edelweiss: (lotr: frodo)
From AP and our friends at Houghton Mifflin: NEW YORK – An early, long-unpublished work by J.R.R. Tolkien is coming out. “The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun,” a thorough reworking in verse of old Norse epics that predates Tolkien’s writing of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, will be published in May by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. According to Houghton, the book will include an introduction by Tolkien and notes by his son, Christopher Tolkien. J.R.R. Tolkien, whose fantasy novels have sold millions of copies, died in 1973. “The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun” was written in the 1920s and ’30s, when the author was teaching at Oxford University.


*DIES OF HAPPINESS*
Not only is this Tolkien (who I love, adore and probably worship just a bit). It's NORSE MYTHOLOGY. *spazz* I just hope...it's more exciting than the Silmarilion because WOW that book was impossible to read.

My only question is how come no one else is spazz-tically excited about this? Or am I just not looking closely enough. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE READ TWILIGHT.
edelweiss: (bones: bones+glasses)
So a while ago I started this list of book recommendations. It was supposed to be just pure real fiction, but I...love fantasy so that one sort of failed. Here's what I ended up with today after I was thinking of things and browsing amazon. I'll probably post up a part two when I've come up with more, or I've finalized some thoughts and things on others. BUT FOR NOW: enjoy and hopefully you'll find something YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR ALL THIS TIME.

a book is a best friend )
edelweiss: (merlin: sun)
I’ve decided in lieu of the season finale of Merlin to compile a list of books relating to Arthurian Legend that I want to read or that I recommend. Some of the ones that I want to read are obligatory because I feel like I have to (even though I really might not want to…you will be able to tell these very easily). So enjoy!

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And now! reccomendations and books to read )

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