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Happy birthday to altariel! May you have a wonderful day and fantastic year to come.

I have a few links to share...

* Oxford University has two free podcasts about Tolkien available. The first is "Tolkien and Languages: Ancient and Invented", and the second is "Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary: 'The Ring of Words.'" Both can be found here. (Thanks to lbilover!) (For information about additional Tolkien-related podcasts, see here and here.)

* In more Tolkien-related news, the new book Black & White Ogre Country: The Lost Tales of Hilary Tolkien will be available for the first time in print on January 30. This book is a collection of children's stories and reminiscences based on a notebook kept by Hilary Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien's younger brother, over many years.The initial run of the books will be hardback editions illustrated by Jef Murray, and these are now available from ADC Books.

* io9 lists "The Coolest Robots of Pre-Golden Age SF." Robots in early genre literature!

* Topless Robot lists "The 7 Greatest Sci-Fi/Horror Movie Character Actors of the '80s and '90s." Three actors immediately came to my mind the moment I read the title, and sure enough Topless Robot included all three of them.

* By the way, pardon me if I sound like a commercial, but have I mentioned lately how much I love Bookins for trading books? Unfortunately it's only available in the USA, but I've been using the service for well over a year and a half on an almost weekly basis, and I've never been disappointed.

"I don't get nearly enough credit in life for the things I manage not to say."
Meg Rosoff, How I Live Now


( 18 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 13th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much - and for the v-gift! :-)

Also for the links to the podcasts: I liked the book The Ring of Words very much too.
Jan. 14th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! I hope your birthday was wonderful! :) And I'm so glad the podcasts were of interest, too.
Jan. 13th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
Ooh, thanks for the podcasts.
Jan. 14th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
My pleasure!
Jan. 13th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing that Jeffrey Combs is one of them. Who are the other two?
Jan. 14th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
You guessed rightly! :) I also thought of Lance Henriksen and Tony Todd, both of whom I think are great. (I'm so excited that Tony Todd is in this season of 24!) I was very glad to see that Robert Picardo made the list, too. What did you think of it?
Jan. 13th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you read webcomics, but I bet you'd enjoy 'Lovecraft is Missing' - the link to the first page is here, and apparently the next installments are going to be posted tomorrow.
Jan. 14th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! I hadn't heard of this. Thank you so much!
Jan. 13th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
The Topless Robot list is great. I love character actors - in any genre!
Jan. 14th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
You and me both!
Jan. 13th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the JRRT links. I was born the year the first LotR book was published.
Jan. 14th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! You chose a most excellent year to come into the world.
Jan. 13th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
Oohh, nice. I also picked up the introduction to philosophy podcast from them at the same time.
Jan. 14th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Excellent! There were some great talks available there.
Jan. 13th, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC)
*squeeeee* at your icon! It's Vila!!!! :-D
Jan. 14th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
You bet! :) Feel the Blake's 7 love!
Jan. 14th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
I have used bookins to unload a few Will and Ariel Durant tomes that I was never going to read. I am pretty sure it was the same person who bought them, but one at a time. I still have most of them though. And I have so many more, but it's so much work to enter them. :(
Jan. 21st, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
Did you know you can just enter the ISBN for most books, and the rest of the information automatically updates? It's a great time saver. When I started Bookins, I entered almost 150 books in nearly no time at all. I hope this helps!
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