Thursday, 22 September 2011

Happy Hobbit Day!


Do you know what today is? Yes, you're right! September 22 is the shared birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, everyone's favourite hobbits from The Shire! Let the partying and fireworks begin!


And it's also now Hobbit Day! Every September 22 since 1978 has officially been declared Hobbit Day by the American Tolkien Society. In fact, this whole week is declared Tolkien Week in honour of the man who wrote The Lord of the Rings saga.


I love The Lord of the Rings, both the books and the movies. I first read the books 35 years ago when I was a young university student. I was so engrossed and thrilled by the story that when I was finished, I turned right around and read them all again a second time. Then about 10 years later, I read them for a third time. Someday, a fourth reading will be in order, I know. But now we also have Peter Jackson's magnificent movies to watch. Plus next year, we'll be able to see his film version of The Hobbit -- very exciting!

28 comments:

laurie said...

we share this love,, I'm right there with you!!

DEZMOND said...

I'll bring my Elven people to the Hobbit birthday party, but only if you promise that those naughty Dwarves will behave this time and won't drink too much of honey wine!

Jeanne said...

Happy Hobbit Day!! Sounds like a Lord of the Rings Movie Marathon is in order. :0)

Magaly Guerrero said...

The first time I read the Hobbit I told myself that I wasn't insane, other people dreamed amazing worlds too ;-)

A Beer for the Shower said...

I loved these stories, even if the movie made Sam and Frodo look a little too 'friendly' together for my comfort...

Linda in New Mexico said...

Happy Hobbit Day indeed. How absolutely wonderful to have arrived here just in time. I adore The Hobbitt. First time I read it I had to make myself go slowly because I wanted not to miss a thing. I too, within months, reread the book and have "enjoyed" the movies but can hardly wait to share my books with my grands. Lots of great discussions await.
Oma Linda

Snap said...

Time to do a Happy Dance!!!!!

BugginWord said...

I like hot elves. *swoon*

Judy said...

I have never read the 'Rings' books...I've heard about them and their characters...perhaps I should be put them in my reader and start...

Suzie Ridler said...

Happy Hobbit Day to you too Debra! Now I wish I had made a mushroom canape to celebrate, darn it. I will make sure to create something mushroomy today for sure.

Took me a while to warm up to the LotR books but not The Hobbit. I ate that up quite quickly and then I was ready to tackle the literary fantastic odyssey of Frodo. My husband kind of insisted I read these books before we got married, they were that important to him, LOL.

mermaid gallery said...

today is my son's birthday as well...(and my father in law's...what a great daughter in law i am!)...my son tells everybody that he has the same birthday as the hobbits....as he gets older...it is even more impressive....

mxtodis123 said...

Happy Hobbit Day, Debra. I've never read any of the "Rings" books either, but I know all about them.
Mary

Cinner said...

All books I love, Happy happy day. hugs.

Bird said...

A very Happy Hobbit day to you and a wonderful Autumn Equinox as well!

Bird @http://birdsearthyspirit.blogspot.com/

Kathy said...

I stopped counting how many times I've read LOTR after 35. I'm a huge fan of both the books and the movies. But it doesn't hurt that I share a birthday with Bilbo and Frodo. :)

Copyboy said...

Happy hobbit day!!!

Labgoddess said...

Today is my Birthday as well. Happy Birthday and Happy Hobbit Day!

karena said...

I look forward to the Hobbit as it was my very favorite. Didn't know they have a special day to honor Bilbo and Frodo...thanks.
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Happy Hobbit Day!

Thalia said...

I didn't know it was Hobbit Day, and I'm a Took! Oh the shame!

What you didn't seriously think I'm *not* a rabid Tolkien fan, did you? :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy Birthday to all the Honorary Hobbits who share Bilbo's and Frodo's birthday today! You share in the magic!

RaShelle Workman said...

Yay!! Happy hobbit day. =D

laughingwolf said...

good stuff, deb :)

'the hobbit' will be TWO separate films, btw

-E- said...

nerd alert!

mistress maddie said...

I don't know Ill be partying. Hobbits scare the hell out of me!

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Yay for hobbits! Looking forward to the film version of The Hobbit...its my favorite book by Tolkein.

You ever hear the awful Bilbo Baggins song by Leonard Nimoy...your post reminded me of it and now I cant get it out of my head!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

maybe this explains my Frodo Foot.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

I'm one of those heathens who couldn't get into the books at all. So I reluctantly sat to watch the first film, and was completely hooked - all the films are quite specatular. Happy birthday guys!

Blueberry said...

Tolkien is my favorite! I think it's time for a re-reading of The Hobbit!