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A Bit of My Day

Suilaid, dear readers!

I wonder if, by that word, you've guessed what I'm currently reading?  (For those of you poor unfortunate souls who cannot comprehend the word above, it is Elvish for "greetings")  =D

If you thought J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, you are correct!  Because of the upcoming movie that I am absolutely ecstatic about but not obsessively counting down the days to (7 DAYS!!) , I decided to re-read the classic novel before my family goes to see it (in theaters!).  Several years ago, my mother read aloud said novel to us kids, I remember sitting around a campfire during our annual week vacation in the mountains, but reading it again myself, I remember so much more.

I love the style of Mr. Tolkien's writings.  He gives his stories a kind of whimsical feel where his readers, in my opinion, have the sense that the dangers in each tale are "no big deal."  Does that make sense?  Or am I just rambling on nonsensically?

[  Whoa.  Random thought.  Haha, that word (nonsensically) just reminded me of something: didn't Lizzie Bennett say it in Pride & Prejudice?  I'm thinking of the 2005 film version, because my sister and I recently watched it last week.  "... it would be nonsensical!" That was it... though I don't remember what she was accusing of as being "nonsensical."  By the way, I love the 1995 TV mini series of Pride & Prejudice better than the '05 version.  What do you think?  ]

That was a rabbit trail... 

Anyway, back to my day.
For a part of it, I was able to enjoy a few chapters of The Hobbit, while knitting.  I don't do both often, because I don't exactly consider myself well-coordinated (and let's not even mention the topic of reflexes), but I needed to get a shawl done for a Modest Fashion Challenge prize that my sisters and I are sponsoring for the lovely Sadie & Sadie, and I also wanted to read.  So, there you have it.

Namarïe, for now, my friends!



  1. Looking forward to it also!! My younger brothers are so excited that they have been counting down the days since Thanksgiving!

  2. Absolutely! it's nearly here!! And this is just the beginning, evidently. The next film (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) comes December 13, 2013, and then another film in July 2014.
    Thanks for keeping up with me!

  3. Yikes! you're right the movie is just in a couple days! I better start reading. :)

  4. Yes! I can't wait!
    Thanks for keeping up with me!


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