Category Archives: The Hobbit

Happy Birthday Bilbo & Frodo Baggins

  I just want to say Happy Birthday to two of my favorite Hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.  To help them celebrate, today is officially Hobbit Day.  So don your furry feet, go on an adventure, and eat all the time!

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10 Awesome Literary Manicures

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The World Today Said Goodbye To Tolkien

  On this day in 1973, J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of the best-selling fantasy novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings–the source of the award-winning blockbuster movie trilogy directed, co-produced and co-written by Peter Jackson–dies at the age of 81 in Bournemouth, England. With legions of fans worldwide, The Lord of the Rings …

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Saying Goodbye To Some Old Friends

It’s time to say goodbye to our friend Bilbo Baggins.  It’s been a fantastic journey and I’m truly sorry to close these pages.  After the struggle I had with War of the Worlds, The Hobbit has been like a breath of fresh air.  I adore Tolkien and am now determined to read all of his …

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Tolkien Cheated Me

Okay, what the heck?  I have followed Bilbo through this entire epic journey and he didn’t even slay the dragon.  I somehow feel cheated by this fact.  While I adore the Bard character, Bilbo the dragon slayer just feels like the right thing.  Poor Bilbo, he was slighted by Tolkien!

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We Are Sick of Old Men and Money Counters

Tolkien knew his politics.  Which one of us has not wanted to scream this sentence to the heavens a time or two?  You know you have all been there.  I have never been a political person.  I absolutely practice my right to vote and I put a lot of thought into who earns my vote, …

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Those Sneaky Little Eavesdroppers

I have a mild case of ornithophobia.  Yes, I have a slight fear of birds.  They creep me out.  The way they move, their beady little eyes, their razor sharp beaks, and the fact that they eavesdrop.  You read that right.  Think about all of the information that birds collect, flying around and sitting their …

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Row Away in the Confusion and Save Himself

Cowardice is probably the single most damaging quality a leader of any kind can have.  We look to our leaders for support and guidance in time of hardship, it’s horribly disappointing when they fail in this task.  For many, cowardice is seen as one of the worst personality traits imaginable.  Having your cowardice publicly displayed …

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The Overwhelming Power of Greed

  It is becomes rather clear when reading The Hobbit which one of the deadly sins Tolkien viewed as the worst.  We see greed as an enduring theme throughout the book and realize that it is a nasty piece of work.  Smaug, the dwarves, and even Bilbo are greedy at times and it never brings …

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Never Laugh at a Live Dragon

Tolkien relies heavily on ancient dragon lore from around the world, when he deals with Smaug.  However, there is a unique quality to this dragon.  Here are the things you need to know to survive an encounter with a dragon: They can be very chatty. They are cunning and you can easily be fooled by …

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