Radbooks Library

I am an elementary school librarian in Washington State who loves the Lord of the Rings. I created this journal as a place to talk about LOTR with other people but have found that I also use it for lots of other things... it's a great way to blow off steam.

I've lived in four different states in the Pacific Northwest during my life, but the majority of the time I've lived in Washington. I've traveled a lot, mostly by way of cruises so I've just gotten glimpses of different places. My most 'exotic' destination was visiting Vietnam in 1992 when I spent a little over 2 weeks there. I would like to go to England and Europe someday but only when I have the time - and money! - to really explore the different areas.

Something new I'm starting here in March 2009. I've joined fanfic100_recs and so I'll be trying to recommend one hundred Tolkien stories. That should be interesting! Here are the themes:

001.Beginnings. 002.Middles. 003.Ends. 004.Insides. 005.Outsides.
006.Hours. 007.Days. 008.Weeks. 009.Months. 010.Years.
011.Red. 012.Orange. 013.Yellow. 014.Green. 015.Blue.
016.Purple. 017.Brown. 018.Black. 019.White. 020.Colourless.
021.Friends. 022.Enemies. 023.Lovers. 024.Family. 025.Strangers.
026.Teammates. 027.Parents. 028.Children. 029.Birth. 030.Death.
031.Sunrise. 032.Sunset. 033.Too Much. 034.Not Enough. 035.Sixth Sense.
036.Smell. 037.Sound. 038.Touch. 039.Taste. 040.Sight.
041.Shapes. 042.Triangle. 043.Square. 044.Circle. 045.Moon.
046.Star. 047.Heart. 048.Diamond. 049.Club. 050.Spade.
051.Water. 052.Fire. 053.Earth. 054.Air. 055.Spirit.
056.Breakfast. 057.Lunch. 058.Dinner. 059.Food. 060.Drink.
061.Winter. 062.Spring. 063.Summer. 064.Fall. 065.Passing.
066.Rain. 067.Snow. 068.Lightening. 069.Thunder. 070.Storm.
071.Broken. 072.Fixed. 073.Light. 074.Dark. 075.Shade.
076.Who? 077.What? 078.Where? 079.When? 080.Why?
081.How? 082.If. 083.And. 084.He. 085.She.
086.Choices. 087.Life. 088.School. 089.Work. 090.Home.
091.Birthday. 092.Christmas. 093.Thanksgiving. 094.Independence. 095.New Year.
096.Writer‘s Choice. 097.Writer‘s Choice. 098.Writer‘s Choice. 099.Writer‘s Choice. 100.Writer‘s Choice.

These are some of my stories - the ones that have one an award of some sort:

2008 MEFA Award 1st for A little misunderstanding
A young Halbarad is confused by the presence of Elladan and Elrohir in his village.

2008 MEFA Award 1st for A Fitting Occupation
A story set in Dale some 15 years after the death of Smaug.

2007 MEFA Award Winner Brothers at Heart
Brothers at Heart: A story of Aragorn on his return the Dúnedain, and the beginnings of his friendship with Halbarad

2007 MEFA Honorable Mention: Comforting Silence
Comforting Silence: Aragorn comforts Faramir after the death of Eowyn

2006 MC Awards - 1st place
Butterflies And Caterpillars: A young Estel & Glorfindel story. Extra special to me as it's dedicated to a friend of mine who passed on within a week of my writing this.

2007 MEFA 3rd place: Witch king's cloak
The Witch king's Cloak: The Witch king's reaction after his encounter with Aragorn at Weathertop

2007 MEFA Honorable Mention: Dawning Hope: A Day Out
Dawning Hope: A Day Out: Théodred takes Éomer and Éowyn out for an afternoon of riding and a picnic along the Snowbourn.

2006 MEFA Honorable Mention: In Aragorn's Safekeeping
In Aragorn's Safekeeping: Rebecca & Thomas, 2 teenagers from the 1950s end up in ME & become wards of Aragorn. My very first story... wow

2007 MEFA Honorable Mention: Life in the King's House
Life in the King's House: A sequel to In Aragorn's Safekeeping.

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