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Re: What do you read?
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My parents had a set of '60s US hardcovers that I grew up reading. I picked up a set of paperbacks (the same 50th anniversary black paperbacks you've pictured, Gondor, with the Michael Herring artwork) in '87 and read them to death (though I do think I have them around here somewhere still). Now when I re-read I grab a set of paperbacks from the garage - it is interesting to read the various different editions, though I've never read closely enough to pick up on the minor changes amongst the various Ballantine editions, for example. I still get a warm fuzzy feeling going back and reading one of the blue cloth hardcovers, though...

In regards to the Michael Herring art - I was offered the original artwork back about a year ago (it is still available online if you dig a little bit) and found myself feeling not at all interested. My least favorite of the Ballantine paperback artwork, and I was quite surprised at how long they lasted...

Posted on: 2007/7/22 1:23
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Re: Hobbit House
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I have to agree with you. Though if you look carefully at the two penultimate pictures (the three windows and the bookshelves) you can see that a significant portion of the house is under ground level, so at least they made an effort. And the comment under the circular door photo mentioned also needing a standard door to conform to code, so perhaps a fully underground house would have some code issues with roofing or walls or some-such.

There is a separate article focusing more on the owner than the house in the news section of TCG, here.

By the way, welcome to the site!

Posted on: 2007/7/21 8:29
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"signed" book on eBay
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I got a chuckle out of this "Tollkien" signed book...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300131777234

Posted on: 2007/7/19 1:42
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Re: June Giveaway!
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Nope! Anyone else?

Posted on: 2007/7/18 20:16
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Re: New Poll: Do you want an email newsletter?
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Send me bug reports (or feature requests!) if you find anything odd or just that you don't like about the site. I don't mind tweaking the website, but a lot of times I am not aware that there are problems! (For example, I hadn't tried to register a new account in ages, and something ended up being broken for a while there.)

I am getting email notifications when new posts are made to the boards - anyone else using this feature, and if so, does it work for you? Just curious.

I have in the past posted most of my updates to the discussion forums (in the TCG website forum). I did have the "latest Guide changes" on the home page for a while, but it is poorly written code, and caused the home page to take 1 minute or more to load a lot of the time. When I have that fixed, I may put it back up. I also like to tweak a page or set of pages for a while before I announce they are ready to be viewed, so a dynamic list of page changes often isn't very useful during construction times.

If I try the email newsletter (using the notification settings) I'll set it up with a select few of you that are willing to put up with bugs until it seems to work.

Posted on: 2007/7/18 20:16
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