Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy birthday, Bilbo and Frodo!

I don't know how I've missed this all these years. I'm a huge Tolkien fan, and couldn't get enough of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion when I became a teenager. 

Apparently, others have celebrated September 22 as Hobbit Day, and the corresponding week as Tolkien week, for decades. Bilbo and Frodo's shared birthday, September 22 is the date of The Long Awaited Party.

I hated the cartoon version, so waited anxiously for Peter Jackson's movie version to come out, ready to declare it a sacrilege against the trilogy. Thankfully, it was amazing. Aragorn and Legolas especially, lol.  In some ways, it's a shame, because Tolkien's works are best experienced through reading. 

What about you? Are you a Tolkien fan?


Indigo said...

I thought I was a fan. Though admittedly I didn't know about today. Do now, thanks to you! (Hugs)Indigo

Cate Masters said...

I only happened to catch an obscure news piece online about it, but apparently lots of people go all out for Hobbit Day!

Angela Brown said...

I hadn't heard of this birthday bash beyond the books. And yes, I love The Hobbit and The One Ring series.

I have to admit, I became an Orlando Bloom fan because of the movies. Did you know he once sported a blue mohawk?