Tolkien Transactions

I follow a lot of web-sites, blogs and discussion boards with more or less regular Tolkien-related material, and I have long been sharing the best of this with my fellow posters in the Tolkien Usenet groups, rec.arts.books.tolkien and alt.fan.tolkien. (If you do not have a dedicated newsreader set up that can handle the above links, the groups are also available from Google groups: rec.arts.books.tolkien and alt.fan.tolkien.) Some time in the spring of 2010, this sharing found a more stable form in the series of posts that I call the Tolkien Transactions.

The Tolkien Transactions is an on-line review journal of on-line Tolkien content. Admission is strictly controlled and all content must comply with the three criteria of selection:
  1. I must have seen it
  2. It must be Tolkien-related 
  3. I must deem it interesting (or amusing) enough to include it
These criteria are brutally enforced  ;-)

The issues that have been made so far are:
Issue
Date Blog News Google Groups
Tolkien Transactions XLVII  — March 2014 2014-04-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XLVI  — February 2014 2014-03-13 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XLV  — January 2014 2014-02-09 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XLIV  — December 2013 2014-01-03 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XLIII  — November 2013 2013-12-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XLII  — October 2013 2013-11-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XLI  — September 2013 2013-10-06 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XL  — August 2013 2013-09-05 Parma-kenta News Free Webuse.net
Tolkien Transactions XXXIX  — July 2013 2013-08-03 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXXVIII  — June 2013 2013-07-04 Parma-kenta News Cannot be found on Google Groups
Tolkien Transactions XXXVII  — May 2013 2013-06-03 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXXVI  — April 2013 2013-05-02 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXXV  — March 2013 2013-04-07 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXXIV  — February 2013 2013-03-02 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXXIII  — January 2013 2013-02-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXXII  — December 2012 2013-01-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXXI  — November 2012 2012-12-02 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXX  — October 2012 2012-11-02 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXIX  — September 2012 2012-10-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXVIII  — August 2012 2012-09-02 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXVII  — July 2012 2012-08-03 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXVI  — June 2012 2012-07-02 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXV  — May 2012 2012-06-04 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXIV  — April 2012 2012-05-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXIII  — March 2012 2012-04-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXII  — February 2012 2012-03-09 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXI  — January 2012 2012-02-02 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XX  — December 2011 2012-01-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XIX  — November 2011 2011-12-05 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XVIII  — October 2011 2011-11-05 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XVII  — September 2011 2011-10-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XVI  — August 2011 2011-09-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XV  — July 2011 2011-08-01 Parma-kenta News --
Tolkien Transactions XIV  — June 2011 2011-07-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XIII  — May 2011 2011-06-07 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XII  — April 2011 2011-05-18 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XI  — March 2011 2011-04-04 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions X  — February 2011 2011-03-06 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions IX  — January 2011 2011-02-08 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions VIII  — December 2010 2011-01-03
Parma-kenta
News Google
Tolkien Transactions VII  — November 2010

Then, encouraged by a post by Steve Hayes, ‘19 Reasons You Should Blog And Not Just Tweet’, I created my own blog, the Parma-kenta, which I now use to also host the Tolkien Transactions
2010-12-01
Parma-kenta
News Google
Tolkien Transactions VI  — October 2010

Larry Swain very kindly offered to host the Tolkien Transactions on his blog, The Ruminate and did so with this issue1
2010-10-31 The
Ruminate
News Google
Tolkien Transactions V  — September 2010 2010-10-03 News Google
Tolkien Transactions IV  — August 2010 2010-08-31 News Google
Tolkien Transactions III  — June–July 2010 2010-08-001 News Google
Tolkien Transactions II  — May 2010 2010-05-29 News Google
Tolkien Transactions  — April 2010 2010-05-07 News Google
Earlier stuff
News from the 'net  — January–March 2010 2010-04-04 News Google
New Links 2009-10-23 News Google

Note 1:^ I do feel a little uncomfortable about taking Larry up on his very kind offer for only one issue and then start my own blog. Mea culpa!  Back