" for those who don't know, is the name of an archangel (or "god" with a little 'g') in C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy. I liked the character, so I stole the name. Who am I? I am a library science student in Illinois who has a variety of interests--too many to list! I have worked in libraries for five years and counting.

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Monday, May 02, 2005

Long Time No Blog. (Brief book review)

Sorry for the long delay in blogging. I've been very busy with end of the semester assignments and such, but I have returned.

I recently bought a new Tolkien book today. It's called Untangling Tolkien by Michael W. Perry (ISBN: 1587420198) Basically, the author compiles a chronology and commentary for the Lord of the Rings. Like many other Tolkien books, there are some minor errors (for instance, Mr. Perry calls the wizards "valar"; they are actually "Istari". ) However, his ordering of the events of the Lord of the Rings and his detail are generally superb. I'd recommend this book for anyone's Tolkien collection.

If you want me to find it in a library near you, email me at tolkienlibrarian@hotmail.com and I will send you the information you'll need to find it.


Blogger la prima weird said...

Hey I am a LOTR Fan (Legolas is my favorite) you may not know me but u know my mom (Jill Gray). I am her first daughter and i own all Lotr movies ! Go Legolas

Fri May 06, 02:08:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Oyarsa said...

Hi "the weird first"; or, since you're using spanglish, I suppose you could have meant "the first weird"; must be some kind of inside joke.

Which books have you read? Hobbit? Lord of the Rings? Silmarillion? Unfinished Tales? Any of the History of Middle Earth series?

When did you get started reading Tolkien or are you (if I may....) a "movie convert"?

Sat May 14, 07:36:00 PM PDT  

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