Once Upon a Time, I bought a copy of the Silmarillion. I wasn’t sure if I was going to read it, but I wanted to own it anyway, just because it was a Tolkien book and it had more information about the world called Middle Earth. Then, for Christmas, I bought myself the boxset of Lord of the Rings, because I wanted to reread the series and wanted to own the books for myself. I was very happy when I found out my Silmarillion book and my LOTR books matched. But then, out of the dark came my copy of the Hobbit. A far larger and less matchy copy that ruined everything. (Okay maybe not everything, it’s signed by some of the actors after all).
Then, after a couple of years of struggle, a savior appeared in the form of a Facebook user who was selling her copy of the Hobbit. I was thrilled to find out it was the exact copy I had been looking for, but only found for like 25 to 30 euros on the internet. This copy, the Facebook user was selling, was a whopping 2 euro 50 so I felt obliged to send her a message. Luckily, she hadn’t promised it to anyone else, so that is the story of how I became the owner of a completely matching set of Tolkien books. (No okay I am lying. I am still missing the Unfinished Tales).
JUST LOOK AT THE BEAUTY OF THESE BOOKS THOUGH! (My original copy of the Hobbit will forever hold a special place in my heart, because it’s the copy that made me sell my soul to the book and the movies and the entire bloody Hobbit fandom. Also did I mention, it’s signed?!?!?!?!).