So here’s the deal, guys. I meant to get this post up last week, but, well. . .(insert your standard procrastination excuse). Anyway, here’s a little run-down on what’s going on for the next little while. As I’m sure you know, The Hobbit is finally coming to theaters this December, in just a few short months. What? You there in the second row? You didn’t know that? Well, you probably shouldn’t admit that out loud. Just go now and IMDb it, and then pretend you knew all along.
In honor of Bilbo’s long-awaited theatrical debut, David over at The Warden’s Walk (and if you don’t know his blog, check it out now, it’s awesome. . . and don’t worry, this post will still be here when you get back) has organized a series of blog posts about everyone’s favorite band of thirteen dwarves, a hobbit, and a wizard. Every Tuesday and Thursday, beginning September 25 and lasting a month, one of several different bloggers will muse on a chapter from The Hobbit. Naturally, the comment threads will be full of opinions, discussions, and dialogues, so it’ll be awesome.
Why am I telling you all of this? As you may have guessed, I’m honored to be one of the participating bloggers. I’ll get links up to the whole series so that you can join the throng. In the meantime, before postings actually start, here’s the list of participating bloggers, so that you can check out the reading schedule and the other blogs (which are well worth reading).
Lastly, I’d like to invite you to join in. Grab your copy of The Hobbit, crack it open, and reread it along with us. Or, if you’ve never read The Hobbit, now’s the perfect time to become acquainted with it, so that you can be properly excited come December. You are welcome—no, implored—to comment, opine, and discuss, because I would love to share this rereading of one my favorite books with you.
So what are you waiting for? Let the reading begin!