A Very Special Birthday

If you’re a Tolkien fan, you probably already know what today is. For those who don’t, September 22nd is Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s birthday. And what a lot we have to celebrate this year!

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve heard that Peter Jackson is turning The Hobbit into a movie trilogy (still on the fence about that decision). And just a few days ago, the second official trailer was released!

It’s a bit more revealing of the story than the first trailer and we get to see a bit more of Martin Freeman as Bilbo, who still looks like he’s going to own this movie. Less than 3 months until the first part is released!

In preparation for the movie (and also just because it is a good book), I’m participating in a read-along for The Hobbit. Organized by David at The Warden’s Walk, there are enough people involved for everybody to get two chapters. I’m creating a separate page where I will post my thoughts on my chapters as well as links to the other participant’s chapters. You can see the whole schedule here. The first post goes up this Tuesday the 25th. It should be a lot of fun!

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