Great idea guys, Tomorrow night I'll raise my glass with few bourbons and beers, and a couple of REH Conan stories. This will of course round my night out with me waking up in my chair with a book on my chest about 2 am.
Post by deepermagic on Jan 22, 2019 11:30:29 GMT -5
Read The Hyborian Age this morning and will read Solomon Kane throughout the day on my breaks. Doubt I'll get to read much at home, but I'll take a page out of the Tolkien Society when they have a 'worldwide' toast to Tolkien on his birthday, and raise a glass of something good at 9pm and offer a humble toast in honor of REH.
From what I hear, there are two more going up before midnight. One is by REH biographer/S&S author, David C. Smith. The other is by our own Von K.
I might also raise a mint julep (REH had his own julep recipe) in Howard's honor.
In my previous post, I wasn't implying that I wouldn't read any REH today. Far from it. This morning I reread Howard's poem, "I Praise My Nativity" (it's here on the forum: swordsofreh.proboards.com/post/8879/thread ) and his great story "Spears of Clontarf." I may yet read "The House of Arabu" before the 23rd arrives. I consider that yarn REH's most underrated S&S tale.
I have decided to go for something a bit different for REH's birthday, at least in my case. I have grabbed my copy of Night Images with the Frazetta cover and will read some poetry by Robert E. Howard instead of a yarn.