Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Feature & Follow

Feature and Follow is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

This week's question: If you could only have one book for the rest of your life- what would it be?  

Wow- there's a question. Only one? Well it if has to be one, I'll go with this.

The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)

But isn't that 3 books? Well yeah although I've read that Tolkien intended for this to be one volume- so I'm OK. :) Aren't I?

I mean how can you go wrong with this one?

Here are my runner- ups (I'm probably forgetting a whole bunch of favorites, which I'll remember as soon as I hit POST):

Planet of Exile

Planet of Exile by Ursula K. LeGuin- the story of Rolery, a chieftain's daughter who meets the leader of a lost Earth colony and falls in love, and their struggle to survive the coming winter on a world where seasons last a generation. I read this as a kid and loved it- and still do.

From Goodreads: The Earth colony of Landin has been stranded on Werel for ten years--& ten of Werel's years are over 600 terrestrial years. The lonely & dwindling human settlement is beginning to feel the strain. Every winter--a season that lasts for 15 years--the Earthmen have neighbors: the humanoid hilfs, a nomadic people who only settle down for the cruel cold spell. The hilfs fear the Earthmen, whom they think of as witches & call the farborns. But hilfs & farborns have common enemies: the hordes of ravaging barbarians called gaals & eerie preying snow ghouls. Will they join forces or be annihilated?

Another runner up:

Another Tolkien- this one is a guilty pleasure, its a collection of writings on Middle- Earth, with stories that cover all 3 Ages of that world. It's fun to read through just to see his thoughts on various things, like how the Istari came to Middle Earth and more about them. Definetly recommended if you're a fan and want to know more.

From Goodreads: Further tales that expand "The Silmarillion" and "The Lord of the Rings".

This collection ranges from the time of "The Silmarillion" to the end of the War of the Ring in "The Lord of the Rings". Its many treasures include Gandalf's lively account of how he came to send the Dwarves to the celebrated party at Bag-End, the emergence of the sea-god Ulmo before Tuor, the only story of Númenor before its fall, and all that is known of the Five Wizards.

The collection has been edited by Christopher Tolkien, who provides a commentary placing each of the Tales in the context of his father's work.

So what is your one book today?


  1. I would like to read Lord of the Rings. Maybe one day.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

    1. Sure thing Marilyn! Hope you get to it someday- it's pretty good!

  2. I have yet to read LotR. I want to but it scares me to be honest!!

    New follower!

    Here's my FF

    Amber @Paradise of Pages

    1. Thanks Amber! You just have to get through the early going- the first few times I read it I would get so bored with the early part of the first book, they just seem to be traveling a lot and don't do much. Now I appreciate it more...

  3. Tricky hahaha ... never thought to put LOTR ... but it is an awesome choice.

    1. Ha has it was a hard choice. Thank for visiting!

  4. We are LOTR megafans: the movies, books, online mmo... heck I even have The One Ring and the leaf brooch jewelry (gifts from hubby)so I agree with you. None of us could manage tackling the Silmarillion though, heard from others that it is a dense read, I don't know.

    I would not be able to answer that question, and if I could only bring one book with me in a rush, I would hem and haw so much I would run out of time and bring nothing--does bringing a loaded kindle count as one? :)
    Thanks for sharing, I like visiting here as always.

    1. I did read the Silmarillion once, it's a bit much. A little too dense...

      I think a few people did try to pick a Kindle! Always nice to have you come by! :)

  5. Lord of the Rings in an excellent choice, Greg!

    I'm following you via GFC now.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Bookworm Brandee

  6. I do love LotR, and your other choices look fascinating too.

    New bloglovin follower!

  7. Thanks Heather! Glad you could stop by!!

  8. Can we call the police now and have this blog busted? Nyahahaah! This is a dystopian world where the law is generally revolving around a 1-book policy. Various punishments will be inflicted to you for this crime.

    Just hopping by! I don't know where to follow as I don't have any GFC or G+.

    My FF: FF
    Twitter: My Twitter
    Bloglovin: My Bloglovin

    1. Thanks Charlotte ha ha. I tried to do just one really I did! :) Bloglovin is fine. Thanks for stopping!