Joy (cithra) wrote,

I picked up a copy of Chris Smith's The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare the other day, and couldn't put it down, so I broke my resolution again. (Why, the one about not buying any more books until all the books I currently have are on shelves, of course.)

I'm not terribly upset with myself, though. It's the book I've been waiting for ever since I saw the brooches on the elven cloaks in the first movie.

I laugh at myself, because I've yet to get as far as reading much of the actual text - I get drawn into looking at the photos and drawings too rapidly.

Relatedly, while tracking down the link for the book above, I came across this article from the November 2002 JOM (the Member Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society) that also discusses the exacting level of detail involved.

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