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The Welsh Bookworm

The Welsh Bookworm is a librarian living and working in rural Minnesota. She is a past-president of the St. David’s Society of Minnesota, leads the Welsh folk-dance group Traed Y Ddraig, and teaches Welsh language classes. Her Welsh Bookworm column was featured occasionally in the newspaper Y Drych, now part of Ninnau. Laurel works for the Carver County Public Libraries in Waconia and Norwood Young America, loves reading, music, dance, languages, genealogy, gardening, and bird watching. Laurel reads historical fiction, mysteries, sci fi/fantasy, medieval and British history, Arthurian fiction, classics, and of course, anything connected to Wales. Follow my blog at http://welshbookworm.wordpress.com

Currently reading

Mrs. Queen Takes the Train
William Kuhn
The Boleyn Deceit
Laura Andersen
The Annotated Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson This was an interlibrary loan book, and I didn't have time to read every annotation before sending it back, but I read enough to rate it. It certainly seems thorough. Every text variant among editions is given. I was most interested in the historical bits - writers that may have inspired the Hobbit, etc. It also includes illustrations from multiple editions, though I would have liked to have seen all of an illustrator's work together rather than hunt them down spread throughout the work.