Happy Hobbit Day!

A Happy Belated Hobbit Day to you!

And, I extend felicitations to one Mr. Bilbo Baggins on the occasion of his natal day.

I hope that you all had the opportunity to partake in a healthy Hobbit Second Breakfast yesterday. Since it was the 75th anniversary of the publication of the Hobbit. As well as International Hobbit Second Breakfast Day.

Amazing how those two days coincided.

My pupils and I had a loverly Second Breakfast party in the morning, consisting of seed cake, fruit, and juice. And we followed it up in the afternoon with a few rousing games of “Hobbit Go Seek”, and “Dwarf, dwarf, HOBBIT!”

But, in case you missed it and now feel left out, fear not! We have 3 months to advent of The Movie . . . er . . . . I mean, The Birthday of Christ. But part of His gift to us this season is a movie version of The Hobbit.

I know, it is by the same guy who ruined Lord of the Rings. And who has characters staring off into the dreamy middle distance for hours on end. And who is crassly commercial enough to make one book into three movies. (Count ’em. 1, 2, 3. WHY?????)

But all the same, I want to see it. It has Martin Freeman. And Richard Armitage, whose strong jawline character and noble love stole my heart in the miniseries North and South.

So to celebrate, and to refresh our memories of the book, David from The Warden’s Walk has organized a Hobbit Read-Along. Various bloggers have agreed to post about certain chapters every Tuesday and Thursday.  As one of the bloggers is your truly, I thought it within the realm of Egotism to share the schedule and bloggers.


David of The Warden’s Walk
Taliesintaleweaver of Lights in the Library
Brenton of A Pilgrim in Narnia and Princess Madison Jayne
Mary of Grimmella
Emily of WanderLust
Krysta of Pages Unbound
Rob of The Old Book Junkie
novareylin of MySeryniti
Melpomene of The Egotist’s Club

Chapter 1 – An Unexpected Party → 9/25 Tuesday
David (Me!)

Chapter 2 – Roast Mutton→ 9/27 Thursday

Chapter 3 – A Short Rest → 10/02 Tuesday

Chapter 4 – Over Hill and Under Hill →10/04 Thursday

Chapter 5 – Riddles in the Dark →10/09 Tuesday

Chapter 6 – Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire →10/11 Thursday

Chapter 7 – Queer Lodgings →10/16 Tuesday

Chapter 8 – Flies and Spiders →10/18 Thursday

Chapter 9 – Barrels Out of Bond →10/23 Tuesday

Chapter 10 – A Warm Welcome →10/25 Thursday

Chapter 11 – On the Doorstep →10/29 Tuesday

Chapter 12 – Inside Information →11/1 Thursday

Chapter 13 – Not at Home →11/6 Tuesday

Chapter 14 – Fire and Water →11/8 Thursday

Chapter 15 – The Gathering of the Clouds →11/13 Tuesday

Chapter 16 – A Thief in the Night →11/15 Thursday

Chapter 17 – The Clouds Burst →11/20 Tuesday

Chapter 18 – The Return Journey →11/22 Thursday

Chapter 19 – The Last Stage →11/27 Tuesday

Ready for some awesomeness? Have a sneak peek!



2 thoughts on “Happy Hobbit Day!

  1. My sister and I have been taking turns reading the book to our little brother. We spent about three and a half hours making a Hobbit-Hole cake today. I suppose we are squeezing out every little bit of fun that we can 🙂

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