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
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!