I am a Tolkien enthusiast and collector from New Hampshire (aka "the Shire"). My collection began in 2000 with the goal of obtaining every version of every book ever printed. I am hoping to share my collection (as well as information and resources for other collectors) on my page. While I am not currently interested in selling any of the items in my collection, I do have several duplicates in my collection that I would be happy to trade with other collectors.
Since 2011, I have run a Tolkien blog, Use Well the Days, and contributed to the Middle-earth News website. When I'm not out and about looking for new books, I spend much of my free time playing Tolkien-inspired board/card/video games and dabbling in Tolkien-related cosplays.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How did you get into Tolkien?
A: I was a huge fan of Brian Jacques' Redwall series when I was in the 5th grade, and my interest in that prompted my mother to recommend The Hobbit. My Uncle loaned me his copy of the book (and The Lord of the Rings shortly thereafter), and from then on I was hooked on Middle-earth.
Q: What is your favourite Tolkien book?
A: It's hard to narrow it down to just one book, but I always find myself going back to The Silmarillion.
Q: What is your opinion on the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films?
A: I enjoyed the Lord of the Rings, but didn't care much for the Hobbit films. I felt that too much unnecessary material was added to maintain the true story of The Hobbit; instead, these films were more of an extended telling of "The Quest of Erebor".
You can read my full reviews of each Hobbit film over on my blog.